Outdoor activities

Tenerife boasts 43
protected nature areas

…which occupy half of the island.Outstanding landscapes to see, such as the Laurel Forests, a lush magical relic from the Tertiary Period, or El Acantilado de Los Gigantes (The Giant Cliffs), which can reach up to 600 metres in height, but above all, you have endless options for outdoor activities. For instance, hiking. It’s one of the best ways to explore Tenerife’s amazing variety of natural beauty spots along hundreds of kilometres of signposted trails.

The list of outdoor activities

to choose includes many others

From riding through spectacular landscapes on your mountain bike(there are routes for all levels), to climbing the many rock walls and mountains in the north, centre and south of Tenerife. The Island is also a leading European destination for paragliding thanks to the air quality and climate. We have over 100 sites that are ideal for this increasingly popular sport.

70 kilometres of beaches

where you can enjoy many activities such as pedalos, jet skis and parasailing. Or you can just relax, let the sea breeze cool you down and have a quick dip whenever you fancy… then repeat everyday till you have an amazing suntan.

Water sports

Deep-sea fishing, sailboat trips, windsurfng, kitesurfing, kayaking or diving. There are as many things to do in the water as on land. The crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic around Tenerife, combined with the rich diversity of marine life, make it a veritable treasure trove for all who enjoy diving, as well as those who wish to try this exciting sport for the first time.
Above the waves, windsurfing and kitesurfing (El Médano is a paradise for those who enjoy such sports), surfing and kayaking.

Teide: the gem of the island

Teide National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over three million visitors a year, is the best and most famous place to see volcanic phenomena on the whole island of Tenerife. No words can truly do it justice: majestic, breathtaking, unique…

One thing’s for sure; you’ll be simply astounded by the colours and the wild force which imbue this surreal landscape overlooked by Spain’s highest peak at 3,718 metres above sea level. It is home to many local species of fauna and flora, such as the Teide violet or Tenerife bugloss whose bright colours stand in stark contrast to the thousands (yes, thousands) of tonnes of ochre lava in this truly unique landscape.

We also suggest

 …you try canyoning, an activity attracting new participants on the Island every day and for which there are a great many suitable canyons (Tenerife is criss-crossed by hundreds of them); and caving, to explore underground caverns hidden beneath our feet.

Birdwatching & Stargazing

The Canary Islands and Tenerife are the first places you can see birds on their annual migration to Equatorial Africa.

Go stargazing because the Island has some of the clearest and least polluted skies
in the world.

If you prefer, the many horseback trails all around the Island offer another fun way to explore Tenerife.