The number of exciting attractions scattered around the many hotels in Tenerife mean that it’s pretty simple to see things all across the 100-metre-long-island. There’s plenty of things to do on the largest of the Canary Islands, whether you and your family are looking for natural vistas or energetic waves.
Siam Park has plenty to offer the adrenaline junkies in the family, from the slippery Jungle Snakes water slide or the bumpy Naga Racer water slide, to rushing down the Mekong Rapids in a family-size rubber ring. For a more relaxing day, you can always visit the sea lions or relax on Siam Beach. Head to the working banana farm near Playa de las Americas, Bananera Jardines del Atlantico for a more sedate attraction.
Las Aguilas Jungle Park, a popular attraction among those staying at hotels in Tenerife, is only a short distance from the busy resorts of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas. This zoological park is a safe bet when the kids need to be entertained and there is a free daily shuttle bus to the park. The bird display will have you enthralled and you’re sure to marvel at the two rare white lions and a sighting of the warrior-like Mandrills hiding in the trees is guaranteed to make your day.
Lovers of sea creatures should take a boat trip out to watch the whales and dolphins in their natural environment. You’re very likely to see Pilot Whales and pods of dolphins blowing bubbles on your sightseeing voyage, despite there been 21 different species of whales found in the waters surrounding Tenerife.
After been dormant for over 100 years, Mount Teide is the island’s majestic volcano, which is the most popular attraction in Tenerife. The Tenerife hotels in the north-west are ideally located to be able to catch a bus there. Cable cars will be able to take you up its slopes once you’re there to 300 metres below the summit, before you’ll need to exercise your muscles in order to reach the crater.