There’s so much more to this Canary Island than just black-sand beaches! The largest out of seven islands, Tenerife spoils you with eternal sunshine, making it tempting anytime of the year. You’ll be surrounded by lush pine forests, lunar landscapes and hidden coves.
With so much to explore and plenty of adventures at the ready, you’ll need to take full advantage of your day here. Take a look at the top five shore excursions we think will will have you running back for more…
Taking water parks to the next level is Tenerife’s very own Siam park – people from all over the world come here to set their pulse racing. The Kinnaree slide will take your breath away, with a funnel that’ll provoke laughter and with a final slide towards a tornado wave – it’s certainly thrill seeking. Get a true sensation of zero gravity with the Dragon attraction – it’s one for the daredevils!
The family-friendly slides will take you on a jungle adventure with so many amazing sights – you’ll even swim through an aquarium! It’s a tropical paradise – you don’t have to just be an adrenaline addict to enjoy the park. Float along the lazy river, soak in the wave pool or visit the Thai-themed floating market.
Known by many as the best zoo in Europe, and the home to one of the largest icebergs outside the polar region, this park is a magical experience. It’s famous for its parrots, and the dolphins are a huge attraction too – with everything from spectacular shows to swimming with these lovable creatures. The Orca whales will leave you spellbound, and of course you’ll see a whole range of fantastic animals from sea lions to gorillas, chimps, tigers and even sharks. In fact the largest population of Penguins in the world is at Loro Parque – outside of the arctic, of course!
Prepare to be mesmerised as Spain’s highest peak soars above you. Teide National Park is a must-visit for all you adventure seekers, and it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire park is a geological treasure – the landscape is like nothing you’ve ever witnessed.
Pack your hiking boots because this is the perfect way to experience panoramic views, and standing on a volcano is a truly magical experience. If you’re not up for the hike, take the cable-car instead – the views are just as spectacular. There’s even bars and restaurants in the national park, meaning you could be sipping cocktails watching the sunset from one of the worlds most fascinating sights.
Cycling around Tenerife is such a unique experience – it’s a great way to exercise your mind and body all whilst exploring exotic places. You’ll have the choice of road bike tours which will take you around the most popular routes of this eternal sunshine city, or mountain bike tours which will put your skills to the test. Adventure seekers will love stumbling through the forest it’ll become an unforgettable journey. You can even indulge in the excitement of a volcano tour – if you love getting out and about in your destination and exploring the countryside, then this excursion is made for you!
Playa de las Teresitas
It’s a man-made toe-sinking paradise that stretches one mile along the coast. Need to cool off? There’s a huge diving point here, and you can even feed sting rays or go water-skiing along the glittering sea. There’s a go-karting track right next to the seafront, a golf course, and a tourist favourite – Canarian Wrestling! It’s the perfect place to soak up that year-round sun and it’s great if you’re with the kids or here as a couple. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and join in with a game of volleyball or channel that inner zen with a yoga class – this is more than just a day at the beach.
If you’ve already booked your cruise with us, our team are on hand to go through the details of any available shore excursions with you – just give us a quick call on our freephone number, 0800 027 8302.
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