Santa Cruz, Tenerife

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  • Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

    1. Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

    Your experience will begin with as you enjoy a drink, such as a coffee, soft drink, fruit juice, or hot chocolate. Whilst you enjoy your beverage, you can begin to prepare yourself with all of the necessary equipment, such as a life jacket, snorkeling mask, goggles, and lockers. Following that, security instructions and general information about the jet ski will be given. It will then be time to go, as your 1 or 2-hour small-group excursion begins. You can discover the San Miguel and Arona Coast, the Yellow Mountains, the Red Mountains, Palm Mar Cave, and a fish farm, depending on the tour duration chosen. Whales, dolphins, turtles, and fish are often encountered during the ride, and picture breaks are offered in the best spots in order to give you the opportunity to forge unforgettable memories.

    Very attentive and helpful staff. Very clear instructions and a very fun experience

  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Palmetum Entry Ticket

    2. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Palmetum Entry Ticket

    Gain your entry ticket to the Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a 12-hectare botanical garden that specializes in palm trees. Marvel at the 2 lakes, stream, 3 waterfalls, and beautiful corners decorated with immense volcanic rocks. Visit a truly valuable project — a transformed municipal rubbish dump that is now a recreational space for plant lovers. See how it’s now bursting with spectacular plant life brought here through partnerships with institutions from all over the world. Take in its splendid landscapes, achieved through years of elaborate and improved garden design. Get your camera ready for the great views from the mountain of the sea and the city below. Be wowed by about 3,000 species of plants from tropical and subtropical climates around the world. The botanical family of palm trees, technically called Arecaceae or Palmae, is the best represented in the collection, with ...

  • Tenerife Island Tour

    3. Tenerife Island 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.

    Bellissimo giro per avere un assaggio dell’isola. La nostra guida, Angel, è stata disponibile e friendly, ci ha illustrato durante il tragitto in macchina le tappe da visitare ad ogni fermata. Oltre le aspettative!

  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2-Hour Hiking Tour in Anaga Forest

    4. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2-Hour Hiking Tour in Anaga Forest

    Explore the beautiful and ancient Laurel Forest and get in contact with the nature on this hiking tour. Take a simple walk without great difficulty and feel and smell the pure air of this laurel forest. If you think of yourself as a novice hiker, or simply want a more relaxed and slow–paced hike, step onto the route through the Anaga Forest. Discover all of life's natural treasures as you amble through the wondrous nature of what was once an isolated territory and see the original Canarian architecture. Wander through a landscape which, millions of years ago, was an independent island separated by the sea from the rest of the insular territory. Even today, it is still considered as a separate world, an island inside another with its own identity.

    La ruta es sencilla, con zonas de sombra y buenas vistas. Angel fue un encanto, puntual, amable, y lleno de historias y anécdotas. Nos llevó por un sendero donde apenas había gente, fue ideal. Lo recomiendo totalmente.

  • Tenerife: Teide National Park and Teno Full-Day Tour

    5. Tenerife: Teide National Park and Teno Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a full-day adventure on Tenerife, traveling to the stunning Teide National Park and Teno Rural Park, 2 areas of breathtaking volcanic beauty. Following a pick-up, transfer by minibus (maximum 8 passengers) through the forests of canary pine trees. This paradise for hikers boasts some amazing observation points above the clouds. Climb 2,000 meters above sea level to the Teide National Park, dominated by Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and volcano. Feel as if you have stepped onto another planet as you walk around the rocky landscape. With the majesty of Mt. Teide fresh in your mind, travel to the Teno region around noon, stopping at picturesque spots which surround the breathtaking Valley of Masca. Immerse yourself in the traditions and rich gastronomy of the region, and learn about the local way of life in the small hamlets nestled among the hills and forests of Teno Rural ...

    Amazing tour! Jaime is a great guide, with a true love and passion for Tenerife and for his job. He made the tour tailor perfect. It was an amazing experience, would highly recommend!

  • Tenerife: Teide Mountain and North of the Island Tour

    6. Tenerife: Teide Mountain and North of the Island Tour

    Visit La Laguna, the first capital of the island of Tenerife, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the richness of its agriculture and the good state of the old buildings. Go for a walk with your tour guide and learn all about this elegant city while taking beautiful photos of your surroundings.  Next, visit the Esperanza forest on the way to the Teide Volcano. Stop here to taste a delicious coffee known as barraquito before pausing at several different viewpoints throughout the forest to enjoy its beautiful Canarian pines and eucalyptus trees. Then, arrive at the National Park where you will make several stops, steering clear of tourist traps. Heading down, see Chinvero Volcano which saw the last volcanic eruption in Tenerife in 1909. Before arriving at Garachico, stop for lunch where you can try some traditional Canarian food. Garachico is a very elegant town wi...

    We extremely recommend this tour of the island. We were the only 2 people attending the tour (very lucky). Angel, our guide and driver, was extremely professional, funny, nice, knowledgeable (a real expert of the canary islands). The tour has been organized perfectly with clear communication and punctuality. Angel has also been super flexible in giving us extra time in places we particularly liked and also in deviating the tour to Anaga forest (after seeing everything about Teide) as that was more interesting for us. He gave us great suggestions to avoid touristic scams during the tour and enjoy authentic canarian places. Also, he was super respectful of covid measures. Well done Angel!!!

  • Tenerife: La Casa de Los Balcones Entrance Ticket

    7. Tenerife: La Casa de Los Balcones Entrance Ticket

    Pre-book your ticket to La Casa de Los Balcones and walk around a traditional 19th-century Canarian townhouse turned cultural museum filled with preserved belongings of the former owners and as well as unique art and traditional handcraft exhibits. Step inside the quaint yet impressive house and get a glimpse of what life was like for the family who originally lived here. Learn about their customs and see their personal antique collection. Admire art displays and samples of the traditional handcrafts called “Calados”, which features intricately-drawn thread work. Learn about the history Calados and the techniques used to make them. As you walk around, discover the history of this town, its ancient roots, and Canarian cultural traditions. For a more elevated and informative experience, upgrade to the audio guide ticket option. At the end of your visit, buy local products, including emb...

  • South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

    8. 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.

  • Teide Essential Small-Group Tour

    9. Teide Essential Small-Group Tour

    Jump into an air-conditioned minivan to travel to the city of La Laguna, which is has a very important history and used to be the capital of the island. Learn about the stories of this city from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.  Drive to the Teide volcano, across the beautiful La Esperanza forest. Here you can try typical Tenerife coffee and make stops at viewpoints to take photographs of the stunning scenery. Arrive at the National Park and stop here for a different perspective of the landscape.  Enjoy lunch at a typical Canarian restaurant and learn about the culture of Tenerife. The final destination is La Orotava, which is an elegant and charming city. Take a transfer back to your accommodation or cruise ship. 

  • Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Full-Day Guided Tour

    10. 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. Continue to Chinamada to see the traditional cave houses that are still...

    On this trip we stopped at a number of interesting places, we walked, had lunch at a local restaurant and swam on the beach with big waves. Our guide Jaime was very nice and we really enjoyed his company. He was approachable, talkative and very well prepared. He taught us a lot of interesting things about Tenerife. My husband and I travelled with 4 children aged 8, 10, 11 and 13 years. Jaime knows how to communicate well with children and they also found this trip very interesting. Although we spent the entire day with him, no one complained that they were bored. Everything can be arranged through Jaime; he is adaptable, practical and very organized. We recommend this trip to everyone as you will see many interesting things and you will learn a lot about the history of the island, culture, climate, plants and more. It was a great pleasure to learn so much about the Canary Islands. We enjoyed it so much that we arranged two more trips with Jaime. When it was time to leave, the children

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 526 reviews

We extremely recommend this tour of the island. We were the only 2 people attending the tour (very lucky). Angel, our guide and driver, was extremely professional, funny, nice, knowledgeable (a real expert of the canary islands). The tour has been organized perfectly with clear communication and punctuality. Angel has also been super flexible in giving us extra time in places we particularly liked and also in deviating the tour to Anaga forest (after seeing everything about Teide) as that was more interesting for us. He gave us great suggestions to avoid touristic scams during the tour and enjoy authentic canarian places. Also, he was super respectful of covid measures. Well done Angel!!!

Unfortunately, jetskiing was canceled for technical reasons. But we were able to repeat it a few days later as compensation we received a lot of photos and videos for free download. We even saw beluga whales! You can also take a shower on site.

Great activity, 2 hours of jet skiing with snorkelling, we had the chance to see whales! I recommend

Did this with friends and everyone came out happy. Is really worth the entry.

Angel was great, very informative and the tour was amazing.