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For the majority of these activities, tickets can be purchased from your holiday representative, travel agent or counselor, or excursion outlets throughout the tourist areas. See Top 10 Tenerife Things to Do
Carmen Mota's shows at the Piramide de Arona, (Playa de las Americas, opposite the CC Safari Center) For the price of a day out to a tourist attraction you can enjoy a totally different type of entertainment. Carmen Mota’s new show combines amazing costumes and incredible flamenco, humour, ballet and live music. There is a box-office outside the Piramide open 10.00 - 13.00 and 17.00 - 19.00 or phone 922 75 75 49 to reserve tickets. http://www.airammusical.com/eng/index...
The Magma Arte y Congreso Centre situated in Costa Adeje offers a wide programme of different kinds of entertainment. Concerts featuring the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra have been announced for 2007 as well as a jazz festival later in the year. Tickets can be purchased at the box-office or from many hotels.
Medieval Night (San Miguel Castle) great for families, join the King, the Queen and their Knights for this colourful pageant, exciting sword fighting, jousting and superb horsemanship, followed by the Drifters Show. Banquet (eat with your hands) and drinks are included in the price.
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Just for Fun
Bubblicious Foam Party (Summer months only) Take a purpose built castle, 500 scantily dressed girls and boys, throw in all the best dance and old skool... and... err... what else was there? Oh yeah... masses and masses of foam! Shake briskly for 3 hours. Costs around €40 and includes a coach to and from the venue, your entrance fee and an all-inclusive bar.
Santa Cruz is the capital of Tenerife. - A bustling city and shipping port (one of the busiest in Spain and deepest in the world). Shopping is excellent from the Plaza de España on the seafront to Plaza de Candelaria. The most visited place in Santa Cruz is "La Plaza de España" by the sea, where the futuristic auditorium stands. The city also has large landscaped areas, which maintain the calm of the modernist architecture. There are also lots of tree-lined avenues, parks and squares, which are ideal for taking a stroll.
La Orotava a beautiful old town full of magnificent architecture, shady squares and mellow houses. The old historic centre should certainly be visited. The town also has a botanical garden - "La Hijuela del Botánico" with more than 3,000 different tropical and subtropical plants.
Garachico is a small fishing port that was almost totally destroyed by lava flowing down to the sea in 1706. Today the town is charming with lots of unique architecture.
Icod de los Viños one of Tenerife's oldest towns, with a famous Dragon Tree that is said to be over 1000 years old and a butterfly farm
The Church of San Marcos Evangelista in the Plaza de Lorenzo Caceres, contains a rich heritage. There are many fine sculptures, paintings and a collection of precious metal work on display in the museum. A special piece, the Filigree Cross made in solid silver. It is classed as one of the best works of silver filigree in the world.
Made in solid silver in Havana between 1663 and 1665 by Jeronimo de Espellosa. The cross was paid for by Nicholas Estevez Borges, Bishop of Havana and a native of Icod.
The origin of the church is said to date back to the final years of the 15th century.
Don't forget to take a look at the Dragon Tree, said to be between 1000 to 3000 years old, and a lovely gift shop at the entrance to the Parque del Drago.....
Island Tours many operators offer full island tours that take in most of the cultural and historical areas of Tenerife.
Inter-Island Tours from the South of Tenerife you can see another Island, La Gomera. Unspoilt by tourism this island is very traditional. You can visit the capital San Sebastian where Columbus set sail on his voyage of discovery and you can also experience the native whistling language unique to the island.
Loro Parque (Puerto de la Cruz) www.loroparque.com as well as seeing the magnificent Orcas brought to Tenerife from Sea World in Florida you will also see Sea-Lion, Dolphin, and Parrot Shows, Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Tigers, and the worlds largest Penguin house where 12 tons of snow falls each day. All of the attractions are in beautifully landscaped gardens. You can do a behind the scenes ‘Discovery Tour’ which makes sure you miss nothing.
Parque las Aguilas (Eagle Park or Jungle Park in Chayofa - lots of names for the same place) www.aguilasjunglepark.com is a fantastic zoo and botanical park with over 500 birds and animals and acres of jungle. Take part in the Jungle Raid where you can walk across suspension bridges, waterfalls, lagoons, and caves, or take a ride on the jungle toboggan. Great fun but you must be fit! There are also exotic birds and birds of prey shows where you can get up close. You can buy a reduced price ticket if bought in conjunction with entrance to the Aquapark. Free bus service from many locations, just pick up a leaflet for times and places.
Animal Farm Granja - http://www.tenerifedonkeys.com/ Is a traditional working farm and banana plantation called La Caldera Del Rey ("The King's Crater"), just 10 minutes drive from from the resorts of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. The Caldera is a protected zone and is considered an area of "extraordinary natural importance" by the government of Tenerife. Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, it is also a great place for the whole family to enjoy a few hours, seeing how a traditional farm works.
Camel Park (La Camella) - free bus services from Los Cristianos & Playa de Las Americas. Not suitable for those in poor health or who easily suffer from sea sickness. The ride lasts for about 1 hour. Located about 5 mins from Los Cristianos. Open 10.00 - 17-00 for list of pick up points telephone 922 721 121 or 922 721 080
Monkey Zoo Park (Just off the TF1) only 5 minutes from Los Cristianos and Las Americas you will find the most wonderful animal park in Tenerife. As they say, ‘their animals don’t do tricks’ but what their animals do is let you walk through their environment and feed them, stroke them and they will climb all over you. You will not find any gift shops, but do make sure you buy lots and lots of monkey food.
This is probably one of the cheapest attractions in Tenerife and you will want to return again and again. Only €10 for an adult and €3 for a child over 4 years. See reviews, TA´s number one tourist attraction http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attracti...
Off the Beaten Track
Enduro Ride (San Miguel) a current motorcycle licence is preferred but not essential, as ride outs with no road work are available, so do something different on your next holiday. Motocross365 can supply you with the finest gear and boots. Prices start from €175 per day. This activity can be prebooked, check out their website www.motocross365.com or phone UK: 01942 845410 or Tenerife 922 721 848
Motocross (San Miguel) your Yamaha is ready to go so why not try out one of the best tracks in Europe. With prices from €125 per session, motocross 365 provides fantastic value for money. From one days riding to a full months training with a race included, MX365 has packages to suite everyone. This activity can be prebooked, check out their website www.motocross365.com or phone UK: 01942 845410 or Tenerife 922 721 848
Go-Karting (Karting Club Tenerife just off TF1 at Parque de la Reina) best facilities, best safety. Two different courses: an international one (number one in Europe, 1200 m. long and 8m. wide is for 16 years old and over) and a course for kids.
Quad Park (La Camella) 10 minutes from Los Cristianos. The only 100% off road Adventure Park. Fun for the all the family. No license required. Free local transport can be arranged.
Quad Safari all you need is your driving license, everything else is provided. You'll be driving automatic Polaris 250cc quad bikes across off road trails. If you are staying in southern Tenerife you'll be picked up from your hotel and brought back again.
Pro Bike Hire has a fleet of top-quality bicycles for hire in all sizes. Their objective is to supply customers with the best bikes and the best service. Both road and MTBs are available, all meticulously maintained. Bikes are prepared before every ride to ensure a maximum level of comfort, safety, performance and reliability. Delivery is also available anywhere on Tenerife. www.Tenerife-Training.net
Rafting Bike – With no pedalling required this fun run is suitable from anyone aged 9 to 69. Ride downhill from the volcano to the seaside (22 miles). Easy descent at limited speed on surfaced roads. http://www.raftingbike.com/
Rent a Moto – Calle Venezuela, Costa Adeje – See the island from a bike, rent anything from a 50cc Scooter to a Yamaha XT660 R.
Barranco del Infierno 'Hells Gorge' a walker's paradise and takes only two and a half hours. Parts of the walk are in the deep ravine that can be quite dark and cool. They only allow 200 visitors into the gorge per day so book in advance or get there early. Tel: 922 782 885 Currently closed for maintenance 2010
Horse Riding (Aldea Blanca) 10 Km from Los Cristianos first class horses and personal service make you feel special on this typical Spanish Farm. They breed Spanish horses and have a collection of rabbits, goats, sheep, ducks, chickens and dogs. Tel: 646 807 234. Alternatively if you want a much more up market and of course costly operation try the Rancho Bonanza, Tel: 686 547 062, both organizations offer different hacks and lessons for all ages.
Mount Teide – by Day at 12,402 ft Mount Teide is Tenerife’s most famous landmark. You will notice the climate changes through 4 distinct temperature zones. An Optional cable car to 12,000 ft is available weather permitting.
Mount Teide – by Night for that special occasion take an unforgettable trip in a 4 x 4 Landcruiser. Watch the sun setting from 7000 ft above the clouds. A professional astronomer will map out the night sky for you and on top of that a typical Canarian meal is included. Departure times change through the season due to sunset.
Piramides de Guimar www.piramidesdeguimar.net visit these rare and interesting step-pyramids, constructed like those in Mexico, Peru, and ancient Mesopotamia. Besides the 6 step pyramids, the park also has a museum, a life-size replica of the reed ship RA II, Auditorium/Cinema, cafeteria and an ecological souvenir shop.
The Cliffs of the Giants (Los Gigantes) massive cliffs drop almost sheer into the sea from a height 800m. Across the bay lie the towns of Los Gigantes and, Puerto de Santiago. The only way for you to get closer to these amazing cliffs is by boat.
Pueblo Chico is located close to Puerto de la Cruz, this tourist attraction stand in 20,000 square meters of land and is home to miniature models all of which you will find in the Canary Islands. Open from 09:00 till 18:00 http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g...
Day Trips around the Island http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g...
Mercedes Mountains http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g...
Day trip is to visit the villages of Masca and Garachio. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g...
All at Sea
Whale Watching (Puerto Colon also Los Gigantes and Los Cristianos) experience whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. View the coastline of Tenerife. Swim off the back of the boat. A 3-hour sailing on the Freebird Catamarans. Cold buffet, wine, beer and soft drinks included. There are a number of other operators also offering this trip.
Scuba Diving a wonderful way to explore the underwater world with visibility up to 60mtrs. Learn to snorkel in the morning and scuba dive in the afternoon. All equipment provided. Lots of diving takes place all over the Island From Puerto de la Cruz in the North all the way down past Abades, San Miguel, Golf Del Sur, Las Galletas and Las Americas. There are many dive centre's, some are PADI approved or BSAC, SSI etc. A PADI dive centre will be able to offer you a range of courses from complete novice to Instructor level. Dont miss the chance to dive with Sting Rays, Angel Sharks, Turtles and even a submarine! For an unforgettable experience try www.diveandseatenerife.com
Parascending experience the tranquility of floating above the water. Great views of Playa de las Americas. It's easy and safe and you don't even have to get wet. The trip lasts about an hour with rides lasting approximately 10 minutes.
Jetbikes No experience necessary. Driver must be over 16 years old. Passengers can be any age. Race around buoys for approx. 20 minutes.
B.O.B. Dive one thing that makes the Breathing Observation Bubble diving so special is that there is no breathing apparatus. An underwater scooter with a bubble of air on top. Diving instructors are with you the whole time when you go down to 5 meters. Dive lasts approximately 25 minutes.
Sport Fishing choose from either 3 hours Bottom Fishing where fish such as Sama Breca etc can be caught, or 5 hours trolling trip where you fish in the deeper regions of the sea for Tuna Barracuda or Marlin. Lunch included. www.mardeons-tenerife.com or www.yatesofia.espana.as
Submarine Safaris operating off the coast of Amarillo Golf, Golf del Sur and Costa del Silencio. The Sub Fun Cinco leaves everyday and trips take approximately 1 hour giving you an opportunity to make a fascinating underwater journey. The submarine is air-conditioned and is perfect for both young and old, pregnant women, heart patients and people with ear problems. Offices in Local 1 & 2 Avda del Atlantic, Golf del Sur Tel 922 736 629
Powerboat Training Novice to Advanced based at the Puerto Colon Marina see www.powerboat-training-tenerife.com
Aqualand (Costa Adeje) A water attraction in Tenerife with rides such as the Kamikaze; Super Slalom, Twister, Anaconda, Crazy Race and Mini Park all this plus a superb dolphin show. Reduced rates if you also visit the Jungle Park.
Siam Park The most incredible water park in Europe. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g... and for videos see
A Little Luxury
Vitanova Spa (Hotel Gran Tacande) spa circuit includes many different experiences from Turkish baths to refreshing icy showers. Full changing facilities and lockers available.
Aqua Club Thermal (Torviscas) the spa and thermal bath area features a large swimming pool with some 300 water jets, where you can relax and treat yourself to a full thermal circuit.
Trabajos Aéreos Insulares Flights offers you the chance of flying over the island. This is an unforgettable experience that everyone should try. The flight time is approximately one hour during which you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the island, including the cliffs of Los Gigantes. Based in the cargo terminal at Reina Sofia airport.
Golf Courses http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g...
Art Exhibitions http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g...
Tenerife has high quality, beaches. Most have good access, meet stringent European standards of cleanliness and most offer shower facilities, sun beds, and shades. You can read about them on this website.