First Published: May 2, 2022 | Last Updated: September 6, 2022 | Author: Jan Daniel

Boat Charters in Playa San Juan
Island Tours in Playa San Juan
Quad Bike Safaris in Playa San Juan
Recommended Things to Do in Playa San Juan
Thematic Parks in Playa San Juan
Trekking in Playa San Juan
Whale Watching in Playa San Juan
Things to do in Playa San Juan

On this page you will find the best and most recommended things to do in Playa San Juan, a quiet resort in the south of Tenerife. Here you will find a combination of modernity and classic Canarian style. Here you will enjoy a more peaceful and tranquil atmosphere than that of the neighbouring beaches.

The promenade of Playa San Juan stretches for almost two kilometres. Along the promenade you will find various restaurants and cafés. Stroll along it to enjoy the sound of the sea and the waves. Taste the delicious food of the region and share some drinks on the terraces overlooking the sea.

The best activities in Playa San Juan

Safari with Kayak in Tenerife South (1)

If you are staying in Playa San Juan and are looking for fun activities to do in Tenerife South, take a look at our list of the Top best activities in Playa San Juan:

Things to do in Playa San Juan by boat

We invite you to experience wonderful sensations on board a boat in Tenerife. If you are staying near Playa San Juan and want to experience the pleasure of sailing the waters of the Atlantic, stay and read what we have for you.

Most of our excursions and boat rentals in Tenerife depart from Puerto Colon, very close to Playa San Juan.

We have different boats to spend a day at sea. Choose between a catamaran, sailboat, yacht or speedboat. Each trip has a different duration and a specific itinerary. We also have options for you to choose the route and stops.

For boat hire in Tenerife South just check at the end of this post. We have all the options available in Playa San Juan. We can help you choose which option suits you best according to your plans and the number of people on board.

Boat trips in Playa San Juan to see whales and dolphins

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Boat trips are perfect activities in Playa San Juan to have fun and enjoy yourself. We invite you to get on a boat in Tenerife South to go dolphin and whale watching. These activities are suitable for everyone, the whole family, couples or groups of friends can come.

Remember that Tenerife is very close to the migratory route of cetaceans so it is very common to see them passing by during boat trips. Our boat trips to see cetaceans depart from Puerto Colon.

The boat trips have a minimum duration of 3 hours. The boat heads towards the island of La Gomera. In this area it is common to see many cetaceans and as they are used to boats, they approach calmly.

We remind you not to throw anything into the water and to take care of the ecosystem. This is a protected area where only environmentally friendly boats enter. As it is the natural habitat of whales, dolphins and other marine creatures, we must preserve it.

  • Private Boat Excursion in Tenerife (up to 22 participants)
  • Whale or dolphin watching boat trip in Tenerife with Freebird

Cliffs of Los Gigantes and Masca Bay

Among the things to do in Playa San Juan you can’t miss Los Gigantes Cliffs. We are talking about immense stone walls that border the west coast of Tenerife. Many boats come to this area to anchor and enjoy the views.

Also, if you rent a boat for 3 hours or more you can make a stop at La Bahía de Masca. It is a beautiful beach located in Los Acantilados. It has great beauty and can only be reached by water or by going down the ravine.

While the boat anchors in Masca Bay, take the opportunity to snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic.

Boat hire with skipper

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When you hire a boat with a skipper, you won’t have to worry about the details of the route and the boat. The boats that include a skipper are suitable for those who want to enjoy the sea without worrying too much.

We offer different options with food and drinks included. We have for you, sailing boats, luxury yachts and motorboats. Invite your partner to spend a special day at sea.

Skippered boats are perfect to celebrate birthdays and any special event. Take your family and friends out for a day in the sun on Tenerife. Leave the stress of the city behind and fill yourself with the energy of the sea.

Share with your partner, family and friends special events such as bachelor parties, graduations, honeymoons and romantic getaways. After enjoying all the activities in Playa San Juan, end your holiday with an amazing party on board so that your guests will take home the best memories.

Enjoying the beach

In addition to all the activities that the town has to offer, you have to go to the beach to enjoy the sea. Here are the things to do in Playa San Juan to enjoy the beach and the waves.

This beach is made up of black sands and areas of creeks. It is protected by the pier and a breakwater, so you can enjoy it in peace and quiet and bring the children.

The beach has been awarded the Blue Flag distinction, which means that its waters are suitable for bathing. It meets all the safety conditions for bathers and has all the services. You will find sun loungers, parasols, showers, toilets and much more. Spend a quiet day, play like a child, enjoy with your friends and loved ones.

Water sports

Safari with Kayak in Tenerife South (1)

As is to be expected on all the beaches of Tenerife, in Playa San Juan you can practice various water sports full of adrenaline and excitement.

Don’t miss the opportunity to dive and snorkel in Playa San Juan. If you don’t have much experience, don’t worry, you are in Tenerife and here we have the best diving guides. You will always be accompanied by an expert during your trip. Observe different marine animals and plants. Swim with seahorses, octopus, colourful fishes.

In addition to these, you can practice many other activities in or near Playa San Juan, such as wakeboarding, water skiing, windsurfing and paddle surfing. If you need any advice to choose your activities and the places where they are practiced, do not hesitate to call us. On our website we have many activities to do in Playa San Juan and its surroundings to enjoy Tenerife to the fullest.

Excursion to Teide

If you are on holiday in Tenerife South you can’t miss the Teide National Park. Here you will find the most impressive volcano on the island and the king of all its peaks. We invite you to visit the park and enjoy all the activities it has to offer:

  • Ascend to the summit of Teide: you will find many hiking trails to explore the park and discover its volcanic passages. Walk along its paths and discover the beauty of the park’s flora and fauna. There are beautiful violets in bloom here, which you should photograph. These flowers are endemic to the heights of Teide and the highlands of Tenerife. This is a must on your list of things to do in Playa San Juan on your holidays in Tenerife.
  • Teleférico del Teide: you can also ascend the Teide by cable car. The cable car route takes you very close to the peak of Teide. During the ascent you will enjoy beautiful views of the park and part of the island.
  • Astronomical observatory: Here you will find an observatory for solar observation and robotic astronomy. Hire a night telescope to explore outer space with its stars, constellations and planets.


As you all know, Tenerife has hundreds of hiking trails. This is a form of active tourism, many sportsmen and women from all over the world come to Tenerife to hike its routes and enjoy its natural landscapes.

We invite you to walk through the island’s natural surroundings to discover its secrets and breathe fresh air.

We recommend the Masca Canyon route. This route starts in the village of Masca. We are talking about a beautiful valley in which sits a rural village with deep-rooted Canarian customs. From this point different paths start to cross the valley. On this particular excursion you will descend through the ravine and walk through some abandoned cultivation terraces. The guide will always be informing you about every aspect of the landscape, its flora and fauna. The tour ends with the descent into the bay of Masca. Take a well-deserved swim and refresh yourself in the crystal clear waters surrounding the beach. At the end of the tour, a boat will be waiting to take you back to the harbour of Los Gigantes.

Quad biking safari

Tenerife is not only beaches and hiking trails, but also gives you the opportunity to drive at full speed through its natural landscapes. In this section we want to add another option to your list of things to do in Playa San Juan. We are talking about quad biking in Tenerife, an amazing experience for adrenaline junkies. The transport takes you to Santiago del Teide to start the adventure.

When you arrive at the quad bike station you will receive the necessary instructions for the handling of the quad bike and your own safety. At the beginning of the trip you will see a lot of solidified lava on the surface of the landscape. The trip becomes even more exciting when you start riding through the forest trails. This is an ideal activity for nature lovers and extreme sports enthusiasts.


Many of the activities listed here offer transportation from Playa San Juan. Click on the image of each one to get a more detailed description, see photos and prices.

If you want to book the activities or things to do in Playa San Juan, the easiest way is to contact us by WhatsApp. We are waiting for you to clarify your doubts and solve any questions you may have. It is a pleasure to serve our customers and help them enjoy the best of the island.

What our customers say:
Dean Smith
Dean Smith
17. November, 2022.
Definitely recommend to include in your trip when visiting Tenerife. One of the best days we had! Amazing service and nice touch with water and snacks!
Maria Stanko
Maria Stanko
14. November, 2022.
Es war eine grandiose Reise, das Personal war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend, das Schiff sauber und das Essen lecker. Sehr beeindruckend waren die Wale, Delfine und die wunderschöne Natur Teneriffas.
Gillian Webster
Gillian Webster
2. November, 2022.
I hired the atlanca boat as a surprise for my husbands 40th birthday and it was honestly the best day and lots of fun. Easy to book, when we arrived Patrick did the paperwork and explained everything then Fran gave us all the safety information on how to ride the boat. Everything was provided and additional special touches were much appreciated. They were both great, really friendly and put us at ease. We had 3 hours booked and we got the full time, everything excellent. Highly recommended. Thank you
Shaun Daymond
Shaun Daymond
28. October, 2022.
Very easy to deal with over WhatsApp. Booked 5 months in advance and had no issues with the booking at all. Boat was lovely and friendly skipper 👍🏻
Banana Palm Bay
Banana Palm Bay
4. August, 2022.
Can only recommend it ;)
Juan Antonio RT
Juan Antonio RT
26. July, 2022.
Hemos disfrutado de un paseo en barco por la costa de Adeje divisadlo cetáceos. Muy recomendable. La tripulación muy amable en todo momento pendiente de nosotros.
younes benkahla
younes benkahla
5. July, 2022.
Capitaine tres gentil et très compréhensible ne pense pas qu’à l’argent et pense d’abord à la sécurité et surtout à la bonne expérience de la clientèle je recommande !
Guillermo González Meyer
Guillermo González Meyer
14. June, 2022.
Alquilamos una excursión para ver cetáceos y dar un paseo de 3h. En general la experiencia estuvo bien. Toda la gestión de reserva fue fácil y el trato con Bananapalmbay fue un gusto.
Al llegar al barco tuvimos alguna confusión con lo acordado, pero tras comunicarse la empresa del barco con Bananapalmbay se solucionó y pudimos disfrutar del viaje. Además vimos ballenas piloto.