You will find lots of different sports and leisure facilities on the island of Tenerife. On the following pages, we will give you an idea of sport activities which you can do during your freetime. It will make your stay an exciting and memorable vacation.
Tenerife is the ideal golfing destination. The pleasant climate all year round and concentration of world class golf courses in a small area makes it a favorite for amateur and professional golfers. You will find an abundance of clubs with lush green fairways set amongst typical Canarian flowers cacti and native trees and beautiful views. Many of them with the deep blue Atlantic Ocean or the breathtaking mountains as there backdrop. The Buenavista Golf Club is only a 30 minute drive away from our school.
On foot paths you can discover the whole beauty of the island. Tenerife is an island of extraordinary variety offering spectacular hiking terrain for all levels of expertise.
The area around the volcano Teide offers excellent conditions for mountainbikers and downhill trips. You may rent bikes in Puerto de la Cruz or book guided trips to the mountains. For “lazy” people bus tours to Teide are offered and then downhill with the bicycle.
Tenerife, due to it´s excellent meteorological and orographical conditions and beautiful nature is a paradise for paragliding flying. Enjoy this incomparable feeling to hover and look at Tenerife´s whole beauty with birds´ eye view.
Various companies offer the chance to ride freely, with a guide, or in small organised groups and even the opportunity to take a ride that lasts several days.
There is a complete network of diving centres on the island for advanced divers to beginners to ensure a safe diving experience.
Tenerife is a unique destination for the European surfing community, where they can practise “cutbacks,” “floaters” and “tube riding” in winter and in summer, at the various surfing spots in the north and south of the island.
Due to their local traditions and Spanish and Latin-American influences the Canary Islands have a delightful, rich and diverse culture of their own. In nearly every town in Tenerife there are active folklore groups who keep the old traditions alive. Both young and old take part and entertain the public with their music and lively traditional dances during the many fiestas throughout the year.
Apart from folklore there are several festivals during the summer with all kinds of modern music: Hip Hop, House, Rock, Pop and Reggae. Recent stars to visit our shores include, Shakira, Juanes, Elton John and Rod Stewart.
Classical music fans are not forgotten either. In the splendid new auditorium in Santa Cruz you can enjoy the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife as well as many visiting orchestras, opera and dance companies and soloist of international standing. It also attracts modern musicians, choirs and musical shows. But it is not only music that thrills the Tinerfeños and visitors, there are several theatres and even an annual three day theatre-art street festival (Mueca) organized in Puerto de la Cruz. Of course you will also find numerous art galleries, art and sculpture exhibitions and crafts fairs.
Check out the internet links for more details:
Turismo de Tenerife (english)
Auditorio de Tenerife (spanish, english)
Lagenda Tenerife (spanish)
El Puerto es Cultura (spanish)
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Tenerife (spanish)
Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (spanish)