Water Worlds in Tenerife
With year round spectacular sunshine, Tenerife is a prime holiday hot spot for those that are looking for a relaxing beach break. With the warm sunshine and golden sands comes the cool relief of the water, but this sometimes isn’t as welcoming on the beach as it could be. Tenerife’s island shores and lapped by the stunning Atlantic Ocean, which, more often than not, can be particularly rough as it comes crashing into the sands. For this reason, only strong swimmers are advised to venture into the depths of the water, but where does that leave the ones who want a quick paddle and a cool off, in between working on that tan?
This is where Tenerife’s alternative watery worlds come in, and a real treat for holidays on the island. With a range of different water worlds and aqua parks, there is something for everyone, whether it’s children wanting to run riot for a day, or grown ups wishing to embrace their inner child and do the same…There’s plenty to keep all sorts entertained, discover more about Tenerife’s holiday water activities.
Rock Pool Paddling
If you’re just looking for a quiet paddle to cool down, Crab Island is a unique feature found near the Los Gigantes resort. An encircled rock pool, where you will find the occasional wandering water creature, it’s a hidden gem that not many tourists are aware of. Paddle gently in the rock pool in between sunbathing on the rocks and you’ll have the perfect balance, complimented by some extraordinary views across the area.
Rock pools are a great way to experience the sea, but without the crashing waves abruptly rolling in every few seconds. The pools found in Garachico are great for both little paddlers and grown ups, and hours can be spent here, bounding across the rugged lava structures and watching the vibrant fish swim around your toes. For those who are feeling particularly daring, there are a few seemingly endless pits of water, which are great for a spot of cliff jumping.
Adrenaline Fuelled Water Rides
If cliff diving has got the adrenaline softly swimming, then Siam Park will have it thrust into every vein in the body. Perfect for those on holiday to Costa Adeje and established as one of the best water parks in the world, it’s where visitors will find some white knuckle water rides that will rival any theme park. Whether it’s falling down the almost vertical drop of the Tower of Power, or spinning into zero gravity in The Dragon, there are several rides that will see hearts racing.
Stunning Swimming Settings
For a more relaxing swim, the Bajamar open air sea water swimming pool is a stunning extensive body of water, which is enclosed by a soft white sandy beach, and offers calm waters that are perfect for those that don’t want to combat the waves. Visitors can swim here with the stunning Anaga Mountain reaching towards the skies in the background.
Sitting next to the beach found in the lively Puerto de la Cruz is Lago Martinez, one of the island’s most renowned water parks. Lanzarote born artist, Cesar Manrique designed the landscaped area, where sea water is sifted from the ocean and distributed around the park. Visitors can sunbathe across a backdrop of tumbling waterfalls, still lakes, panoramic gardens and shooting fountains, all sprinkled with cafes, bars and restaurants.
Whether travelling with children or not, a lot of these parks provide a welcome relief away from the threatening, rough seas of the Atlantic, so whether you’re a seasoned surfer or just comfortable with dipping your toes in the water, there’s the perfect watery spot just waiting on a holiday to Tenerife.
L.Feasey is part of the travel writers team behind the easyJet holidays website.