It is easy to enjoy yourself in Tenerife, both by day and by night and whatever your age. The range of leisure activities covers scientific and natural interests, with visits to the Botanical Gardens and Loro Parque in the north, or the colony of pilot whales in the waters of the south, to the fun of Siam water park and other attractions, including sporting activities like trekking, with an extensive network of sign-posted trails. The nights of Tenerife are especially pleasant, thanks to the mild climate. Casinos to try your luck in an elegant setting like the Puerto de la Cruz Casino, restaurants, night clubs with international shows, discotheques and pubs with live music, and these are just some of the options available to visitors each night.
PYRAMIDS OF GÜÍMAR
C/ Chacona, s/n
Tel. 922 514 510 – Fax 922 514 511
Pyramids of Güímar Ethnographic Park houses six step-pyramids currently under study. The park boasts magnificent facilities including Chacona House Museum, where an exhibition draws cultural parallels between the Old World and the New. The lecture hall, with a seating capacity for 164, shows a documentary film about the pyramids, the Navigation Marquee contains life-size reproductions of papyrus rafts, the Easter Island exhibition about the legendary isle, including life-size photographs of the mysterious Moai, a coffee shop and gift shop. The complex is set in marvellous landscaped gardens, full of native flora.
The centre also organises presentations, temporary exhibitions, conferences and business meetings, among others.
PIRÁMIDE DE ARONA – AUDITORIUM
„MALIZIA” – Carmen Mota Ballet
Carmen Mota has dedicated her entire life to Spanish ballet. This love is reflected in each one of her performances in which she moves the audience with her special aesthetic sense. Her art stands out all over the world because of her innovative choreographies of very different styles which merge modern and traditional Spanish dance.
Mare Nostrum Resort
Avda. de las Américas, s/n, Playa de las Américas
Information and Bookings Tel: 922 757 549 – Fax: 922 797 482
Hard Rock Café Tenerife
Hard Rock Cafe Tenerife, located on Playa de Las Americas, the main street through the city, is surrounded by shopping and leisure activities, the Cafe is the highlight of everyone’s day, local and tourist alike.
Appointed with modern, and very cool, decorative flare and that world-renowned Hard Rock style, the Cafe features 2 floors of dining and relaxing, 2 function rooms for all your group needs, and 2 terraces looking out over the beauty of the city. With more than 100 pieces of memorabilia, Hard Rock Cafe Tenerife feels very familiar, at the very same time you realize you are in one of most incredible locales on the planet.
Hard Rock Café Tenerife
Avenida De Las Américas S/N – Pirámides De Arona
+34 922 055 022
Camino Moreque, Llano Azul,
Tel. 922 79 07 20
Aloe Park Tenerife (former Bananera Jardines del Atlántico)
Camino Bananeras, 16 – Buzanada
Ctra. de autopista del sur a Valle San Lorenzo, Salida 26
Tel. 922 720 403 / 922 720 360
It is our effort to conserve and improve the products of our island. We have achieved a perfect balance between ecology and the traditions.
In our almost 40.000 meters of property we show you the banana cultivation in all facets of vital importance in the economy of Canarias.
We have taken special care in our aloe vera planting, worldwide known for its countless applications in cosmetic and pharmacology of known efficacy. At our facilities you will see the whole process of manufacturing the products of this plant used for over two thousand years.
On the way of our land you will see a large variety of fruit trees: oranges, avocados, papayas, guavas, among others. We also have a large collection of cactus and native plants of great ecological and cultural value.
You will enjoy our traditional animals as the camel, donkey, goat, sheep, fowl, and duck among others.
HORSE AND CARRIAGE RIDES
Horse and carriage ride in Playa de las Américas / Los Cristianos / Costa del Silencio:
(Opposite Parque Santiago III, Playa de las Américas)
Tel. 922 720 643 – Fax: 922 751 334 – Mobile: 609 081 794
Tel. 922 765 566 – Fax: 922 765 850
Valle de San Lorenzo – Arona
Opening times: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Collection of more than 400 species of orchids; carnivorous plants.
South motorway, exit 27
Los Cristianos road, Arona, km. 3.5 (La Camella)
Phone 922 721 121
Opening times: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Camel rides (30 min or 50 min), breeding centre. Canary Island farm containing local crops. Crafts
PARQUE LAS ÁGUILAS – JUNGLE PARK
Los Cristianos road to Arona at km 3
Arona, South Tenerife
Telephone: 922 729 010 – Fax: 922 729 362
Web page: Parque Las Águilas
Opening times: Open all year round from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit a zoo and botanical garden spread over 75,000 m2 of lush vegetation, featuring a fine collection of birds of prey. Penguins, hippopotamuses, pelicans and crocodiles in natural surroundings; a route that takes you through tunnels, over hanging bridges, and past waterfalls, lagoons and caves, where you can see the spectacular free flight of exotic birds and birds of prey. The birds of prey show is one of the best in the world and features falcons, vultures and eagles in full flight.
Tel. 922 766 423 – Mobile 608 012 689
Traditional Canary Island hamlet, designed to show visitors the cultural identity of the local people.
Tel. 922 753 055 – Fax: 922 750 655
Opposite Apartments La Paz, Playa de las Américas
Tel. 922 780 594 – Fax 922 780 594
Opposite Apartments Colón II, Playa de las Américas
AQUALAND COSTA ADEJE
Avda. Austria, 15, San Eugenio Alto
Web page: Web: www.aqualand.es
Water Park, Dolphinarium
Tel. 922 715 266 / 922 714 270 – Fax 922 714 803
Opening times: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
South motorway, exit 29
Slides and kids’ slide, Río Bravo, Kamikazes, Soft Slides, Twin, Dolphinarium (Show 3 p.m.) , Spiral, Trampoline, Dolphin Lake, Kids’ Castle, Swimming-pool with waterfall, Lazy River, Kiddies’ Area, Neptune Swimming-Pool, Flying Boats, Multisurf.
Free bus from Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos, parking, restaurants and snack bar, changing rooms, telephones, lockers and currency exchange, solarium and picnic area, gift shops and photos, toilets and first aid.
Harley’s American Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Avenida de España. 3
San Eugenio Bajo
38670 – Costa Adeje
Tel: +34 922 71 22 90
Centro Comercial Lagos de Fañabé
Calle Londres, 5
38660 – Costa Adeje
Tel. 922 71 30 40
ACUARIO ATLANTICO (aquarium)
Paseo Marítimo s/n
38660 Costa Adeje
CASTILLO SAN MIGUEL (castle)
Aldea Blanca, San Miguel
Exit 24 from south motorway TF-1
Tel. 922 700 276 – 922 374 811; Fax 922 700 585
Web page: www.castillosanmiguel.com – http://medievaladventure.com/
Opening times: Open from 8.00 p.m.
Medieval show: Parades, games and jousting tournaments. Dinner and band.
Park located in Tenerife South
Autopista del Sur TF 1 – salida 29
38660 Costa Adeje – Tenerife Sur
Tlf: (0034)902 060 000 / (0034) 822 070 000
Fax: (0034) 922 980 582
Siam Park, the water kingdom, opened its doors in 2008 as the most spectacular theme park with water attractions in Europe and will amaze everyone with its spectacular attractions.
Siam Park is completely unique and brand new for 2008! The most up to date technology has been used to develop the thrilling attractions, offering adventure, excitement and plenty of adrenalin. This combined with the exotic settings and exquisite oriental design of the ancient kingdom of Thailand.
The Lost City packed full of fun will entice the youngest ones to play in their very own water-adventure world. Those who are a little older can experience unique rides such as “The Giant” where the force of the centrifuge spins them round and round in a powerful twin cyclone. They can test their speed in the “Naga Racer”, plunge down the “Mekong Rapids” in a family sized raft and there’s the gravity-defying experience as you head towards the jaws of “The Dragon”! Strictly for the more adventurous is “The Tower of Power” with a breath-taking 28m drop and a heart stopping finale, or the “Volcano” where the darkness envelops you as the speed builds up and the spectacular laser show is revealed. The crystal clear waters of the “Sawasdee River” with its exotic islands and cascading waterfalls make it the perfect setting for visitors to relax and enjoy. A stunning white sandy beach and enormous “Wave Palace” will be a favourite with the surfers. And for those who want to learn, Siam Park has its own surf school.
Siam Park is also an ideal venue for celebrating special occasions like birthdays, company parties and private events. Its sheer scale means that groups of several thousand people can be hosted, like after hours beach barbecues. There is an anfitheatre that seats 1500 people, 5 bars and restaurants including one featuring Thai specialities and one directly situated on the beach. The tropical islands are ideal for smaller groups and VIP luxury cabanas come equipped with minibars, WIFI etc and “fast pass” entrance to all the attractions of the park for a real exclusive day out.
Puerto de la Cruz
Loro Parque (Parrot Park)
Punta Brava, Puerto de la Cruz
Tel: 922 373 841
Fax: 922 375 021
Opening times: 8.30 a.m. to 6.45 p.m. (Last entry: 4 p.m.)
Transport: Free from Plaza de los Reyes Católicos to Loro Parque, every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Loro Parque opened its doors for the first time in 1972. Located in Puerto de la Cruz, the park is set in 135,000 m2 of parkland and is a delight to young and old alike. The park soon became famous for its collection of parrots, the largest in the world. In 1994, the Loro Parque Foundation was also established for the purpose of protecting endangered birds. This subtropical park is home to a great variety of species, living in enclosures that closely represent their natural habitats. These species include tigers, gorillas, alligators, chimpanzees, pelicans, jaguars, flamingos, sea lions, Koi carps, Titi monkeys and even a Galapagos Giant tortoise.
One of the park’s star features is Europe’s largest dolphinarium and its amazing dolphin show. The Parrot Show, the first of its kind in Europe, takes place in an Arab-style marble palace. The sea-lion show is an opportunity to see how these intelligent mammals perform their tricks with incredible agility. The underwater world is also present at the marvellous aquarium where over 3,000 species co-exist, and where there is an impressive 18-metre-long shark tunnel.
Other attractions worthy of mention are Chimpland (created at Loro Parque in 1998), which is home to four adult chimpanzees and their young, and the glass cinema dome, where visitors can enjoy an unforgettable experience thanks to the advanced Showscan system and digital sound.
Planet Penguin was opened in December 1999 and is the world’s largest penguinarium. Thanks to the considerable technology involved in reconstructing their Antarctic habitat, 170 penguins from the South Pole live alongside tropical penguins and contentedly go about their lives in this enclosure, a perfect replica of their natural habitat. Loro Parque has received several important national and international awards including the Prince of Asturias Award for Business Excellence, presented for the first time to a Canary Island business, and the Gold Medal for Importance to Tourism.
In June 2006, the new attraction Orca Ocean was inaugurated on the arrival of four orcas from the bred-in-captivity programme of Seaworld USA Group.
Orca Ocean, the largest parrot collection in the world, the largest penguinarium in the world, Europe’s largest dolphinarium, sea lion show, dolphin show, Katandra Treetops, Animal Embassy, an aquarium housing over 3,000 species, shark tunnel, alligators, gorilla jungle, Chimpland, tigers, jaguars, Natura Vision, high definition cinema, orquidarium, Thai Village with conference hall, and Gambian market.
C/ Retama, 2
38400 Puerto de la Cruz
Opening times: (daily)
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (1st April -30th September)
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (1st October – 31st March)
Closed: 1st Jan, Good Friday and 25th December.
Library and Herb House: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Tel and Fax 922 383 572 / 922 371 596The La Orotava Acclimatisation Gardens were created by Royal Decree, issued by Carlos III, on the 17th of August, 1788, because of the need to grow species from the tropics somewhere in Spain with a suitable climate. The intervention of Alonso de Nava y Grimón, VI Marquis de Villanueva del Prado were vital, both for taking decisions about creating the gardens and for establishing and developing the gardens in their early stages. In 1790, the plans and a memo were drawn up. Work started from the plans of Nicolás Eduardo, an architect from La Laguna and new plantations started in 1792.
Camino Sitio Litre, s/n
Telephone: 922 382 417
Fax: 922 384 051
Visiting times: 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. all year round.
220 years old, it is the oldest garden in Tenerife. It has a private mansion dating from 1730. The owners have decided to open the nechanting gardens to the public. It contains curiosities like the largest collection of orchids on the island, the largest and oldest dragon tree of Puerto de la Cruz and reminiscences of famous explorers like the famous German botanist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt and Agatha Christie. It has a cafeteria and a boutique that specialises in typical products. It also has an exhibition of several paintings on loan from the Royal Kew Gardens, with whom they collaborate on many occasions.
Ábaco (House Museum)
C/ Casa Grande, s/n (Urb. El Durazno)
38400 Puerto de la Cruz
Tel. 922 370 107 – 922 374 811
Fax: 922 370 630
Luxury eighteenth-century Canary Island mansion, restored and used as a house museum by day and a cocktail bar by night. This original mansion, containing genuine pieces from various countries, preserves the charm of traditional Canary Island buildings, with all the rooms recreated in the style of the time. A pleasant setting, decorated throughout with fruit and natural greenery, accompanied by splendid floral arrangements. The mansion also boasts a magnificent garden and elegant salons in a variety of styles. At weekends, live piano music fills the air, with concerts of classical music on Sundays. These incomparable surroundings also welcome all kinds of events, including weddings, conference dinners and much more.
Pueblo Chico (Theme Park)
Northern Motorway TF-5 (Exit 35)
Camino Cruz de los Martillos, 62
38300 La Orotava
Tel. 922 334 060 ; Fax 922 320 669
Web site: www.pueblochico.com
PUEBLO CHICO is the first city to be created in miniature in the Canary Islands, reproducing emblematic landscapes and buildings from all the islands in 60 1:25 scale models. It brings together History, Culture, Art, Technology, Nature and Leisure under the same roof, as part of a new and highly spectacular theme concept. It is designed as an open air museum where visitors can contemplate the most representative architecture, customs and sites of the islands with special effects of lighting, sound and movement, all in a total surface area of some 20,000 square metres. Another interesting point about this park is its interactive nature: all the attractions are supported by special lighting, sound and movement effects. Services – Cafeteria – Halls for presentations – Souvenir shop – adapted to the needs of the disabled – Botanic gardens on the premises.
CASA DE LOS BALCONES – CASA DE MOLINA
Address: C/ San Francisco, 3 y 4
Tel. 922 330 629; Fax 922 331 839
Web site: www.casa-balcones.com
Visiting times: House nº 3: Monday to Saturday from 8:30 to 18:30 h.
Historic 17th and late 16th century buildings respectively, with a large display of lace, embroidery and Canary Island handicrafts in general. In the first building, Casa de los Balcones, we will find some magnificent examples of Canary Island balconies and courtyards, and you can also visit the folk museum. In the Casa de Molina, or Casa del Turista, we can admire the model of the famous carpets made of volcanic soil, from La Orotava.
Casa Torrehermosa (Island Craft Company)
Address: Tomas Zerolo, 27
Tel.: 922 334 013
Web site: www.artenerife.com
Visiting times: Monday to Friday: 9:30 to 18:30 h (free admission). Saturday: 9:30 to 14:00 h.
The Island Craft Company has its offices in this 17th century house. The company -Artenerife, was founded by the Island Cabildo (Island Government) in 1991 to promote the crafts of Tenerife. In Torrehermosa, there is a rich display of Tenerife crafts, with over 1,500 different articles. Craftsmen are usually to be found in the workshop, where they are always willing to explain the characteristics of their work to those interested.
Santa Cruz Tour Bus
The Santa Cruz tour bus offers you the possibility of seeing the Tenerife capital in a different and unique way, enjoying a 360-degree view four metres off the ground.
The vehicle has a multi-lingual audio system in 8 languages that will give you the necessary explanations of what you see and with the ticket you are also provided with new earphones.
The route is made every day of the year, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, and lasts 45 minutes.
The vehicle is adapted for people with disabilities and passes through strategic points in the city, stopping at:
Plaza de España
Nuestra Señora de África Market
Muelle de Cruceros
Cuartel de Almeida
Santa Cruz Town Hall
García Sanabria Park
Rambla de Santa Cruz
Plaza Pedro Schwartz
Auditorium and Fairground
El Corte Inglés
Playa de Las Teresitas
Mirador de Ifara
The last two stops are made together with lines 910 and 902 of the TITSA (Inter-Urban Tenerife Transport), respectively.
For further information
Telephone: 902 101 081 – Fax: 902 101 082
Forestal Park Tenerife
Es el parque de aventura en los árboles más grande de Canarias y el primero de sus características en la isla, situado en el Paisaje Protegido de Las Lagunetas, en El Rosario. El recinto está ubicado en el kilómetro 16 de la carretera de La Esperanza y permite a sus visitantes disfrutar de la naturaleza de forma segura practicando deporte al aire libre a través de recorridos por los árboles, distribuidos en dos circuitos, familiar y deportivo, de distinto grado de dificultad.
El parque cuenta con aproximadamente 15.000 metros cuadrados de superficie, y unos 85 juegos en altura, así como con plataformas de 30 metros sobre el nivel del suelo y con tirolinas de hasta unos 200 metros de longitud.
Los juegos en altura se adaptan a la mayoría de los usuarios y no exigen ninguna preparación física especial, ya que están concebidos para que cualquiera pueda superarlos: tanto niños desde 6 años y 1,10 m de altura, como deportistas, amantes de la naturaleza, familias, grupos, centros educativos, empresas y colectivos de diferente índole.
Entre las actividades grupales que podrán realizarse en Forestal Park Tenerife se encuentran el outdoor training, el team building, gymkhanas temáticas, kick-off y juegos deportivos. Del mismo modo, el recinto alberga un aula de la naturaleza, donde se ofrecerán actividades y talleres de educación ambiental.
Atrévete y disfruta deslizándote por tirolinas de 225 m de longitud, ascendiendo a 20m de altura, saltando puentes tibetanos, pasarelas y otros juegos de destreza en altura
El objetivo del parque es integrar la diversión con la práctica deportiva, la educación y el respeto al medio ambiente, al mismo tiempo que se mantiene el cuidado del Paisaje Protegido de Las Lagunetas.
Para realizar cualquier tipo de consulta o reserva: 902 091 471.
Ctra. Gral TF-82 Km 10,2
Teléfono: 922 13 61 91