Lets talk about attractions in Tenerife and find something suitable for all ages and types of people. From things to see to things to do. The best attractions to make the most of your stay in Tenerife.
Well, here's an idea of what's on offer in the way of boat trips from the south of Tenerife. Trips go from either Puerto Colon - Playa de las Americas or from the port at Los Cristianos. Most of them offer a free bus service that picks up from various, larger hotels around the resorts. They tend to go out looking for Wales and Dolphins. Wales are pretty much a certainty to spot; they are Pilot wales which look like big, fat dolphins. The dolphins aren't always a certainty but I'd say around 50% of trips spot them. Skippers keep in touch via radio so if one finds dolphins, he'll get on the radio and tell anyone in the area so they can sail in to see them too.
There's a huge choice of boats, especially if you want to stay out for most of the day - catamarans, sail boats, cruisers ... offering drinks, lunch, water-sports and a trip around various parts of the island so take your pick.
In adition to the trips above, there are regular ferry services from Los Cristianos that run to the nearby islands of La Gomera and La Palma.
There are a wide choice of fishing trips too, though I haven't been on one of those (ever) so I'm not the person to ask (yet) but I can say that deep-sea fishing and big-game fishing off the waters of the Canaries are some of the best in the world with several world records being held here.
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Catch the free bus from outside the hotel opposite Spar which comes every half hour from 9.50-12.50. It takes about 10 minutes to get there. Get the number 3 bus for the way back just outside the entrance. As you enter the park you are met by the pool of sea lions, watch them swim around.
Lockers are available to hire small ones 3€ plus 2€ deposit which you will get back at the end and larger lockers 5€ plus 2€ deposit. There are also towels available to hire for 3€ plus 2€ deposit. The use of sunbeds and parasols is free and there are a few areas amongst the swimming pools where you can relax and enjoy the sun.
Alternatively you could head for the artificial beach and grab a sunlounger and parasol there while you look out on the sea lke pool with the largest artificial waves reaching 3 metres.
For those looking for a bit more privacy, cabins are available to hire which come equipped with a shower and loungers, as well as the luxury of satellite TV, DVD and wifi.
There is a floating market which consists of a number of shops stocking souvenirs, billabong surf, snacks and drinks as well as a Loro Parque foundation shop where you can buy souvenirs to help the environment. Thai massages and tatoos are available.
There are two restaurants which offer Thai food and international food such as hamburgers, ribs, chicken nuggets, pizza chips etc. There is also a tea shop and two cafe bar which offer snacks such as bagguettes. There should be something to please everyone. For a water park the food is reasonably priced.
The reason why Siam Park is so popular is for its variety of rides most of which are done with rings not just for one person but for two, three, four or even up to family size. This is what makes this park so great for families and large groups.
There are a number of different rides from the Mai Thai River where there are two options to leisurely float round or go to the right and come to a slide which takes you under the aquarium where you can see the fish all around you. To the more thrilling tower of power which is a 28 metre drop freefall which then shoots you through the aquarium. Fun for the kids and all the family The Lost City, a very large play park in the water, there are two large containers which gradually fill up with water and every 4 minutes they tip out causing a waterfall, splashing everyone.
Mekong Rapids a great ride for all the family, this ride can hold four people or even more as it is specially designed for all the family. Enjoy the action as you splash around in the rapids. The Dragon and the Volcano are two rides which you can go on as two, three or four people. They look pretty similar but as you try them out you notice the difference. The Jungle Snakes can be riden in single or double rings. They are a lot of fun as you twist through the snake like form of the slide.
Price for just Siam Park is 28€ and children 18€
Two top attractions at a special rate-valid for 90 days from day of purchase
Adults (age 12+) 49€ children (6-11) 33€
For more info follow this link: http://www.siampark.net/en/
Largest display of penguins and parrots in the world! A must see not just for animal lovers. An opportunity to see a range of animals from chimpanzees to orca whales.
As you walk across the bridge you are greeted by the many tropical fish that poke their heads out of the water. You are then given the opportunity to have your photo taken with 2 gorgeous parrots. It is not compulsary to buy this photo however it does make a beautiful souvenir of your day for only 6€.
Wandering around the park you come across a variety of animals from parrots which is what gives the park its name as Loro is parrot in Spanish, to giant turtles and tigers. The highlights of the Park have to be the shows these are very entertaining watching how intelligent these animals are.
There are shows with parrots, dolphins, whales but the best most entertaining show has to be that with the sea lions. There is also an aquarium and planet penguin where you can go and watch the animals at play.
During your day when you get peckish no worries there are plenty of options at reasonable prices; varying from spanish tapas, pizzeria, a buffet style restaurant and a cafe which has a free picnic area.
There are a few shops where you can buy souvenirs from your day aswell as find out more about "Loro Parque Fundación" which is the trust fund for the animals in the park. There is a coach which leaves from outside the hotel at a very good rate and is a lot handier than getting the public buses as there is none which go direct to Puerto de la Cruz. Ask in reception for more information.
Opening Times: All year round 8.30am-6.45pm; Last entrance 4pm
A great day out for all the family or big groups. There is a free bus which takes you directly there from outside the hotel across the road from Spar. At the entrance you are given a map with all the rides and facilities marked out. As you enter you get your photo take holding parrots, you then have the opportunity to buy this for 8€.
There is the facility to put your stuff in a locker for 6€, 2 of these euros will be returned to you when you give back the token.You are able to go back to the locker as many times as you want without being charged again. They also give you a free drawstring aqualand bag which you can use to put your towels and flip flops or any other necesities.
Sunbeds are 3.50€ to hire or alternatively there is an area of hay made parasols where you can lay down on your towel. There are many slides which provide something for everyone, those especially for children aswell as two play parks in the pools, those for all the family and those that are a bit more thrilling. These slides are vigilated well having a lifeguard at the top and bottom aswell as around the other pools. There is also a vigilated diving board. There are pools were you can swim or float around in a ring.
The main attraction and the reason why this water park is different to any other is its internationally famous dolphin show. this show is amazing, very entertaining and educational. Definitely a show to see especially if you are one of those lucky little kids that gets chosen to participate in the show with the dolphins.
There is the opportunity to get your photo taken with the dolphins for a cost of 15€. You can also pay 2.50€ to go and see the underwater exhibition, watch the dolphins. As well as this there is the opportunity to get to know them, learn about them and practice training them.
To eat there are hamburgers, pizza pizza, hotdogs, chicken nuggets and chips as well as crisps ice-cream and drinks. Alternatively if you normally have lunch in the hotel you can ask for a packed lunch to take with you. There is a shop where you can buy swimsuits, towels, flip flops souvenirs, jewellery and DVDs of the dolphin show. There is also a stall where you can get the classic holiday henna tattoos, hairbraids and tooth gems.
The prices are:
Two top attractions at a special rate-valid for 90 days from day of purchase
Adults (age 13+) 35€ children (4-12) 25€
Free bus which leaves from los Cristianos
The only jungle in Europe!! Home to white tigers and one of the twenty-seven white lions in the world. It is not a large park so you can relaxingly see all in a day including; animals, botanic gardens, kids play area, activity course and ride for adults as well. A Definite worthwhile experience!
As you enter the park you get the opportunity to have your photo taken with two owls and two beautiful white parrots in which you can purchase for 8€. There is a jungle raid for both kids and grown ups travel through the jungle on a rope bridge.
There is also a ride called Bob which takes you around on a race course, the fun about this ride is that you control the speed of the ride which is very exciting and for those who are adventurous you would love it. The ride costs 4€ and you also recieve a jungle park bag which you can put all your belongings. There are two souvenir shops with a wide range of things such as teddys, snacks such as chocolate, animal postcards etc.
There are two shows that are put on at various times of the day. One is of birds of prey and the other of exotic birds. They are a must see!!! It is an amazing spectacular. The birds are well trained and fly around in the open air, they can just be centimetres away from you. During the show you get the opportunity to feed the birds with the food the staff give you. It´s a wonderful experience.
The exotic show is also great as you get to see parrots racing each other on cars and scooters. They also invlove people from the audience to take part in activities with the birds. Its another amazing show which is a must see!
The monkeys in the jungle are so cute and loving you just want ot take one home at the end of the day.
There are also crocodiles in which you can be very close to and you can see there scary eyes and teeth! There are a few places in which you can eat in jungle park, however it is advised that you bring your own food as it is quite expensive. Food includes pizza, hotdogs, meatballs, spag bol, chicken, burgers, chips, drinks, popcorn, snacks, icecream ect There are also picnic areas in which you can sit down, relax and eat your lunch.
The free bus which takes you to jungle park and back goes from outside the hotel opposite the supermarket SPAR.
For more info follow this link: http://www.aguilasjunglepark.com/index.php
Bored of going to your average restaurant, fancy a night with a difference?!? Travel back to the medieval times for a grand banquet whilst watching fine horsemanship and sword fighting. Followed by a brazilian acrobatic performance of caipoeira.
Days: Wednesday - Thursday - Saturday
Opening: 8 P.M
Adults (AGE 12+) banquet and bus: 49€
Teide is the highest mountain in spanish territory and the worlds largest volcano that last errupted in 1909. 33717.91 metres (12198ft). Excursion leaves from the hotel to take you to Teide with stops to artisean shop including tastings of products exclusive to the island. For example cactus red berry jam which is rather tasty! Also stops for taking photos.
Adults (age 12+) 25€ children (2-11) 12.50€ Sun/Tues/Thurs
The highlight is Teide when there you can choose to go in a cable car for additional cost which takes you 200m from the top. If you want to go all the way to the top you need a permit which is free however you need to go to Santa Cruz to ask for it. (c/Emilio Calzadilla, 5) Another excursion lets you map out the stars with a knowledgeable astrologer.
The capital city of Tenerife. Enjoy a day of shopping in the peacefulness of the beautiful city-not like your average capital city even on a Saturday you won´t have to deal with the hustle and bustle. Great for souvenirs and to just treat yourself. Go to Calle Castillo!
The ideal is to walk the sights to see attractions that we recommend. The most comfortable option is to rent a car as it allows freedom, without having to worry about schedules and itineraries. But Tenerife has a network of "guaguas", or buses, which connect the towns and major urban centers.
By "guagua" or bus.