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How to Spend 1 Day in Tenerife
Whether you are visiting Tenerife as part of an island-hopping cruise or sailing in on a day trip from one of the neighboring islands, one day is just enough time to take in the island’s highlights. Here are some ideas for how to spend 24 hours in Tenerife. 

Morning: Views and Volcanoes
With just one day on the island, joining a tour is the most time-effective way to take in the must-see attractions, and Mount Teide National Park is at the top of the list. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is dominated by the 12,198-foot-high (3,718-meter-high) Mount Teide volcano, Spain’s highest peak, and a morning visit means cooler weather for hiking. You’ll need a 4WD to get around the park, so visiting as part of a tour is recommended—for the best value, choose a tour that includes hotel pickup and a ticket for the cable car ride up to the summit. Many tours also stop at the park’s other natural wonders, including the Roques de Garcia rock formations, the moon-like lava fields of Llano de Ucanca, and the Pico Viejo volcano.

Afternoon: Sightseeing in the Cities
Head north to the town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its striking colonial architecture and landmarks such as the Church of the Conception. A walking tour is a great way to explore the Old Town and learn more about Tenerife’s history, but leave yourself enough time to browse the shops and enjoy a leisurely restaurant lunch. Continue to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island capital, where popular attractions include the Tenerife Auditorium, the Museum of Man and Nature, and the Palmetum Botanical Garden. Alternatively, head to Playa de las Teresitas just outside of town, with golden sands and sheltered waters ideal for swimming and water sports. 

Night: Cruise the Coast
Set sail along the coast on a romantic sunset cruise, and soak up the scenery as you glide past Tenerife’s black-sand beaches and rocky coves, watching for dolphins and whales. Most evening cruises set out from Puerto Colon on the south coast, and some include cocktails. Alternatively, spend the evening at one of Tenerife’s dinner shows with live entertainment. The medieval dinner show at Castillo San Miguel is a popular choice, especially for families with kids in tow, featuring costumed knights and horseback jousting. 
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Collaborating with SEA SHEPHERD 2 hour Whale & Dolphin No Chase or Harrassment

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Discover the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean on this Bahriyeli boat tour from Los Cristianos Harbor. You won’t have to worry about missing a whale or dolphin sighting as you have experienced crew members to answer your questions, and point out any marine sightings. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and get fantastic views and photo opportunities of Mount Teide, the Tenerife coastline, and marine life.
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Sunset & StarsBus Tours

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Sunset & Stars

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Discover the magic of Tenerife at twilight with an unforgettable evening visit to the UNESCO-listed Teide National Park on this guided tour. Ride the cable car to the 11,663-foot (3,555-meter) lookout point on Mt. Teide and watch the sunset over the Canary Islands from Spain’s highest peak. After an optional cocktail dinner of traditional Canarian foods, unravel the secrets of the night sky on a unique stargazing excursion.
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Tenerife Full Island Tour

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Tenerife offers an abundance of striking natural landmarks so ensure you admire them all during your time on the Canary island. This full-day tour allows you to travel between Los Gigantes cliffs, La Orotava Valley and Candaleria — three striking Tenerife sights — with ease and efficiency. Benefit from round-trip transport from your hotel and will learn of Canarian history and culture from your guide.
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Tenerife Highlights Full-Day Tour

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Experience Mt. Teide National Park and northern Tenerife on this day tour from south Tenerife. Travel into Mt. Teide’s UNESCO-listed volcanic landscapes, call at the quaint town of Vilaflor, and visit Icod Los Vinos to see its famous Drago Tree and have lunch (own expense). Finally, visit the north-coast port of Garachico and mountain hamlet of Masca, famous for its canyon-and-sea views across to La Gomera. Includes select south Tenerife hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Half-Day Teide National Park Tour

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Savor sensational views of Tenerife’s volcanic landscape on this half-day tour of the Teide National Park. Explore the park’s UNESCO-listed natural wonders, including the Pico Viejo volcano, the Roques de Garcia rock formations and the moon-like landscapes of Llano de Ucanca. Then, ride the cable car (not included) to the summit of Mt Teide, Spain’s highest peak, for an unforgettable view over the island.
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Puerto de la Cruz Segway Tour

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Explore the beauty and history of Puerto de la Cruz on a guided 2-hour Segway tour. Roll past parks, monuments and palm-lined promenades on a self-balancing electric scooter for a fun and flexible way to explore the island town with ease. See highlights like Playa Jardín, the fishing harbor, Saint Philip’s Castle, Plaza del Charco and more without breaking a sweat. Group size is limited to five for a more personalized experience.
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Winter Sunset Cruise

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Cruise the Tenerife coast aboard a spacious yacht with a sailing excursion that’s timed to catch a spectacular sunset on the water. Luxurious amenities turn this sunset sail into a special occasion: You can lounge on deck as you sip Champagne, enjoy included wine and beer from the bar, and snack on fresh fruit and savory treats while watching for dolphins and whales along the shore.
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Walking tour in La Laguna

Get a close-up perspective of La Laguna on this tour that combines walking and travel by public transport. Explore the must-see sights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, such as churches, monasteries, markets, and more. Active travelers in particular will enjoy this tour. Stop for a coffee break while soaking in the atmosphere of the beautiful old town.
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Tenerife Airport Transfer from South Airport (Reina Sofia) to North Area Hotels

Skip the taxis and shuttles lines and travel with confidence by scheduling a private vehicle or minibus that can carry up to 8 passengers. Then sit back and relax as the vehicle travels from Tenerife airport to any location in the north of Tenerife.
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