Top 12 Outdoor Activities in Tenerife

Looking for the best outdoor activities in Tenerife?

There are so many things to do in Tenerife that you wish to come back again soon. If you would like some help on organizing your trip, keep reading!

We know that you love to spend time on the open and being outside. That is why we have collected some of the best ideas to spend the whole day enjoying the beautiful landscape of Tenerife. If you are a nature lover, this is your post!

The best outdoor activities to do in Tenerife

Are you looking for exciting outdoor activities to do in Tenerife? Or do you prefer something more relaxing and calmed? It does not matter what you prefer, here you will find just what is perfect for you.

Coasteering in Tenerife: the best outdoor activities

Have you ever tried coasteering? This type of sport has become very popular in our island and many tourists have already take a sip to see how it tastes like. It consists on a coastal trail that combines hiking, climbing, jumping to the water and snorkeling among other things. It sounds amazing, right?

So if you are looking for something different to do, we totally recommend you trying this out!

Outdoor activities in Tenerife: Paragliding

Do you want to know how does it feel like to fly? For sure, one of the best activities to do in Tenerife is paragliding. In Overfly we are in love with this aerial sport and we recommend it to anyone who is looking to experience the island from a different perspective.

Check out our web page or call us and try one of our tandem flights, you will totally love it!

How much does a paraglider cost? How to get started! 

Hiking in the Teide National Park

This is one of the best outdoor activities for nature lovers. Teide Natural Park is one of the main attractions of Tenerife and a true natural wonder. You cannot come without having a walk around and enjoying the beautiful landscape of this famous volcano.

It is 3.718 m high and while you hike you can observe the petrified lava rivers that surround the whole mountain. For sure, this is an activity that you should not miss.

teide national park

Tenerife: outdoor activities like biking

The next one in our outdoor activities in Tenerife is biking. There are thousands of places where you can rent a bike for a day and then go out and have your own little adventure. You can explore the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife or try new things and follow one of their famous bike routes all around the island.

Some of these routes go from Puerto de La Cruz and pass the Teide, Santa Cruz, Pico del Inglés and other famous beaches of Tenerife.

Outdoor activities in Tenerife: Scuba diving and Snorkel

Tenerife has a wide variety of sea life waiting to be discovered by you. At the Canary Islands you will see different species that belong to diverse ecosystems. Swimming and diving into its waters you will be able to observe animals from the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean or Caribbean sea.

It is the perfect activity for those who enjoy the sea and need something exciting to do. There are many businesses that organize this type of activities all around the island.

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Activities in Tenerife with kids: thematic parks

Do you know the thematic parks that you can visit in Tenerife? We think this is the perfect alternative to spend the day in Tenerife with kids. Siam Park is one of the most popular ones where adults and children can have fun enjoying their different attractions and roller coasters.

If you are looking for ways to escape the hottest days in Tenerife, then the best option for you is Aqualand in Costa Adeje. This aquatic park has activities for the little ones but also is the perfect alternative if you are coming with your friends.

Windsurf, kitesurfing and bodyboarding

Tenerife is also famous because of its water sports like windsurf, kitesurfing or bodyboarding. If you are interested in spending some time at the beach and trying something different, you can try one of these.

The best spot for it is said to be El Medano. There, there is fantastic wind and the conditions make it perfect for this type of sports, no matter what is your level.

Whale watching excursion: top outdoors activities in Tenerife

Whale watching is another of the most popular outdoor activities in Tenerife. There are around 30 different species of whales and dolphins living in the Canary Islands. You will be able to observe some of them and discover a bit more about the Canary biodiversity while you rest and enjoy a nice tour along the coast of Tenerife.

They are respectful with the animals and are carried out by marine biologist that will also share their knowledge with you so you can learn more about the sea life of Tenerife and its whales and dolphins.

Wine tasting in Taraconte: find the taste of Tenerife

Taraconte is one of the most famous regions in Tenerife known because of their good wine. You can go hiking to their Agua García forest and then make your own tour tasting some of the best wines in Spain.

If you are looking for outdoor activities in Tenerife that are different and relaxing, we totally recommend you trying this one!

landscape tenerife

Surfing at the coast of Tenerife

We have already talked about windsurfing and boardsurfing, but Tenerife is also a great place to do surfing. There are many surf sites that are suitable for any level. You can start from zero with some surf lessons or, if you are already an expert, you can make a tour around all the beaches of Tenerife.

Tour around the beaches of Tenerife

Yes, we have just suggested that you do a surfing tour along Tenerife’s coast. However, even if you are not a surf lover, this can be still the perfect outdoor activity. Grab your car and get ready to dive into their blue waters!

Some of the most popular ones are Playa de la Tejita, Playa de las Teresitas, Playa de los Gigantes or Playa del Médano.

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Visit Rural Park Anaga

The last activity of our list is to pay a visit to the Natural Park Anaga and get lost in its landscape. There are many hiking trails for you to explore. It has been declared biosphere reserve.

There you will see how the rocky mountains collide with the coastal landscape of the beach. Some of its trails will take you to a small cove where you can rest your feet and have a bath.

And this is all we have for today! Have you found the perfect plan for you? We hope so!

Do not forget to check out our paragliding flights if you are coming to Tenerife. We can assure you that it will be a completely different experience.


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