Tenerife is a relaxing destination known for its beautiful beaches and beautiful natural attractions. Many would come here for the beach and relax at some of the most luxurious resorts in the island. But for those who are traveling with a limited budget, the best way to make the most of your trip is to check out the many cheap things to do in Tenerife.
Although traveling to Tenerife does not come cheap, there are numerous free things to do in Tenerife to keep you entertained. If you are into museums, there are free museums in Tenerife that feature interesting exhibits of the island’s culture and history. There are also a few free attractions in Tenerife that includes the Masca Valley, Garachico, Auditorio de Tenerife, and Los Gigantes cliffs. If you’re into nature, then these are the best places for you to visit.
Regardless of the time of your visit, there will always be something that’s waiting for you to do in the island. For instance, one of the free things to do in Tenerife this summer is to visit the charming coastal town of Garachico and take a dip at the natural rock pools that were formed by lava. Families who are traveling with kids will also have a great time in Tenerife even with a limited budget. Among the free things to do in Tenerife with kids is to go for a hike at the picturesque Masca Valley. Better yet, take the kids to Loro Park, an amusement park with lots of entertaining rides. It may come with a fee, but your kids will surely have a great time!
So if you’re in the process of planning for a trip to Tenerife, you better include these free things to do in Tenerife on your itinerary.
This extremely picturesque valley offers the chance for some hiking and an opportunity to get close to the more rugged side of Tenerife. There are several options for exploring this beautiful valley. If you have hired a car, you can make the drive to Masca Village, but be aware the road is quite hair-raising to navigate with lots of hairpin bends. The tiny village has some charming little cafes selling local delicacies like cactus ice...
This charming coastal town on Tenerife’s north coast nestles at the heart of one of the island’s most unspoilt areas. The town has natural rock pools formed by lava flow; these have been joined by manmade steps and are used as a series of swimming pools, sure to delight both young and old alike. Garachico has an interesting history, as it was destroyed by a massive earthquake 300 years ago and subsequently rebuilt. Many of the buildings...
It’s well worth taking a trip to the quaint former fishing village of Los Gigantes to see these magnificent cliffs towering from the ocean to the sky. They reach a height of 500-800m.
There are three main viewpoints to see the cliffs: the easiest one to find is on the main road to Tamaimo, but there is also one above the sports club and one from the coastal path around the Hotel Barcelo. However, to get even closer, a boat trip is a...
This striking and distinctive modernistic structure sits adjacent to the Atlantic coast at Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It has a very large central arch overhanging the building, inviting differing interpretations; some say it resembles a ship’s sail, others a leaping fish, and many draw comparisons to the Sydney Opera House. The building was constructed between 1997-2003.
The auditorium hosts a great variety of concerts and shows, but...
Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site and admire the wonders of Mother Nature as you explore, on foot and/or by car, this volcanic landscape full of interestingly shaped lava rocks and ash beds. One iconic photo you'll want to take is that of the Cinchado, a volcanic rock that is eroded at the bottom making it look like it could topple over at any moment – Combined with the view of Mount Teide (which last erupted in 1909) it's a classic...
Otherwise known as La Oratava, this botanical garden might be on the small side but it certainly is beautiful. Once the garden of a nearby convent, today it can be enjoyed by everyone as they recharge in nature admiring the different tree and plant species (including a marvellous dragon tree) from different parts of the world along with a variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.
Take a stroll along the dirt paths (if it has...
Tenerife Mount Teide Cable Car Ticket
Loro Parque and Siam Park Ticket
Small group whale watching 2 hour tour
Tenerife Masca Gorge 1-Day Hiking Tour with Picnic
Tenerife South Airport Private Transfer
Puerto de la Cruz Segway Tour
There are many things you can do for free in Tenerife like booking free entry into some Tenerife museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.