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Playa de la Arena Attractions

The harbour at nearby Los Gigantes is the departure point for numerous boat trips out to see the dolphin and whale colonies which live between the west coast of Tenerife and the neighbouring island of La Gomera. These trips offer superb value for money compared to those offered by the large tour operators, and you will be almost guaranteed a free child place along with the offer of a free trip next day if you don't see anything.

Built locally in Alcala, in the style of a Pirate Ship using the African and Brazilian wood Morera, Flipper Uno sails from the harbour at Los Gigantes along the cliffs of Los Gigantes and Masca. After a short break for a swim, lunch is served offering a traditional paella dish based on chicken breast and vegetables with bread and a piece of fruit. Contact details for more information are:
Flipper Uno
Avenida Maritima 15, Local 25 D
Puerto de Santiago
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Telephone: +34 922 86 21 20
Web site: www.flipperuno.com

Departing every Sunday to Friday from the harbour of Los Gigantes, MS Katrin was built in 1940 to a traditional North Sea design, where she worked as a "crabber" until 1991. The 2 hour excursion sails along the west coast of Tenerife, where you will be treated to a close up view of the colossal cliffs that tower above you to a height of over 600 metres. Contact details are:
MS Katrin
Calle Tamara
Los Gigantes
Telephone: +34 667 663 837
Web site: www.dolphinwhalewatch.com

Based at the harbour at Los Gigantes, Nashira Uno is a custom built motor catamaran. Built in 1995 she is 14 metres long and 5 metres in the beam. The design of the vessel is such that it reduces the possibility of sea-sickness therefore allowing those with weaker "sea legs" to join in on the excursions. She has a sun deck as well as a lower shaded deck and also has two glass bottomed panels that allow the guests to marvel at the amount of marine life.

Departing from Los Gigantes Marina at 11:00 and 13:00 each day for a 2 hour excursion, the "Gladiator U" is fast and provides a thrilling trip to see the whales and dolphins. Her speed makes it possible to see the whales at much greater distances than many of the other boats. She was built in 2005 is 12 metres long and has a beam of 3.5 metres is powered by 2 x 315HP Yanmar diesel engines.

Punta Umbria offers visitors to Los Gigantes the opportunity to catch a variety of game and sea fish that live in the waters around Tenerife, including Yellow fin tuna, bonito, blue marlin, wahoo and dorado. Crewed by local fishermen, Punta Umbria is a classic sport fishing yacht, offering a selection of both 3, 4, and 7 hour excursions.

Over 16 and "feel the need for speed?", then an excursion along the west coast of Tenerife by Jet Ski will bound to appeal. A short 1hour trip covering around 30 km will take you along the cliffs of Los Gigantes and the bay of Masca, for the more experience rider the 2 hour, 60 km trip, heads towards the island’s edge called Punta de Teno, visiting the water grottos, the bay of Masca, with a short stop to swim in the crystal clear waters with a diver tug, and finally the ultimate 3 hour, 80 km trip, visits the bay of Masca, then on course to Costa Adeje, riding along the coast to La Caleta and back to Los Gigantes to enjoy a typical Canarian meal. Contact details for more information and booking are:
Jet Ski Safari Tenerife
Calle Poblado Marinero
Santiago Del Teide
Telephone: +34 922 090 015
Web site: www.jetskisafaritenerife.com

Los Gigantes Diving Centre is a family business and is operated by brother and sister Neville and Sheila Widdrington (PADI Master Instructor and BSAC 3 star Instructor) and Sheila´s son Chris (PADI Divemaster). In 20 years of diving in Tenerife, Los Gigantes Diving Centre is justifiably proud of an unbroken safety record. They are also Tenerife's first PADI 5 Star IDC Centre, offering year-round quality scuba diving, diving courses in a spectacular setting, Los Gigantes, the most beautiful corner of Tenerife. Contact details for more information and booking are:
Los Gigantes Diving Centre
Calle Poblado Marinero,
Galeria de la Marina Local N
Los Gigantes
Telephone: +34 922 860 431
Web site: www.divingtenerife.co.uk

Based at the nearby Hotel Playa de la Arena, the Origin Day Spa is an holistic centre blended to form a facility for good health and restored well-being. The Origin Day Spa offers guests a unique opportunity in Tenerife to experience a variety of holistic therapies including ancient reiki and reflexology, colonic cleansing and detox, along with a range of other spa treatments including body wraps and body exfoliation. Contact details for more information on the full range of packages available are:
Origin Day Spa
Calle el Lajial
Playa de la Arena
Puerto Santiago
Santiago del Teide
Telephone: +34 922 860 324
Web site: www.gimnasio-origin.com

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