Ramona Fagan, 21, had only been in the country for a few days when the accident happened on Wednesday.
Workers at the resort Ms Fagan, from Cork, Ireland, was staying at had tried to help her but were unable to save her life, according to independent.ie.
‘People need to know how much of a loving kind hearted person you were. You were the best friend to me for years. Been through so much together,’ a friend wrote on Ms Fagan’s Facebook page.
‘Don’t think we were never not laughing when we were together. Have the best memories of my life with ya and I’m so glad I have had the pleasure to grow up with you.’
Ms Fagan, who previously attended Cork’s Mayfield Community School, was due to spend six weeks on the Canary Islands with a friend.
Her body will be returned to Cork within the next week, according to reports.
Gardai and the The Department of Foreign Affairs have been on contact over the incident and are currently assisting the victim’s family.