What to do and See on the island of Tenerife
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What to do and See on the island of Tenerife

Tenerife is the most picturesque of the Canary Islands, off the African coast. Rent a car and drive yourself to various beaches and attraction spots in Tenerife. The island is best explored by car to reach all the remote corners or do an island road trip. You don’t need to tire yourself with public transport, just hire a car for your time in Tenerife and explore it at your ease. Try to avoid driving during the peak hours as the traffic in Tenerife sometimes gets crazy. To drive in Tenerife, make sure you have an International Driving Permit. There are plenty of points to pick up your vehicle from, making renting a car really convenient. You will find all pick up places here. People in Tenerife drive in a rather quirky way, so be on your lookout. Adventure courses through the veins of Tenerife, and here are some things you can do to have a jolly experience.

Adventurous Activities

If you are an adrenaline junkie, then you would love to ride the cable car up to the peak of Mount Teide. The view from 12,000 ft above sea level will leave you enthralled. Tenerife is home to loads of water sports. Hefty trade winds blowing from the Atlantic make El Medano ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing. The temperate and crystal clear waters of Tenerife call you out for fun water activities like scuba diving and snorkeling. Brave a night dive into the depths or snorkel with turtles in Los Gigantes- any which ways, you are going to have the best time of your life.  Tabaiba is an excellent place for scuba diving. On a dive here, you’ll find octopus, large schools of mackerel, and barracudas. You can also go for Sea Kayaking and Canoeing Trip at Playa de Los Cristiano.

Go Hiking

Masca Hike is one of the most sought after hikes on Tenerife. It begins at the village on the northwest side of the island and goes all the way to the rocky beach below. Anaga Rural Park also has some of the best hiking trails in Tenerife. One can also explore the rural park on horseback.

Enjoy at the Amusement Parks

Siam Park is a new yet famous water park. It is crammed with water rides that will give you the best experience. Visit this park to experience all the thrills and spills it has to offer. Siam Park is dedicated to a Thai theme and is Tenerife’s biggest theme park. There is a less crowded and smaller alternative. It is the ‘Aqualand,’ which is near the airport and is ideal for people with young kids and for those who wish to avoid long queues.

Watch the Malizia Show

It is excellent to live performance at Pirámide de Arona. It is a captivating experience for children and adults alike. The Malizia Show presents a blend of traditional Hispanic cultures and offers a mixture of flamenco opera and dancee performance.

Attend Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Over the course of a week, festivals, processions and parties flood the streets of Santa Cruz with colour, feathers and glitter. The Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival is a fun event to attend with a group, or with the family. It is quite a vivid experience.