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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Tenerife: Siam Park Entry Tickets

1. Tenerife: Siam Park Entry Tickets

Get your adrenaline fix with this full-day ticket for Siam Park Tenerife, a thrilling theme park that recreates the old Kingdom of Siam. Upgrade to an option that includes lunch or perhaps a premium or deluxe package for a truly memorable experience at this unique theme park. Fun for the entire family, the park covers 185,000 square meters. With unique experiences in a magical setting, each attraction combines the alluring mystery of Siam with the excitement of a modern theme park. Be greeted by sea lions on your way into the park. Ascend the Tower of Power and plunge vertically down a 91-foot (28-meter) drop through a shark tank, float down a gently meandering river, or bask in the sunshine, enjoying beautiful views from white sand beaches. Siam Park boasts many records, but most notably the exhilarating wave pool which churns up the largest manmade wave in the world, reaching up to 10 feet high. Ride the wave and feel the force. Be sure to visit the floating market to discover a typical Thai village. Here you can enjoy a traditional Thai massage, purchase unique souvenirs, and stock up on snacks and sweets. When you get hungry you can purchase food from the restaurants on-site or simply book an option that includes lunch at the checkout. Bring your towels, or alternatively, book the option that includes towels and lockers. Book a skip-the-line entry ticket to avoid the queues. Pick the premium package ticket, including spring rolls, Thai food, chicken nuggets, a scoop of ice cream, and a drink. For the VIP treatment book an all-inclusive deluxe ticket, including a locker, towel, and all-inclusive meals paired with soft drinks, beer, wine, and water. Floats and fast-track access to all attractions are also included in this ticket.

Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket

2. Puerto de la Cruz: Loro Parque Entry Ticket

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 presentations. Witness a whale presentation 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 many animals living among tropical palm trees and the exotic vegetation surrounding the park’s stunning Thai architecture. Loro Parque’s fully refurbished parrot presentation 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

3. 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: Teide National Park Sunset & Stargazing Tour

4. Tenerife: Teide National Park Sunset & Stargazing Tour

If you’re an astronomy enthusiast or just looking for a unique experience, then a trip to Teide in Tenerife is a must-do. The island of Tenerife is known for its incredible natural beauty, including its clear skies, making it a prime location for stargazing. Mount Teide, a 3718m volcano, is the highest point in Spain and offers breathtaking views of the night sky. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we take you on a journey to Teide National Park for a sunset and stargazing tour. You'll get picked up from different meeting points and locations from Costa Adeje, Playa las Americas, and Los Cristianos. The tour will take you on a scenic drive through the stunning landscapes of Tenerife, where you will witness the breathtaking beauty of the island’s natural scenery. You will witness a spectacular sunset and the colors of the sky will amaze you as the sun sets behind the horizon, painting the sky with an array of colors that will leave you breathless. From here we'll continue and drive you higher up through the national park Teide and explain you some history and the great volcanic landscape of the national park until we get to our destination of 2000m altitude. The stars begin to emerge, and this is where the real magic begins. Teide National Park is known for its excellent stargazing opportunities, as it is located far from any sources of light pollution, offering crystal-clear views of the night sky. With nearly no light pollution and known as a starlight certified destination you may see shooting stars like never before. We also will use powerful lasers to explain you some of those amazing constellations, important stars and how to find direction navigating using the stars. Also we'll use powerful telescopes and show you the moon service with great craters. We will take some amazing pictures with your phone through the telescope, and get you the service of the moon on your phone screen. We'll see some planets when they are in the sky, nebulas, star clusters, double stars, and when the conditions are just right we also could show you the Andromeda galaxy. Through some seasons of the year we could also show you the milky way and take pictures of it using your own smart-phone. At the end of the tour, we will bring you back to your meeting point, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Tenerife: Kayak Safari and Sea Turtle Snorkeling

5. Tenerife: Kayak Safari and Sea Turtle Snorkeling

Experience one of the most attractive and unforgettable activities you can do in Tenerife on a kayak safari. Depart on a route from Los Cristianos beach located in an emblematic fishing village in the south of the island. Take the course towards the cliffs of Guaza to a protected nature reserve where you’ll enjoy the scenery, the cliffs, and tremendous biodiversity. With the assistance of your expert kayaking guide, in the middle of the tour, after visiting the cave we go to a point to relax and enjoy the sunset. Look out for the dolphins in their natural habitat throughout the adventure.

Costa Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Cruise with Food and Pickup

6. Costa Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Cruise with Food and Pickup

Discover the striking Tenerife south coast on a scenic boat trip aboard a catamaran. Relax as you enjoy a delicious lunch on board and stay on the lookout for local species. Allow the staff to point out wildlife, such as dolphins, whales, and migratory birds. Start your adventure by being picked up and departing from Puerto Colon. Receive a safety briefing and begin spotting a variety of animals. Seize the chance to discover impressive marine species as the staff helps you identify each of them and provide relevant facts about the local environment. After the animal sightings, head towards Diego Hernandez Bay to relax in the sunbathing nets or cool off in the clear water. Sip on a refreshing drink and taste a delicious Canarian style rice. Bring your own snorkeling equipment, admire the colorful fish, and find one or two turtles if you're lucky. Finally, return to Puerto Colon, bordering the Costa Adeje coast, where you can appreciate the stunning view and the Teide Volcano.

Tenerife: Sunset and Stargazing at Teide National Park

7. Tenerife: Sunset and Stargazing at Teide National Park

You will marvel at the sunset over the islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro from a viewpoint (1400m of elevation), right by a lava flow from a volcanic eruption noted in the ship's log by Cristopher Colombus in 1492. Every sunset is different! You can celebrate this unique experience and take pictures of the beautiful colors of the sky with the sun shining through a glass of Cava (Spanish sparkling wine) we provide. After sunset, we will transfer to another beautiful viewpoint just below 2000m for stargazing. Our guides will show you stars, constellations and planets using a laser pointer and their storytelling skills. We will explain how to find Polaris, the North Star, using the asterism in Ursa Major, and how to find the Andromeda galaxy using the great square of Pegasus, all while learning some Greek mythology. You will further enjoy the details of planets, galaxies, nebulae and star clusters through the 12" Dobsonian telescope we provide. Depending on the time of the year, you will see: - the Moon, which will be the main object in the sky the days before full moon (and for that, every month special offers apply - the planets and their features such as the rings of Saturn and the Galilean moons around Jupiter when they are visible in the sky (in the summer and autumn months), - beautiful galaxies, nebulae and star clusters such as the Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters in the constellation of Taurus (in winter). We will take photos of the guests individually using astrophotography techniques that show the blanket of stars above you. Free of charge! Take home great memories of Tenerife's dark sky!

From Santiago del Teide: Sunset Quad Trip to Mount Teide

8. From Santiago del Teide: Sunset Quad Trip to Mount Teide

Are you in search of an adventure that will take your breath away? Then the Teide Sunset Quad trip is for you! Cruise through the beautiful scenery on Tenerife’s roads and trails on a quad bike. Witness a captivating sunset atop Mount Teide, one of Spain’s most magnificent volcanoes. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience, start up your quad and explore Tenerife in a way you never have before! You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to our office in Santiago del Teide, where you will be given a safety briefing and instructions on how to drive the quad. We will then start our journey towards Mount Teide while making multiple stops on the way up for photo opportunities. On your journey to Mount Teide, admire the stunning landscape as you ascend towards 2000m above the sea level, a majestic spot to watch the sunset. Once we reach 2000m we will stop and watch the stunning sunset above the clouds with some snacks and drinks. To complete this magical experience, we will then escort you back to your hotel at the end of the tour. This day trip is an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss!

Los Cristianos: Sunset tour ecoyacht whales watching

9. Los Cristianos: Sunset tour ecoyacht whales watching

Embark on an unforgettable experience on the renowned Travelin' lady ecoyacht. located in Los cristianos. Where you will enjoy a boat ride giving you a spectacular moment where the last visits to the whales and the last hours of light on the island will give you an unforgettable experience. You will appreciate a magnificent sunset where you can see the last light that will cover the cliffs of Los Cristianos and our great volcano El Teide. You can't miss this great experience with your family and friends. where a fabulous yacht ride will take place between 1.30 hours to 2 hours investing the most time in the search for the whales and to enjoy the spectacular views of the south of Tenerife.

Tenerife: Finca Las Margaritas Banana Plantation Experience

10. Tenerife: Finca Las Margaritas Banana Plantation Experience

Enjoy an enriching educational experience and discover the culture and nature surrounding the banana crop with this ticket to Finca Las Margaritas Banana Experience. Explore the plantation with a guide or on your own, stroll through the plantation, and taste the traditional island food Gofio. If you choose a guided tour, stroll through the plantation with your guide, learning about the most important aspects of banana cultivation as you walk. Stop to see a demonstration of the traditional method of making Gofio, a traditional flour. If you choose the self-guided tour, explore the area at your own pace with the help of numbered signs along the way, printed guides in multiple languages, illustrative material, and QR codes with downloadable video content. Allow at least an hour for your visit, although you can take as much time as you like. Finish your visit with a stop at El Cuartito, where you can sample bananas and complementary traditional products made from Gofio.

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What people are saying about Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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4.7
(2,377 reviews)

It was a very nice trip including a lot of breathtaking viewpoints and a magical forest. We had enough time to explore everything and the day ended with a cocktail at the beach, perfect, thank you 😎

It certainly was the best water park we have ever been to, and we’ve been to a lot. The lazy river that ended in the aquarium tunnel was amazing. We would definitely return for another day!

Great day definetely a win going around april time as it seems to be getting crowded already. Nice attraction, lots of fun for all tastes.

Great experience. Ozzy was a good laugh. As long as you wrap up warm you'll have a fantastic evening!

The park was absolutely unreal blew all expectations