Tenerife is one of Europe's best snorkeling destinations due to its warm water temperature throughout the year. Snorkeling here is exceptionally pleasant, especially from May to October when the underwater visibility reaches more than 15 meters. During September, October, and November, there is a period called "La Calma" when there is no wind, turning the sea into a calm mirror.
Things to do in El Puertito Tenerife
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP):
Stand-up paddleboarding is a sport where you stand upright on a large board and use a paddle to move through the water. It's like walking on water. It's a fantastic water sport that engages multiple muscle groups, making it a great workout for your body.
One of the advantages of kayaking is that it's a low-impact activity suitable for all fitness levels, skill levels, and ages. If you can swim without assistance, you can surely go kayaking. Moreover, even a gentle kayaking session burns tons of calories, making it a great alternative to sweating in the gym.
El Puertito Beach:
El Puertito de Adeje Beach (actually El Puertito de Armeñime) is located in one of the most beautiful bays on the south coast. It's perfect for snorkeling and is often visited by diving clubs. The reason is the crystal-clear water with a stunning view underwater. Until recently, it was also popular for the presence of a few sea turtles, but they are no longer there.
Pepe y Lola Beach Bar:
The only restaurant in El Puertito is Bodegon Pepe y Lola, where you can have drinks, enjoy an ice cream, or indulge in tapas or fresh fish. The view of the beach and the relaxed atmosphere make it worth a visit, especially if you want to avoid tourists. On weekends and holidays, the terrace is bustling with locals.
Visiting Cave Dwellings:
Take a walk through the narrow alley with old houses and follow the path along the bay to the cliffs. In this natural area, you can find old historical cave dwellings. These cave dwellings, dug out of sandstone, are located in the natural area around the beach but are currently difficult to find. The most accessible cave dwelling can be found on Playa Morteros. To reach this beach, follow the walking path to La Caleta.
Playa Diego Hernandez:
This beach is located between La Caleta and El Puertito de Adeje, in a small bay also known as Diego Hernández. Playa de Diego Hernandez is one of the best-kept secrets in the south of Tenerife. It's a wild and secluded sandy beach with turquoise water, accessible only on foot or by sea. Because of the light-colored sand, the beach is also called Playa Blanca, meaning "white beach."
Paragliding Park Tenerife Taucho:
As paragliding is weather-dependent, the start time, flight duration, and landing locations vary according to prevailing weather conditions. On favorable days, paragliding tours depart from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. During the summer, the times extend until 6:00 PM. The activity begins with safety instructions on take-off, landing, and paragliding as a whole. The flight duration ranges from 15 to 30 minutes, and the route depends on the weather conditions.