Water activities in Tenerife

Dive, sail, swim, surf, snorkel, scuba dive. Use all these verbs on your arrival in the Canary Islands. Find out about the best water activities in Tenerife.

The Canary Islands and the sea are inextricably linked for life. A perfect union that combines the tranquillity of bathing in the Atlantic Ocean and its endless coasts with the fun of being able to enjoy a wide range of water activities in Tenerife. Our territory has a perimeter of 342 km, of which 67.14 km are beaches. You can also find magnificent natural pools and rocky areas of great beauty.

Diving in Tenerife

The island’s seabed is internationally renowned for its beauty and variety. The flora and fauna of our seabed is numerous and of incomparable natural wealth. There are many protected areas to prevent the destruction that we have in our territory. These are some of them: Sebadal de San Andrés, sebadales de Antequera, marine strip of Teno-Rasca, marine cave of San Juan, sebadales of the South of Tenerife or the coast of San Juan de la Rambla. Columnar disjunctions, underwater caves, basaltic columns, artificial reefs and many other unique elements in the world.

If your wish is to fulfil your dream of diving during your holidays, at Vanilla Garden we will help you choose the best place and make your booking. All you have to do is ask our reception team and we will make it easy for you.

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Surfing and windsurfing on the island

Our island is perfect for experts in waves and for those who want to get started in this exciting sport. Windsurfing and surfing are practised all along the coast of Tenerife, from north to south. With a little skill and a lot of enthusiasm, you can make rapid progress if you let yourself be guided by the best professionals in the sector. We are going to recommend some of the best surf schools.

At the Mahalo Surf School they travel every day to the best sandy beaches in Tenerife to find the most spectacular waves. As they themselves say, you can enjoy European Hawaii by starting your surfing career, perfecting your techniques or training with the school’s excellent staff.

Secret Surf School Tenerife offers you the possibility to share special moments while you get to know the most impressive marine corners of the island. They will teach you from the first steps so that you can master the keys to surfing during your lessons. In addition, the course includes wetsuit, lycra, surfboard and liability insurance.

Open 365 days a year, Atlantik Surf is one of the main surfing references on the island. With a starting point in Puerto de la Cruz, they offer tours in search of the best waves, complete equipment, transport and activities for those who prefer bodyboarding.

Whale and dolphin watching

Another of the maritime attractions that can be found in Tenerife is whale watching. If you are a more relaxed person who likes plans with a little less physical activity, this is a very good option. Our island is the first European destination to be named a Whale Heritage Site, a designation that only Hervey Bay (Australia) and The Bluff (South Africa) had previously obtained.

Nearly 1.5 million people each year see pilot whales, dolphins, sperm whales, turtles and many other species that inhabit our seabed permanently or temporarily.

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Other activities and Vanilla Garden

And as if that wasn’t enough, at Vanilla Garden we will advise you on the best options to visit beaches, natural pools and places of interest on the coast. A sailboat ride, the adrenaline of the jet skis, getting to know the heights in parasailing and many other water activities in Tenerife to enjoy the sea.

There is no doubt that among the most impressive charms of the Canary Islands are the waters of Tenerife and the amount of treasures that it offers, both in surface and in the depths.

Whichever way you visit it is possible to enjoy and live unique experiences, such as diving or snorkeling.

If you have never dived or do not have much practice in this fantastic sport, do not worry because this may be the ideal environment to start you in the best conditions and accompanied by the most professional.

The Baptism of Diving in Tenerife is recognized worldwide by many of the tourists who have visited us.

A quick and very easy way to enjoy the underwater landscapes, accompanied by instructors to ensure your safety while enjoying the experience.

During the excursion you will be able to fascinate with the varied fauna underwater like turtles and great amount of fish.

Snorkeling is another of the options offered by Tenerife to enjoy its wonderful aquatic backgrounds.

It is an activity where the athlete dives just below the surface of the water, using as tools a tube or snorkel to breathe under the water and also fins to expedite their movements in the water.

Perhaps this is a lighter form of diving, especially for those who do not like to dive completely underwater or just want to take a curious look.

The clarity of the waters in some coves of Tenerife help to visualize with greater ease and without needing to submerge. In these beaches you can see all kinds of local fauna and a great variety of aquatic curiosities.

The climate and the overall environment of the island are simply perfect and give it recognition among its visitors as one of the best areas to dive or snorkel.

Do not you feel like going into the water or are you a little afraid? Do not worry because a boat ride might be the perfect choice for you.

You can even go with your family or with friends to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes on the coast of the island, the stunning views of the cliffs, sunrises or sunsets, cetaceans swimming and many more things.

It is only a matter of choosing the aquatic activity that best suits your preferences.



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