Do something different in Tenerife

Time after time the question ‘What is there to do’ is asked by people researching their trip to Tenerife.  And time after time the same list appears.  However our island is much more than sun and beaches and the same old same old.  When you fancy something a little different to soaking up the sun why not check out a few of the lesser-known adventures that are waiting to be discovered.

Teide by night – Due to there being no light pollution Mount Teide is among the top 5 stargazing destinations in the world. Visiting during day is impressive, but visiting at night, you could be on a different planet. One of the most interesting and unique excursions you can do is to observe the sky in the National Park where the stars seem close enough to touch. A professional guide will map out the night sky for you, naming and explaining the starry constellations that seem brighter and clearer than you’ve ever seen them before. Including a meal, you can book this tour online HERE for under €80.

Helicopter tours – This has to be one of the most memorable ways to see the island and get a truly unique perspective of the breath-taking landscapes of Tenerife. Various routes starting from around 100 euros can be found HERE

Visit the Pyramids Okay, maybe not as well known as those in Egypt, but Güímar boasts pirámides too. Discovered in 1991 by Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian adventurer was fascinated by the structures that were built without mortar from the volcanic rock of the island. Since then, a debate between archaeologists, anthropologists, astronomers and historians has been taken place. Heyerdahl claimed that visitors from Egypt created the Pirámides of Güimar and to prove the journey across the Mediterranean was possible, he crossed the ocean in a boat made of papyrus.

Since then, a debate between archaeologists, anthropologists, astronomers and historians has been taken place. Heyerdahl claimed that visitors from Egypt created the Pirámides of Güimar and to prove the journey across the Mediterranean was possible, he crossed the ocean in a boat made of papyrus.

BOB diving – You don’t need to be James Bond to enjoy exploring Tenerife’s underwater world. BOB (Breathing Observation Bubble) scooters are a fun way for people to sit astride a scooter-like vehicle, and enjoy a scuba diving experience without the effort. For details and to book online check out the WEBSITE

Submarine tours – Now you have the taste for being underwater why not see the ocean from a different angle and take a trip on a Yellow submarine. You will see a variety of marine life, including stingrays but there is always that unexpected surprise as to who may be visiting their fishy relatives while you are on safari. All the submarines are environmentally friendly and harm neither wildlife nor their habitat.

A very different theme park – For lovers of dolls, teddy bears and even gardens visitors should not miss an excursion to the enchanted world – Artlandya.  The old, stylishly renovated Canarian houses with the different exhibitions can be visited close to the town of Icod.

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Day Trip to La Gomera – Cross the sea and explore the tiny island famous for being the last port where Christopher Columbus’ stayed before discovering the Americas. See dramatic valleys, green mountains, crystal clear waters and lush laurel forests. Lots of choice on this one at various prices to suit.

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