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Our most recommended Puerto de la Cruz Outdoor activities

Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

1. Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket and Shows

Visit Loro Parque, one of the top attractions in the Canaries, with entry tickets. Discover the incredible animal habitats that put you within a whisker of the action, and experience the excitement of the park’s 4 world-class shows. Witness a whale show at the park’s Orca Ocean. One of the most respected zoological gardens in the world, Loro Parque is known for its exceptional beauty, excellent facilities and installations, and its focus on nature and the environment. It is the first such park in the world to have been awarded the environmental certification of Animal Embassy. It is home to a wide range of animals living among tropical palm trees and the exotic vegetation that surrounds the park’s stunning Thai architecture. Loro Parque’s fully refurbished parrot show calls attention to the need to preserve the forests while showcasing the intelligence of exotic parrots who perform as ambassadors for nature. Younger visitors will enjoy their experience in Kinderlandia. This attraction resembles an African village of huts in the trees, where kids can climb and enjoy the jungle, balancing on the hanging bridges and slithering down the snake slide. The whole family can try out the Orca Roller Coaster. In Kinderlandia, both kids and parents can have a great time.

Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

2. Tenerife: Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer

Join a day trip from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Teide National Park, home to Mt. Teide, Spain’s tallest peak at 12,198 feet (3,718 meters). Following pickup from your hotel, head to the park, and explore its lunar landscapes. Take a cable car to the peak and enjoy time at leisure to soak up the views. After getting picked up in the selected location, 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, 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.

Tenerife: Loro Parque Ticket with Transfer from the South

3. Tenerife: Loro Parque Ticket with Transfer from the South

Spend the day at Loro Parque, a world-famous animal adventure park in the Canaries that’s loved by all. Get up close and personal with the magnificent animals for a memorable experience in a special piece of paradise. Discover the Antarctic at Planet Penguin, home to a real iceberg and hundreds of penguin inhabitants. Take your seat at spectacular Orca Ocean and watch as killer whales demonstrate their strength and agility. See if you can keep from smiling as acrobatic dolphins and sea lions entertain you with their gravity-defying moves. New to Loro Parque is Katandra TreeTops, a place to meet the most amazing species of birds. Be on the lookout for loris, cockatoos, emus, and kookaburras as you traverse hanging bridges and make your way along jungle paths.

From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

4. From Puerto de la Cruz: Teide and Masca VIP Tour

Benefit from hotel pick-up in Puerto de la Cruz, and then travel south to see the volcanic formations of the Orotava Valley, caused by a landslide on the former island into the sea.  See evidence of the eruptions of Mt. Teide — the highest mountain in Spain — and Pico Viejo as you journey across the country by 4WD vehicle. Hear about the eruption of Arenas Negras that buried most of the village of Garachico, and the eruption of Chinyero that shaped the landscape of the northeast of Tenerife. Marvel at the amazing landscapes of Teide National Park and learn what effects these formations had on the island. Visit the picturesque village of Masca and discover surprising corners from the comfort of your vehicle whilst benefiting from the services of a driver who will ensure you have a VIP experience all the way.

Tenerife: Loro Parque & Siam Park Entry Ticket with Transfer

5. Tenerife: Loro Parque & Siam Park Entry Ticket with Transfer

Visit 2 of Tenerife’s favorite attractions at 1 exceptional price. Enjoy an activity which includes transportation and entrance to Loro Parque, as well as entry tickets to Siam Park without transportation. Get close to animals with a day out at Loro Parque zoo. Witness many species of birds, orcas, and other animal sights. Take a stroll in the orchid garden, and enjoy the sea lion, dolphin, and parrot shows. Benefit from transportation as part of your experience. Make a splash at with your visit to Siam Park. Ride on thrilling water slides, and relax in the unique atmosphere inspired by Thailand and Thai culture. Have a fun day out filled with experience wave pools, raft rides, and fun for all the family.

Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

6. Teide and Northern Tenerife: Grand Tour

Discover some of Tenerife's most extraordinary locations like El Teide National Park, the lava pools of Garachico, and the mountain village of Masca. Learn about the island's history along the way. Begin your tour at the magnificent World Heritage Site, El Teide National Park. See the impressive lava formations of the Los Roques de Garcia and learn about the natural history of the park with views of Spain's highest point, Mount Teide. Continue to the charming town of Icod de los Vinos and see the ancient Dragon Tree – the centuries-old dracaena tree. Visit Garachico, a town partly destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1706, and admire the typical Canarian architecture and unique lava pools. Enjoy the stunning scenery en route to the dramatic mountain village of Masca. Soak in the views of the lush valley and the breathtaking blue sea in the distance. Then, pass by the vibrant city of Santiago del Teide on your way back to your hotel.

Full-Day Gomera Jeep Safari from Puerto de La Cruz

7. 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.

Tenerife: Mount Teide Observatory Guided Tour

8. Tenerife: Mount Teide Observatory Guided Tour

Learn how an observatory works on a 1.5-hour tour of Mount Teide Observatory on Spain’s tallest mountain and discover one of the highest volcanoes in the world. The Canary Islands has been named one of the 3 best spots in the world to observe the sky (along with Chile and Hawaii) and the Teide Observatory is currently the largest solar observatory in the world. It contains many solar and nocturnal telescopes, owned by various European countries. After an introduction about the different areas of the observatory, watch a short video about the Canary Islands' sky and learn how the scopes work at night. Then, an astronomy expert will explain what astrophysics is and how astrophysics work. Observe the sun through 2 different scopes; one to see the sunspots and the other for solar flares. Get into a professional scope to explore its history and understand how it works.

Tenerife: Trip to Puerto de la Cruz

9. Tenerife: Trip to Puerto de la Cruz

Depart the south of Tenerife and travel to the resort city of Puerto de la Cruz on the northern half of the island, where tourism is said to have first begun in the Canary Islands. Initially associated with the elite of Europe, who came for its mild climate and healing properties, Puerto de la Cruz and its surrounding area is also noted for its stunning flora.  Despite being the smallest municipality of the archipelago, its population density makes Puerto de la Cruz the second most populated area of the islands. Home to a wide variety of attractions, including the large sea-water bathing pool of Lagos Martiánez designed by the Canarian designer César Manrique, the heart of the city can be found at Plaza del Charco. Visit the extraordinary Botanical Gardens, or travel down Paseo de San Telmo to see the little hermitage. Look at the orchids and dragon trees of Sitio Litre, where the private mansion dates from the 18th century and has been visited by Agatha Christie and the naturist, Alexander von Humboldt among others. See the black sand beach of Playa Jardín and much more. 

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What people are saying about Puerto de la Cruz

Overall, a very good tour if you want to see the National Park El Teide and some things to the south and then back up north from Puerto de la Cruz without a car. Highly recommended, good value for money.

great scenery! was expecting cable car ride but weather didnt permit. A refund is promised though. Overall wonderful experience

It was honestly the best. I would highly recommend! It was my first time travelling abroad alone and it was awesome.

It's a great, minimum half day program. Beautiful environment, entertaining shows.

We've spend a lovely day. Te shows were amazing. Must be visited.