Things to Do in Tenerife When It Rains

Tenerife normally enjoys a warm and very sunny climate, but on the rare occasion that rain makes an appearance, what can you do? Fortunately, there are plenty of indoor activities on the island that can be enjoyed on rainy days, or days when you might just want a break from the sun. Here are some ideas.

Visit a Cave
Tenerife is home to Europe’s longest volcanic tube, Cueva del Viento, near Icod de los Vinos. Although the cave is over 10 miles long, you get to explore just a section of it. It can make a fun and interesting adventure for days when you do not want to be outdoors.

Relax at a Spa
Spa facilities on Tenerife are exceptional, so if you are looking for something to do away from the beach or pool, you can enjoy some pampering and massage treatments. Lots of the big upmarket hotels offer spa facilities, whilst centres such as Aqua Club Termal in Costa Adeje offer a wide range of wellness services.

Go Shopping
You won’t need to use the weather as an excuse to hit the shops, as there are plenty of malls and stores to tempt you during your holidays in Tenerife. Wherever you are staying on the island, you will not be far away from bargain stores or designer outlets, with options such as the Safari Centre in Playa de las Americas, Gran Sur in Costa Adeje and Centro Comercial Santa Cruz and Meridiano in Santa Cruz.

Visit Museums
It’s worth getting to know the handful of museums in Tenerife, no matter what the weather has in store, as they cover a wide range of areas and provide an intriguing insight into the history and culture of the island. The Museum of Science and the Cosmos and the Museum of Man and Nature should not be missed.

Take a Submarine Dive
Go underwater without getting wet on a submarine dive during your holidays in Tenerife. Dives normally last about an hour and are even suitable for children from the age of two. It is a great opportunity to discover the underwater marine life without leaving the confines of the submarine.

Visit a Winery
Tenerife is a proud producer of some excellent wines, so during your holidays in Tenerife make sure to visit a winery, whether the sun decides to shine or not. There are several to choose from, and a visit can offer an insightful way to learn about how different local wines are produced whilst giving you the opportunity to have a sample yourself.

Keep the Kids Amused
Don’t panic about keeping kids amused if the weather doesn’t hold much promise for going to the beach or splashing about in the pool. Tenerife has lots of indoor activities to keep youngsters entertained, from bowling to soft play, go-karting, crazy golf and the cinema, as well as many of the museums that feature exhibitions and displays that children will find fascinating.

First published in Tenerife holidays
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