Kayaking in Tenerife

We went kayaking in Tenerife

We went with part of our team on a trip to Tenerife to get to know this island where we now also provide great sea tours. Kayaking in Tenerife was at the top of our list of things to do on the island.

Tips for your holidays in Tenerife

Kayaking can be done all year round!

The five of us are active people who love nature and working out, so kayaking in Tenerife would be an ideal activity for us. We went kayaking with Cao, who owns a watersports center at Playa de las Teresitas.

So we met Cao at his stand on the beach and after putting on some sunscreen, it was time to team up. Each kayak takes two people.

Welcome to Playa de las Teresitas

Welcome to Playa de las Teresitas

Cao explained we were gonna go kayaking along the cliffs of Playa de las Teresitas. The cliffs were, in fact, impressive, at the foot of the Anaga mountains. We were blessed with almost no wind and a pleasant temperature.

As the kayaking is quite a workout, at the point we were going to turn to go back, we were quite hot so we went for a refreshing dip into the Atlantic. Kayaking is quite a workout, but no worries, Cao will adapt the tour to your pace. Besides, kayaking is very easy to learn and it requires no previous experience.

We did the short kayak tour of about 1 hour, due to time constraints. There’s a tour of 3 hours too. The longer tour departs from Playa de las Teresitas to Playa de Balayo.

There’s also the possibility to rent a kayak on the beach. However, we highly recommend the tour as the instructors grew up in Tenerife themselves and therefore they can tell you everything you need to know about the island!

We really enjoyed the kayak tour and highly recommend it. The combination of working out and sightseeing is the best! Many thanks to Cao and his team for this memorable experience kayaking in Tenerife!

Sailing in Tenerife

We went sailing in Tenerife

We went with part of our team on holidays in Tenerife to get to know this island where we now also provide some great sea tours. Sailing in Tenerife was on the top of our list of things to do in Tenerife.

We booked an excursion sailing in Tenerife with departure from Puerto Colón, near Los Cristianos, in the South part of the island. This sailing tour promised to take us to discover some dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. We were really excited to try this experience.

The funny part was, that one of our friends, Philip, from Portimão, who’s also a partner of SeaBookings, recommend us to work with this tour operator in Puerto Colón. And even funnier was that I, Bo, had already met the skipper of this boat, in Portugal, on Philip’s wedding last year! So, it was very cool to meet Federico again, this time on his lovely boat in Tenerife. The boat is a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42i or the Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 42 with capacities up to 11 people each.

sailing tour in Tenerife

Discover the local wildlife on a sailing yacht

Our experience sailing in Tenerife

We arrived a bit late to Perto Colón as there was a traffic jam on the highway down South due to an accident. Luckily, we easily found a place to park the car in the harbor of Colón and immediately found the tour operator. After a warm welcome, we walked to the boat where Federico was already waiting for us with 6 more people on board. Federico gave us a brief safety explanation and explained what we could expect to do and see during the tour.

We did this tour in April and the weather was not ideal. While the temperature was OK (but a little too cold to swim), there was almost no wind. Luckily, as we sailed further out, using the motors, we soon found some wind and enjoyed the feeling of sailing. Damn, I love this feeling so much! No engine, no noise, just the power of nature!

We had a great time in the middle of the Atlantic (literally!)

We had a great time in the middle of the Atlantic (literally!)

While enjoying the sailing, Federico was continuously chatting with us and the other participants. He was enthusiastically sharing all his knowledge about the island and the local biodiversity. And in the meantime, he was always checking how we were feeling and if we wanted to drink something. After a water, we accepted a cold beer, for the ultimate summer feeling!

About the local wildlife, we were lucky to see some common dolphins and even a fin whale. I was really impressed about the whale as I had never seen such a big and mystical creature. Unfortunately, it was quite shy and did not come close to the boat. But by the size of its back, it was huuuge!

If you like sailing, this tour is for you

If you like sailing, this tour is for you

After the sightings, we sailed back to closer to the shore. And in front of a sheltered bay, we anchored for some local tapas and drinks. Tapas taste even better on board of such a lovely sailing yacht and surrounded by our friends. Here we had the chance to snorkel but as it was not that warm and we were already a bit tired from the kayak tour that morning, we skipped.

We really enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it. The combination of sailing and cetaceans sighting is magical! Many thanks to Federico and the whole team for this memorable experience sailing in Tenerife!

PS. Did you know you can also book this experience on a private basis?

snorkeling with turtles in Los Cristianos

We went snorkeling with turtles in Los Cristianos, Tenerife

By Lianne, responsible for the Spanish market and content/translations at SeaBookings:

A few months ago we were soaking up the sun in Tenerife when we stumbled across some nice activities available around the Los Cristianos area. Los Cristianos is a great place to visit if you want to eat, do some shopping or just relax in the sun. Walking along the boulevard really gives you that summer holiday vibe.

After we had some coffee and breakfast we decided we would try something new. A kayak tour to go snorkeling with turtles in Los Cristianos sounded like the perfect fit as we were very curious about what was waiting for us. We had a warm welcome by the owners Diana and Paul and a few people of our group were already busy squeezing into their wetsuits. We received our own wetsuits and Nikola was waiting for us outside to join her on this amazing tour.

After a quick introduction, we were ready to get into the sea

After a quick introduction, we were ready to get into the sea

We came together at the beach and after a brief explanation, we went one by one into the water. We were the first couple getting into the water and because we already did a kayak tour with dolphins earlier in the week we felt like pro’s jumping onto the kayak and paddling away. Nikola told us we were going to a bay where the possibility to find a lot of turtles swimming in the water was extremely high.

The snorkeling with turtles in Los Cristianos is done by kayak, a great workout!

The snorkeling with turtles in Los Cristianos is done by kayak, a great workout!

After a small workout paddling to the bay, Nikola asked us all to come together so she could tie a rope to the kayaks. In the meanwhile, we got our snorkeling gear ready and once she was ready we all dropped into the water. It was quite refreshing to be in the water after all the paddling and with the wetsuit, you don’t feel a thing! We were in Tenerife in the winter, so I can imagine it’s even possible to do snorkeling with turtles in Los Cristianos without a wetsuit in summer.

Once we were all in the water it didn’t take long for someone to spot a turtle or two. It’s actually quite funny because when you see them you really want to scream out to the whole group but obviously underwater it’s a bit difficult! We were given a GoPro by Paul, and lucky to capture these fantastic moments as you can see in the video I made for you! I know the perspective underwater is different but they really do come up so close you actually have to get out of the way!

Nikola told us to respect them and to never touch the animals because that could cause some unnecessary stress. For me, that’s common-sense but apparently not for everyone, as you can see damage on their shells on some of the photos. Paul told us that’s because of jet skis racing over the water. It made me sad thinking that humans were causing harm to these gracious creatures. I think it’s important to be aware of the flora and fauna and respect it when you are doing activities in the sea.

I think everyone enjoyed being so close and actually swimming with the turtles and if you are lucky enough you might catch a glance of some rays gliding elegantly at the bottom of the sea. We had more than enough time to enjoy the turtles and just floating around enjoying the water.

It's impressive how close the turtles come!

It’s impressive how close the turtles come!

Nikola then instructed us to slowly get back on to our kayaks and offered us help as it’s not as easy as it looks. We all then very happily paddled back to the beach while soaking up some more sun. On our way back you could sense a feeling of accomplishment and everyone was very impressed and talking about what they saw.

I think snorkeling with turtles in Los Cristianos is something that can’t be missed during your stay at Tenerife. I hope the photos and videos will persuade you enough to try out this tour yourself!

Thanks a lot, Nikola, Paul and Diana for this amazing experience. The next time I will be in Tenerife I will certainly pay you guys a visit ☺

activities in Tenerife

Our favorite activities in Tenerife

Tenerife is a true paradise for outdoor adventure lovers. We went with part of our team to visit Tenerife to get to know this island where we now also provide some great sea tours. As Tenerife has much more to offer than just sea tours, we’d like to share our favorite must-do activities in Tenerife.

Hiking with a local guide is a must!

Hiking with a local guide is a must!

Our colleague Nathalie already wrote a nice article about the best things to do in Tenerife. In fact, most of the things we did while visiting this wonderful island are already listed there.

You can find our must-do activities in Tenerife here:

1. Hiking

We love nature, and not only the sea, so we decided to explore the North Western part of the island a bit, by foot. Cao, a local guide from Anaga Experiences, took us for a 3-hour hike in the stunning Anaga mountains. We highly recommend hiking with a guide as you’ll get to know so much about the local culture, nature and everything you want to know. Surely must-do activities in Tenerife for mountain lovers!

Kayaking can be done all year round!

Kayaking can be done all year round!

2. Kayaking

In Tenerife, there are several kayak tours. There are two in Los Cristianos, one to go find wild dolphins, which Lianne did and tells us about here. And one to go snorkeling with sea turtles. We choose to do one to explore the impressive Anaga mountains from a different perspective, from Playa de Las Teresitas. We’ll share our experience soon, here on the blog.

We went in April and had great weather

We went in April and had great weather

3. Sailing

We went for an incredible sailing experience in Tenerife, departing from El Colón. We’ll share this unforgettable experience in detail soon! You can choose for a half day tour, a sunset tour or a private sailing tour. It’s up to you! Did you know it’s almost for sure you’ll find some wild whales and dolphins along the boat trip?

diving in Tenerife

Discover Tenerife’s underwater world!

4. Scuba diving

Fábio (SeaBookings’ CTO) and Carla went to have their first diving experience in Tenerife. They had a blast. They say there’s so much to see and even reminded them the colors and biodiversity they saw when they were snorkeling in Thailand! Fábio shared his memorable experience on the blog.

submarino em Tenerife

How about a submarine?

5. Submarine tour

Yes, you can go exploring the underwater world without getting your hair wet! Lianne did this unique experience when she was visiting Tenerife. You can read her personal experience here.

Horse riding is also a nice way to discover the island

Horse riding is also a nice way to discover the island

6. Horse riding

Femke, one of SeaBookings’ co-founders, is crazy about horses. So, she grabbed the chance to go horse riding to explore the local nature on a natural way. She highly recommends Horse Riding Adventures in Tenerife.

Natural warm swimming pools!

Natural warm swimming pools!

7. Natural swimming pools

Along the coast, you can find many natural swimming pools. They’re great for snorkeling and for kids to enjoy the sea in a safe way. We really liked the natural pools around Playa La Jaquita.

By car you're most flexible and can explore the Teide Natural Park

By car you’re most flexible and can explore the Teide Natural Park

8. Driving up to Teide

This drive is definitely worth it. The scenery is simply unique, like you’re on Mars!

We hope you have an amazing holiday in this natural paradise, also known as Tenerife! If you have any questions or recommendations about the must-do activities in Tenerife, feel free to contact us! We also recommend reading our tips for travelling to Tenerife, about flights, accommodation, food, etc.

By Lianne, responsible for the Spanish market and content/translations at SeaBookings: It is mid-April and I am curious about a new place we just added to SeaBookings: Ibiza! So why not book a private motorboat cruise in Ibiza to discover this island.

We went on a private motorboat cruise in Ibiza

By Lianne, responsible for the Spanish market and content/translations at SeaBookings:

It is mid-April and I am curious about a new place we just added to SeaBookings: IbizaSo why not book a private motorboat cruise in Ibiza to discover this island. I know the openings parties start at the end of May, but I want to see if Ibiza is worth visiting just before high season. From the aeroplane, we could see Ibiza is very green at this time of the year, probably because it is spring. So, for that matter, it’s already worth it going!

Departure was from Port Sant Antoni

Departure was from Port Sant Antoni

We went to Port Sant Antoni to experience a private motorboat cruise in Ibiza and discover the island from another perspective. Carla came to pick us up and together we walked to the boat. We were all so excited because this was the first boat tour of the season. At the harbor, Martin was already preparing the boat and we climbed on board. We were lucky because it was a beautiful day and we could experience the first trip of the season! Do you know that feeling you have when summer starts? That is exactly how you feel as soon as you get on this luxury boat. The MasterCraftx-55 is a combination of power, elegance and comfort and we felt it immediately.

Get aboard on our modern speed boats

Get aboard on our modern speedboats

Departing from the harbor Sant Antoni, our plan was to sail along the coast to see the most beautiful places. Ibiza has so much to offer and from the sea your experience will be totally different than from land. Besides partying and beautiful beaches, you can discover so much more of Ibiza by boat. It appears this island has many secrets and actually, doing a private motorboat cruise in Ibiza is the best way to discover some places you won’t be able to see otherwise.

Discover Ibiza´s best beaches by boat

Discover Ibiza´s best beaches by boat

It was our first time in Ibiza and because we didn’t know anything about the island yet, this boat tour gave us the opportunity to immediately check out the coolest places! We were already making notes what beaches and places we would visit next! This boat tour is a good way to start your holidays because the guide knows exactly which places you should definitely not miss! This way you can easily visit them later if you think they are worth it.

We saw, for example, Café Mambo, which is a popular place in summer with lots of parties and good music. From the boat, you can see all the people partying and enjoy exactly the same music as them. If you decide to go to this place at the end of the day, you will be seeing a stunning sunset too! Sounds good right?

If you are looking for a quieter experience you can choose to skip this place and see other places instead. During this private motorboat cruise in Ibiza it is very important you tell the guide exactly what you like to do because there are so many options and they really want you to have fun! Why not bring your own music or do a picnic on board?

Explore some more quiet spots of the island

Explore some more quiet spots of the island

We decided to see the most beautiful places and also, we wanted to know all the secrets! Along the tour we passed by fishermen’s huts, enchanting cliffs and saw the most beautiful beaches with white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. We even saw a home in the cliffs where someone was living! The cliffs are not all the same and that makes the island even more diverse and beautiful!

I took my mum. Who are you gonna invite on this unforgettable boat tour?

I took my mum. Who are you gonna invite on this unforgettable boat tour?

We also cruised along some romantic places and I can say, if you are planning to propose someone… Ibiza is the perfect location and this boat tour is perfect to do so! We were so amazed by everything we saw along the way. Sometimes you saw people struggling to get to nice beaches and for us, it was so easy to get there and enjoy the ambience. We went cruising for 2 hours and the time goes really fast! If you are planning to do a private motorboat cruise in Ibiza I would definitely recommend going longer. That way you can relax and enjoy what you see, but also stop for a swim or do some snorkeling. Time flies when you are having fun and in this case, that is really true! Imagine if you want to do more, like wakeboarding or water skiing. It is nice to have more time! After all, it is your holiday, right?

Thank you so much Carla and Martin for this amazing day! Now we can start our holidays and know exactly what to do and see to enjoy Ibiza to the fullest! I would definitely convince my group of friends to come to Ibiza and then we would do a longer private motorboat cruise in Ibiza and discover more places!

diving in Tenerife

We went scuba diving in Tenerife

By Fábio, CTO at SeaBookings.

We went scuba diving in TenerifeSince a while ago I really wanted to try to go diving. I’ve had done snorkeling before, and, if you like snorkeling, to go diving was just a natural move. Carla, my wife, joined me for this unforgettable adventure.

Breathing underwater is a crazy experience!

Breathing underwater is a crazy experience! (credits: Amarilla Divers)

This last month we’ve spent a week in Tenerife. The island is magical, having lots of raw places, untouched by man, and filled with life (well, unless you go to the top of the Teide, there isn’t much life up there). The warm weather, the astonishing landscape, the peaceful relatively warm water, made my mind.

Fábio and Carla going through diving theory on the beach

Fábio and Carla going through diving theory on the beach

Our experience first-time scuba diving in Tenerife

The diving experience we did is specially designed for people with no diving experience. It was my first dive, thrills and chills were going through my body (it’s not every day you will be 10m under the water for the first time!). The initial training, given by 3 great PADI certified instructors, was done at the beach, later completed with some in water exercises.

Is there a better place than this to try scuba diving?

Is there a better place than this to try scuba diving?

We were READY to try scuba diving in Tenerife!

Going deeper under the water, I started to realize I was in a different world. A world with clear water, different kinds of mountains (it’s a volcanic island), lots of different fish,  the fantastic colours. I was surprised with the amount of sea life you can find here that the words lack to describe what you can only feel.

I was lucky enough to see a Trumpetfish… and even an Angel shark!

The feeling of low gravity is great!

The feeling of low gravity is great! (credits: Amarilla Divers)

These were some of the most memorable moments I can take from the memorable island of Tenerife.

If you wish to have such an amazing experience as I had you can book it here. Also, if you aleady have diving experiencxe and a licence, you should really go for a day out scuba diving in Tenerife! Have fun and share your experience with us!

Tips for your holidays in Tenerife

Tips for your holidays in Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the seven islands of the Canaries. The island group is part of Spain and located in the middle of the Atlantic, next to the Sahara. We went with part of our team on holidays in Tenerife to get to know this island where we now also provide some great sea tours. While “testing” some of our partners’ activities around Tenerife, we got to learn a lot of “inside” information about the island.

We flew from Lisbon to Madrid and from there to Tenerife

We flew from Lisbon to Madrid and from there to Tenerife

1. Flights for your holidays in Tenerife

From the main cities in Europe, you can find direct flights to Tenerife. Tenerife has two airports, Tenerife North or South. Choosing which airports depends a bit on where you’re planning to stay but actually, they’re not far away from each other, about 90 minutes by car.

We flew from Lisbon to Madrid (about one hour) with Easyjet and then from Madrid to Tenerife North (about 2,5 hours) with Ryanair. The total cost of this return flight was about 100€ per person at the end of April. We decided to also spend a night (one before and one after) in Madrid to also enjoy this city and make the journey feel “lighter”.

At some more local places, paying by card can be difficult

At some more local places, paying by card can be difficult

2. Language and currency

On the Canaries, Spanish is the official language. Not everybody speaks English but in the more touristic places, you’ll find a lot of English speakers.

The local currency is the Euro, like in Spain mainland. At most places, you can pay by card and you’ll also find a lot of ATMs around the island.

We went in April and had great weather

We went in April and had great weather

3. When to go on holidays in Tenerife

We decided to go on holidays in Tenerife at the end of April. For us, this timing was perfect. In fact, it was low season, right in between the busy seasons of Easter and Summer. We loved the empty beaches, calm roads and no queues at restaurants. We also loved this time of the year because nature is just stunning in Spring, especially in the jungly North part of the island. In addition to that, the weather was just fine. It was partially clouded in the North and sunnier in the South with temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius during the day.

During the Winter season, November to March, it gets quite busy at Tenerife with European tourists escaping the winter in central and Northern Europe. Then come the Easter holidays and then it gets busy again during the Summer, from June to September. In Summer, temperatures rise a lot and may become too hot for some people. If you like the feeling of a busy holiday destination and a wild party scene, Summer is ideal for you. If you prefer calmer holidays in Tenerife and want to enjoy nature, we recommend going off-season.

By car you're most flexible

By car, you’re most flexible

3. Getting around in Tenerife

Tenerife is too big to do by foot or bike (at least for most of us). As there are no train and bus connections are not the best, we recommend to rent a car. We rented a car from Hertz and it was perfect. We easily picked it up at the airport and dropped it off at the end of our holidays. The cost was 80€ for 3 days and we spent 30€ in fuel. Fuel is rather cheap on the island, we paid less than 1€ per litre.

The roads around Tenerife are amazing. They’re all very new and safe, even at the most remote places like in the Anaga Mountains. Easiest to get around is by using a GPS or Google Maps. After 3 days, we did not even need it anymore to get to the airport as we already knew how to get around.

Our lovely home in GuImar

Our lovely home in Guimar

4. Where to stay during your holidays in Tenerife

Most people that go on holidays in Tenerife stay in the South part of the island. As we were looking for a more local experience, we decided to look for something else rather than the big hotels. We used airBnB and as we were 5, we found a very nice 3 room apartment in Guimar. Guimar is a local town in between the North Airport and the Southern one. As we had a car and were planning to explore different parts of the island, Guimar was just fine. But as locals say, Guimar is in the middle of nowhere and nothing happens there. We loved the apartment and its location and would recommend it you if you’re travelling with a similar mindset to ours.

Officially the best octopus ever!

Officially the best octopus ever!

5. What to eat in Tenerife

Seafood and fish! On an island, of course, you should eat what’s “given” by the sea. Bananas are also a much as the island is full of the banana plantations. We had a great culinary experience on the island. As such, we decided to share our food experience in a post about the best local restaurants in Tenerife.

sailing tour in Tenerife

Discover the local wildlife on a sailing yacht

6. Things to do in Tenerife

Beside sea tours, Tenerife has many things to do. It ’s a true paradise for outdoor activity lovers! Our colleague Nathalie already wrote a nice article about the best things to do in Tenerife. In fact, most of the things we did while visiting this wonderful island are already listed there. You can find our personal experiences here.

We hope you have an amazing holiday in this natural paradise, also known as Tenerife! If you have any questions or recommendations, feel free to contact us!

The best SUP Tours in Alicante Stand-up paddle in Alicante

The best SUP tours in Alicante

Are you planning your holidays in Alicante? Do you love being in the outdoors? You like staying fit and to explore new things? Well, then you should definitely try out one of the best SUP Tours in Alicante!

Have you ever heard of SUP? It’s short for stand-up paddleboarding, and it is probably one of the most fun and easiest watersport activities! You stand on one of the big and very stable SUP boards and use your paddle to move forward in the water. It’s very easy to learn and you can really feel one with the sea.

SUP in Alicante is great because of the calm and warm water of the Mediterranean Sea. The conditions for SUP couldn’t really be any better than in Alicante! That’s why we want to present to you the best SUP Tours in Alicante!

The best SUP Tours in Alicante

stand-up paddle tour in Alicante

Enjoy the calm waters around Alicante

  1. 2-hour stand-up paddle tour in Alicante

 

This 2-hour Stand-up paddle tour in Alicante is a great experience for groups of friends and families, that want to discover the bay and coast around Alicante. On this stand-up paddle tour, our experienced instructors will show you Cabo de las Huertas, Playa de Almadraba and the region of La Albufereta

This stand-up paddle tour in Alicante starts at the most popular beach of Alicante, Playa de San Juan. The instructors are locals who will not only show you the art of SUP, but also share their knowledge about the Costa Blanca with you!  If you want to discover Alicante in a fun and sporty way, this is one of the best SUP Tours in Alicante for you!

During sunset the skies o Alicante become magical

During sunset the skies o Alicante become magical

  1. Stand-up paddle in Alicante during sunset

If you are looking for a more romantic SUP tour, this Stand-up paddle in Alicante during sunset will be the best SUP tour in Alicante for you! After all, no other time of the day is more magical and romantic than sunset, right!?

During this Stand-up paddle in Alicante during sunset, you get to discover the same beautiful spots as in our Nr.1 of the best SUP Tours in Alicante. But to make it even more special than the other tour, you will also enjoy a beautiful sunset on the sea during this stand-up paddle in Alicante! Staying fit, exploring Costa Blanca and admiring the magical colors of a sunset in the Mediterranean – definitely one of the best SUP Tours in Alicante!

Discover Alicante from a SUP board

Discover Alicante from a SUP board

  1. SUP and snorkeling in Isla de Tabarca

This SUP and snorkeling in Isla de Tabarca is not a plain SUP tour. You will not only be able to practice this fun sport, but also discover the only inhabited island of Valencia! The beautiful Isla de Tabarca is a Must-See during your stay in Alicante, which is why SUP and snorkeling in Isla de Tabarca is one of the best SUP Tours in Alicante!

During 6 hours you will paddle over to Isla de Tabarca. There we are going to swim, snorkel and discover this amazing Marine Reserve. Get ready to admire the fascinating flora and fauna. After the tour, our friendly team will even serve you a yummy picnicThis full day SUP and snorkeling in Isla de Tabarca is the perfect opportunity to try SUP and also discover the beautiful island! 

Big SUP tour in Alicante

BIG SUP is a lot of FUN!

  1.  Big SUP Tour in Alicante

So we already know that the normal SUP Boards are quite big and stable. But they are nothing compared to the boards at the Big SUP Tour in Alicante. You can share one of these boards with 4-8 people in total! The perfect activity for groups of friends, families or colleagues!

On the Big SUP Tour in Alicante, you will really learn some good teamwork while you paddle all together on the same giant SUP board! Once you feel safe, we will paddle with you towards Cabo de las Huertas. You can swim and snorkel in the beautiful waters of Cala Palmera!

Join us on this night adventure!

Join us on this night adventure!

  1.  SUP in Alicante by night

Okay, so we’ve already had some pretty amazing and special SUP tours in Alicante on our list. But we think it’s safe to say that SUP in Alicante by night is definitely a unique SUP experience!

If you’re on holidays in Alicante, make sure you don’t miss this chance! During 2-3 hours, you will paddle on your SUP board at night! Lights underneath the boards will make it look magical! If you book this tour between the 26th and 29th of June, you will even see fireworks during this tour! How cool is that?

To end this special SUP in Alicante by night, we will enjoy a drink and a Tapa in Chiringuito Ayrena. A SUP Tour in Alicante by night – definitely one of the most special and best SUP Tours in Alicante!

Between the 25th and 29th of June this tour is extra special because you will see fireworks!

Between the 25th and 29th of June this tour is extra special because you will see fireworks!

All of the best SUP Tours in Alicante can be booked even without previous experience. And during the day-time SUP tours in Alicante our amazing staff will take photos of you and send them to you afterwards! We are sure you will find the best SUP tour in Alicante for you and your friends of family! Whichever tour you choose, we guarantee a whole lot of fun, sport and sun in the sea! Enjoy!

Local restaurants in Tenerife SeaBookings 5

Best local restaurants in Tenerife

We went with part of our team on holidays in Tenerife to get to know this island where we also provide sea tours. While “testing” some of our partners’ activities around Tenerife, we got to learn a lot of “inside” information about the island. Some tips where of course about the best restaurants in Tenerife. So, every day we had some new local restaurants in Tenerife to check out. We decided to share our favourite spots. Be aware that we’re a fan of authentic, basic and good food, no luxury or fancy places.

This is our top 4 of the best local restaurants in Tenerife

Enjoying lunch at El Cine

Enjoying lunch at El Cine

1. El Cine – Los Cristianos

This restaurant had been recommended to us by one of our colleagues who had already visited the island before. Located in the touristy Los Cristianos, we were not full of expectations as we usually prefer more local restaurants in Tenerife. After walking a bit as we could not find the spot, we asked for directions to some people and they told us it was just around the corner but hidden behind the pharmacy. We then immediately found this literally “hidden” gem. We arrived around 13h30 and the mini restaurants with only seats outdoor, on a terrace, was packed. Fortunately, a table became free quickly.

El Cine is a fish restaurant, with both grilled and fried options. For the non-fish-fans, there are chicken wings, or eggs, which are a speciality too. We ordered some dishes to share and it was perfectly enough. We were 5 and ordered 4 dishes (fish of the day, grilled sardines, clamares – a huge fried squid – and chicken) with 2 portions of Canarian potatoes and two portions of salad. We were all fan of the calamares that was already recommended to us by Federico, the skipper of the sailing tour we had done the day before. The Canarian potatoes with the local red and green sauces (mojo) are incredible and the salad made out of tomato and onions was surely one of the simplest but most tasteful ones we ever had.

We’re sure this is one of the best local restaurants in Tenerife and will definitely come back if we’re visiting the island again.

The price we paid per person: 12€

Ordering without knowing what you'll get. That's a local experience!

Ordering without knowing what you’ll get. That’s a local experience!

2. Casa de Fernando – Playa de las Teresitas (San Andrés)

Casa de Fernando, is more a snack bar rather than a restaurant. It’s got a bar and only a 3-4 tables for 3/3 people each. This spot was recommended to us by Cao, our guide of the walking and kayak tour we did. Casa de Fernando is located near Playa de las Teresitas, one of the few white sanded beaches of the island. From there, we have very nice SUP and kayak tours. Be aware that on Google Maps, the name of the restaurant is slightly different: Bar Los Churritos.

Officially the best octopus ever!

Officially the best octopus ever!

As Cao, the kayak tour guide, said, at this snack bar, we should eat stewed octopus and mini fried squids (“Chopitos”) with Canarian potatoes (papas arrugadas) and “mojo”. We did not try the typical “Churros de Pescado” but will come back one day! Accompanied by some cold beer, this was just what we longed for after the kayak tour. We’re used to delicious Portuguese seafood, but we must admit this octopus and squids were incredibly fresh and well done. We strongly recommend this spot for a truly local experience.

The price we paid per person: 8€

Puchero: It may not look that tasty, but believe us, it is!

Puchero: It may not look that tasty, but believe us, it is!

3. Restaurant in the Anaga Mountains – Casa Nene

After our beautiful 3 hour hike in the Anaga Mountains in North Tenerife, Cao, the guide, took us for a typical lunch at a restaurant. We’re sure this is one of the most authentic local restaurants in Tenerife. The place is basically a garage turned into a restaurant. It’s quite a drive, but we totally recommend it as the food experience is unique and the drive is stunning. You’ll park on a lot with chicken walking around you.

To eat, we followed Cao’s suggestions and we had bread and local white goat cheese to start. We were drinking a very local red wine, rather fruity. After the cheese, we had a funny kind of dough made out of vegetables, grain flour and meat stock, called “Escaldón de Gofio”. This is eaten with a red sauce and raw onion. Half of the groups loved it, the other not so much… The main course was Puchero, a very local stew with beef and a lot of veggies, like sweet potato, normal potato, corn, cabbage, courgette and pumpkin. We all liked this dish and it reminded us of the Portuguese “cozido”. For desert, we accepted the suggestion of the local “sweet coffee” – Barraquito. Basically, it’s coffee with milk with condensed milk and a local liquor. It reminded us of a mini Irish coffee. Very sweet, but recommended too.

You can visit this restaurant on your own, but we actually suggest to go for a hike in the mountains with Cao before, the get the full experience, like we did.

The price we paid per person: 7,50€

The incredible view of this spot!

The incredible view of this spot!

4. Manfred´s soul cafe – El Médano

This town was recommended to us by Federico, the skipper of the sailing tour we did in Puerto de Colón. He said El Médano was like a cooler and layback town with a stunning beach and many small tapa bars on squares and along the beach with incredible views. As soon as we entered this town, we felt the vibe Federico was talking about. We were all immediately a fan of El Médano. As it was around 19h30, we decided to walk a bit around and look for a nice spot for some tapas. That’s when we ran into Manfred, a cool informal bar with a nice terrace with a view over the bay. While enjoying some reggae music, we ordered a jar of Sangria, the speciality of the house. We ended up ordering another one as it was indeed delicious. For tapas to share, we finally tried two local kinds of cheese we heard about: Almogrote Picantón and fresh grilled goat cheese with Tenerife honey and marmalade. Both were served with bread and a true taste explosion. The Almogrote Picantón is like a more mature minced cheese to spread on bread. On top of that, we had some Albondigas, nachos with guacamole and olives.

The price we paid per person: 12€

Let us know if you’ve got any more tips to share or if you’ve got additional feedback about these local restaurants in Tenerife. Buen provecho!

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The Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona

Barcelona – the city of fashion, good food and cool people. But it is also a city surrounded by beautiful harbours and right by the sea. Therefore, sea tours in Barcelona are a Must-Do during your holidays in this vibrant city!

We have selected the Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona for you. Because to be honest, is there any better time for a boat tour than during sunset? We don’t think so! Enjoying a magical sunset in the middle of the sea with a beautiful view over the skyline of Barcelona is simply the best way to spend your evenings!

Here is our selection of the Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona:

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Stunning skyline of Barcelona

  1. Sunset Boat Tour in Barcelona

This Sunset Boat Tour in Barcelona is the perfect end to a beautiful day in Barcelona with your friends (or the start of a wild night!). Relax on board of a luxury catamaran while sailing past the main attractions of Barcelona like the W Hotel and Barceloneta. In the middle of the sea we will enjoy the stunning sunset!

We have equipment for snorkelling and SUP available, so you can have some extra fun during this Sunset Boat Tour in Barcelona! Free Spotify Premium and Wifi on board allows you to share your experience with all your friends! A Welcome Drink and Seasonal Fruit are included, but you can bring along your own drinks as well! This Sunset Boat Tour in Barcelona departs from Puerto Olímpico and sails to Port Vell! This fun and beautiful Sunset Boat Tour in Barcelona is definitely one of our Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona for you and your friends!

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Join us for some magical moments

  1.  Sunset Sailing in Barcelona

This Sunset Sailing in Barcelona departs from Port Vell, where you will come aboard of our beautiful sailing yacht. From there, we will sail past the most emblematic symbols of the city!

While watching the sun set over the ocean, you can enjoy a fresh glass of wine or cava. Snacks and fresh fruit are also included in this Sunset Sailing in Barcelona. We are sure that this will be one of your highlights during your stay in Barcelona! This Sunset Sailing in Barcelona departs from Port Vell and takes about 2 hours. The memories will last forever!

This relaxing Sunset Tour gives you a more exclusive feeling of luxury and relaxation, which is why it has to be on our list of the Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona!

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The guide will give live commentary about the city

  1.  Private Sunset Sailing Tour in Barcelona

For those of you who wish to spend some private quality time with your partner, friends or family, this Private Sunset Sailing Tour in Barcelona is a great option! You can enjoy the view over Barcelona in the privacy of a private yacht! This is definitely one of the most exclusive and Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona!

The Private Sunset Sailing Tour in Barcelona departs from Port Vell. You will sail along the coast of the city and enjoy the view over the impressive skyline. If it gets too hot, just ask your private skipper to make a stop and take a refreshing dive in the crystal clear water!

To make your experience even better, we provide you with a glass of wine or cava as well as some snacks and fresh fruit. Enjoy a magical sunset on board of your own private yacht, surrounded only by people you love! Does it get any better than this? For us, this is not only the most high-class but also one of the Best Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona!

What are you waiting for? Choose the Sunset Sea Tours in Barcelona that seems the most appealing to you and enjoy an enchanting sunset with a spectacular view over one of the most exciting cities!