Santiago del Teide Travel Guide

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    Santiago Del Teide
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    Los Gigantes
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Santiago del Teide Things to Do

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    by jantichm Written Dec 16, 2005

    The coast of Santiago del Teide is a good place to view colonies of pilot whales and dolphins that live in the waters between Tenerife and the island of La Gomera.

    There are several whalewatching agencies. I sailed with Nashira Uno. We can see the whales after one hour (the trip is about 3 hours)

    The boat is commfortable and meals (paella, potatoes with sauce, fried chicken) and drink (wine, beer, soft drinks or water) are included.

    Prices depend of the place where you buy the ticket and the number of tourists interested in the journey (from 25 to 36 euros).

    You spend 20/30 minutes with the whales. Later you'll go to have a lunch in a Masca bay and you'll be able to see Los Gigantes.

    Swiming and snorkelling are possible.

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    • Beaches
    • Whale Watching

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    Mt. Teide from the Hotel

    by teddy1066 Written Jan 21, 2004

    There are some people who will ride an ass to the top of a volcano; then there are others who will walk. I rode an ass. I suppose you could argue I made an ass of myself. Enough of this...did you know that Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle tried to stop in Tenerife but were turned back by the Spanish Governor Don Iblas Albecete. A sore topic for Darwin, he hoped to follow in the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt and climb Mt. Tiede.

    My 'ride' seemed to like leaning over the cliffs, trying to find a few hidden blades of grass growing on the moutainside. It created my fear of heights. Prior to that I always had a fear of widths.

    Mount Teide was a fabulous volcanic experience...the lands surrounding resemble the surface of Mars. Desolate, desiccated, and surreal.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing
    • National/State Park

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    by teddy1066 Written Jan 21, 2004

    There are some people who will ride an ass to the top of a volcano; then there are others who will walk. I rode an ass. I suppose you could argue I made an ass of myself. Enough of this...did you know that Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle tried to stop in Tenerife but were turned back by the Spanish Governor Don Iblas Albecete. A sore topic for Darwin, he hoped to follow in the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt and climb Mt. Tiede.

    My 'ride' seemed to like leaning over the cliffs, trying to find a few hidden blades of grass growing on the moutainside. It created my fear of heights. Prior to that I always had a fear of widths.

    Mount Teide was a fabulous volcanic experience...the lands surrounding resemble the surface of Mars. Desolate, desiccated, and surreal.

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Santiago del Teide Restaurants

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    by jantichm Updated Dec 15, 2005

    If you are in South Tenerife, Puerto de Santiago or los Gigantes, don't forget having a lunch or dinner here. Casa Juana was established more than 30 years ago and offers good Canarian and Spanish cuisine.

    Everybody knows the restaurant like Juana la Negra, but don't ask for her inside the restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: Salad are very good.

    Abadejo barbecue with mojo verde

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    • Beaches

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Santiago del Teide Sports & Outdoors

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    by jantichm Updated Apr 4, 2011

    You can find some of the best diving sites in Tenerife near los Gigantes.

    The Center of Diving is located within the same port, like annexed to the dock of boats. At the end of the only street in which the restaurants and commerce are located, a great frontal signboard and an enormous flag PADI make it visible. It is possible to be arrived in car until the same door.

    The diving centre has facilities like hot water showers, clothes, day-care center of material and ticket offices

    They are two instructors (Ismael and Antonio), and there are two zodiacs (ten divers maximun in each one).

    Normally there are two dives every day: at 10:30 and 15:00

    The prices are reasonable, about 20 or 25 eur, depending of the number of your dives.

    Equipment: The diving centre has rigth equipments. By this reason you don't need carry on anything (if you don't want) except your computer. They charge 5 eur/day for the diving equipment

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    • Diving and Snorkeling

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