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The day I meet the wild whales and dolphins of Tenerife

“Your excursion to see whales and dolphins in Tenerife is confirmed,” said the email. I checked it over and over to make sure because I couldn’t wait to get out on the ocean and see the cetaceans.  

Where does my Tenerife whale and dolphin trip in Tenerife leave from?

The email said to be at “Puerto Colón” in the southern municipality of Costa Adeje although I could have chosen a trip from Los Cristianos or Los Gigantes. I arrive early so I go for a walk to watch people having fun on pretty Playa de la Pinta beach. I think I’ll head back tomorrow for a swim!

Right on time, I head to the boat and meet the small group of people coming with me on the trip. Everyone is excited to get the chance to see whales and dolphins swimming free in the ocean. 

I meet Julian, a friendly traveller who is on holiday and staying in the north of the island. He got up at dawn to make it to the boat in time for the trip. We exchange experiences for a while and he gives me some good tips about places to visit in Puerto de la Cruz, La Orotava y Garachico.

Then the captain calls us all on board.

At last we head out to see to look for whales and dolphins

After a quick safety briefing, our guide tells us all about the experience of watching whales and dolphins in Tenerife. He starts by telling us that the boat is proud to be signed up to the Quality Charter that guarantees that it respects the environment and doesn’t disturb the whales and dolphins.

Oh, I almost forgot to say! I put on plenty of sunscreen and a hat as the hot sun. It’s always best to be prepared and protect yourself from the sun’s rays. 

Waiting to see the cetaceans 

After a few minutes we are out on the open water. The sea is calm but at first we don’t see any animals. Our guide tells us not to worry as we are close to the area where they live. Then, suddenly, a group of whales appears right by the boat. 

The captain switches off the engines so we don’t disturb them and as they drift closer to us we can hear the sounds they make as they break the surface to breathe. It’s a magical experience  to be out there on the ocean sharing this moment with such beautiful creatures. 

As we keep our eyes on the whales, our guide tells us all about the 21 species of whales and dolphins that live in or visit the ocean around Tenerife. The most common species are the bottlenose dolphin and the short-finned pilot whale. 

Back to the harbour at Puerto Colón

After two hours on the water and a lovely snack we head back to Puerto Colón. Other trips include a swimming stop at a sheltered cove (especially around Los Gigantes) and there are short options for anyone in a hurry. I’m quite happy with my two-hour trip and have time to chat to Julian again. We swap impressions and a few photos of the day and we even agreed to go diving together in the north of Tenerife. Tomorrow will be another adventure; it looks like my day on the beach will have to wait.

Luxury holidays in Tenerife

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Tenerife has always been a very popular destination for Europeans. For some years the island has also become a preferred destination for luxury travel.

Currently, Tenerife is among the most desirable places for those who want to enjoy memorable experiences in an idyllic setting at the highest level. We will show you unique activities that will turn your vacations into unforgettable moments.

Luxury Hotels in Tenerife

For a long time Tenerife has hosted luxury accommodation of the major and best hotel chains. hotel-palacio-isora-sb

In addition to the variety of 5-star hotels, 5-star L and 5-star GL, new accommodation models have been added in the last years; such as apart hotels, boutique hotels and country houses, which combine luxury and nature to meet the latest demands of the most discerning tourists in search of unique and exclusive experiences, but in a natural and relaxed environment.

Tenerife during the day

In Tenerife the day will seem short, you will always miss hours to enjoy the island. The largest of the Canary Islands offers so many possibilities, but what awaits you?

How about yoga on the sailboat during the sunset to reconcile your physical and mental well-being? Sounds good, right?

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If you don’t like yoga, then just enjoy the sailboat trip; the food on board, relax while rocking the waves and be enchanted by nature. During the tour, you can visit some of the most beautiful and famous places on the island, like the cliffs of Los Gigantes. They fall vertically 300 metres into the sea and amazing size you can only enjoy from the sea.

If you do not practice yoga, then just enjoy the sailboat trip; the food on board, relax while rocking the waves and be enchanted by nature. During the tour you can visit the most beautiful and emblematic places of the island, such as the cliffs of Los Gigantes (300 metres high). You can only enjoy their amazing size from the sea.

Another excursion that you should not miss is the Volcano Teide Experience. Here you can climb the summit of Mount Teide with a private guide. You can also make the ascent by cable car and then go to the crater. A magical experience is to enjoy the sunset on the highest mountain of Spain and observe the stars.

If you want to go shopping in Tenerife, the island has several shopping areas with the most prestigious brands. After shopping, you can rest in one of the spas and wellness centres.

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Taste the gastronomy of Tenerife

Did you know that we have five Michelin stars in Tenerife?

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We start with the Restaurant MB of Martín Berasategui, with two Michelin stars. Here we recommend you to order the tasting menu, with the best of what the Canary Islands have to offer.

An exquisite option is the Kabuki Restaurant; which is high-class Japanese cuisine combined with a touch of Western cuisine, included the Canarian. We continue with the Restaurant Kazan, also high Japanese cuisine is served here. It maintains its deserved reputation for the careful selection of the ingredients and the cooking of the master Tadashi Tagami.

The latest addition to the Michelin star in Tenerife is the restaurant “El Rincón de Juan Carlos“, a classic of the local gastronomic scene, which has shown that traditional recipes can become true works of art.

Another great choice for a luxury holiday in Tenerife are the beach clubs, with their brunch, caviar and champagne, fresh seafood at noon and beautiful sunsets overlooking La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro in the evening.

For the first drink we go to the Monkey Beach Club, an exclusive and emblematic place, in the heart of Playa de las Americas, with one of the best views of the island of La Gomera. From there we continue our tour towards Papagayo Beach Club, an idyllic setting that guarantees exclusive sensations and moments of fun.

So, we are at the end of this small tour guide, a “luxury trip to Tenerife”, and we invite you to plan your vacation. Get to know the “slow life” on the island and remember, our true luxury is the excellent mild climate and the unique landscape that guarantee a relaxing holiday no matter whether winter, summer, autumn or spring.

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