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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Our most recommended Santa Cruz de Tenerife Day Trips

Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

1. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

Meet your guide 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 Silencia, 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.

From Santa Cruz: Tenerife Island Guided Tour With Lunch

2. From Santa Cruz: Tenerife Island Guided Tour With Lunch

Beautiful Tenerife Island Tour You go on a tour of Tenerife, we will take you to the most beautiful place with our van! We, that's me Natalie and my husband Andres, live here and love our island, Andres grew up here and knows the country and people as well as the best Tascas (traditional bars and restaurants of Tenerife), the most beautiful viewpoints as well as the less touristy places of the island, but which are often all the more beautiful. Would you like to explore the pirate valley with us, experience the abandoned fishing villages, see Mount Teide with its incredible national park? Then you are exactly right with us! We do a big island tour together, over 6 hours we not only show you Tenerife's highlights, but also the hidden corners and places. Within a few hours we travel from the hot and partly dry, yellow-reddish south of the island to the green and in places almost tropical part, to the north of Tenerife, stopping wherever there is something to see, discover and experience. Original Spanish food in the typical Tasca is of course included. The Beautiful Tenerife Island Tour is suitable for everyone, children, teenagers, adults. Unfortunately, we are not perfectly equipped for wheelchair users, but if you just talk to us, we will find a solution together, we want to take everyone on tour with us who wants to come along! We look forward to seeing you, best regards Natalie & Andres

Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Full-Day Guided Tour

3. Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Full-Day Guided Tour

Discover one of the last laurel forests in the world on a full-day tour of Anaga Rural Park, where time appears to have stood still for centuries. Start in the typical fishing village of San Andres, just outside Santa Cruz de Tenerife, near Teseritas Beach. You will be immersed into the natural world almost immediately. Your guide will provide information on the history of one of the oldest sides of Tenerife, sculpted by millions of years of volcanic erosion. Cross the Fayal-Brezal to discover places full of rural traditions, and friendly locals who are always waiting for visitors. Learn the legends and stories of the aboriginals, and the 1st governors who conquered the island. At the summit of Anaga, you will experience one of the best secrets of the Alisio wind; revel in the magic of the humid Laurisilva forest. Then, visit isolated villages that are still lived in by locals to see traditional rural architecture. Enjoy a unique view from a privileged vantage point, directly over a cliff that towers 550 meters above sea level. End with a walk in the UNESCO World Heritage city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, and discover why it is sometimes referred to as the “Florence of the Canary Islands.”

Tenerife: Island VIP Tour

4. Tenerife: Island VIP Tour

After pick-up, your first stop on this day-long tour will be La Laguna, an important historical center of the island and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, it's on to Candelaria, a fishing town and where you can find a statue of the Candelaria Virgin, patron saint of the Canary Islands, as well as the stunning Candelaria Basilica. This city is an important place of pilgrimage situated in the southeast of the island. Your next visit will be to El Médano, a charming beach with majestic views of the volcanic cone Montana Roja. The next stop, Garachico, is a city blooming with flowering trees and full of fascinating history. Other highlights of your tour include La Orotava and Los Gigantes Cliff. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel, port or apartment.

South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

5. South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

Start with pickup form Playa de las Américas, and first visit the town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in tradition, legends, and beauty. See the many churches, historical buildings, and charming streets of a town described as the "Florence of the Canary Islands". Then, make your way to Anaga, a volcanic rock formation that is between 7 and 9 million years old. Explore the area's landscapes which are adorned with geological formations such as roques, or old volcanic chimneys and dikes, which are fractures filled with solidified magma forming sheets of rock that look like walls. See beautiful cliff faces and deep ravines. Explore the nearby forests of laurel and dragon trees before returning back to your accommodation.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: PADI Introductory Dive

6. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: PADI Introductory Dive

Learn about the basics of diving theory and the gear you will be using on your scuba dive. Set up your own scuba diving kit with the help of your instructor. Put on a wetsuit and your diving gear and talk about the four basic skills you will practice underwater.  Enter into the protected bay of Radazul, where you can slowly adapt to the new and exciting, underwater environment. Ease yourself into scuba diving with a location that is perfect for first time divers. Enjoy calm, shallow waters, like that of a swimming pool. Dive into the underwater world and follow your dive instructor, as they lead you to places of interest in the bay. Discover fascinating aquatic life and observe the life of these fish from a respectful distance. Return to the dive center and talk about what you saw on your dive with your group. 

North Tenerife: Full-Day Guided Tour

7. North Tenerife: Full-Day Guided Tour

Discover the palaces, towers, cobblestone streets, and rich gastronomy of North Tenerife on a full-day tour that is a paradise for lovers of history and culture. Start with a visit to the quiet city of Icod de Los Vinos. Here, you will see the oldest drago tree on the Canary Islands, and admire the beautiful houses of the Old Town. Continue to higher ground for panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean in stark contrast to the surrounding green landscape. Pass through El Tanque en route to Los Silos and Buenavista del Norte, enjoying views of the cliffs of Culata along the way. The cobblestone streets of Garachico contain even more surprises. Walk through picturesque corners of the village and port, experiencing the splendor of the 17th and 18th centuries. After a tasting of some local food, go to the noble Villa de la Orotava, and fall in love with its gorgeous nooks and alleyways. Learn more about the ins and outs of the town’s glorious past.

Tenerife: Underwater Lava Tongues Snorkel Excursion

8. Tenerife: Underwater Lava Tongues Snorkel Excursion

Depart Santa Cruz de Tenerife on this excursion with expert guides. See how the volcanic activity formed incredible shapes of stone under water while snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Witness how the island was formed both above and and under water as a result of the volcanic activity. Explore the unique lava tongues while the instructor takes photos and videos for you to keep.

Tenerife: Private Taganana and Anaga Day Trip with Pickup

9. Tenerife: Private Taganana and Anaga Day Trip with Pickup

We invite you to discover the most spectacular and surprising corners of Tenerife, which include transportation by private car/minivan, driver/guide, and everything you need to spend an exclusive and unforgettable vacation. Once we pick you up at your accommodation We will go to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island is a fascinating city. where even the simplest things seem extraordinary here. We will resume the march towards the coastal town of San Andrés, located next to the famous beach of Las Teresitas. The most emblematic beach of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with golden sand stands out for being populated with numerous palm trees Our tour continues through the beautiful natural landscapes of Taganana and Anaga, declared Biosphere Reserves, which have managed to conserve their natural values in an exceptional way. We will also make a stop in the beautiful old town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, one of the 15 Spanish cities declared a World Heritage Site. We will finish the route returning to the different hotels. Anaga is one of the oldest areas of the island.

Tenerife: Anaga UNESCO VIP TOUR

10. Tenerife: Anaga UNESCO VIP TOUR

Enjoy a 5-hour nature and culture tour that takes in the historic sites and natural beauty of Tenerife. This is an opportunity to experience the diversity of the island’s landscapes – from its forests and beaches, to its volcanos and other mountains. Stop along the way to taste Tenerife’s traditional barraquito coffee, and visit a variety of towns that feature the best examples of traditional Canary architecture. A local guide will provide commentary en route about island history, culture and customs. Round-trip transfers from your Santa Cruz accommodation are included in the tour price.

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 175 reviews

The whole thing is set up professionally, we were 4 couples who rode the jet skis in pairs, there was a short instruction in English, which is really very easy to understand, in advance. Pictures may only be taken with the GOPRo in the holders provided for this purpose and holders you have brought with you. However, pictures will be taken of everyone, and also a short video, which can be purchased at the end with a cool drink of your choice. 20€ if you want everything. I really enjoyed the ride, the jet skis are well maintained and run great. The guide and all the staff are super nice. I can only recommend the tour to everyone. We took the 2 hour tour first thing in the morning at 9:15. Don't be afraid of falling from jet skis far out at sea. In the middle of the tour there will be a break for swimming and snorkeling experience. The guide drives a boat ahead all the time. How fast you can go depends heavily on the sea state.

Very cool tour! The sea was very choppy with high waves. It was difficult to keep the course at the beginning, but once you get the hang of it - pure fun with nice jumps over the waves. The jet skis have a lot of power, equipment such as swimming goggles (absolutely necessary in rough seas) was included and the guide was very attentive. The guide makes videos and photos, which can then be purchased for €10. After the fun there was a Beer for Free to counteract the salty taste in the mouth.

Absolutely recommendable tour! The guide picked us up in front of the hotel and we were able to discover many places together. He explains a lot, speaks very good English and is extremely friendly. The stops are beautiful, it is really amazing to see this island!

Good fun one hour was enough as the sea was very rough but jet sky are quite nice!

Super fun trip. Were only with 4 jet skis.good material