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Siam Park

Siam Park is the one of the newest attractions in the south of Tenerife.

Siam Park's construction started in 2000, it was originally due to open in May 2007, but it encountered many  construction problems. The park finally opened to the public on September 17, 2008.Siam Park Tenerife

Siam Park has a Thai theme to all of its rides, park buildings, and restaurants. The park's 25 buildings are the largest collection of Thai-themed buildings outside Thailand. The park's designer, Christoph Kiessling, received permission from the Thai royal family to use the park's name and theme; but, to respect the family's wishes, he did not copy royal palaces, temples, or statues of Buddha.

In addition, the restaurants serve Thai food as well as family favorites. The park also has a Thai floating market.Siam Park Waves

The park has 12 different water rides, and the brilliant wave palace on the Thai beach area. The park currently holds the record for the largest man made wave which stands at about 3 metres high and was voted the worlds number 1 water park by Trip Advisor reviewers.

Tickets can be purchased online through the official Siam Park website.

Sea Kayaking

Keeping things active, but using a paddle rather than pedals why not take a kayak trip. The seas around Tenerife are teaming with life and kayakers are regularly in a great position so see the native dolphins and turtles in close proximity.

Wind and Sea Atlantic

Roberto takes you on an adventure off the south coast of Tenerife from the beach of Palm Mar out towards Los Cristianos.kayakWhile telling you a little about the geological history of the island he also brings you close to the sea life of our coastal waters. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel and see close up some of the sea life inhabiting the rocky coastal terrain.

Cueva del Viento

Cueva del Viento or translated, The Cave of the Wind is the largest lava tube in Europe.

The tube was created by lava flowing from the Pico Viejo which is just along side the more well known Mount Teide which itself is the highest point in the whole of Spain.Cueva del Viento

A visit to Cueva del Viento gives you an insight into the role of lava flows in a volcanic eruption, and offers you the chance to see the whimsical forms sculpted by the lava in the bowels of the earth. Is a fine example of the complexity of geology. There are three different passage levels in the more than 17 kilometres of tubes, together with beautiful geo-morphological phenomenon like chasms, terraces and other lava formations.

Directions and reservation information can be found on the Cueva del Viento website. It is advisable to reserve at least one day before your visit.

Windsurf and Kite Board

If you want to maintain the high speed theme to your mountain bike holiday here in Tenerife, then how about trying your hand at Windsurfing or Kite Boarding.

The town of El Médano here in the south is a mecca for all water sports enthusiasts, with a number of windsurf and kite board schools and hire centres in the town to cater for your needs. El Médano enjoys a perfect position to benefit from the prevailing wind of the island and benefits from around 290 days of perfect surfing conditions each year.

In the past El Médano has hosted rounds of the Windsurf World Championships and only last year (2010) hosted a round of the Kite Board Championships. El Médano is a town favoured by many pro boarders as their winter training ground, which speaks volumes for the quality of the seas and winds at this spot.

If you fancy trying your hand on the water then why not try one of these centres.

The Official Test Centre (OTC)

windsurfImagine a warm year-round location with clean consistent planing winds; three sailing areas offering diverse conditions, and the very latest equipment from all the major windsurfing brands.

Welcome to El Médano and The Official Test Centre, providing the ultimate windsurfing holiday experience.

Kite Center Playa Sur

kiteEven in El Médano, kitesurfing has become the most popular water sport and the fascination of gliding or hovering over the water with a kite and a board is attracting more and more people.

In the meantime, the technical standard of kites has grown and the quality of teaching with it. This makes it possible to reach learning success in a relatively short time. Perfect year-round climatic conditions on Tenerife and a unique flat-water spot at our neighbouring bay La Tejita make this even easier.

Jungle Park

Jungle Park or sometimes referred to as the Eagle Park is located in the village of Chayofa which is just above the resort of Los Cristianos.Eagle at Jungle Park Tenerife

It is a fabulous place with plenty of animals to see including one of only 27 white lions remaining in the world, but the crowning glory has to be the spectacular free flight display of the parks Birds of Prey Show. With eagles swooping only inches from your heads and vultures casting their shadows, this is a great experience. The park also has a spectacular exotic birds show, also with plenty of free flight action.

Bob Sled at Jungle Park TenerifeOther attractions here include the Jungle Raid, a network of rope bridges, nets and tunnels through the trees, great fun for kids and adults alike, but don't forget to take a ride on the Bob, an 800m long bob sled run twisting through the park at pretty high speed. Great fun, but unfortunately it's not included in the parks entrance fee.

Scuba Diving

Scuba diving may not be your immediate thought when looking for things to do on your trip to Tenerife.

But, the cristal clear blue atlantic waters are an excellent place to dive whether you are a beginner or a fully qualified diver. There are hundreds of sites each unique and home to a plentiful selection of marine life including Turtles, various species of Rays, Octopus, Barracuda, Angel Shark, Sea Horse, Canarian Lobster, Moray Eel, Puffer Fish, Roncadores, Trumpet Fish, Cuttlefish, Wrasse, Trigger Fish, Sea Anemone and Dorada to name a few! There are interesting wreck dives, dives with swim throughs and impressive caves that can be admired from a safe distance. The ocean around Tenerife is awash with beautiful varieties of sub-tropical fish, coral and fascinating volcanic rock formations.

If you fancy venturing out for a dive, then why not contact one of our local dive centres who will be very happy to help you.

Amarilla Divers

Amarilla Divers - PADI Scuba Diving in TenerifeAmarilla Divers invites you to come and explore the underwater world and see a different side to Tenerife. We welcome you to discover a new world, full of new and wonderful things. With over 50 dive sites for our divers, we always have something fresh for you to see.

Amarilla Divers offer a safe diving experience with our very experienced and highly qualified PADI dive team. We have a PADI IDC Staff Instructor on hand to teach courses and give students individual attention when required.

Whether it is your first underwater adventure or you are already a qualified diver, Amarilla Divers Tenerife can cater for everyone.

Loro Parque

Loro Parque is in Puerto de la Cruz, in the north of the island.

Because of its popularity with holidaymakers from around the world, you will find that getting to the park is easy. There are many companies providing excursions to the park at very reasonable rates.

Lavatrax Tenerife MTB says visit Loro ParqueLoro Parque is the hope to over 700 parrots along with many other rare and exotic creatures from around the world. It is also the home of the  largest population of Penguins in the world  - outside the Arctic regions that is!

With regular shows from the Sea Lions, Dolphins, Parrots and of course the Orcas, Loro Parque is a brilliant day out. Just don't expect it to be a relaxing day out as you can walk a good few miles in a day here as you wonder around the extensive gardens and attractions.You can Visit the Killer Whales at Loro Parquebuy tickets online and up to 90 days in advance on the Loro Parque web site.

Hiking and Hill Walking

If you fancy taking a slower paced adventure in the Tenerife countryside, then why not grab your walking boots and take a stroll with Tenerife Rambler?


Tajinaste flower and Mount Teide, TenerifeGary is an experience british guide who provides guided walking trips from the South of the island, making use of the extensive public bus service to access the walking trails whilst enjoying the scenery on your way there. He has an extensive knowledge of the island and a huge number of routes to share with you. For more info check out his website - www.tenerife-rambler-guided-walking.com

 

Go-Karting

For the speed demons out there, Karting Club Tenerife is probably the obvious choice for a little distraction on your rest day.

Located close to the TF-1 motorway at Parque de La Reina which is about 10 minutes from Los Cristianos or 20 minutes from El Médano the circuit is a great place to blow away the cobwebs on one of their superb karts. The main circuit is international standard and around 1km in distance. Each ticket gets you around 10 laps depending on how quickly you go!

There are 5 different kart models to choose from, 2 for the kids and 3 for the bigger kids!

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With it's new electronic timing system and huge LED timing display to show your hot laps, the Karting Club is a great place to spend some time and have a little competition between friends.

There is a regular free bus service from Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas, but you can also telephone the circuit and they will send oneof their minibuses to pick you up. For more details check out the websitewww.kartingtenerife.com