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Playa de las Américas

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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 unrivalled 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, respectively. 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.

Los Cristianos: Whale Watching Cruise on a Peter Pan Boat

2. Los Cristianos: Whale Watching Cruise on a Peter Pan Boat

Enjoy the nicest and funny family cruiser aboard an authentic Portuguese schooner of last century that will make us relive the emotions of the old sailing as well as stories of pirates who once sailed these seas. The boat has two toilets at the cellar, an open bar and a large central table at the main deck. It also has an upper deck for relaxing and sunbathing while you have the same view that the boat captain have of all the enviroment. The boat is based in the town of Los Cristianos, from where we will start the trip to visit the pilot whales colony and dolphins. After the cetaceans observation finalized, the boat will sail to the departure harbour.

Puerto Colón: Ecological Catamaran Cruise

3. 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.

Tenerife: Paragliding with National Champion Paraglider

4. 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: 6 hrs. Masca bay on a Small Luxury Catamaran

5. Tenerife: 6 hrs. Masca bay on a Small Luxury Catamaran

Embark on a small-group cruise on board a luxurious catamaran. Admire marine life in their natural habitat through a glass floor and enjoy insightful commentary from your experienced skipper and sailor. Sail in protected waters and explore a sanctuary for pilot whales that live there all year round. See a variety of marine animals, including whales and dolphins. Take time to swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Masca bay and experience the natural beauty of the Atlantic Ocean up-close. Enjoy a seafood rice with white wine, beer, water or soft drink while you sunbathe on deck or relax in the bow nets with the ocean at your feet. Sail along the coast and enjoy fantastic views of the Teide volcano and the spectacular south coast of the island. Finish your tour back at the port.

Costa Adeje and Playa de las Americas: TFS Airport Transfer

6. Costa Adeje and Playa de las Americas: TFS Airport Transfer

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from Tenerife South Airport. Rest back knowing you will be dropped off anywhere between Costa Adeje or Playa de las Americas and airport conveniently, safely and in comfort. Your driver will pick you up from the airport arrivals hall or agreed pick up point in Costa Adeje or Playa de las Americas and help you to the vehicle with your luggage. Feel secure knowing that our customer service line runs 24/7 to support you in whatever you need. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views.

South Tenerife: Bike Rental with Hotel Delivery

7. South Tenerife: Bike Rental with Hotel Delivery

Rent a bike and have it delivered to your hotel with this quick and convenient service in South Tenerife. Explore every corner of the island on two wheels. Concentrate on the fun rather than the logistics, as your bike will delivered to your hotel at no extra cost. Get the bike adjusted to your needs. Travel in comfort, knowing that assistance in is included during your rental. After you are finished with the bike, it will be picked up for you. Drop the bike off at the hotel's luggage room and let the rental service take care of the rest.

From Los Cristianos: La Gomera Island Full-Day Trip

8. From Los Cristianos: La Gomera Island Full-Day Trip

The excursion start when we finish the pick up. With a official guide leaves from Los Cristianos Port in Tenerife south on board the Naviera Armas ferry heading for San Sebastian de La Gomera, which is the capital of the island. From the port we head towards the center of the island discovering how the vegetation changes from dry to wet First stop is on "La degollada de Peraza" to observe the phenomenon of horizontal rain. A few kilometers away we will stop in the area of the ancient super volcanoes to discover one of the most emblematic areas of la gomera "ithe rock of Agando", an impressive and steep formation of volcanic lava. Entering the Garajonay National Park we will discover, surrounded by greenery, the ecosystem of Laurisilva - which is an ancient subtropical forest that existed in many parts of the planet when dinosaurs ruled the world. Inside the park we will make a stop at Laguna Grande, where you will have time to walk a circular path to see the Laurisilva up close. Finally we will arrive in Valle Gran Rey to admire one of the most beautiful canyons in La Gomera from the Palmarejo viewpoint and then stop in the village near the beach. You will have free time for an aperitif or to discover the beach. We will continue the journey and to reach the village of Agulo. There you will have time to have lunch in a typical Gomero restaurant. (lunch not included). Finally, we will return to San Sebastian, where you can see the remnants of histórical buildings linked to Christopher Columbus passage before his departure to the American Continent ,such as the Torre del Conde or La Casa de Colón. at 5:00 pm we leave from La Gomera for come back in Tenerife.

Tenerife: Electric Mountain Bike Rental

9. Tenerife: Electric Mountain Bike Rental

Discover the island of Tenerife at your leisure and without limits as you cruise along on an electric bike. Enjoy independence with reliable and long-range Bosch engines to allow you to cycle further. Have your electric bike delivered to your hotel or apartment for free in Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, or Costa Adeje. Pick an electric city bike if you're looking for comfort, predictable power, and controllability. Chose an electric mountain bike for increased pedaling power and a better ride on trails.

Tenerife: Mountain Bike Rental with Hotel Delivery

10. Tenerife: Mountain Bike Rental with Hotel Delivery

If you are a Mountain Bike lover, look no further. This 2021 Trek Marlin 5 has all you need to enjoy Tenerife's trails. Light weight alloy frame, hydraulic disc brakes, suspension and Shimano drivetrain. Is the perfect choice for those who are looking for a pro level MTB as for those who just like the looks. Explore the trails between the resort and Golf del Sur or Los Gigantes or just ride it on Costa Adeje, Las Américas and Los Cristianos streets. The choice is yours!

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What people are saying about Playa de las Américas

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 52 reviews

The guide and instructor spoke very good English! You can tell that they have tons of experience and enjoy paragliding. If you have never experienced something like this, just do it! It was amazing!!

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!!

Had an absolute amazing time! He was extremely kind and helpful when guiding us for take off and landing! It was an amazing experience. 10/10 recommend and would absolutely do again!

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.

Amazing experience with super experienced guides. Can only recommend!