Sports and activities
At the Barceló Varadero Hotel, many activities organized by the hotel await you that will make your vacation an unforgettable one.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
The southwest coast of Tenerife is the perfect place to see whales and dolphins in the wild as many of them call the waters off the island home all year round.
With their close proximity to the coast, Tenerife has become the place with the most whale and dolphin sightings in Europe. Twenty-one different species live in these waters from the giant blue whale to the killer whale. Short-finned pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins, two residents of these waters, can be observed here nearly 10 months out of the year and represent nearly 100% of the sightings.
Don't let this opportunity pass you by! Very few places on the planet offer you such a wide range of creatures of the sea so close to the hotel. Half a million visitors every year come to see these whales and dolphins and this number proves you will have plenty of opportunities to see these creatures of the sea in the wild.
Descend the Barranco de Masca and experience awe-inspiring, impressive landscapes where you will discover flora and fauna that are unique to Tenerife.
You'll also have time to taste typical Canary Island culinary specialties such as fresh goat's cheese, cactus juice, local wines recommended by our guides, jams and homemade sauces. The descent takes 3 to 4 hours. When you reach the beach, enjoy a well-deserved dip in the ocean and relax in the sun while you wait for the boat that will take you back to Los Gigantes.
Tenerife is a true paradise where you can enjoy a vacation "under the sea" thanks to its incredible marine life, a pleasant climate all year round with temperatures that range between 66 and 77 degrees and a sea that's almost always calm.
Shipwrecks, caves and lava tubes are more reasons to enjoy this sport in Tenerife. The island also boasts a full network of centers for experienced hikers and beginners.
The trails on Tenerife offer a wide variety of landscapes, climates, environments and levels of difficulty. Hiking gives further insight into the island, discovering its rich beauty even more and learning more about the lifestyle of its local, indigenous residents: the guanches. They were the ones who created the first routes through the thick laurel forests towards the grazing areas near Mount Teide.
Try out your sport fishing skills off the rocky coast of Tenerife. You can chose from a wide variety of fish that are difficult to catch, such as bream, catfish, grouper, etc.
You can practice big-game fishing, bottom fishing, deep sea fishing and fishing with an electric reel.
Visits to Different Parks
Visits to Loro Park: A "Must" on the Canary Islands:
Immerse yourself in the wildest nature and admire the most unique species of birds flying freely. The adventure has only just begun. With each step you take, you'll come across animals such as a jaguar, Bengal tiger, a family of gorillas, etc., that will make you laugh and enjoy their show. Don't forget the dolphin, killer whale and sea lion shows. Everyone in the family will be amazed with their intelligence and skills. Transportation from the southern part of the island available for an extra fee.
Open daily from 8.30 am to 6.45 pm
Visit to Siam Park:
An exciting experience awaits as the most modern, exclusive water park in Europe opens its doors to you. Experience the largest artificial wave in the world (10 ft) and the biggest risk takers can try to surf it. You'll also come across many other attractions suitable for the entire family. Even the littlest ones will discover the joys of water at the water fort.
* Possibility of purchasing a combo ticket that includes entrance into Siam Park and Loro Park with the TwinTicket. Free Shuttle Bus from Los Cristianos, Playa de Las Américas and Fañabe.
Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm in the winter and 6 pm in the summer.
Quad excursion through forest, desert, and volcanic landscapes that will give you a different perspective of the island of Tenerife. The excursions are peaceful and relaxed. Different routes are available that last between 1.5, 3 and 4 hours. Minimum age 12 yrs (driver's license not necessary).
Jeep excursion If you'd like to explore the island and reach its most isolated areas, we are specialized in routes using 4x4 vehicles or minivans. You'll head to the northern part of Tenerife, cross rural areas of Icod de los Vinos or take a tour on a road in Los Realejos. Another route goes from Mount Teide to Masca and takes you to some the island's most typical and remote areas. There may not be enough time to see everything on Tenerife but you can't leave the island without a quick trip to Mount Teide. You'll be back to the hotel just in time for lunch. You will also have the chance to visit La Gomera. In order to reach this island, you'll depart from the port at Los Cristianos and head towards San Sebastián de La Gomera where you'll begin an unforgettable adventure.
Excursion to La Gomera
The island of La Gomera has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The trip departs from the port at Los Cristianos on Tenerife. Reaching San Sebastián de La Gomera by ferry, you'll follow the southern route and hike up through virgin rainforest of Garajonay National Park. You'll be amazed by the beauty of the fertile fields. After lunch, you'll see a demonstration of Gomeran whistling, a form of communication unique to this little island.
· Surf en la playa de punta blanca
· Escuela de vela a 5 Km en Playa San Juan
· Motos acuáticas en la costa de los acantilados de Los Gigantes
· Ciclismo en ruta
· Bicicleta de montaña en ruta y de descenso