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Playa de las Américas

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Mount Teide: Tour with Cable Car Ticket

1. Mount Teide: Tour with Cable Car Ticket

After picking you up in the selected location, you will visit the largest national park in the Canary Islands and experience a volcanic landscape of unrivaled beauty with your Mount Teide cable car ticket. Forget the car and contribute to a sustainable Teide. By choosing group transport, you’ll help to beat overcrowding in the vehicle parking zones inside the national park which, as a conservation measure, are small and unsuitable for expansion. From the base station, board the cable car for the 8-minute ride up to the highest peak in Spain. The cable car’s upper station, at 3,555 meters, is the point of departure for 3 interesting trails for hiking enthusiasts. There are paths to Pico Viejo Lookout and La Fortaleza Lookout, where you’ll have spectacular views of the north and south of the island. The Telesforo Bravo path leads to the highest point of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 meters. To visit the peak you must apply for a permit in advance.

Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

2. Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

Tenerife is one of the most recognized destinations in the world for stargazing and home to a famous observatory located at the summit of the world’s third-tallest volcano. Begin your 9-hour experience taking in panoramic views of Tenerife and absorbing the fragrance of the pine forest in Teide National Park. Break through the clouds at 7,000 feet and marvel at the astonishing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of the archipelago. Watch the sun melt into soft pinks, reds, and purples and celebrate the sunset with a glass of chilled sparkling cava. As darkness blankets the landscape you’ll be taken on a tour of the stars by one of the few professional star guides in the world. The position of Tenerife makes it possible to see all the constellations of the northern hemisphere. Spot famous constellations with the help of your guide and telescopes.

Los Cristianos: Whale Watching Cruise on a Peter Pan Boat

3. Los Cristianos: Whale Watching Cruise on a Peter Pan Boat

Experience the thrill of sailing aboard an authentic Portuguese Goleta that will transport you into the heyday of sea exploration. Purchase a drink at the bar and relax as the boat takes you to visit local dolphin and pilot whale populations. Choose from meeting the boat at the harbor or being picked up in a climate-controlled bus from a meeting point in La Caleta, Playa de Las Américas, or Los Cristianos. Embark on your whale-watching adventure on a Peter Pan boat from the Los Cristianos harbor. Head to the bar to purchase a drink or make yourself comfortable around the boat's large central table on the main deck. Take in the views from the upper deck and have access to two bathrooms below deck. Return to the Los Cristianos harbor at the end of your tour and (depending on the option selected) transfer by bus back to your original meeting point.

Tenerife: Sunset Catamaran Tour with Transfer, Food & Drinks

4. Tenerife: Sunset Catamaran Tour with Transfer, Food & Drinks

Sailing from Puerto Colon in Playa de Las Americas, the friendly crew will take you straight in search of the Pilot Whales and Dolphins. The chance of Seeing those wonderful creatures is extremely high all year round as they live in the waters around the coast of Tenerife permanently. There will be a English and Spanish speaking guide on board. Drinks and snacks are served throughout the tour. After the whale and dolphin watching the boat will slowly return to port while the sun goes behind the horizon with the flickering light of the beautiful Tenerife South Coast. A must do experience for couple and families not only for whale watching but to experience Tenerife's coast from a different prospective during the day and evening as well.

Tenerife: Paragliding with National Champion Paraglider

5. Tenerife: Paragliding with National Champion Paraglider

Paraglide over Tenerife with an experienced guide. Your guide, Daniel Crespo, is a national champion paraglider, so you’ll be in safe hands as you paraglide. Start the activity with a safety briefing about take-off, landing, and paragliding. The flight will last 20-30-minutes. The route will vary depending on weather conditions. Some routes will include flying over ravines. Others include flying over the Conde ridge. The flight usually finishes over the Adeje coast. As you approach the landing zone at the beach, you’ll have the opportunity to perform acrobatics or try piloting the paraglider.

Puerto Colón: Ecological Catamaran Cruise

6. Puerto Colón: Ecological Catamaran Cruise

Set off from Puerto Colón on a comfortable, modern, and ecological catamaran tour. Take in the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy stunning views of Tenerife's southern coast. Receive a warm welcome from the boat's friendly crew and relax in the sun with a refreshing drink. Sail to an ideal spot for swimming and get acquainted with some of the region's diverse underwater life.  Look out with your guides for any of the 28 species of cetaceans that pass through the islands, including bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales. Enjoy complimentary food and drink as you sail on the open sea. Choose the 5-hour option to snorkel with the colorful fish and see the towering Giants' Cliff before returning to Puerto Colón.

From Los Cristianos: La Gomera Island Full-Day Trip

7. From Los Cristianos: La Gomera Island Full-Day Trip

The excursion start when we finish the pick up. With a official guide leaves from Los Cristianos Port in Tenerife south on board the Naviera Armas ferry heading for San Sebastian de La Gomera, which is the capital of the island. From the port we head towards the center of the island discovering how the vegetation changes from dry to wet First stop is on "La degollada de Peraza" to observe the phenomenon of horizontal rain. A few kilometers away we will stop in the area of the ancient super volcanoes to discover one of the most emblematic areas of la gomera "ithe rock of Agando", an impressive and steep formation of volcanic lava. Entering the Garajonay National Park we will discover, surrounded by greenery, the ecosystem of Laurisilva - which is an ancient subtropical forest that existed in many parts of the planet when dinosaurs ruled the world. Inside the park we will make a stop at Laguna Grande, where you will have time to walk a circular path to see the Laurisilva up close. Finally we will arrive in Valle Gran Rey to admire one of the most beautiful canyons in La Gomera from the Palmarejo viewpoint and then stop in the village near the beach. You will have free time for an aperitif or to discover the beach. We will continue the journey and to reach the village of Agulo. There you will have time to have lunch in a typical Gomero restaurant. (lunch not included). Finally, we will return to San Sebastian, where you can see the remnants of histórical buildings linked to Christopher Columbus passage before his departure to the American Continent ,such as the Torre del Conde or La Casa de Colón. at 5:00 pm we leave from La Gomera for come back in Tenerife.

Playa de las Americas: AbenteuerDate, Fun Game for couples

8. Playa de las Americas: AbenteuerDate, Fun Game for couples

You will start at a parking lot near the beach. Your smartphone (special app in German language) will guide you on a secret route through this area. This walking trip will become an adventure trip, since You will solve plenty of litttle tasks at each secret location on Your route. All creative tasks, questions and challenges are about You and your relationship to each other. Not only fun for couples - also for good friends. You will learn new things about Yourself. Guaranteed. You will be asked questions how You would act or react in various situations. You will solve semi difficult riddles and you will be forced to act as a team. The dream team. The app will always show you the next location in this part of town and guide you there. At each location the app will present a new task or challenge to You and You collect points for solving the task. No worries: You don`t have to enter any buildings or get in contact with other people. It is all about You as a team. You will explore and visit places where the locals live and hang around. Feel the vibes of this holiday destination and have fun exploring the content of this outdoor-date. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing race full of fun content and a challenge for You as a team. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons. Special offer: if the weather suddenly is not suitable for your adventure or you want to reschedule because of other reasons: no problem. Once you made a reservation, you can start within 48 hours from the originally booked starting time. You do not need to cancel your booking. Just start within 48 hours. Bonus: There are some extra tasks and riddles included, which you can solve at any time after you finished your booked event.

Tenerife: Private Taganana and Anaga Day Trip with Pickup

9. Tenerife: Private Taganana and Anaga Day Trip with Pickup

We invite you to discover the most spectacular and surprising corners of Tenerife, which include transportation by private car/minivan, driver/guide, and everything you need to spend an exclusive and unforgettable vacation. Once we pick you up at your accommodation We will go to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island is a fascinating city. where even the simplest things seem extraordinary here. We will resume the march towards the coastal town of San Andrés, located next to the famous beach of Las Teresitas. The most emblematic beach of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with golden sand stands out for being populated with numerous palm trees Our tour continues through the beautiful natural landscapes of Taganana and Anaga, declared Biosphere Reserves, which have managed to conserve their natural values in an exceptional way. We will also make a stop in the beautiful old town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, one of the 15 Spanish cities declared a World Heritage Site. We will finish the route returning to the different hotels. Anaga is one of the oldest areas of the island.

Playa de las Americas: self-guided Oudoor-Escape-Game

10. Playa de las Americas: self-guided Oudoor-Escape-Game

You will start at a parking lot near the centre and the beach. From there on, your smartphone (our special app in German language) will guide you on a secret route. You will hear about a fictional crime case which once happened here. Two young persons, who wanted to go camping, were found dead. What does an old legend about Nazi-gold have to do with this case? What do the ghost hunters, who were also camping here, have to do with this murder? You will assist the local police. You will get access to all police files and to all witness reports. There must be some detail tha will finally solve this cold case. The app will guide you to 15 different locations. At each location you will solve some riddles or challenges and then get access to new information about he murder case. This is a fun team game and is perfect for a group up to five persons. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing race full of exciteing content and a challenge for You as a team.

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What people are saying about Playa de las Américas

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,059 reviews

The guide, Benjamin, was very nice and he knew, as expected, many things about Tenerife, the Canary Islands and Teide National Park, he took the time to walk us through the history, geography and some local legends. Frankie, one excellent driver, very professional and careful on the road, we felt very safe with him behind the wheel. Benjamin and Frankie, thank you very much, we can't wait to visit Teide again with you. Unfortunately, although we enjoyed a sunny day, it was too windy and the cable car was closed but we saw some very nice places in the National Park and we honestly feel this trip was amazing as it was. The guide informed us how to get our cable car ticket money back. All in all, we spent a beautiful day on this trip.

An unforgettable and clearly repeatable experience if we return to Tenerife! Both captain and sailors a charm of people !! The boat very well maintained and very pleasant to navigate. We saw dolphins as we left and loads of families of sperm whales! Also, mention that it was a detail that when we approached the animals they kept a safe distance for them and also turned off the engines so they would not be scared. More than agredever is that they recommended us places to eat around the island really rich and cheap. THANK YOU FOR THIS TRIP

Started as a great day out - our tour guide was full of interesting fact that made the 1.5hr journey to the cable car go by quickly. The volcano itself it incredible and the walks are very manageable in the time allocated. My partner happened to become very sick on the cable car on the way down but our tour guide was very helpful, allowing him stops for air and dropping us of first at our hotel. Despite his illness it was an unforgettable experience!

Amazing service on this trip. Very intimate and personal. Drink was plentiful. Tapas where plentiful. We caught views of Some pilot whales . Was amazing. Relaxing. Highly recommend for all different types of travellers. Child friendly.

Although due to the weather we have not been able to get on the cable car, the experience has been 10. The guide José is wonderful and has made us enjoy the excursion a lot