Things to do in Adeje

Tenerife’s south coast promises fun for the whole family with sandy beaches, whale watching, and watersports.

Our most recommended things to do in Adeje

Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

1. Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

Join a day trip from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Teide National Park, home to Mt. Teide, Spain’s tallest peak at 12,198 feet (3,718 meters). Following pickup from your hotel, head to the park, and explore its lunar landscapes. Take a cable car to the peak and enjoy time at leisure to soak up the views. After getting picked up in the selected location, visit the largest national park in the Canary Islands and experience a volcanic landscape of unrivaled beauty with your Mount Teide cable car ticket. Forget the car and contribute to a sustainable Teide. By choosing group transport, beat overcrowding in the vehicle parking zones inside the national park which, as a conservation measure, are small and unsuitable for expansion. From the base station, board the cable car for the 8-minute ride up to the highest peak in Spain. The cable car’s upper station, at 3,555 meters, is the point of departure for 3 interesting trails for hiking enthusiasts. There are paths to Pico Viejo Lookout and La Fortaleza Lookout, where you’ll have spectacular views of the north and south of the island. The Telesforo Bravo path leads to the highest point of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 meters. To visit the peak you must apply for a permit in advance.

Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

2. Tenerife: Whale & Dolphin Watching with Drinks and Snacks

Gaze out across the clear azure waters of Southern Tenerife in the Canary Islands on this yacht cruise. Have plenty of space onboard to enjoy uninterrupted views of local wildlife and dramatic coastlines. The area around the Canary Islands has petitioned to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover why this part of the world is so beloved. Look out for dolphins and pilot whales playing by your ship, and above for the birdlife. See the most populated dolphin and whale spots along the way. Listen to the whales, dolphins, and other sea life with new state-of-the-art sonar equipment. After navigating the open waters, anchor in a secluded bay and swim with the turtles, or just relax and enjoy a free snack and drink. Hear about the area, and feel free to ask any questions.

Tenerife: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Show Ticket & Dinner

3. Tenerife: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Show Ticket & Dinner

Embark on a magnificent night of dazzling costumes, laughter, and a cast of unique characters who sing and dance the night away at the Music Hall Tavern's comedy drag show. Tuck into a 3-course before you watch the show and choose return hotel transportation to keep the whole evening stress-free. Take the entire family out for a fun night filled with fantastic frocks and fabulous feathers, and go on a musical and comedic journey through the decades of Drag. See the glamour and comedy in live song, mime, and dance of what has been the most popular and fun form of entertainment for decades. Before watching the show, tuck into a delicious 3-course meal. Savor a seasonal vegetable soup for starters, a turkey roast dinner with mash and roast potato, seasonable vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, and gravy for your main meal, and cooling ice-cream for dessert.

Costa Adeje: Masca and Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise

4. Costa Adeje: Masca and Los Gigantes Whale Watching Cruise

Set sail from Costa Adeje in search of whales and dolphins. Cruise in a catamaran to the cliffs of Los Gigantes and Masca. Sunbathe on deck and enjoy a stop to swim in the sea. Learn about the characteristics of whales and dolphins from your guide on this exciting excursion.   Discover the customs of these animals, how they eat, their migration paths, and their behavior. You might see different species such as pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, and spotted dolphins, amongst others. Relax on board as you enjoy the drinks and snacks provided. Return to Costa Adeje at the end of your cruise.

Tenerife: Snorkeling Trip in the Turtle Area

5. Tenerife: Snorkeling Trip in the Turtle Area

Marvel at the marine life of the Canary Islands on a guided snorkeling adventure off the south coast of Tenerife. Admire the coastal views of Tenerife on a speedboat ride to the Turtle Area. Encounter a wide variety of creatures in near-perfect conditions. Great for beginners, the trip takes place in an area where turtles live and includes a speedboat ride along the coast.  Benefit from the services of a guide who will give you advice on where you can see marine species, including colorful fish, dolphins, whales, turtles, rays, and octopuses.

Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

6. Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

Get a glimpse of Teide’s natural beauty by combining two experiences in one day trip — a romantic sunset and stargazing. Explore Mount Teide National Park and sip a glass of Cava at sunset. As the night falls, see the enchanting star constellations with the help of your guide and telescopes. Begin your day trip with a hotel pickup. On the drive, take in panoramic views of Tenerife and absorb the fragrance of the pine forests in Teide National Park. Break through the clouds at 7,000 feet and marvel at the astonishing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of the archipelago. Watch the sun melt into soft pinks, reds, and purples, and celebrate the sunset with a glass of chilled sparkling cava. As darkness blankets the sky, be taken on a tour of the stars by one of the few professional astronomy guides in the world. Let live commentary from your guide about mapping the night sky and the use of telescopes enhance your stargazing experience.

Tenerife: 3-Hour Boat Party with Open Bar

7. Tenerife: 3-Hour Boat Party with Open Bar

Surround yourself with great music and breathtaking views as you step aboard a boat for a fun party experience in Tenerife. Enjoy a pre-party with live DJs and a welcome drink, dance your heart out, and dive into the refreshing water. Begin your adventure with a pre-party at the Skybar Puerto Colon. Sip on a welcome drink as the DJs warm you up and get you in the mood for your boat party. Collect your necessary boarding cards for the boat and your drink vouchers. Hop aboard and get ready for some madness on the waves. Dance along to pumping sets by some of the UK's best house DJs, killer MCs, and a monstrous sound system to keep the vibe going. Listen to the most current hits, from house to garage, dance classics, and R&B. Take a refreshing dip in the ocean before hopping back on for the ride back. If you're brave enough, continue into town where resident DJs will keep the party alive.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

8. Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

Explore the diverse geography and geology of Tenerife on a full-day tour to 4 distinct landscapes around the island’s tallest mountain. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the National Heritage Site of Mt. Teide and the Teide National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the island’s west coast. Travel through local villages, such as Vilaflor, and see magnificent pine forests before going to the plateau of the volcano. Marvel at the lunar landscape that has been used as the location for films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Clash of the Titans.” Drive through the Orotava Valley to Icod Los Vinos, famous for its wines. See the legendary drago tree, known for its mystical powers. Stop for a Canarian lunch (own expense), before transferring to Garachico, a local town destroyed by the volcanic eruption of 1706. Next, experience the magic of Masca, and enjoy fabulous views of La Gomera. With only around 120 inhabitants, Masca was the traditional hideout for pirates and their contraband stolen from the ships from La Gomera. Pass the giant cliffs of Los Gigantes before the transfer back to your hotel.

Tenerife: 3-Hour Luxury Sail with Food and Snorkeling

9. Tenerife: 3-Hour Luxury Sail with Food and Snorkeling

Tour the south coast of Tenerife by sailboat and take in the dramatic views. Join a crew specialized in sighting cetaceans with extensive knowledge of marine life and their environment. Set sail on the crystal waters and keep an eye out for the wildlife who call the sea home. Relax on the deck and admire whales, turtles, and seabirds. Take time to swim and snorkel in the warm waters. During your sailboat experience enjoy special snacks and delightful desserts. Sip on a refreshing glass of cava, beer, or soft drink. Your sailboat of 12 meters has a capacity for 10 passengers and 2 crew to meet their needs, with 3 double cabins, 2 bathrooms, and deck mats for passenger comfort.

Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

10. Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

Discover the majestic of playful whales and dolphins on this catamaran cruise from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Choose between a 2-hour and a 3-hour tour, with the latter including lunch, drinks, and a swim stop in the waters of Playa Blanca Bay. Hop aboard your stylish catamaran, which features underwater viewing stations. Pick a spot on deck to view the many sights in-store during this tour. As you head out from the harbor, your professional crew will use their local knowledge to track the families of whales and dolphins who live near the island year-round. Hear an introduction speech from your guide, including a demonstration of safety vests.   Sail along the coastline past Adeje, Guia de Isora, and Santiago del Teide, where pods of spirited dolphins and groups of pilot whales are a common sight. If you are lucky enough to spot them, spend a few minutes below deck and observe them from a vantage point underneath the water's surface. Then, enjoy a cold beer or a glass of sangria along with lunch back on deck (if you book the 3-hour option). The boat will return to Puerto Colon and if you have booked a transfer, your bus will take you back to your pickup point.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 7,669 reviews

The crew were fantastic and I highly recommend this trip Excellent for families food was great we saw pilot whales and we were hoping to see some dolphins but they never came out to play There’s unlimited free water juice beer and wine there is a point where they stop and you can have a swim in the sea too but it’s definitely the crew that made it as they were very attentive from start to finish there was a young girl who got very sea sick and they were there helping her out throughout All in all a great day out and im looking forward to seeing them again in VALHALA

Great day trip to Teide with Steffi and Lothar! Absolutely great guides taking care of every little detail of the trip so you can jump along and enjoy everything without a worry. All that said, it is rather demanding hike. Views are stunning, nature is totally breathtaking. 100% recommended for strong hikers.

It was an awesome trip, I recommend it 100%. The atmosphere was always very good. Food was awesome. we saw whales and dolphins, the viking show was awesome 2 people took part in it and then we jumped into the sea and played games. The crew was awesome.

We had a great time on this tour. Fernando was an excellent tour guide with so much knowledge and Maximo, our driver, was also an excellent DJ and barman! I would definitely recommend this tour. The stargazing was amazing.

Wonderful experience and fantastic captain. We saw whales!