Port Colon is the departure point for all Tenerife.fun boat excursions

With beautiful sandy beaches, plenty of fantastic hotels and sunshine over 300 days of the year, Puerto Colon in Tenerife is an amazing place to go on holiday. This family-friendly resort is located in the south of Tenerife and offers such a wide variety of things to do that you won’t get a chance to get bored!

The best things to do in Puerto Colon, Tenerife

So you get the most out of your holiday, here’s a list of the top 5 things to do in Puerto Colon, Tenerife.

3 dolphins swimming in the sea
There’s a good chance you’ll see dolphins on a boat trip in Tenerife

1. Puerto Colon boat trips

Puerto Colon is right by the sea, making it the perfect place to jump on a boat and explore Tenerife’s coastline. The volcanic landscape that makes up the beautiful island can only really be appreciated from out at sea, where you’ll get a fantastic panoramic view of the south.

Puerto Colon boat trips are also the best way to catch a glimpse at the local marine life. The sea just outside the resort is teeming with various species of whales and dolphins. There are around 21 species of marine mammals which live in the waters around the island, making whale watching in Tenerife an amazing experience.

If you sign up for one of our boat trips in Puerto Colon, Tenerife, you’ll also get the chance to go snorkeling with turtles in El Puertito, Armeñime. Throw into the mix gourmet Canarian food, free-flowing drinks and a luxury yacht and your day out with us is guaranteed to be a wonderful experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

A group of friends holding up cocktails
Enjoy a tropical cocktail at Club Nautico

2. Club Nautico, Puerto Colon

If you’re visiting Tenerife to relax, you’ll love Club Nautico in Puerto Colon. This exclusive nautical club is situated to the west of the harbour and features an open-air rooftop zone set out like a beach club, with plush sun loungers, swimming pools and a relaxing jacuzzi. There’s also a wonderful beach bar where you can order an icy cool drinks and delicious Canarian food.

As if that wasn’t enough to wash all your cares away, there are also 2 saunas to help you destress and unwind. On some nights, this part of Club Nautico has a total change of character and is used to host fun events, with live music, singing and dancing going on well into the night.

There are several full-size tennis courts, along with a mini basketball and volleyball court, squash court and gym. If you prefer to take it a little easier, check out the games room, with table tennis and table football, or the board game room with a games table and pool table.

The cliffs of Los Gigantes
Charter a yacht and sail to Los Gigantes

3. Charter a yacht

There are loads of organised boat trips in Puerto Colon, Tenerife. But they aren’t your only options if you want to get out onto the open sea. To celebrate an extra special occasion, why not charter a yacht and have your own private boat trip? Our opulent sailing vessel can carry up to 10 guests and we can create the perfect itinerary just for you.

Whether you want to go on a half-day tour to see the magnificent cliffs of Los Gigantes or want to hire the yacht, its captain and its crew for several days to visit the other Canary Islands – we’ll do everything possible to make your experience with us truly remarkable.

Our tours are designed for people of all ages. So if you’d like a romantic sailing as just a couple, a fun-filled sailing as parents with kids or a once-in-a-lifetime sailing with the whole family, we can make it happen.

Golden sandy beach on a sunny day
Playa La Pinta is great fun for all the family. Image credit: Tuxyso / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

4. La Pinta Beach

Unlike most of the beaches throughout the Canaries which are made of dark, volcanic sand, La Pinta Beach boasts power-soft golden sand in a large crescent shape. This gorgeous bay is protected on one side by the harbour and on the other by rocky wave breakers, so no strong waves ever make it to the shore. This creates the ideal conditions for young children to swim and splash in without mum and dad having to worry.

You’ll find all the quality beach facilities and services you’d expect from a top end resort here. There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols available to hire, lifeguards on duty for most of the day, public toilets, showers and wheelchair access.

For kids (and adults with a playful side!) there’s a set of extra large inflatables a short way from the shore to play on. The bouncing trampoline, climbing mountain and rocking seesaw look like child’s play, but they provide a challenge and really test your strength!

Enjoy hiking? Hike the astounding Barranco del Infierno!

A scuba diver under water
Puerto Colon is close to many excellent diving sites

5. Go scuba diving

Puerto Colon is filled with loads of scuba diving schools offering a wide range of activities suitable for divers of all abilities. Because there’s not much to see if you scuba dive directly from Puerto Colon, most schools take you out on a short boat trip to intriguing places filled with fascinating things to see.

Some of the nearest dive sites include The Crater – a rocky crescent-shaped structure not too far underwater where you’ll find stingrays, moray eels, lobsters, angel sharks and anemones. The cave at Palm Mar is another amazing place to dive, where you’ll find all kinds of eels and angelfish living 18m below the water’s surface. This diving spot is also one of the few chances you’ll get to see a cross and a statue of the Virgin del Carmen underwater.

Whether you’re a newbie in search of their very first scuba diving experience, a novice looking to improve specific scuba diving skills or an expert keen to earn the official PADI certification, you’ll have a lot of fun scuba diving in Puerto Colon.

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