First- time activities to try in Tenerife

Tenerife is a land of culture, versatility and colour, from its crystal clear sea waters to the views high up on Mount Teide. All this make it a fantastic destination for trying activities. Although there are plenty of outdoor activities you can try in the UK, there is nothing better than trying them out in the sunshine and warm seas, which is why Tenerife is definitely the place to seek your adventures abroad. For inspiration, look no further than a holiday to Tenerife and our first-timers activity guide.

Jet Skiing

An adrenaline-pumping activity that will bring out the inner child in any adult, jet skiing is a great way to let off some steam and have some fun in the sun. Tenerife is the perfect location to try jet skiing for the first time and there are a few companies around the south of the island that specialise in solo, group and safari jet ski tours. Jet Ski Tenerife offer 1- and 2-hour safari Jet Ski tours around Los Gigantes National Park, Punta de la Rasca and Masca Bay.

Horse riding

Rather than exploring Tenerife by foot, why not try a horse riding adventure through the many different bridleways on the island? A fantastic experience and day out for all ages, a pony and horse trek in Tenerife will take you through the magnificent flora and fauna of the southern coastline. Horse Riding in Tenerife offer horse riding tours for complete beginners through to the most advanced riders, with transfers to all of the main resorts in the south of Tenerife.

Thermal Spa

Situated perfectly for those on their holidays in Costa Adeje, the Aqua Thermal Spa is a magnificent indoor sanctuary to relax and unwind out of the sun. Use of the whirlpool bath, temple of showers and sauna/steam room are all included in the price, along with much more. Visiting the thermal spa offers a great first-time experience for all ages if you want to spend some time out of the sun.Filippo Cestaro of Aqua Thermal Spa explained why it’s such a unique experience, unlike any other you would find, he commented: “What elevated Aqua Club Thermal to another level (we are definitely the biggest spa in the Canaries) apart from the size, which as little to be compared to, would be the perfect integration of the services we offer.”He added: “The pool is the soul for a number of other well-being such as a cutting edge gym, cabins for massage, a small pool for aquatic activities and even a bar specialised in natural homemade foods, not to mention a team of professionals dedicated to providing the best techniques in the most modern and tailored way.”


One of the most intriguing water sports to come to Tenerife in the past year has been flyboarding. The activity has revolutionised water sports and has got people from all over the world talking. Tenerife has become one of the hotspots for people to test their ironman skills and Flyboard Tenerife in Playa de Las Americas hosts experiences for those wanting to try out the heart-pumping activity. All safety instruction, advice and equipment are included in the price and you will be in professional hands with the team in Puerto Colon.


Home to some of the clearest skies in Europe, stargazing in Tenerife is an experience you won’t find anywhere else. The stars and skies above the island are world-renowned for the extraordinary out-of-this-world visual display. The island has three of its own Starlight Reserves and is also protected by the Law for the Astronomical Quality of the IAC Observatories. So take a trip to the edge of the earth with a blanket at hand, and let the professionals at Jeep Tours Tenerife show you the world on a different scale.

Segway tour

Segway tours not only provide an eco-friendly alternative to exploring the delights of Tenerife, but are also great fun for all ages. The professionals at Tenerife Segway Tours based in Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife show you how it’s done before you set off on the journey around Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas or Puerto Colon harbour. The tours vary in duration and price but are a fantastic and entertaining first-time activity for those visiting the island this year.


The waves off the shores of Tenerife are renowned for being some of the best in Europe for all abilities. It is recommended that first timers to surfing should learn the tricks of the trade from the professionals first before heading out on their own. Arona Tenerife Surf Academy offer courses ranging from one to three days over a number of hours, and up to three instructors will be able to educate and advise you dependent on the size and capability of the group. If you haven’t experienced surfing in the sun before, then Tenerife is the place to do it!The instructors at Arona surf says: “Las Americas is a great place to surf because of the volcanic reefs and the shape the waves make are great for surfing. There are nine spots in a 750 meter range of coastline for all different levels, from pure beginner to advance, this is the wave park of the Canary Islands!” Image Credit:

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