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El Medano

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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.

Puerto Colón: Ecological Catamaran Cruise

2. Puerto Colón: Ecological Catamaran Cruise

Set off from Puerto Colón on a comfortable, modern, and ecological catamaran bound for the open sea. Take in the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and stunning views of Tenerife's southern coast. Marvel at the towering Los Gigantes cliffs from the water.  Receive a warm welcome from the boat's friendly crew and relax in the sun with a refreshing drink. Sail to an ideal spot for swimming and snorkeling and get acquainted with some of the region's diverse underwater life.  Look out with your guides for any of the 28 species of cetaceans that pass through the islands, including bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales. Enjoy complimentary food and drink as you sail on the open sea.

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What people are saying about El Medano

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 34 reviews

A very complete boat ride, seeing the whales is impressive how close they are, cool drinks throughout the ride, and a plate of paella with salad. The paella is good to serve on the boat after a good time, it's not bad, but in general it's pretty good value for money in general

5h trip to see cetaceans and Los gigantes. The catamaran is not huge, so the trip is more enjoyable. The afternoon we went there were only about thirty passengers. Including lunch. It is advisable to bring a sweatshirt or a kway in January, the wind can be annoying.

Sea trip that keeps its promises! Dolphins in freedom, a meal with drinks, music and the ocean as far as the eye can see! Top notch crew. Schedules respected... In short, perfect moment!!

Great catamaran ride in which we managed to see dolphins and pilot whales during the journey. We were also able to take a bath in a bay and it fit the estimated time of 3 hours.

our guide was excellent, fluent in spanish, english and french. the science nerd in me loving listening to history of the volcano. excellent and really worth with it.