Imagine soaring through the air like a bird, almost as if you were weightless; that’s probably my best attempt to describe experience of paragliding in Tenerife. What is a paraglider you may wonder? It shares certain similarities with a parachute but most of the momentum is horizontally rather than downwards. The paraglider uses wind to its advantage to maintain height and travel long distances.
I went paragliding with Paragliding Kangaroo Tandem. We went by car to the top of an 800-meter-high mountain with a beautiful view of South Tenerife. Standing on top of the mountain it was pretty be hard to grasp that I was about to throw myself of it and let the paraglider carry me to the beach. However, in this state of mind it was comforting to talk to the instructors that has decades of experience in paragliding behind them.
The Take off
The time had come. The instructors gave me a helmet and strapped the paraglider on to me and themselves. I was now ready to fly; the instructor gave me 2 easy steps: first a short walk, this unfolded the glider and made it arise far over my head. Then, the instructor told me to start running down a steep slope and just meters before I reached the edge it happened, my feet lifted of the ground and the rest of the flight was in the hands of the paraglider and your instructor.
Once I took of and was finally in the air it was very soothing to drift around with the wind. It also gave me that great sensation of freedom (which in my case was mixed with a little bit of fear of heights). But after a short while of soaring through the skies i forgot all of my fears. What i had left was a sense of peace.
In conclusion paragliding an amazing way of experiencing freedom and seeing the beautiful island of Tenerife from the sky. It’s an experience that you will not soon forget.
Siam Park is one of the largest water parks in Europe. It’s a great place to visit as a family as there’s attractions that fit children as well as grown-up.
Siam Park is located in the outskirts of Playa de las American. The park is very easy to spot due to its distinct Thai-features such as dragons and East-Asian buildings. The park is rather large and covers an area of 18,5 hectares. And the entire park is filled with attractions and shops.
One of the most exciting ones are the “Tower of Power”. It’s a massive water slide that is 28 meters high. The water slide is extremely steep and it almost feels like it’s vertical. This is a water slide that will give even the toughest of riders a great thrill. If you want a longer ride you can go with the “Singha” which is a 240-meter-long ride and could be compared to a roller coaster.
If you want to be more relaxed there are rides for this as well. The Mai-Thai river attraction is a slow ride that takes you slowly down a tropical river. If you’re more competitive you can go for the Naga Racer-ride that lets you compete with family and friends in a slide race. And for the youngest ones: “Sawasdee” is a ride which is miniature in size and suitable for all children regardless of height and age. The same goes for the entire “Lost City” which is a part of the park that is entirely designed for younger children. If you got children you can relax here while watching over your children.
After all these rides you might want some good food. And luckily the food prices are very acceptable all over the park. There are both family restaurants as well as bars which is positive as there are options for everyone.
If you wish for a very extensive guide of the park you can read THIS one.
Ragnarok is a longboat that is hard to miss. You can see the ship from far away due to it’s size and the distinct shields on the sides.
I went on a trip with Ragnarok in March of 2020. It was something of a surreal experience. At first, I was rather skeptical of the theme of the trip. It felt a bit silly as i thought the trip was based on a long standing caricature of vikings. But as we departed, my entire prejudice of the trip shifted completely.
There surely was something special about this trip. It probably was a mixture of the very friendly staff, the scenery and the activities that made it unforgettable. The structure of the trip makes it perfect for families with children. But at the same time, we went as a group of three grown up men and i believe we enjoyed it as much as the children.
The trip makes you forget about everything else in your life in a remarkable way. The vikings that hosts the trip entertains the audience with their acting. They also arranged competitions between the two sides of the boat which fit the theme very well. One of the competitions were archery where you fired arrows with suction plug at a board.
The trip had a open bar and free food. There were soft drinks as well as both beer and wine included. This was also a big plus with the trip as one could enjoy a beer while watching the whales and dolphins swimming besides the boat.
The three hours we spent on the boat just flew by! I believe this was due to the high pace and great structure of the trip. When we reached the port i almost felt a bit of sadness as I had to leave my newfound viking-friends.
As you might tell from my description this trip is amazing. Probably one of my favorite excursions on the entire island. I highly recommend you to book it and enjoy it for yourself!
It doesn’t matter if you never dove before. Diving Atlantis are experts on Diving and Kayaking in Tenerife, they have the excursions for you!
Divning Atlantis is located in the heart of Los Cristianos. This business puts all its efforts into making great excursions in diving and in kayaking. We went there for two days in a row. The first day we went diving and the second day we went kayaking. There’s a lot of good things to say about the excursions as well as the people working there, especially in regards to customer contact. They are kind and extremely helpful. An example of this is when we went diving. The instructor gave a very thorough description of all of the things necessary for a beginner to go out into the ocean.
Another thing that they are talented in is taking pictures of your excursion. Equipped with a go pro under water the capture the memories of your trip in video. The second day we went Kayaking and we got a thorough description of how the kayak works even though it might seem basic for one that have paddled before. It is a place for people of all sorts of experiences, me, who is a novice in diving and kayaking found this to be a great aspect of the excursions. They also have a three day course for the people that want to get themselves a PADI-license and dive 18 meters below the surface.
Finally they also have ha package for the ones that are already experienced divers and wish to explore the great depth of the seas outside of Tenerife. There are several different packages in many different locations. There’s even the option to go night diving if that sounds exciting.
I can’t say i’m an expert of diving, but i got to say that if i ever were to become one, i would go to Diving Atlantis to get the experience.
Book your diving or kayaking excursion of choice HERE!