101 Things to do in Tenerife

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Things to do in Tenerife


Ever planned a holiday and not sure what to do? Here is my list of the 101 things you can do in Tenerife from where to eat and drink, to what beaches to go off and find and places to shop! I lived in Tenerife for eight months in 2018 and found out very quickly that there all sorts of things to do. There are different sections to help you decide because if you’re only heading there for a week you want to make sure there is a mixture of time between exploring and relaxing!

101 things to do in Tenerife

  1. Rent a bike for the day and cycle the length of the promenade in the South
  2. Go to a Spanish cinema
  3. Take the ferry to the island of La Gomera
  4. Camp on a beach
  5. Watch / take part in a hypnotism, see James Anthony Hypnotist
  6. Stargaze from Mount Teide
  7. Go to Forrestall park and go on Europe’s biggest zip line
  8. Sing Karaoke at Moonlight pub in Costa Adeje
  9. Play mini golf in Playa de Las Americas
  10. Take part in a bar crawl
  11. Go shopping in Puerto Ingles in Santa Cruz
  12. Cliff jump off the small cliffs at the end of Los Cris beach
  13. Hike the nearest hill in the morning and see the sunrise
  14. Take a day trip or hire a car to see the views from the Anaga mountains
  15. Tour the island in a helicopter with Helidream
  16. Go on the biggest slide at Siam Park, Tower of Power
  17. Hire a car and drive through the valleys of Masca
  18. See the pyramids of Güímar
  19. Buy useless things at Alehop (they’re everywhere around the island)
  20. Visit the Gelato shops in Los Cristianos
  21. Go to Siam by night (only in the summer season) and experience the water park by night
  22. Take part in a horse riding tour
  23. Walk the length of the prom, from Los Cristianos to La Caleta
  24. Go up Mount Teide in a cable car to the highest viewpoint
  25. Spend the day at Kaluna beach club
  26. Visit the observatory in Teide national park
  27. Watch the dancing water fountain show opposite the Hard Rock Cafe
  28. Go on the Wally Trolley (little train that goes round the area)
  29. Visit the Los Cristianos or Adeje Market
  30. Go caving near Puerto de la Cruz
  31. Visit Fañabé Beach club and watch the sunset
  32. Go paragliding off the cliffs
  33. Visit Vilaflor, the highest village in Spain
  34. Take part in a local wine tasting at Icod de Los Vinos
  35. Visit La Orotava for the Corpus carpets
  36. Go to the Monkey Park
  37. Visit the Botanical gardens in Santa Cruz
  38. Shop at Siam Mall
  39. Drive round the island on a buggy tour / quad bike
  40. Go shopping in a Chinese bazaar shop
  41. See the Dragon tree at Icod de Los vinos
  42. Visit and try and conquer the Escape rooms
  43. Go to the Los Cris beach bar and swim in the natural rock pools
  44. Visit Candelaria and the statues of the guanche kings
  45. Go go-karting

Things to do in Tenerife – Evenings out

  1. Eat at Senor frogs
  2. Dance to the live local Gran Canarian band that plays in the Los Cris harbour restaurant on Sundays
  3. Eat dinner in a car at Harley’s restaurant
  4. Go to Children of the 80’s at the Hard Rock Hotel
  5. Drink a litre of Sangria at any beach bar
  6. Watch Music Hall Tavern
  7. Go to a all night Spanish club like Achuman in Adeje
  8. Eat at Lucky 7’s burger place and try the banana milkshake
  9. Go and see Carmen Mota
  10. Have a frozen cocktail at Tanyo’s cocktail bar
  11. Eat traditional Spanish tapas
  12. Visit Papagayos beach bar and have a frozen cocktail
  13. Go to an all you can eat Chinese buffet
  14. Have drinks at Cockleteria

101 things to do in Tenerife

101 things to do in Tenerife

Things to do in Tenerife – Sea / Swim

  1. Scuba dive in Abades
  2. Have a surfing lesson in Las America’s
  3. Snorkel in Abades
  4. Go on the underwater scooters
  5. Visit Punta del Hidalgo and go to the natural pools
  6. Go jet skiing in Los Gigantes
  7. See dolphins and whales (anywhere on the island)
  8. Try windsurfing in El Medino
  9. Visit the Thermal pool and spa in Adeje
  10. Skinny dip
  11. Swim in the salt water swimming pool Costa Martianez in Puerto de la cruz
  12. Go on the submarine safari
  13. Visit the rockpool at Charco de la Laja
  14. Go kayaking or canoeing
  15. Relax at the pool bar in the middle of Golf de sur
  16. Swim with sea turtles
  17. Visit Oasis Los Gigantes
  18. Go on a day sailing trip (Seaquest or Freebird)
  19. Visit the rock pools in Garachico
  20. Take a trip to Costa Silencio and go to the beach bar at Montana Amarilla
  21. Do the inflatable assault course on Fañabé Beach
  22. Visit a rooftop pool (GF Victoria hotel)

101 things to do in Tenerife

101 things to do in Tenerife

Things to do in Tenerife – Hiking

  1. Masca Trek
  2. La Caldera
  3. Montana de Guaza to Palm Mar Beach
  4. To the waterfall at Baranco del Infierno
  5. Hike a volcano
  6. Anaga mountains
  7. Get a permit and go to the top of Mount Teide

Things to do in Tenerife – The festivals

  1. San Juan festival
  2. Arona fest
  3. Sunblast festival

101 things to do in Tenerife

101 things to do in Tenerife

Things to do in Tenerife – The beaches you can’t miss

  1. Playa Jardin
  2. Visit one of the nudist beaches
  3. Playa de las Teresita’s
  4. Have a BBQ on the beach
  5. Playa del Bollullo
  6. El Puertito
  7. Playa de Los morteros
  8. Visit the black sand beaches at La Caleta
  9. Playa de Diego Hernandez
  10. El medino


The numbers wouldn’t work with me but if you add them all up, here are 101 things for you! There are so many different things to do in Tenerife so hopefully you’ve found some fun things to occupy your time on the island! Is there anything that I have missed off?

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I post once a week covering topics such as solo travel, working and living abroad and also creating Gabriella’s Guides to places I have been. I cover topics under the following categories such as Planning and Packing, The Travel Diary, Travel Inspiration, Photo Diaries, Gabriella’s Guides and Working Abroad.

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