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.


If you want to enjoy an alternative holiday this summer, we present Tenerife as never before.

We know that during your holidays you want to forget about the stress of work and the madness of living in a city. That’s why we offer you a different holiday in 2019. Whether you’re one of those people who likes to take long walks on the beach, stay close to the Vanilla Garden swimming pool or if you like to experience new adventures. Today we offer you many different ways to live an alternative holiday in 2019.

Alternative vacations for adventurers

If you want the adrenaline to run through every inch of your body we propose some plans that you can’t resist.

Let’s cross Tenerife’s sky!

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How about a paragliding adventure watching from on high like you’ve never done before? Let yourself be carried away by the thermal currents and experience the adrenaline rush admiring the breathtaking views of Tenerife from the sky. Make the most of a very intense experience flying more than 1000 meters off the ground – this activity is designed for beginners and experts! In addition, some of these experiences will take you to know the Barranco del Infierno, one of the most beautiful places on the island.

Snorkelling among turtles

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Diving in Tenerife is a great opportunity to dive into the depths of an indescribable environment. The Canary Islands have a beautiful seabed that is worth visiting. In ‘El Bufadero’ a diving and snorkelling area near Los Cristianos, you will see several turtles and bishop-rays. In addition, the Puertito de Armeñime of Arona is a popular area for diving with green turtles.

Alternative vacations only for adults

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Another way to live a different holiday in 2019 is to stay in a hotel just for adults. Vanilla Garden is a boutique hotel just for adults that will allow you to live an alternative vacation. Our Only Adults Concept is based on offering a completely stress-free stay and is those looking to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere combined with parties. The best music, delicious and refreshing drinks, incredible pool parties, modern facilities, great chill-out area, private spaces filled the silence … The ideal hotel to visit in a couple or with your friends!

Alternative vacations to disconnect from the routine

Sometimes to be able to disconnect you need a little push, we make it easy! We want to make you feel completely renewed, what do you think about these methods?

Massage and beauty

Did you know that a hand massage is a quick and easy way to relieve stress There’s nothing wrong with pampering yourself! At the Vanilla Garden Hotel, we have a space reserved for people who like to take care of their bodies. That’s why you can enjoy our manicure and pedicure service outdoors, without leaving the pool!


There’s no better way to relax than with a yoga session. If you also add the sound and the sea breeze, you can enjoy a completely enriching experience. Yoga is based on three pillars: meditation, breathing and asanas (postures). In addition, to practice this sport you will not need material to bring from home since the two fundamental pieces that you need to do yoga is your body and your mind.

We hope we helped you to plan an alternative holiday for this summer! Our main goal at Vanilla Garden is to make sure you have a pleasant vacation staying with us. Our entire team is at your disposal for whatever you need and, we’ll help you make it possible!



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