From snorkeling to surfing, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Tenerife, particularly if you’re a water baby. Shoot out of thrilling slides and sail down the lazy river at Siam Park Waterpark and watch beautiful wildlife roaming around at Park Las Aquilas Jungle Park. If you’re looking for more relaxing activities, try out your best swing at Amarilla Golf resort, or if you’re an avid cycler, hire a bike and experience the many scenic cycle routes Tenerife has to offer.
Amarilla Divers can be found in Los Abrigos, in the south of Tenerife. This centre offers out of this world scuba diving and snorkelling to its visitors, providing a wide range of courses for people of varying ability and interests. These courses are offered to water lovers of all ages, starting with those from aged 10 and older.
Take a course in rescue diving to learn how to rescue both yourself and other divers from difficult situations, underwater. There is also underwater navigation, underwater photography, night diving, boat diving and many, many more.
Instructors are friendly and helpful. Amarilla Divers gives you the unique experience of being able to swim up close to an enormous range of sea life including sea turtles, squids and eels – some even stick around long enough for you to get your picture taken with them. Explore the world beneath Tenerife’s shoreline with Amarilla Divers and get the experience of a lifetime.
Boat trips abound along the coast of Tenerife, each offering a unique experience to suit anybody’s tastes. If you are up for a spot of fishing, you can either hire a boat yourself or join an excursion out into the Atlantic to enjoy an hour, afternoon or even a full day of the sport.
Alternatively, you may be in search of something a little more relaxing, in which case a leisurely cruise along the coast might be the answer you’re looking for. Boat trips offer luxurious rides along Tenerife’s beautiful coast and let holidaymakers sit back, soak up the sun and take in the views. Whale and dolphin watching are also popular past times to be enjoyed on the water and many boat companies run trips out to sea for visitors of all ages to have the chance of seeing these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.
Water sports abound along the coastline, so there’s also the opportunity to go diving and water skiing.
Tenerife’s Botanical Gardens, or Jardin Botanico, can be located in the tourist resort of Puerto de la Cruz. These gardens are absolutely brimming with an enormous range of exotic wild flowers, making for a beautifully colourful setting.
This is the perfect place to come and be at one with nature; the sheer size of these gardens means you can literally get lost among the trees, plants and flowers that can be found around every corner. There are also a selection of tranquil ponds with water features to add to the serenity of the Botanical Gardens.
Also on site is a small cafe, so visitors have the chance of enjoying some refreshments during their visit to the Botanical Gardens.
Anybody who is interested in botany cannot afford to miss a trip to these marvellous gardens; the gardeners make sure that there is something in bloom throughout the year, so whenever you visit the island, you can be certain you will not be disappointed.
Tenerife is the ideal spot in the Canary Islands for visitors to go dolphin spotting. These majestic creatures are common sights along the island’s coastline, so many tourists take the opportunity of being able to get up close and personal with these friendly sea mammals.
The crystal clear blue waters surrounding Tenerife make for an unobstructed view down into the ocean, so you are certain to see these beautiful creatures during your trip.
Many boat companies run excursions out to sea to spots where dolphins are often found, and more often than not, passengers are delighted to find that the dolphins are swimming right beside their boat. If you are looking for a way to commune with Tenerife’s sea life without getting your feet wet, dolphin spotting is the perfect past time for you, one day during your stay on the island. Booking in advance is advised as these excursions can fill up fast.
Every fisherman dreams of catching something wonderful and Tenerife has helped to make that dream a reality for countless fishing enthusiasts. Whether you want to take a full day out on the water with the aim of catching something incredible, or just head out for a couple of hours for some leisurely fishing, Tenerife’s ports house countless boats that offer excursions out to catch a range of fish.
It doesn’t matter whether you want to go drift fishing or weigh anchor at a specific mark, many companies offer you the choice. There are also services for fishing lessons for beginners. Most companies cater to both hardcore fisherman, who have been enjoying the sport for decades, but also show the novices how to handle the basics of this leisurely past time.
Trips can be booked from most ports, so wherever you are staying on the island, you shouldn’t have much difficulty in finding a fishing boat to take you out.
If you are looking for thrills and excitement in the Canary Islands, be sure to pay a visit to Tenerife’s largest zipline thrill park, Forestal Park. This park can be located in the town of El Rosario, in the north-eastern part of Tenerife.
Visitors of all ages have the opportunity to enjoy a range of fun-packed activities, including the unique experience of flying down ziplines at the gates of the beautiful Teide National Park. This park is home to the only family adventure zipline to be found anywhere on the island, offering a safe and exhilarating experience to visitors of all ages.
If you are celebrating somebody’s birthday during your visit to Tenerife, Forestal Park is the perfect place to come for a party. Group bookings are accepted, are corporate events if you wanted to bring your staff somewhere invigorating for a team building trip away. This is your opportunity to explore the great outdoors like never before.
There’s nowhere better than the Canary Islands if you are looking for a golfing holiday, and Tenerife is home to countless courts that guarantee to offer you sun, a delightful view and a great game.
Visit the Abama Golf course in the south west of the island. Built in 2005, this course has provided pleasure for thousands of visitors from all over the world for more than a decade. It offers 18 holes of exhilarating play and is set with a creek and several lakes on the grounds to provide delightful surroundings.
To the east, you can find Amarilla Golf and Country Club, which is set against the otherworldly volcanic backdrop of Tenerife. Further north is Buenavista Golf, an 18 hold course that has been open since 2003.Close to the coast, it offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and breathtaking sights of the mountains to the other.
Lago Martinez can be found in the delightful city of Puerto de la Cruz, in the northern part of Tenerife. It is a lido complex of seawater pools, which is also combined with an open-air museum of contemporary art, meaning visitors have the chance to experience the unique opportunity of being able to splash about in the fresh seawater while also taking the incredibly sculptures found in Lago Martinez at the same time.
You don’t need to worry about being too exposed to the sun thanks to palm trees towering overhead to provide shade in many places around Lago Martinez. Lago Martinez has lifeguards to ensure the safety of swimmers and is fully facilitated so that people who have mobility problems don’t miss out on the fun. Visitors of all ages are welcome and sunbeds are available for hire if someone in your party would rather sit back and stay dry.
Located in Arona, Park Las Aquilas Jungle Park is an amazing place to bring the family for an educational and fun day out.
Park Las Aquilas Jungle Park houses an enormous range of animals, each of which possess their own beauty and charm that leave visitors with everlasting memories of their visit. Orang-utans, gibbons and lemurs are just some species that can be found in the primates section. Head over to see the ‘big cats’ for lions, jaguars and leopards. Alternatively, you could pay a visit to the penguins and watch them being fed by the park’s friendly staff.
Other animals include reptiles, raccoons, turtles and crocodiles. There is an educational department to teach younger visitors even more about the beautiful animals they are visiting.
The park is also host to a wide range of shows which feature all sorts of animals, from birds to sea lions.
Siam Park in Adeje is a day of fun for the whole family, providing thrill-packed adrenaline rides for the kids while the adults are relaxing in one of the quieter areas.
Visit Siam Beach, exclusive to Siam Park, boasts natural white sand and is a haven of relaxation, including a fabulous pool which houses the palace of waves.
Families can explore The Lost City, housing surprises for people of all ages, including an area for younger children to play. Built with multiple towers, bridges and nets, The Lost City also includes 15 water slides and the only pool for babies on the whole of the Canary Islands.
For the adrenaline junkies among you, there are plenty of rides and slides to satisfy your yearning for thrills. The Volcano, for example, lets up to four people ride through a totally dark water slide, eventually falling into a volcano where a laser light show accompanies your acceleration into infinity.