Monday, July 17, 2017

Tenerife: Activities and Attractions

Loro Parque - Puerto de la Cruz

Loro Parque is one of Tenerife's most successful attractions. Covering over thirteen hectares, and receiving over one and a half million visitors a year, this world-class zoo houses some of nature's most exotic species.

Parrots - with over 300 species this is the biggest and most diverse collection of parrots that has ever existed in the world.

- the largest, penguin populated iceberg outside of Antarctica where 12 tons of snow fall a day. By means of huge glass panels you are able to observe 3 different species of penguin and other Antarctic sea birds.

Dolphins -  the biggest dolphinarium in Europe which is able to seat 1500 people.

Sea lions -  through transparent panels the show can also be observed under water.

Aquarium - take a walk through the 18m shark tunnel where sharks from 7 different species glide above your head close enough to touch. The aquarium contains over 20,000 aquatic animals and plants.

If this exotic selection isn't enough, then make sure you take a look at the park's sea lions, gorillas, chimpanzees, tigers, jaguars, flamingos, alligators, Tortoises, Orchid House, Gambian Market and a 'NaturaVision' Cinema.  There are also jungle trails for the kids, shops and restaurants, as well as a whole range of shows taking place throughout the day.

All these wonderful animals, birds and fish are treated in the most ethical way, with their natural habitat having been created down to the very last detail and specialist vets and nutritional experts on hand twenty-four hours a day.

Parque Las Aguilas - Nr Los Cristianos

This attraction is known by several names - The Eagle Park, Las Aguilas Del Teide and The Jungle Park. It is set high in the hills behind Los Cristianos in 75,000 sq meters of tropical gardens.

The park is designed to give visitors the feeling of wandering jungle pathways with the many exotic trees that are alive with parrots and other unusual birds. There are many animal enclosures including crocodiles, elephants, pygmy hippos and white tigers.

There are various shows and demonstrations throughout the day which include;
  • Flying eagle and birds of prey demonstration.
  • Penguin feeding time.
  • Parrot shows.
The park has several other attractions including a jungle trail for the children, shops and and restaurants.

Mount Teide - Teide National Park

Mount Teide is the highest peak in Spain (3718m) and is the first sight you see when flying in to Tenerife.

Only the coastal regions of Tenerife are inhabited with the center of the Island being entirely dedicated to the National Park. Declared a National Park in 1954, it lies at around 2000 meters above sea level and in winter snow falls, gale winds blow and the roads are sometimes closed off.  During the summer months the temperatures can rise above 40C.

The ascent through the foothills takes in an abundant variety of flora and fauna and offers spectacular views of the island. At the height of about 2,000 meters the vegetation starts to give way to the characteristic lava landscape. Its easy to see why parts of the Star Wars and James Bond films have been shot here.

By far the most comfortable way to climb the volcano (which last erupted in 1909) is by the cable car, which will take you to within 200 meters of the summit where stunning views of Tenerife and neighbouring islands can be enjoyed.  The peak was formed by eruptions in the late 18th century, which also moulded the surviving lunar landscape.

Balloon Experience - Playa de las Americas

For the perfect holiday photos take a ride with the Balloon Experience crew. As you are lifted 120 meters into the air  you will have a beautiful aerial view of the coastline.

Botanical Gardens - Puerto de la Cruz

With its protective oasis containing some of the most diverse and exotic plant life this is the most fantastic garden on the island.

Camel Park - Nr Los Cristianos

A ride on camel safari which lasts about an hour and takes you around the fields that surround the farm.  There is a small cafe selling the usual range of snacks and drinks.

Los Abrigos Divers - Los Abrigos

A PADI dive centre offering the full range of courses, excursions and experience dives. All equipment included and transport arranged.

Horse Riding (Rancho Grande) - Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf & Country Club.  Beginners classes, rides for children and pony trekking in the countryside.

Quad Biking - La Camella, Arona

The Quad Park offers a great day out in Tenerife, guaranteed to provide both adults and kids with the thrilling ride of a lifetime. Children from six to twelve can ride as passengers free of charge

Karting - between Golf del Sur and Los Cristianos

The Karting Club is situated just off the TF1 Motorway on the road to Guaza - Las Chafiras.  The track is of international standard and has 5 different models of kart for hire upon age and experience.  In addition for those not racing, you will find a bar, cafeteria and extensive viewing terraces.

Octopus Aqua Park - Playa de las Americas

One of Tenerife's great attractions, it features a superb selection of sun bathing areas, slides, tubes, pools, diving boards, dolphins shows and a relaxing 'lazy river'. Facilities include restaurants and changing rooms.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh this is a very helpful list mate!

    Checking out the Teide tour in

    Would be nice if you can share your thoughts on their tours! Thanks!