14 Jun, 2024 | Outdoor activities

Tenerife, a dazzling gem in the Atlantic, is the ultimate destination for water sports enthusiasts. With its enviable climate, stunning landscapes, and a coastline bathed by crystal clear waters, the island offers an unparalleled variety of water sports for all tastes and levels of experience. From the comfortable and well-located facilities of Apartamentos Bruja in Santa Cruz, you’ll embark on an unforgettable journey to discover the best aquatic experiences Tenerife has to offer. Whether you seek the thrill of riding the waves in epic surfing, exploring the marine depths, or enjoying a relaxed kayak ride, Tenerife promises memorable aquatic adventures. Get ready to dive into this marine paradise and discover a world full of beauty and excitement from the comfort of your temporary home at Apartamentos Bruja.

Diving in Tenerife

The Unique Experience of Diving

Dive into the spectacular crystal-clear waters of Tenerife for an unparalleled diving experience. In this underwater paradise, exceptional visibility, which can reach up to 30 meters, offers you a unique opportunity to observe and admire in detail the dazzling diversity of the marine ecosystem. From colorful coral reefs to fascinating tropical fish, and ancient shipwrecks, each dive immerses you in a world of beauty and mystery. Additionally, the calm and safe water conditions in Tenerife make it the perfect place for both novice and experienced divers, ensuring an unforgettable and accessible underwater adventure.

Best Diving Sites and What to Expect


  • Radazul Bajo: Just a 20-minute drive from Apartamentos Bruja, it’s ideal for beginners and underwater photographers due to its rich marine life, including schools of fish, rays, and occasionally turtles.
  • The Cathedral: A bit further, about an hour’s drive, this impressive diving site is known for its rock formations that resemble arches of a gothic cathedral, home to diverse marine fauna.

Radazul Bajo is exceptionally suitable for beginners and underwater photographers. This diving site is known for its calm and clear water, which hosts colorful fish schools, elegant rays, and occasionally, sea turtles, offering a vibrant and educational experience under the sea.
On the other hand, The Cathedral offers a more adventurous diving experience. Diving here is like exploring an ancient submerged temple, where the diverse marine fauna, including fish of multiple species, octopuses, and moray eels, intermingle with the dramatic rocky landscape, creating a mystical and almost surreal atmosphere. Both sites not only provide fascinating dives but also wonderful opportunities to observe closely the complex interaction of marine life.

It is essential that during these activities, all participants show respect for marine fauna, avoiding touching or disturbing the animals to preserve their well-being and the balance of the ecosystem.

How to get there from Apartamentos Bruja: recommended transportation and estimated travel time.

If you have a car, the journey from Apartamentos Bruja to Radazul takes about 20 minutes. You can also take the line 139 from the Interchange, a 20min walk from the apartments. To get to The Cathedral, the journey is about an hour, and access is easier with your own vehicle, allowing you to carry your diving gear comfortably.
Scuba Diving in Tenerife

Snorkeling: Exploring the Surface

Advantages of Snorkeling in Tenerife for All Levels of Experience

Snorkeling in Tenerife offers numerous advantages for enthusiasts of all levels, making it an accessible and enriching experience. The warm and crystal-clear waters of the island are a perfect setting not only for those starting in this activity but also for the more experienced who seek to explore the rich marine biodiversity.
The island has a wide variety of snorkeling sites, from calm bays to vibrant coral reefs, where you can observe colorful tropical fish, rays, sea turtles, and other fascinating species in their natural habitat. Additionally, the good visibility and the safety of the selected coastal areas for this practice make Tenerife an ideal place for families and groups of all ages.

Top Places to Snorkel
  • El Puertito de Armeñime: Known for its friendly turtle population, it is a safe and fascinating site for families.
  • La Caleta: This area offers rich biodiversity in a protected area, ideal for nature lovers.
  • Palm-Mar: The calm and clear waters of Palm-Mar are perfect for snorkeling, offering a safe and charming environment to enjoy the water while observing marine life up close.

Participating in snorkeling in Tenerife does not require heavy equipment or extensive training, making it a perfect activity to enjoy an underwater adventure without the complications of traditional diving. Local schools offer equipment rental and guided sessions, ensuring that each visitor has a memorable and safe experience exploring the underwater treasures of Tenerife.

It is essential that during these activities, all participants show respect for marine fauna, avoiding touching or disturbing the animals to preserve their well-being and the balance of the ecosystem.


Directions to the Best Snorkeling Spots from Apartamentos Bruja

From Apartamentos Bruja, El Puertito is about a 60-minute drive taking the TF-1, while La Caleta is just 45 minutes away on the same route. To access southern island locations via public transportation, it’s best to take the direct line 111 to Costa Adeje bus station. From there, numerous lines depart, which can be consulted in real-time on the website of TITSA.
Where to Snorkel in Tenerife

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing: Adrenaline in the Wind

Tenerife, a Hotspot for Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

Tenerife has established itself as a true paradise for fans of kitesurfing and windsurfing, thanks in large part to the trade winds that blow strongly and regularly over the island. These winds, coming from the northeast, offer almost perfect conditions throughout much of the year, making places like El Médano cult sites for enthusiasts of these sports.

Most Famous Areas for Practicing and Why
  • El Médano: This place is world-famous for its strong winds and big waves, ideal for sportsmen of intermediate to advanced level.

El Médano, with its extensive sandy beach and crystal-clear waters, not only attracts athletes from all over Europe but is also the venue for international competitions that test the skills of professionals and amateurs. The constant sea breeze in this area ensures that both beginners and experts can enjoy an optimal experience, whether gliding over the waves or soaring through the air in spectacular jumps.
Additionally, the local infrastructure is perfectly adapted to support visitors and athletes, with kitesurfing and windsurfing schools offering courses for all levels and specialized stores where you can rent or buy the latest equipment. This, combined with a vibrant social environment and spectacular natural landscapes, makes Tenerife one of the most attractive and complete destinations for practicing these exciting water sports.

Details on How to Get to These Areas from Apartamentos Bruja

El Médano is conveniently located about 50 minutes by car from Apartamentos Bruja, directly accessible via the TF-1. To get there using public transportation, take line 10 to Tenerife South Airport and change in San Isidro to the 408. You can find real-time information on the website of TITSA.
Kitesurf and Windsurf in El Medano

Surf and Body Surfing: Mastering the Waves

Brief History of Surfing in Tenerife and Its Culture

Surfing in Tenerife took root in the 1970s when the first surf adventurers discovered the island’s ideal waves. Since then, it has grown exponentially, becoming an essential part of the local culture. Today, Tenerife is not only known for its spectacular waves but also as a host to numerous surf competitions and festivals that attract enthusiasts from around the world. These events not only reinforce the passion for surfing but also foster a sense of community and respect for the wonderful natural environment of the island.

Main Beaches for Practicing Surf and Body Surfing, and What Makes Them Ideal
  • Playa de las Américas: Located in the south of the island, this beach is famous for its consistent yet gentle waves, making it the ideal place for both beginners looking to learn and advanced surfers wishing to perfect their skills. The tourist infrastructure in the area also offers numerous amenities, from surf schools to equipment rentals.
  • Playa del Socorro: Located in the north of Tenerife, this beach is celebrated for its stunning natural beauty and more challenging waves, perfect for experienced surfers seeking thrills. Playa del Socorro is less commercial and more peaceful, allowing surfers to enjoy a more authentic and in-touch-with-nature experience.
Additional Considerations for the North of Tenerife

The north of Tenerife is particularly known for its strong surf, featuring numerous beaches with large and powerful waves that can be dangerous and are suitable only for very experienced surfers. It is highly recommended that these surfers be accompanied by locals who are well acquainted with the sea conditions and potential risks. Familiarity with the specific characteristics of each beach is crucial to ensure safety and enjoy the surfing experience.

Routes and Transports from Apartamentos Bruja to the Surf Beaches

Both beaches are easily accessible in less than an hour by car from Apartamentos Bruja. The route to Playa de las Américas is mainly via the TF-1 motorway heading south, while to reach Playa del Socorro you must take the same motorway but heading north of the island. For those who prefer public transportation, the best option is to take line 111 from Santa Cruz to the Costa Adeje bus station. From Costa Adeje, line 477 connects to Playa de las Américas, schedules and routes can be consulted in real-time on the website of TITSA.
Where to catch waves in Tenerife

Kayaking: A Tranquil Adventure

Benefits of Kayaking as a Relaxing Sport and Way to Explore the Coast

Kayaking is an ideal activity for those seeking a relaxing yet active way to enjoy the natural environment. It allows participants to explore the coast of Tenerife at their own pace, offering a unique perspective of the island from the water. This activity is not only accessible for people of all ages and physical abilities but also offers mental health benefits, providing a calm and meditative environment that helps reduce stress and improve overall well-being.

Best Places to Rent Kayaks and Explore on Your Own
  • Los Gigantes: This place is famous for its impressive cliffs that rise majestically from the ocean. Kayaking here offers spectacular views that cannot be appreciated in any other way. Additionally, it’s an excellent spot for spotting marine life, such as dolphins and whales, in their natural habitat, adding an exciting element to the kayaking experience.
  • Palm-Mar: This place is ideal for those seeking a more diversified experience, as Palm-Mar is not only excellent for kayaking but also for snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). The calm and clear waters of Palm-Mar are perfect for these sports, offering a safe and charming environment to enjoy the water while observing marine life up close.

It is essential that during these activities, all participants show respect for marine fauna, avoiding touching or disturbing the animals to preserve their well-being and the balance of the ecosystem.

Transport Guide From Apartamentos Bruja to Kayak Rental Points
To get to Los Gigantes by car from Apartamentos Bruja, simply follow the TF-1 route west for about an hour. This route is direct and offers panoramic views along the way, making the journey part of the adventure. For those who prefer public transportation, the best option is to take line 111 from Santa Cruz to the Costa Adeje bus station. From Costa Adeje, there are several bus options that connect to Los Gigantes, and schedules and routes can be consulted in real-time on the website of TITSA, making it easy to plan your trip efficiently and without setbacks.

Enjoy Kayaking in Tenerife

Sailing: Navigating the Atlantic

The Tradition and Popularity of Sailing on the Island

Sailing is an essential water sport to practice in Tenerife. This sport combines skill, tradition, and love for the sea, elements rooted in the spirit of the local community. Annually, the island becomes the venue for numerous championships and regattas that attract enthusiasts and professionals from around the world, highlighting the skill and competition in the open waters of the Atlantic.

Clubs and Sailing Schools Recommended for Beginners and Advanced
  • Real Club Náutico de Tenerife: This prestigious club, located in the heart of Santa Cruz, is known for its excellence and tradition in teaching sailing. It offers courses designed for all levels, from beginners who have never sailed to advanced navigators looking to perfect their techniques. The club has first-class facilities and expert coaches, ensuring an educational and entertaining experience.


How to Access these Sites from Apartamentos Bruja

Access to the Real Club Náutico is very convenient from Apartamentos Bruja. On foot, it only takes about 30 minutes to walk, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful promenade along the way. For those who prefer public transportation, lines 923 and 903 offer direct services to this destination. These buses are frequent and efficient, and the stop is located in front of the apartments!
Sailing in Tenerife

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP): Fun and Exercise

Description of How SUP Combines Exercise with Fun on the Water

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is a water sport that uniquely combines fun and exercise. Practicing SUP not only improves balance and physical strength but also offers a relaxing way to enjoy the beauty of the ocean. It is a low-impact activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels, providing a complete workout that benefits both the body and mind.

The Best Spots for Practicing SUP and Why They Are Accessible to Everyone


  • Playa de Fañabé: This beach is an excellent choice for beginners in SUP due to its calm and shallow waters. Additionally, it has numerous rental services and SUP classes, making it ideal for those starting out and needing instruction and equipment. Its easy access and comfortable facilities make it a favored spot for families and groups.
  • Palm-Mar: Known for its serene environment and clear waters, Palm-Mar is perfect for those seeking a more diverse experience. In addition to being an excellent place for kayaking and snorkeling, it is ideal for SUP. Here, participants can enjoy calm waters that facilitate learning the sport and allow close observation of marine life, making each session an unforgettable experience.


Routes From Apartamentos Bruja to the Main Spots for Practicing SUP

Playa de Fañabé is just 50 minutes by car from Apartamentos Bruja, taking the TF-1 south. Palm-Mar, located 40 minutes also to the south, offers a more tranquil escape and can be easily accessed by car or public transportation. For those who prefer public transportation, the best option is to take line 111 from Santa Cruz to the Costa Adeje bus station. From Costa Adeje, line 477 connects to Playa Fañabé and line 468 to Palm-Mar, schedules and routes can be consulted in real-time on the website of TITSA.
Surf Paddle in Tenerife

General Tips and Responsibilities When Enjoying Water Sports in Tenerife

Always Prioritize Safety in the Water

It is essential to select schools and rental services that are certified and have a good reputation to ensure both your safety and a positive experience. Additionally, it is recommended to visit Tenerife between May and September to enjoy water sports, as during these months the weather is more favorable and the water reaches its ideal temperature, making the activities more enjoyable.

Additional Tips for Public Transport


  • Planning: Before heading out, check bus schedules in advance, especially on weekends and holidays, as schedules may vary.
  • Payment: Make sure to carry enough change or a transport card, if available. This will facilitate the payment of tickets and allow you to move around the island without inconvenience.
  • Enjoy the Journey: Take advantage of the journey to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of Tenerife. Traveling by bus offers the opportunity to see some of the most picturesque areas of the island, making the journey part of the tourist experience.
  • Eco-Friendly Transport: Using public transport is not only economical but also an eco-friendly way to explore Tenerife. This option helps reduce traffic congestion and environmental impact, allowing visitors to enjoy the island in a more sustainable way.


Responsibilities as Visitors

When participating in water activities, it is crucial to act responsibly towards the natural environment. This includes showing respect for marine fauna and avoiding physical interaction with the animals. Touching or disturbing marine life can have negative effects on their well-being and on the balance of the ecosystem. As visitors to this beautiful environment, we have a responsibility to preserve the integrity of natural habitats so that future generations can also enjoy them. Additionally, it is recommended to follow the guidelines and recommendations of local guides and experts to minimize our impact and contribute to the conservation of the marine environment.

Diving Responsibly


Tenerife is not only an impressive destination for its natural beauty but also a paradise for water sports enthusiasts. With a varied offering that ranges from serene paddleboarding to intense surfing and windsurfing adrenaline, the island promises to satisfy both novices and experts alike. Strategically located, Apartamentos Bruja provides the ideal starting point for easy access to all these activities, ensuring that your vacation is filled with adventure and fun.
From the calm waters ideal for snorkeling and kayaking to the exciting waves for surf lovers, each day in Tenerife can be a new adventure. Immerse yourself in vibrant marine life, challenge the waves, or simply relax in a serene sea, everything is within reach from your accommodation at Apartamentos Bruja.

Don’t wait any longer to live the aquatic experience of your life! Book your stay at Apartamentos Bruja and get ready to dive into the rich and diverse aquatic offerings of Tenerife. Contact us today for more information and to start planning your unforgettable trip to the enchanting waters of Tenerife. With each day filled with new experiences and adventures, we guarantee you a vacation you will always remember.

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