Arona, Tenerife

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Snorkeling and Kayaking with Turtles

1. Snorkeling and Kayaking with Turtles

Climb aboard for a 2.5-hour kayaking adventure in Tenerife and get up close and personal with dolphins and turtles in their natural environment. Observe the amazing creatures from a vessel that does not frighten them or disturb their natural habitat. Be surrounded by pods of up to 30 dolphins that sometimes put on a show by jumping high into the air. Home to up to 5 different species of dolphins, including bottlenose dolphins, the waters just off the island’s coast are ideal to marvel at these lovable creatures. While the bottlenose dolphins are the easiest to spot, other species inhabit the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including rough-toothed dolphins, striped dolphins, and common dolphins. As wild animals, views cannot be guaranteed, but there is a 95% chance that you will encounter the animals on your trip. Get an optional swimming break and snorkel with turtles and bull rays in a bay only accessible by kayak as a bonus. Usually, within a few minutes, curious turtles arrive and get very close, swimming around and in between you. Also, bull rays regularly glide elegantly along the sea bed underneath you.

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From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

2. From South Tenerife: La Gomera Island Tour

Travel back in time on a tour from the south of Tenerife to the nearby island of La Gomera. Catch the fast ferry to San Sebastián de La Gomera. Then, drive from the capital through the valley of Hermigua toward Garajonay National Park. Travel through the forest of “El Cedro” and marvel at its unique vegetation. Enjoy lunch at the top of the island while watching a demonstration of how the locals perform their unique whistling language called "Silbo Gomero." On your way back, pass through "Chipude" and "El Cercado." Admire the impressive rock of "Agando." Learn the history and culture of San Sebastián, and see the church of Asunción where Christopher Columbus prayed before his journey to the New World.

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Tenerife: South Coast Jet Ski Experience

3. 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.

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Tenerife: Teide and Las Cañadas Half-Day Tour

4. Tenerife: Teide and Las Cañadas Half-Day Tour

Benefit from pick-up in the south of Tenerife, and then climb Mount Teide through the lovely local villages. Journey through a beautiful pine forest that provides precious water and arrive at an unforgettable plateau with a lunar-like landscape. Ascend above the clouds at an altitude of approximately 2,000 meters above sea level and marvel at the volcanic rock formations surrounding you. Admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain from different perspectives.

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Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari Excursion from Arona

5. Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari Excursion from Arona

Visit the most beautiful corners of the island of Gomera on this full-day Jeep safari tour. Head out from the south of Tenerife on a morning sailing to San Sebastián de la Gomera. The island of Gomera boasts beautiful landscapes, World-Heritage Garajonay National Park and the whistled language, which is on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. Take time to enjoy some of the traditional local foods and visit the island's most picturesque villages. At each stop along the way the driver will tell you about the places you visit on this island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World.

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Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

6. Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing

The night sky over the Canary Islands, especially as seen from Mount Teide, is known for being one of the best places in the world to admire and study the stars. On this 8-hour tour you’ll see the constellations and magical shooting stars. Your specialist stargazing guide will help you to understand and enjoy the sky at night from an extraordinary landscape. During the excursion you’ll stop for dinner at Bodegas Reverón in Vilaflor village, at 1,414 meters above sea level. You’ll be treated to a typical Canarian dinner and you’ll be able to try different types of wines produced in this unique area.

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Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

7. Kayaking and Snorkeling with Turtles

Head out onto the beautiful clear waters surrounding Tenerife and discover the magic of this beautiful island. Spend time kayaking across the ocean taking in the scenery as you go passed the rocks of Palm Mar. See huge caves and the stunning, sweeping coastline. Stop to snorkel in the blue waters and discover a vast world of fish and other marine inhabitants, a perfect opportunity to know the ocean life of Tenerife. Sometimes on the way back, dolphins swim passed adding to the magic of the afternoon. Make friends with the turtles who live here as you explore this underwater paradise. 

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From South Tenerife: VIP Gomera Tour

8. From South Tenerife: VIP Gomera Tour

Join this 9-hour 4-wheel drive tour and explore the island of Gomera in a different and fun way. Leave from Playa de las Américas in the south of Tenerife on the morning boat for San Sebastián de la Gomera. Get the luxury treatment in an exclusive area with free food and drink onboard. The island of Gomera has much to offer, including its stunning landscapes and its people, the incomparable Garajonay National Park and the history of the cultural heritage of the whistling language. You’ll have time to stop to enjoy a meal and to visit some of the island's picturesque villages. Discover the island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World. Return to Tenerife by boat at the end of the tour.

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Playa de las Americas: 3-Hour Quad Bike Forest Ride

9. Playa de las Americas: 3-Hour Quad Bike Forest Ride

Following pickup from your hotel, you will start your 60-kilometer quad bike drive from Playa de las Americas. You will venture along dirt tracks and secondary roads whilst viewing the stunning forests and ravines from a different perspective. Next, you will ascend into the hills to reach an altitude of up to 1,700 meters. You will then travel deep into the forests and admire the impressive landscapes of the foothills of Teide mountain in the villages of Arona and La Escalona. Later, continue to the village of Vilaflor at the foot of Teide, where you will get some time to explore and recharge. You will then make your way back to the starting point in Playa de las Americas where you will get more impressive views of the protected landscapes and endemic flora along the way.

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Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari from Puerto de La Cruz

10. Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari from Puerto de La Cruz

On this full-day Jeep safari, you’ll see the island of Gomera in a unique way. Your 9-hour tour begins in the morning with a crossing by ship to San Sebastián de la Gomera. The island of Gomera has much to offer, including its stunning natural landscapes, its people, the Garajonay National Park and the cultural heritage of its whistling language. You’ll also have time to enjoy the taste of local foods and to visit the most picturesque villages. At each stop the driver will tell about the places you visit. Discover the island that was the bridge to the discovery of the New World.

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What people are saying about Arona, Tenerife

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,136 reviews

Really enjoyed the whole experience. The meal was tasty and in a lovely setting with very friendly hosts. The star gazing was incredible, we had a great night for it with dark, clear skies, but it was very cold! Make sure you take plenty of layers. Our guide was very knowledgeable too.

It was very nice experience. We like it a lot. We were 2 on the same jetski and took turns at driving. The snorkling was fun as well. The 2 hour package is worth the money. It was beautiful scenery, espacially Mount Teide.

Everything was well organised, the lunch was perfect and local in a great setting. We got enough time to discover and the sides and the information was nice. I would recommend this tour!

Me and my 12 year old son had a blast, saw two turtles and many beautiful fishes. Highly recommend and totally worth the money. Our guide was both fun and informational!

Even though the weather was miserable and we didn’t get to see much wildlife, the guides were excellent and it was an enjoyable ride on the ocean waves nonetheless