Things to do in Arico

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Teide National Park Stargazing

1. Teide National Park Stargazing

Starting the tour after sunset, beginning with sights using the naked eye. Learn to recognize the different constellations and the most important stars. Point out the Polaris position and the celestial north pole. Navigate the the ecliptic and zodiac line. Follow Greek mythology through the skies to learn shapes and constellation positions. Then once orientation is established, observe objects and planets through the telescope.  This tour is offered at Teide National Park on areas with good and safe access. With a sky free from light pollution, the National Park, is ideal for such an experience. The professional guide/staff and the advanced telescopes, make for an evening to remember.

Abades: Snorkeling Tour in a Marine Protected Area

2. Abades: Snorkeling Tour in a Marine Protected Area

Dive in and explore the crystal waters along Tenerife's southeast coast. Swim amongst tropical and sub-tropical fish and spot species that you can't find anywhere else in the world. Learn about the world below the waves from your professional instructor. The tour leaves from Abades and heads to the marine protected area, a sheltered bay with calm waters that are suitable for all swimmers. Explore the multiple reefs in the area and even enjoy the beach – a relaxing alternative to the touristy resorts in the south. Unlike scuba diving, you don't need any certification or training to snorkel, and your guide will be there to help you every step of the way. Even seniors and non-swimmers are encouraged to give it a try. Before diving in, you will be given a safety briefing to know what to expect and how to interact with marine wildlife.

Tenerife: Snorkeling Tour with Lunch and Photos

3. Tenerife: Snorkeling Tour with Lunch and Photos

Discover the vibrant underwater world off the coast of Playa Abades on Tenerife on a guided snorkeling tour. See a variety of colorful marine life, followed by a traditional dinner of typical Canarian cuisine. After meeting your guide at the beach, put on your professional snorkeling equipment and neoprene suits. Head underwater to explore the coral reef with hundreds of colorful fish. With a bit of luck and depending on the season, you may also spot large turtles and stingrays. Try to find the mysterious octopuses hidden underneath the stones. After leaving the water, head to a popular local restaurant for a hearty meal of typical Canarian food. You will also receive underwater photos of you and your group taken by the instructor after the tour.

Mount Teide Summit Guided Hiking Tour

4. Mount Teide Summit Guided Hiking Tour

Take a 3-hour guided hike along one or more of the 30 trails on Mount Teide. The great variety and levels of difficulty make it easy for visitors to choose their ideal route with the recommendations of the guide. The trails with the most spectacular vistas are on the summit of Mount Teide (3,718 meters) and they can be reached from the La Rambleta starting point (accessible by cable car) followed by trail number 10.  Without a doubt the most popular trail is the one leading to the volcano's peak, but there are limits on how many people can visit that area of Teide. You will be provided with an official guide, who will prepare you for the hike and accompany you along the route to provide commentary on the spectacular natural landscapes.

Teide National Park: Moonlight Tour and Stargazing

5. Teide National Park: Moonlight Tour and Stargazing

See the moon as never before, on high contrast and full of rich details, as it illuminates the landscape of Teide National Park. Far off the typical daylight vision, which is also spectacular, under the stars you will see a magical scenario that you will never forget. Begin the tour with a naked eye explanation of the brightest constellations, an introduction to how to find the Polar star, and learn about their histories as well as how to look for the visible planets and zodiac constellations. Then, look through the high-end telescopes to see the most impressive celestial objects in the sky, such as planets, satellites, and the moon.

Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach

6. Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach

Discover the wonderful world of scuba diving in the protected bay of Abades on Tenerife. Be amazed by the variety of fish, and get close up views in the crystal clear water. No previous experience is needed, and with a maximum of 2 persons per instructor, you will get personal attention. When you arrive at the dive center in Abades in the morning, you will be provided with your new outfits and equipment, including a wetsuit, mask, fins and scuba tank. You will be transported to another world, and experience how it feels to breath underwater. You will also discover what it feels like to be completely weightless, as once you have donned your scuba tank and descended to a maximum depth of 10 meters that is precisely how you will feel. No previous experience is needed for this dive adventure to explore the beautiful house reef. You will see sleeping octopus, and be followed by schools of inquisitive fish of a huge variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. If you are lucky, you might see a seahorse, or come face to face with a turtle.

Tenerife: Private Discover Scuba Diving Course in 2 Dives

7. Tenerife: Private Discover Scuba Diving Course in 2 Dives

Explore the beauty of Tenerife and its coastline on this private scuba diving experience. Enjoy 2 scuba dives off a speedboat, listen as your instructor teaches you tricks to be a pro, and get your DSD certification to keep diving worldwide. Meet your instructor at the Tenerife Dive Experience to begin your adventure. Get a quick introduction on how to use your equipment before you hop to your diving spot. Splash into the clear waters and marvel at the local marine life that lurks underneath the surface. Swim with all kind of canarian tropical fish and marine life. Enjoy an unforgettable experience on this course, which includes two dives, practical theory, and a worldwide certificate that allows you to dive 12 meters down as long as you have an instructor.

Tenerife: Half-Day Snorkeling Tour

8. Tenerife: Half-Day Snorkeling Tour

See the beautiful underwater world of Tenerife on this fun and relaxed snorkeling tour. Swim in the clear waters of Abades Bay while you see a variety of colorful marine life. You'll have the use of all necessary snorkeling gear, including mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit. Your guide will explain how to use the equipment and will then take you on a 45–minute guided tour of the bay, so you'll be sure to see the best marine life. Friends and family are also welcome to come along to spend a day on the beach while you explore the sea life of Tenerife. More experienced snorkelers are welcome as well.

Tenerife: Scuba Diving Lesson and Abades Protected Area Dive

9. Tenerife: Scuba Diving Lesson and Abades Protected Area Dive

Visit the protected Abades area in Tenerife and spot different types of ocean life as you dive beneath the waves. Whether you're a first-timer or a more experienced scuba diver, improve your skills with personal attention from your instructor. Once you reach Abades, you will receive all of the necessary equipment, including a wetsuit, mask, fins, and a diving tank. Before you discover this pristine marine setting, your instructor will explain the basics of diving to you in a 30-minute briefing. Immerse yourself in a new world, reaching a maximum depth of 10 meters. Notice the amazing sensation of breathing underwater as you keep an eye out for marine life. See schools of fish and, if you're lucky, perhaps an octopus, eagle ray, or a turtle.

Tenerife Scuba Diving for Certified Divers

10. Tenerife Scuba Diving for Certified Divers

Discover the wonderful world of Tenerife underwater on a full-day scuba diving adventure in the protected bay of Abades. Be amazed by the variety of fish, and get close up views in the crystal clear water. There are over 20 dive sites for all levels to explore, covering the south/eastern half of the island. Scooter, wreck, night, cavern, turtle, and deep dives are all possible. Some of the sites are reachable right off the beach of Abades, or within a 20-minute drive by minivan. Long dives, with an average 1-hour bottom time, are conducted in small groups per level. Equipment rental is possible on site, or feel free to bring your own. Among the many highlights you might see are volcanic rock formations covered with black corals, red gorgons, colourful anemones and algae.   Free underwater pictures are available, and it is possible to make 1, 2 or 3 dives a day, with at least 1-hour surface interval in between, to enjoy some lunch or relax on the beach. There are dozens of nearby restaurants, serving traditional Spanish food, as well as International cuisine. You can also snorkel as much as you like from the beach. You will see schools of colorful fish just below the surface as you splash about in the refreshing bay. Look out too for octopus, turtle, and seahorse.

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What people are saying about Arico

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 899 reviews

Unfortunately the cable car didn't work and we couldn't go to the very peak of Teide. Yet, the professional local guide took us for a tour of 1.5 km around the area at the close bottom of the volcano. All the rocks, the landscape surrounding them, all the stories, both those being true or just some local legends were also an interesting alternative way to keep us enchanted or amused during our stay in the presence of the majestic Teide that was not in the mood to allow us stand on its top on that day. Maybe the other time. Anyway, it was a nice and interesting trip despite being all the time only in the shade of Teide.

We had a really wonderful experience with this tour. The pick up was nice and easy, our bus tour guide very helpful and insightful and the climb itself was fantastic. If you go during a time they say it’s cold weather, definitely listen to them as it was a vast difference in temperature on the volcano. While the trails aren’t the most difficult, they are still extremely tricky due to the altitude and the smaller pathways. Highly recommend this tour even if you aren’t able to get a summit hike pass.

Great experience! The tour was well organized and our guide did an amazing job. She told us about the history of the island and the Teide, while also being encouraging to everyone doing their best to climb this volcano with so little oxygen in the air. It was a tough little climb, but well worth it!

The trip was very successful, unfortunately we did not manage to reach the top of the volcano because the cable car was not working on that day. Instead, we had trekking at the foot of the volcano, which also provided us with many amazing views :) We recommend :)

Very friendly people and many details about the sky. Amayzing view.