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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

Mount Teide: Tour with Cable Car Ticket

1. Mount Teide: Tour with Cable Car Ticket

After picking you up in the selected location, you will 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, you’ll help to 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: Snorkeling Trip in the Turtle Area

2. 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.

Adeje: Aqua Club Thermal Spa Entry Ticket

3. Adeje: Aqua Club Thermal Spa Entry Ticket

Release the stress of traveling with a full-day ticket to all 18 zones of the Aqua Club Termal in Adeje, Europe’s largest urban spa. Explore all 1,000 square meters of the facility, including whirlpools, a Turkish Bath, and a footspa. Exit the locker rooms through pools of cleansing water, and enter the pool area to find an instructor who will explain the order of the 2 hours spa circuit. The large pool is kept at a temperature of 34°C, while the 2 jacuzzis are maintained at 38 °C. Enjoy the 375 streams and cross-current river of the stream area to activate your gluteal area. Then, relax on the poolside beds. Let off some steam in the Turkish Baths (45°C), and cleanse yourself with essential oils in the Temple of Showers. Next, float in the sea salt pool of the Flotarium (36°C), before going to the footbath to indulge your tired legs (especially recommended for pregnant women). Other facilities at your disposal include a mineral dew area and Finnish sauna (90°C). Between these 2 areas you will find 2 whirlpool baths and a toning pool (10°C). Consistent with a respect for the environment, only ecological chlorine with sea salt extracts are used in the water, which is not just environmentally friendly but beneficial to the eyes, hair and skin.

Tenerife: 3-Hour Boat Party with Open Bar

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

Your experience begins at 3:00 PM, with a pre-party at the Skybar Puerto Colon. The pre-party includes a welcome drink, as the Utopia DJs warm you up and get you in the mood for your boat party. At the pre-party, you will collect your necessary boarding cards for the boat and your drink vouchers. Following the welcome party, you will board your boat for 3 hours of madness on the waves with pumping sets by some of the UK's best house DJs, Killer MCs, and a monstrous sound system to keep the vibe going. The DJs will be playing the best house to garage, old school, dance classics, and drum and bass, through to RnB and on-board requests. Those brave enough, and with enough stamina, are also welcome to continue into town where resident DJs will keep the party alive.

Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

5. Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

Tenerife is one of the most recognized destinations in the world for stargazing and home to a famous observatory located at the summit of the world’s third-tallest volcano. Begin your 9-hour experience taking in panoramic views of Tenerife and absorbing the fragrance of the pine forest 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 landscape you’ll be taken on a tour of the stars by one of the few professional star guides in the world. The position of Tenerife makes it possible to see all the constellations of the northern hemisphere. Spot famous constellations with the help of your guide and telescopes.

From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

6. From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

Set sail in search of pilot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a relaxing cruise. Observe the world beneath the waves with underwater windows and enjoy food and drinks on board.   Travel along the southern coast of Tenerife, until you arrive at the spectacular Acantilado de los Gigantes and the Bay of Masca. Marvel at the dramatic cliffs that reach 600 meters high. Stop to enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm waters of the bay. A courtesy lunch and drinks are included in this tour (beer, sangria, softdrinks, juice, and water).   Enjoy beautiful views of southern Tenerife on the return journey to the port in Puerto Colon. If you select the option with hotel transfers, the bus will take you back to your pickup point.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

7. 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: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

8. 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.

Tenerife: Paragliding with National Champion Paraglider

9. Tenerife: Paragliding with National Champion Paraglider

Paraglide over Tenerife with an experienced guide. Your guide, Daniel Crespo, is a national champion paraglider, so you’ll be in safe hands as you paraglide. Start the activity with a safety briefing about take-off, landing, and paragliding. The flight will last 20-30-minutes. The route will vary depending on weather conditions. Some routes will include flying over ravines. Others include flying over the Conde ridge. The flight usually finishes over the Adeje coast. As you approach the landing zone at the beach, you’ll have the opportunity to perform acrobatics or try piloting the paraglider.

Tenerife: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Show Ticket & Dinner

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Adeje

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 7,340 reviews

The guide, Benjamin, was very nice and he knew, as expected, many things about Tenerife, the Canary Islands and Teide National Park, he took the time to walk us through the history, geography and some local legends. Frankie, one excellent driver, very professional and careful on the road, we felt very safe with him behind the wheel. Benjamin and Frankie, thank you very much, we can't wait to visit Teide again with you. Unfortunately, although we enjoyed a sunny day, it was too windy and the cable car was closed but we saw some very nice places in the National Park and we honestly feel this trip was amazing as it was. The guide informed us how to get our cable car ticket money back. All in all, we spent a beautiful day on this trip.

The guide was very clear in all languages he spoke. The trip offered what was advertised and more…. Once on the bus, you stayed on the bus with no changes at Los Christian’s etc. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and I learned much more about the island, even though I have been here many times. I am a solo traveller and felt very comfortable. Had time to explore all of the places visited. The restaurant suggested for lunch was reasonably priced, and although a simple meal (4 choices per course), I chose the fish which was delicious. There were plenty of opportunities to take photos or just relax and take in the wonderful places.

It was a great experience to see the whales from so close . The catamaran and the crew was also very nice. There was also lunch and drinks included

Amazing! I will not forget this trip and the views. Very good guide. Lot of informations.

Lovely lady driving who was very informative which made our experience enjoyable