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Adeje

Tenerife’s south coast promises fun for the whole family with sandy beaches, whale watching, and watersports.

Our most recommended things to do in Adeje

Mount Teide: Tour with Cable Car Ticket

1. Mount Teide: Tour with Cable Car Ticket

After picking you up in the selected location, you will visit the largest national park in the Canary Islands and experience a volcanic landscape of unrivaled beauty with your Mount Teide cable car ticket. Forget the car and contribute to a sustainable Teide. By choosing group transport, you’ll help to beat overcrowding in the vehicle parking zones inside the national park which, as a conservation measure, are small and unsuitable for expansion. From the base station, board the cable car for the 8-minute ride up to the highest peak in Spain. The cable car’s upper station, at 3,555 meters, is the point of departure for 3 interesting trails for hiking enthusiasts. There are paths to Pico Viejo Lookout and La Fortaleza Lookout, where you’ll have spectacular views of the north and south of the island. The Telesforo Bravo path leads to the highest point of the volcano, at an altitude of 3,718 meters. To visit the peak you must apply for a permit in advance.

Tenerife: 3-Hour Boat Party with Open Bar

2. Tenerife: 3-Hour Boat Party with Open Bar

Your experience begins at 3:00 PM, with a pre-party at the Skybar Puerto Colon. The pre-party includes a welcome drink, as the Utopia DJs warm you up and get you in the mood for your boat party. At the pre-party, you will collect your necessary boarding cards for the boat and your drink vouchers. Following the welcome party, you will board your boat for 3 hours of madness on the waves with pumping sets by some of the UK's best house DJs, Killer MCs, and a monstrous sound system to keep the vibe going. The DJs will be playing the best house to garage, old school, dance classics, and drum and bass, through to RnB and on-board requests. Those brave enough, and with enough stamina, are also welcome to continue into town where resident DJs will keep the party alive.

Tenerife: Snorkeling Trip in the Turtle Area

3. Tenerife: Snorkeling Trip in the Turtle Area

Marvel at the marine life of the Canary Islands on a guided snorkeling adventure off the south coast of Tenerife. Admire the coastal views of Tenerife on a speedboat ride to the Turtle Area. Encounter a wide variety of creatures in near-perfect conditions. Great for beginners, the trip takes place in an area where turtles live and includes a speedboat ride along the coast.  Benefit from the services of a guide who will give you advice on where you can see marine species, including colorful fish, dolphins, whales, turtles, rays, and octopuses.

Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

4. Teide: Romantic Sunset and Stargazing Tour with Dinner

Tenerife is one of the most recognized destinations in the world for stargazing and home to a famous observatory located at the summit of the world’s third-tallest volcano. Begin your 9-hour experience taking in panoramic views of Tenerife and absorbing the fragrance of the pine forest in Teide National Park. Break through the clouds at 7,000 feet and marvel at the astonishing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of the archipelago. Watch the sun melt into soft pinks, reds, and purples and celebrate the sunset with a glass of chilled sparkling cava. As darkness blankets the landscape you’ll be taken on a tour of the stars by one of the few professional star guides in the world. The position of Tenerife makes it possible to see all the constellations of the northern hemisphere. Spot famous constellations with the help of your guide and telescopes.

Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

5. Tenerife: Whale and Dolphin Tour with Underwater Views

Discover the majestic of playful whales and dolphins on this catamaran cruise from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Choose between a 2-hour and a 3-hour tour, with the latter including lunch, drinks, and a swim stop in the waters of Playa Blanca Bay. Hop aboard your stylish catamaran, which features underwater viewing stations. Pick a spot on deck to view the many sights in-store during this tour. As you head out from the harbor, your professional crew will use their local knowledge to track the families of whales and dolphins who live near the island year-round. Hear an introduction speech from your guide, including a demonstration of safety vests.   Sail along the coastline past Adeje, Guia de Isora, and Santiago del Teide, where pods of spirited dolphins and groups of pilot whales are a common sight. If you are lucky enough to spot them, spend a few minutes below deck and observe them from a vantage point underneath the water's surface. Then, enjoy a cold beer or a glass of sangria along with lunch back on deck (if you book the 3-hour option). The boat will return to Puerto Colon and if you have booked a transfer, your bus will take you back to your pickup point.

Tenerife: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Show Ticket & Dinner

6. Tenerife: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Show Ticket & Dinner

Embark on a magnificent night of dazzling costumes, laughter, and a cast of unique characters who sing and dance the night away at the Music Hall Tavern's comedy drag show. Tuck into a 3-course before you watch the show and choose return hotel transportation to keep the whole evening stress-free. Take the entire family out for a fun night filled with fantastic frocks and fabulous feathers, and go on a musical and comedic journey through the decades of Drag. See the glamour and comedy in live song, mime, and dance of what has been the most popular and fun form of entertainment for decades. Before watching the show, tuck into a delicious 3-course meal. Savor a seasonal vegetable soup for starters, a turkey roast dinner with mash and roast potato, seasonable vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, and gravy for your main meal, and cooling ice-cream for dessert.

Tenerife: Viking Ship Cruise with Dolphin and Whale Watching

7. Tenerife: Viking Ship Cruise with Dolphin and Whale Watching

Head out for an adventure on a Viking ship in the southern coast of Tenerife, an extraordinary vacation onboard Ragnarok. Sail from the Los Cristianos harbor to meet dolphins and whales. Due to the extraordinary climate and distance between the island of La Gomera and Tenerife, there is a high chance of seeing them. These mammals often swim along the ship, almost touching the ship’s sides, so everyone can take unforgettable pictures. After this special meeting, cruise along the picturesque coast by the towns of Playa de Las Americas and Adeje, then drop anchor in La Caleta. Amongst the magnificent scenery of beaches and cliffs beneath the El Teide volcano. Look for a spot for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of the ocean and, with a little luck, spot some sea turtles. Enjoy beer, wine, and other drinks throughout your cruise.

From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

8. From Adeje: Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Lunch

Set sail in search of pilot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a relaxing cruise. Observe the world beneath the waves with underwater windows and enjoy food and drinks on board.   Travel along the southern coast of Tenerife, until you arrive at the spectacular Acantilado de los Gigantes and the Bay of Masca. Marvel at the dramatic cliffs that reach 600 meters high. Stop to enjoy a relaxing swim in the calm waters of the bay. A courtesy lunch and drinks are included in this tour (beer, sangria, softdrinks, juice, and water).   Enjoy beautiful views of southern Tenerife on the return journey to the port in Puerto Colon. If you select the option with hotel transfers, the bus will take you back to your pickup point.

Costa Adeje: Tandem Paragliding Flight

9. Costa Adeje: Tandem Paragliding Flight

Have you always dreamed of caressing the clouds and flying like a bird? Experience the next best thing: paragliding over Tenerife. After some brief safety instructions, your instructor will give you a harness and helmet and explain the takeoff procedure. Then you'll take off from a height of 700 meters (about 2,300 feet), taking in the natural beauty of Tenerife while you fly with our expert pilots. You will receive instruction at all times, enabling you to enjoy a safe, wonderful experience. Be amazed by beautiful panoramic views of the southern part of the island, where you can appreciate the sea and the ravines all at once.  Sit back and relax as you find yourself comfortably seated in a safety harness. Enjoy views of Barranco del Infierno and Tejina mountain. Take a turn piloting the glider if you like. The duration of the flight is between 15 and 20 minutes, and you'll normally land on Playa de la Enramada beach. However, depending on the weather conditions, the pilot may choose to land at a different location.

Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

10. Tenerife: Teide National Park Full-Day Scenic Tour

Explore the diverse geography and geology of Tenerife on a full-day tour to 4 distinct landscapes around the island’s tallest mountain. Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to the National Heritage Site of Mt. Teide and the Teide National Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the island’s west coast. Travel through local villages, such as Vilaflor, and see magnificent pine forests before going to the plateau of the volcano. Marvel at the lunar landscape that has been used as the location for films such as “Planet of the Apes” and “Clash of the Titans.” Drive through the Orotava Valley to Icod Los Vinos, famous for its wines. See the legendary drago tree, known for its mystical powers. Stop for a Canarian lunch (own expense), before transferring to Garachico, a local town destroyed by the volcanic eruption of 1706. Next, experience the magic of Masca, and enjoy fabulous views of La Gomera. With only around 120 inhabitants, Masca was the traditional hideout for pirates and their contraband stolen from the ships from La Gomera. Pass the giant cliffs of Los Gigantes before the transfer back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Adeje

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 6,667 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Pick up and drop off was smooth. The tour guide was knowledgeable and shared lots of useful insights along the journey, about culture, nature and the areas we were passing, in English, Spanish and French. The driver was very friendly too and the coach comfortable. The trip was well paced, with a pit stop soon after all pick ups for a drink (we had the local coffee and cookies and they were well worth trying). We stopped again at the rock formation before the volcano to walk around and take photos, before the final five minutes to the bottom Teide. There, we were given our cable car tickets and advised we had two hours. The cars go up every 10 mins and take 40 people max, so we got up there in good time, and had a look around before descending. Time was spent in the gift shop and canteen (more expensive than the first stop, unsurprisingly). More insights shared on the return and a stop at a nice tourist shop before drop offs. We all loved the day.

Very sympathetic guide who gave clear information. Good that punctuality was taken into account. The tips to put on warm clothes were not necessary yesterday. Didn't need a sweater and regretted wearing long pants. The excursion was blissful. Thank you very much.

This was the experience of a lifetime, the weather was perfect, the team was very nice and made our experience the best possible, you could feel that they love what they do, they were as excited as we were. Thank you very much for everything!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was also very nice and told all kinds of things about El Teide. I definitely recommend the cable car. At the top of El tide you have about an hour to walk around and take pictures. Certainly do!

Excellent way to learn about volcanoes- great running commentary as you look at them with some quirky facts. We really enjoyed this trip it was well worth the money.