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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.

Tenerife Island: VIP Tour

2. 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.

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.”

From Santa Cruz: Tenerife Island Guided Tour With Lunch

4. 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

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.

Tenerife: Teide National Park and Teno Full-Day Tour

6. 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 Park.

Tenerife: Underwater Lava Tongues Snorkel Excursion

7. 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: Anaga UNESCO VIP TOUR

8. 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.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: PADI Introductory Dive

9. 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. 

South Tenerife: Full-Day Volcano Tour

10. South Tenerife: Full-Day Volcano Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure of South Tenerife, traveling through areas of breathtaking volcanic beauty, where life has adapted and prevailed despite the difficulties posed by the geographical phenomenons. Following a pick-up, transfer by minibus (maximum 8 passengers) to the quiet town of Arico Nuevo. Explore a landscape formed millions of years ago by large-scale volcanic activity. Marvel at the colors of the landscape, and the traditional houses that speak of powerful volcanic eruptions that left a mark on the island. Continue to a number of volcanic sites to feast your eyes on different types of volcano. Be blown away by the dramatic formations of the Ensenada Pelada and Montaña Roja volcanoes in El Medano, their striking colors contrasting with the crystal clear coast. Enjoy panoramic views of more than 90 volcanic formations in Arona, and learn the characteristics of the endemic flora.  End with a drive through the Teide National Park, dominated by Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain and volcano.

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 175 reviews

It was a lovely day and having our guide Angel and driver too.We were collected from our hotel at Costa Adeje. The trip was full of information from Angel and his vast knowledges of being a canarios and other travel information. We covered all these places below as we don’t think we can visit them in just one day, for us it’s the best to know these places if ever we have to check it out again and that helps us to give an idea. We can’t comment to the German guide and we are only 4 people in this tour but he is our guide or to accompany us for a photo or short walk. We had lunch at Candelaria which is near the church and chose the restaurant near the coast and it was lovely and great price too. Angel never have any deals with those restaurants like other travel agents that they will push you to eat to that place. Places we’ve visited Santiago del Teide Garachico Icod de los vinos La Orotava San Cristóbal de la laguna or la laguna Candelaria El Medano

Good instruction, high quality jet-ski. Had some misunderstanding during the tour, however, it was sorted. We have also bought photos and videos for 20€ with the perfect quality. We recommend this activity :) P.S Didn't see the dolphins, but it's not the provider fault, as the dolpins hide due to the noise of jet-ski

esperienza fantastica da fare assolutamente almeno una volta nella vita la guida è stata attenta professionale e molto disponibile da consigliare

That was very good and guided very good as well . The staff is very friendly. So thats very good experience Thanks

Very fun experience. Friendly staff and good instructor.