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Free Things To Do In Tenerife

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.

Free Attractions in Tenerife

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Masca Valley

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...

Loro Park and Siam Park Twin Ticket with Transfer

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  • A visit to the amusement Loro Park in Tenerife.
  • This themed area offers various shows performed by whales, dolphins and other marine creatures.
  • Siam Park offers various adventurous activities.
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Garachico

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...

Tenerife Mount Teide Cable Car Fast Track Ticket

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  • This is a panoramic sightseeing tour of Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain.
  • A chance to observe volcanic formations and landscapes of immense beauty.
  • An opportunity to take a hike of the Mount Teide National Park.
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Los Gigantes cliffs

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...

Pirámides de Güímar " Pirámides & mucho más" Ticket

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  • The Botanical Garden & Ethnographic Park Pirámides de Güímar, nominated for the 2017 European Museum of the Year Award, is a large open-air museum that gathers several open-air routes and specialized gardens around six pyramidal structures oriented towards the sun on key astronomical dates.

    The facilities of the Ethnographic Park, which...read more
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Auditorio de Tenerife

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...

Premium Ticket

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  • The Botanical Garden & Ethnographic Park Pirámides de Güímar, nominated for the 2017 European Museum of the Year Award, is a large open-air museum that gathers several open-air routes and specialized gardens around six pyramidal structures oriented towards the sun on key astronomical dates.

    The facilities of the Ethnographic Park, which...read more
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Teide National Park

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...

Skip the Line: Parque del Drago Entrance Ticket

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  • See a Tenerife Cultural symbol while learning about the islands's interesting and unique nature. At 1000 years old, this tree is an impressive natural wonder. This kind of tree is nativa to the island and can only be found in...read more
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Hijuela Botanical Gardens

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...

Teide, Naional Park - Izaña 2.200 m.

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  • This flight is unique in Europe, because we will take off from an altitude of 2,200m and land at sea level. Depending on the weather conditions, we will take off from Izaña Norte and fly over the Valley of La Orotava. If the takeoff is from Izaña Sur, we will fly over the Valley of Güímar.

    If you choose the flight over the National...read more
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History and Anthropology Museum

Get free access to this interesting and informative museum free of charge every Friday and Saturday afternoon, saving yourself 5 euro per person and learn what life in the bygone days was really like, not what popular belief has led us to believe.

The museum is located in Casa de Carta (the charter house), a typical 18th century manor house with 14 exhibition rooms and open spaces highlighting the traditions, beliefs, and behaviours of...

Siam Park Ticket With Lunch Included

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  • Siam Park is the largest water park in Europe, built on an area of 185,000 m2 and set in the former Kingdom of Siam: The kingdom of water!

    One of the greatest experiences you can find in the Siam Park is the artificial wave machine up to three meters high. Let yourself be seduced by the stunning white sand beach and the largest artificial...read more
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Anaga Rural Park

This country park is your gateway to the mountains of La Laguna and Santa Cruz. Declared a Biosphere Reserve, the stunning mountain chain with its sharp peaks is sure to take your breath away as you try to do it justice with a photo.

Spanning 14,500 acres it's a vast playground for those who love to play in the ground outdoors – Follow one of the trails that leads to a charming sandy bay such as Benijo beach which is loved for its...

Skip the Line: Jungle Park Tenerife Entrance Ticket

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  • Get ready for a wild safari in the middle of Tenerife! A day at Jungle Park is fun filled for the entire family. Wonder at the exotic birds, lions, tigers and more, in a dense rainforest. This is the largest jungle forest in...read more
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Carnival of Santa Cruz

This buzzing colourful carnival is the second most popular in the world after Rio de Janeiro. It takes place every February-March with many events (shows, parties, and parades) leading up to the grand finale – The grand parade otherwise known as 'el Coso' which takes places on 'Carnival Tuesday'.

On the Wednesday you can see the the 'Burial of the Sardine' which sees a papier mache sardine carried through the streets on a funeral...

 Skip the Line: Aloe Park Tenerife Ticket

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  • In the tour of the farm, which you can do through guided routes, you can also see the cultivation of bananas in addition to other fruit trees such as orange, avocado, papaya, guava, etc. There is also a large collection of cacti and native plants.

    They have a museum with tools and utensils typical of country life, a gofio mill (roasted...read more
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Museum of Wine and Honey

The honey and wine museum are located at Casa del Vino, a 300 year old typical Canary farm estate home and are a must-see for anyone with a passing interest in gastronomy, that would be most of us! Watch a short video documentary describing how the wines of Tenerife have evolved before viewing the 2 permanent exhibitions that give you more information. You will also get to see the vineyards and gardens before seeing the traditional wine and...

Skip the Line: Camel Park Tenerife Ticket

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  • Camel Park was the first camel center in Tenerife. We started in 1988 with 15 camels on a banana plantation in Guaza. In 1993 we already had 60 animals.

    At present we own a finca, restaurant and organize camel rides. Come and meet...read more
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FAQs about Free Things to Do in Tenerife

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.