Holidays are all about chilling out, exploring new regions and discovering different cultures. Relaxing is often at the top of holidaymakers’ ‘to do’ lists and of course, many go away to enjoy the sun, sea and sand. Tenerife has beautiful beaches in abundance, so visitors to the Canary Island need not worry about that. However, Tenerife is a vibrant island that is simply crammed with exciting things to do. Whether you’re an adventure-seeker or keen to learn more about local history, we have put together some of the more unique things to do while on holiday in Tenerife.
As many travellers will know, Tenerife was once a volcanic island and eruptions have sculpted the country’s geography over the years. In fact, the Canary Island is home to one of the largest volcanoes in the world, El Teide. With such a rich history of volcano eruption, there are a large number of volcanic tubes on the island. These tunnels are formed by flowing lava and create beautiful tube-like caverns beneath the surface. Tenerife is home to one of the largest volcanic tubes and today, holidaymakers have the opportunity to explore these caves and experience the layers of lava that have shaped the island. Explorers will find interesting lava formations, beautiful natural geological decoration and of course, the majestic darkness that comes with underground tunnels. For the less adventurous caver, many Tenerife tours offer a simple walk through these caves. For others, abseiling is an option. However you choose to explore the underground network of Tenerife, it’s sure to be spectacular.
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Tenerife has the perfect climate for wine making. With a warm weather, volcanic soil and located well above sea level, the country is often hailed as the centre of wine making in the Canary Islands. When on holiday in Tenerife, a fantastic day out is to visit one of the many wineries not only to sample the wines on offer, but also to learn more about Tenerife culture. The scenery surrounding the wineries is truly breathtaking, with breathtaking mountain ranges and beautiful sea views. There are a number of ways to experience the vineyards in Tenerife, but one suggestion is to take a tour of the wine route or simply visit a single winery. On the vineyards, holidaymakers can take part in tasting sessions, vineyard tours and guided tours of the wine presses. Some of the most prestigious wineries in Tenerife include the Casa del Vino La Baranda, Vinoteca Canaria and Bodega El Lomo.
As one of the most beautiful islands in the Canary Islands, it’s no surprise that Tenerife is one of the top destinations for marine wildlife. Whether you go scuba diving in Tenerife or experience what the island has to offer by boat, many holidaymakers are guaranteed to see some spectacular marine life. However, there is an even more stunning way of seeing what lives in the sea in Tenerife. Explorers have the opportunity to hire transparent kayaks, which allows holidaymakers to take their very own glass-bottomed boat trip. With the ability to clearly see the marine life below, this is a fantastic and different way of exploring the ocean. From parrot fish and loggerhead turtles to dolphins and whales, there is a host of marine life to discover in Tenerife.
These are just a few examples of ‘different’ things to do in Tenerife. Whatever the reason for your holiday to the island, be sure to sample some of the amazing activities on offer. There is something to suit everyone and Tenerife is the perfect place to try something new.