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Arona, Tenerife Outdoor activities

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From Los Cristianos: No-Chase Whale and Dolphin Cruise

1. From Los Cristianos: No-Chase Whale and Dolphin Cruise

Join an eco-friendly, no-chase whale and dolphin cruise from Los Cristianos. Explore Tenerife South's marine life with the only cruise company in Spain that collaborates with the Sea Shepherd UK and the Dolphin Project non-profit organizations to ensure a safe and conscious whale watching experience. Depart the Los Cristianos harbor on a boat that can go further than a 3-mile radius due to the qualified captains onboard, which is highly advantageous to spot larger whales and other species. Set out to visit resident short-finned pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins as well as other species. Fin whales, sperm whales, blue whales, and even orcas can be seen on your tour. Keep an eye out for migrating turtles, tuna, and even sharks.  Listen to your guide tell you about the ecosystems of the region. Learn about the habits of the resident dolphins in front of the cliffs of Los Cristianos. As you cruise, enjoy the view of Mount Teide and the southern coast of Tenerife. Feel comfortable knowing that the whales and dolphins are always put first. To make sure that they are not disturbed, they are not forced to dive, an important part of ethical whale watching. Observe them in your natural environment and see how they naturally behave.

Tenerife: Loro Parque Ticket with Transfer from the South

2. Tenerife: Loro Parque Ticket with Transfer from the South

Spend the day at Loro Parque, a world-famous animal adventure park in the Canaries that’s loved by all. Get up close and personal with the magnificent animals for a memorable experience in a special piece of paradise. Discover the Antarctic at Planet Penguin, home to a real iceberg and hundreds of penguin inhabitants. Take your seat at spectacular Orca Ocean and watch as killer whales demonstrate their strength and agility. See if you can keep from smiling as acrobatic dolphins and sea lions entertain you with their gravity-defying moves. New to Loro Parque is Katandra TreeTops, a place to meet the most amazing species of birds. Be on the lookout for loris, cockatoos, emus, and kookaburras as you traverse hanging bridges and make your way along jungle paths.

From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

3. From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

Travel back in time on a tour from the south of Tenerife to the nearby island of La Gomera. Catch the fast ferry to San Sebastián de La Gomera. Then, drive from the capital through the valley of Hermigua toward Garajonay National Park. Travel through the forest of “El Cedro” and marvel at its unique vegetation. Enjoy lunch at the top of the island while watching a demonstration of how the locals perform their unique whistling language called "Silbo Gomero." On your way back, pass through "Chipude" and "El Cercado." Admire the impressive rock of "Agando." Learn the history and culture of San Sebastián, and see the church of Asunción where Christopher Columbus prayed before his journey to the New World.

Tenerife: Kayak Safari with Sea Turtles and Snorkeling

4. Tenerife: Kayak Safari with Sea Turtles and Snorkeling

Experience one of the most attractive and unforgettable activities you can do in Tenerife on a kayak safari. Depart on a route from Los Cristianos beach located in an emblematic fishing village in the south of the island. Take the course towards the cliffs of Guaza to a protected nature reserve where you’ll enjoy the scenery, the cliffs, and tremendous biodiversity. With the assistance of your expert kayaking guide, in the middle of the tour, after visiting the cave we go to a point to relax and enjoy the sunset. Look out for the dolphins in their natural habitat throughout the adventure.

Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari Excursion from Arona

5. Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari Excursion from Arona

Visit the most beautiful corners of the island of Gomera on this full-day Jeep safari tour. Head out from the south of Tenerife on a morning sailing to San Sebastián de la Gomera. The island of Gomera boasts beautiful landscapes, World-Heritage Garajonay National Park and the whistled language, which is on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. Take time to enjoy some of the traditional local foods and visit the island's most picturesque villages. At each stop along the way the driver will tell you about the places you visit on this island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World.

Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

6. Tenerife: Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Climb aboard for a kayaking adventure in Tenerife and get up close and personal with dolphins and turtles in their natural environment. Observe the amazing creatures from a vessel that does not frighten them or disturb their natural habitat. Be surrounded by pods of up to 30 dolphins that sometimes put on a show by jumping high into the air. Home to up to 5 different species of dolphins, including bottlenose dolphins, the waters just off the island’s coast are ideal to marvel at these lovable creatures. While the bottlenose dolphins are the easiest to spot, other species inhabit the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including rough-toothed dolphins, striped dolphins, and common dolphins. As wild animals, views cannot be guaranteed, but there is a 95% chance that you will encounter the animals on your trip. Get an optional swimming break and snorkel with turtles and bull rays in a bay only accessible by kayak as a bonus. Usually, within a few minutes, curious turtles arrive and get very close, swimming around and in between you. Also, bull rays regularly glide elegantly along the sea bed underneath you.

Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

7. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

Join a jet ski adventure in Santa Cruz de Tenerife with all gear and instruction included. Admire views of the Yellow Mountain, Costa del Silencio, and Las Galletas from the water. With the 2-hour option, enjoy enough time to pass next to the Palm Mar cliff with a snorkeling break along the way. Meet your instructor at the port of San Miguel, where the jet skis will be waiting for you. Get equipped with all the necessary gear, including a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and a wetsuit. Listen briefly about how to drive safely, then embark! Pass through different spots such as the Yellow Mountain, the bay of Costa del Silencio, Las Galletas, the lighthouse of Punta Rasca, the Palm Mar Cliff, Los Cristianos, and much more. Depending on the weather, see different locales and keep your eyes peeled to spot whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish. If choosing the 2-hour tour option, make a stop to dip into the ocean and try out your snorkeling gear halfway through. Afterward, return to the initial dock to enjoy coffee, tea, water, juices, and beers. Take a shower, change into some fresh clothes, and admire the photos from the day.

Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

8. Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

The night sky over the Canary Islands, especially as seen from Mount Teide, is known for being one of the best places in the world to admire and study the stars. On this tour you’ll see the constellations and magical shooting stars. Your specialist stargazing guide will help you to understand and enjoy the sky at night from an extraordinary landscape. During the excursion you’ll stop for dinner at Bodegas Reverón in Vilaflor village, at 1,414 meters above sea level. You’ll be treated to a typical Canarian dinner and you’ll be able to try different types of wines produced in this unique area.

Tenerife: Teide and Las Cañadas Half-Day Tour

9. Tenerife: Teide and Las Cañadas Half-Day Tour

Benefit from a pickup in the south of Tenerife and then drive up to Mount Teide via lovely local villages. Stop for coffee, then at Vilaflor village. Journey through a beautiful pine forest that provides precious water and arrive at an unforgettable plateau with a lunar-like landscape. Ascend above the clouds at an altitude of approximately 2,000 meters above sea level and marvel at the volcanic rock formations surrounding you. Admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain from different perspectives.

Tenerife: Admission Tickets for Jungle Park

10. Tenerife: Admission Tickets for Jungle Park

Experience the only real jungle in Europe with wild vegetation, 400 animals and more than 100 different species. It offers three unforgettable and incredible shows of sea lions, birds of prey and exotic birds. See humboldt penguins, eagles, hawks, vultures, marabouts, cranes, ibis, flamingos, swans, storks, parrots, macaws, pelicans, toucans and more. Visit the free flight aviary, Great Orchid Garden, and paths between the lemurs, all within their natural habitat. Discover this fascinating jungle in the south of Tenerife.

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What people are saying about Arona, Tenerife

today we where at the dolphin and whale watching and it was amazing! I can truly recommend it. We saw dolphins and whales (the guide told us, there is a 50/50 chance to see dolphins). We where told information about the animals (the guides where speaking english and Spanish and it was easy to understand). They where all very nice and it was a great experience.

A great experience, for a small price. Tourist boat but really room for everyone. The boat is clean, the navigators speak several languages. We saw whales, dolphins, and turtles. The price is really low for the wonders we have seen. I recommend it.

Brilliantly done wonderful place all good highly recommended get o the left side of the coach better views plenty of toilet stops the woman guide was a bit annoying slurring her words but got over that she was how ever full of knowledge recommended

We had so much fun at Coco beach and the lazy river. We couldn’t do the other water activities because we travelled with a 2 year old. Overall, it was really fun and we would definitely be back.

Very good activity, with a very pleasant setting and explanations throughout the stages. I really recommend this activity