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Paragliding in Tenerife – a 360º experience

Paragliding in Tenerife is an activity that is becoming increasingly popular among our visitors. Flying as freely as a bird over the sea of clouds, surrounded by the beautiful landscape at the foot of the Atlantic, is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience and the icing on the cake for your perfect holiday in Tenerife. Do you want to know more about paragliding? Where can you practise it? What is necessary? Keep reading, we’ll tell you!

Where to practice paragliding in Tenerife?

In Tenerife there are several paragliding takeoff and landing spots, divided into north (Los Realejos), southwest (Adeje) and east (Güímar). In the 360º panorama you can see the area of ​​La Corona, one of the most famous starting points. As soon as you take off you can admire the entire La Orotava valley in all its splendor.

Other relevant areas for paragliding are Ifonche (Vilaflor), Taucho (Adeje), Izaña (from where you can land both in the north and in the south), the Güímar hillside or the Fasnia volcano.

Izaña‘s takeoff point is one of the most famous and sought-after, as it is 2,300 metres above sea level. It is a unique flight because it starts with direct views of Mount Teide and you can land in Puerto de la Cruz in the north as well as in Güímar in the south. If you do not know which starting point to choose, then you will certainly not regret this one with these amazing views of Mount Teide.

Despegue Parapente Teide

When to do paragliding in Tenerife?

The weather conditions in Tenerife make it possible to practise paragliding actually all year round. However, the best time for experienced pilots is in the months of October to May.

Some landing areas, especially those that involve beaches, are only available during the winter months. So if you want to descend on a beach, plan your flight during the winter season.

In addition, it is always advisable to consult the daily weather conditions, both for the landing area and for the take-off area. And who could better advise you on this? The experts of the Canarian Federation of Paragliding: mail fecda@fecda.org or phone: +34 928400805 // +34 615602329.

Despegue Parapente Tenerife La Corona

What do I need for paragliding in Tenerife?

There are several options, depending on your skill level and the flight you are interested in:

The experience of flying

In Tenerife there are a lot of companies with a wide range of tandem flights for the different flying areas of the island. No previous experience is necessary, as you will always be accompanied by a pilot who will fly the paraglider.

You just have to relax, smile and feel free as a bird; a dream that can become reality today.

Selfie Parapente en Tenerife

Learn to fly in Paradise

If you want to learn to fly and have control over the paraglider, no problem, as the flight companies offer different learning courses.

The paragliding professionals teach you all the techniques and secrets, from the basics to improving or perfecting your flying technique.

Ride the wind

If you already know how to fly, then you can paraglide with our own equipment. Due to the personal characteristics usually equipment is not rented. Remember to check the local regulations for a safe flight. If you have any questions or doubts, contact the Canarian Paragliding Federation.

Parapente Mar Tenerife

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Summer in Tenerife

Summer sun, the balmy Atlantic air… you want to come to Tenerife this summer? Today we propose a virtual trip to Tenerife and visit some of the places you can visit this summer. Our first stop will be a 360 degree visit…

Siam Park in 360 degrees, the best water fun

Crowned as the best water park in the world, you will find this oasis of fun in Costa Adeje. In this 360º photo you can see all the attractions of the park, which are divided into three categories, just rotate the picture:

Relax in Siam Park

There are many attractions where you can relax, enjoy the surroundings and artificial landscapes, inspired by Thai culture and architecture. The Mai Thai River is a calm river with slow and fast stretches, while on Siam Beach you can lie on the whitest and brightest natural sand in the Canary Islands.

Siam Park with the family

Siam Park offers a wide range of unique and entertaining attractions for the whole family: from the largest artificial wave in the world (up to 3 metres high!), to races on slides or even a baby pool, the only one in the Canary Islands.

Adrenalin in Siam Park

Even the bravest will not be disappointed at Siam Park, with 28-metre high water slides and authentic water roller coasters with up to 14 changes of direction. You dare?

Lago Martiánez, an artwork by César Manrique
Lago Martiánez Puerto de la Cruz

In Puerto de la Cruz is one of the most beautiful works of the Canarian artist César Manrique: the Lago Martiánez, an architectural genius since its artificial lake of 33,000 square metres was an engineering challenge that would not be completed until 1977.

It was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in the Historic Garden category in 2005. Within the complex, next to the lake itself, are five seawater swimming pools surrounded by tropical gardens, terraces, cultural spaces, bars and restaurants. There are 13 sculptures (wind toys) by César Manrique scattered all over the site, making it not only a fun bathing experience, but also an art and culture excursion.

Palmetum de Santa Cruz, the best collection of palm trees in Europe

Palmetum Santa Cruz

From the garbage dump to the lush botanical garden on 12 acres. This is how we could summarise the history of the Palmetum of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The botanical garden is home to up to 2,000 species of plants, of which 400 are palm trees.

It was inaugurated in 2014, becoming one of the great attractions of the city by joining the landscape environment of the Tenerife Auditorium and the Maritime Park. In the Palmetum there is not only a great collection of plants, also the fauna benefits from the botanical garden. Several species of birds have settled here, making it to a great place for bird watching.

The beach of Los Cristianos, the city merges with the sea

Playa de Los Cristianos

The beach of Los Cristianos was one of the first beaches that attracted tourists in the 60s. With calm waves and golden sand, you can take a peaceful walk around. Dive into the local fishing atmosphere by enjoying gastronomic delights in one of the many restaurants.

Nearby you will also find the beach Las Vistas. You will easily recognise it with its distinctive artificial island in the centre. The pleasant atmosphere invites families of all kinds to take a long walk along the coast.

A dream summer in Tenerife

Have you already thought of everything? Put together your perfect summer in Tenerife and choose between exciting activities or luxury experiences tailored to your needs. A 100% life holiday is waiting for you!