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Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

1. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

Discover the Anaga Rural Park forest on a 3.5-hour walk to the volcanic dome close to the hamlet of Taborno, coming down through the magnificent laurel forest of Anaga, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 2015. Hike while enjoying amazing views as the path comes out of the forest and approaches the cliffs facing the northeast shore of the island. Taborno is a hamlet right on top of the crane of two different gorges. It is considered a viewpoint hamlet.  Witness the local country life of the island and listen to your guide that will explain the local uses in such an amazing mountain chain. Anaga is one of the places in Tenerife where some aboriginal pre-Hispanic uses have been kept longer. After the walk, lunch will local products will be served.

Tenerife: Scandal Dinner Show Entry Ticket and 5-Course Meal

2. Tenerife: Scandal Dinner Show Entry Ticket and 5-Course Meal

Spend an evening at the Scandal Dinner Show in Tenerife with this entry ticket. Choose a 5-course dinner menu to accompany the show. Watch performers carry out a variety of burlesque acts while enjoying haute cuisine prepared in the GF Victoria’s kitchen. Relax in the dim light of the Las Olas auditorium. Scandal Dinner Show offers burlesque acts with a modern sensibility. Different acts include singing, music, and dance. Costumes range from the lavish to the sparkly. The mix of humor and sensuality provides a full night’s entertainment. Along with the show, enjoy a 5-course dinner. Choose from the regular and vegetarian options. Whichever one you pick, the balance of flavor profiles promises a meal as varied as the performances. Take a moment to savor the local gastronomy.

Las Galletas: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

3. Las Galletas: Whale & Dolphin Tour with Local Skipper

First, choose from an optional pickup from your hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife or make your own way to the meeting point at the port. The skipper will welcome you aboard the Cruz del Sur, a spacious 14-meter yacht. Listen as he explains the itinerary of the excursion and gives some information about safety measures. Then, set off to explore the whale and dolphin sighting area off the coast of Tenerife.  As you sail, keep your eyes peeled for these wonderful marine creatures. If you're lucky, you may even see some turtles. After spotting the wildlife, approach the coast and anchor the boat. Enjoy the opportunity to bathe or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters whilst the crew prepares lunch. Snorkeling equipment is provided.  For lunch, enjoy a delicious spread of typical, local food. Later, return to the port, sailing along the coastline and admiring the protected natural site of Punta de Rasca. Arrive at the port and bid farewell to the crew. Either your tour concludes, or you can benefit from the return transfer back to your hotel by selecting the option with hotel pickup and drop-off.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Beginner's Diving & Introduction

4. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Beginner's Diving & Introduction

If you are short on time, choose the try dive! The try dive is an experience where you will discover the wonderful sensation of breathing underwater and weightlessness - feel like a fish in water! You will learn the different parts of scuba diving equipment, their funtion and how to use them underwater. Then you will dive to a 6 meters depth accompanied by a dive instructor. Dynamics of the experience: 1 day / 3 hours * 0h - 1h. Arrival * 1h - 2h. We go into the water! Enjoy a 30 to 45 min. dive at a depth of 6 meters. * 2h - 3h. End of the activity, shower and visualisation of videos and photos of the activity. **Minimun age 8 years.

Tenerife: 4-Hour Gauchinche Food Tour

5. Tenerife: 4-Hour Gauchinche Food Tour

Immerse yourself in Tenerife's gastronomic culture on this guided tour of the best eateries on the North coast, including a visit to a traditional Guachinche, which is a traditional establishment where quality food and drink are served. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to a winery, where you can sample red, white and rosé wines, expertly paired with an assortment of Canarian cheeses.  Next, head to the selected Guachinche and discover Tenerife’s gastronomy by savoring its traditional food, choosing from a range of starters and rotisserie main courses. Finally, visit a bodega and enjoy a glass of coffee as you admire views of the coast. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Pyramids of Güímar Ethnographic Park

6. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Pyramids of Güímar Ethnographic Park

Visit the Pirámides de Güímar Ethnographic Park and Botanical Garden and walk through an open-air museum with six stepped pyramids oriented towards the sun on key astronomical dates. Discover more about these strange lava rock formations from the 19th century AD. Walk through a park that was twice nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award. Follow several outdoor routes and specialized gardens that cover over 64,000m2. Enjoy the large variety of plants at one of the five botanical gardens in the Canary Islands. Select the premium visit option to explore aboriginal cultures from around the world, including the “Rapa Nui. Polynesia: Extreme Survival” exhibition. Enter the park's poison garden to see over 70 poisonous plant species, including some of the most dangerous plants on the planet.

Santa Cruz: North Tenerife Private Guided Tour & Lunch

7. Santa Cruz: North Tenerife Private Guided Tour & Lunch

Discover the most beautiful viewpoints as well as the less touristic places of the island of Tenerife on a private tour. Start with pickup from your hotel. Explore the Pirate Valley with us, discover quaint fishing villages, and admire the imposing Mount Teide and its national park See Tenerife's highlights, but also the hidden, lesser-known gems away from the tourist hotspots on the coast. Within a few hours travel from the hot and partly dry, yellow-reddish south of the island to the lush, green north of Tenerife, stopping wherever there is something to see, discover and experience. Enjoy traditional cuisine for lunch with drinks. After a full day of exploration, be returned to your accomodation.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2-Hour Hiking Tour in Anaga Forest

8. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2-Hour Hiking Tour in Anaga Forest

Explore the beautiful and ancient Laurel Forest and get in contact with the nature on this hiking tour. Take a simple walk without great difficulty and feel and smell the pure air of this laurel forest. If you think of yourself as a novice hiker, or simply want a more relaxed and slow–paced hike, step onto the route through the Anaga Forest. Discover all of life's natural treasures as you amble through the wondrous nature of what was once an isolated territory and see the original Canarian architecture. Wander through a landscape which, millions of years ago, was an independent island separated by the sea from the rest of the insular territory. Even today, it is still considered as a separate world, an island inside another with its own identity.

Tenerife: 3 to 4-Day PADI Open-Water Diving Course

9. Tenerife: 3 to 4-Day PADI Open-Water Diving Course

Day 1: On the first day you will begin your 3 to 4-day course with a meet-and-greet, before learning the theory about scuba diving. You'll learn the basic principles of scuba diving such as well as what to consider when planning dives, how to choose the right scuba gear for you, and underwater signals and diving procedures. You will then have a confined water session from 1:00PM-5:00PM before taking you first open-water dive. Day 2: On the second day you will take part in open-water dive number 2 and will also go over the theory with your instructor. Your instructor will also be on hand to answer all of your questions during this essential and information-packed day. Day 3: On the third day you will do open water dive number 3. Following that you will go over the theory again to make sure that you have understood everything you have learned so far. Day 4: On the fourth and final day you will do your fourth and final open-water dive. Following that, you will sit down for your final exam. Once the instructor is satisfied with your skills and you have finished the theory, you can become certified. This certification will be valid for the rest of your life, wherever in the world you travel.

Tenerife: Anaga UNESCO VIP TOUR

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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based on 999 reviews

The show was simply incredible! The food was tasty (although the portions were on the smaller side, the waiting staff were very attentive. I highly recommend this show!

as a non swimmer it was very overwhelming and I didn't go deeper than I was comfortable with, the instructor was very patient and helped me out every step of the way

Vicky was phenomenal in making me calm and ready to dive. It was my first time and I’m ready to do it again. Definitely recommend

It was very informative fron angel. And great tour all round.

Great experince! Recommended for the first diving lesson