On this page you will find the best and most recommended things to do in Puerto Santiago. This is a quiet holiday resort in the southwest of Tenerife located next to Los Gigantes and Playa San Juan.
It is linked to Playa de la Arena and Los Gigantes Cliffs, which is why it attracts thousands of visitors a year. Although it does not offer as extensive a range of hotels as Playa de Las Americas, it does have villas, flats and good hotels for the enjoyment of its visitors. If you are wondering what to see in Puerto de Santiago Tenerife, we suggest you start with its beaches.
Things to do in Puerto Santiago
Here is the list of the best activities in Puerto Santiago we have for you.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
Tenerife is a privileged place for whale and dolphin watching. We can see these marine animals almost any day of the year. So if you are a nature lover you should take one of our excursions to see dolphins in their natural habitat. Also if you are travelling with children it will be one of the best gifts you can give them during their holidays in Tenerife.
The areas close to the south coast of Tenerife are privileged to be home to a rich marine life. Here you will be able to observe: Bottlenose Dolphins, Fin Whales, Orcas, Beaked Dolphins, Spotted Dolphins, Common Dolphins, pilot whales, Sperm Whales and more. We won’t say that you will always see these animals but you are almost certain to see some.
Catamaran Tour to Los Gigantes
If you are in Puerto Santiago and want to spend a day at sea away from the stresses and strains of the city, you should take this excursion. The catamaran tour allows you to sail calmly through the Atlantic. Depending on the duration of the activity you can see cetaceans, visit the amazing Los Gigantes Cliffs, anchor at a beach for swimming and snorkelling, meals and drinks.
Luxury yacht charter from Los Gigantes
The Princess 440 is a magnificent luxury yacht to cruise the sea and enjoy a day of total relaxation. We invite you to hire this boat that will take you to the Cliffs of Los Gigantes, the Punta de Teno and the Bay of Masca.
Hire the 3 hour excursion for 8 people. During this activity you will be able to see dolphins in their natural habitat, visit Los Gigantes Cliffs, stop at Masca Bay to refresh yourself and then return to the port. This excursion includes lunch and drinks.
We also have a sunset cruise to visit Los Gigantes Cliffs. During the cruise you will enjoy beautiful views of the sunset at Los Acantilados. Then come back on board to toast with cava and relax under the dim sunset sky.
Day trip to Santa Cruz, La Laguna and Taganana in Tenerife
This activity allows you to explore Santa Cruz and enjoy its architecture. Visit emblematic places of the city and capture beautiful pictures to remember your trip. We continue to La Laguna, a city declared historical heritage for its architectural beauty. Then we continue through a beautiful subtropical laurel forest known as Sierra de Mercedes to finish in Taganana, a village located in the Rural Park of Anaga. Of course you will also have the opportunity to walk through the mountains of Anaga and enjoy the freshness of its environment.
Excursion to Teide
The Teide is the central axis of Tenerife. The most important focal point and the reference for everything that is done on the island. You can’t come to Tenerife without visiting the Teide National Park, and if you do you won’t have got to know Tenerife completely.
We offer you a magnificent excursion through the park where you can admire the beauty of the volcanic geography of the place. You will also have the opportunity to climb Mount Teide, which has a summit of over 3,700 metres above sea level.
Paragliding in Puerto Santiago
We know that you are looking for adventure and fun, so we would like to suggest paragliding. This is an extraordinary activity full of freedom and adventure. Safety is guaranteed. We work with a team of professionals with extensive experience in the sector. You will be accompanied by an expert instructor who will always be with you and will teach you the technical details of the trip. Feel like a bird, enjoy the views of the island and the calm that reigns in the heights.
Shopping excursion to Santa Cruz
If you’re staying in Puerto Santiago you can also take this excursion to the island’s capital. We all know that this is an area internationally renowned for its brand name shops and shopping centres with excellent quality products. Take the opportunity to purchase the goods you need and buy some gifts to take home to the relatives waiting at home.
This tour gives you enough time to wander the streets of the city and visit the tourist attractions. We can provide you with all the information you need through our WhatsApp, which you can use to make your reservations. At the end of the text you will find the details of each of the excursions and their respective contact form for your reservation.
Guided tours to the plantations of Tenerife
This is another adventure that we offer so that you can get to know Tenerife from its plantations and wine cellars. We invite you to book a guided tour of the plantations and wine cellars in the south of Tenerife. During this activity we will take you to the banana plantations and other plants of the region. You will also visit the winery Mencey de Chasna where you will learn all about the wine making process. The tour ends at Lagar de Chasna where you will taste different products of the Canarian gastronomy. It is worth mentioning that the visit to these facilities includes the corresponding wine tasting, so much requested by our clients.
Before we finish with our list of things to do in Los Cristianos we would like to recommend the buggy safari. This is a fabulous activity in which you can travel around the island in a buggy. We are talking about vehicles designed to ride on the sand and we will take you through the beautiful trails of Tenerife. The vehicle allows you to take good speeds so you can feel the freedom and the wind in your face. Our team will prepare you with everything you need to know to drive the buggies, but don’t worry, it’s a simple process. Then when you are ready, we will guide you through the most appropriate roads and trails for you to have a wonderful experience. If you like nature and adrenaline this activity is for you. At the end of the safari we will arrive at a farm for you to rest and taste our world famous cheeses and wines.
Beaches of Puerto Santiago
The beach of Puerto Santiago is next to the promenade. We invite you to come to the beach of Puerto Santiago if you want to cool off in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic and take a well-deserved rest, sunbathing without worries. If you are attracted by good food and Canarian flavours you should know that around the beach you will find many restaurants with the best food you can taste. Many pleasure boats leave from the pier to enjoy the sea. In this area you can go snorkelling, kayaking and scuba diving.
It is worth mentioning that diving lovers will find a paradise in Puerto de Los Cristianos. The landscapes at the bottom of the sea are incredible. The richness they hide is worth admiring and it gets better the further you go towards Los Acantilados.
Another beach you can visit if you are staying in Los Cristianos is Playa de Los Gigantes. This is a beach set out to admire the magnificence of Los Acantilados. Here you can relax, sunbathe and enjoy with the whole family. As it has calm waves and moderate wind, it is a safe beach to visit with children. From here you will also have a clear view of the neighbouring island of La Gomera, which you can visit by taking an excursion to La Gomera from Tenerife, also included on our website.
Assistance and reservations
All activities and things to do in Puerto Santiago offer transport from the place where you stay in Puerto Santiago. Just click on the image of each one to get a more detailed description, see photos and prices. For those who don’t need transport because they have a rental car, take a look at our Things to do in Tenerife section. In case you want to book or ask questions, the easiest way is to contact us by WhatsApp.