Please note that even though there is always guide with you, they need to give their attention to the whole group. If it’s your first time snorkeling or you aren’t a good swimmer then maybe a private snorkeling trip will be more relaxing for you
- Best place to snorkel in Tenerife?
- Can I swim with turtles?
- Can you see dolphins on a snorkeling trip?
- Best time of year for swimming with turtles in Tenerife?
Make sure you choose the right tour operator, one that respect Tenerife marine life. Ocean Tours have a number of great options to snorkel and also see whales and dolphins. They also have a very good reputation for protecting marine life.
Best place to snorkel in Tenerife?
El Puertito is a great place to snorkel and so is Los Abriguitos Beach in Abades Bay. Vibrant fish of many colors and amazing marine wildlife await snorkelers planning a trip there.
Abades is one of the loveliest and quietest spots on Tenerife’s southeast coast, with pretty natural pools and caves that provide ideal conditions to explore marine life. Expect to see a variety of fish species including sea breams and damsel fish, but if you are lucky you might spot sea horses, octopus and rays as well!
Can I swim with turtles?
Yes you can but please remember, they are wild animals and you should respect them. Do not disturb or touch them and keep a safe distance.
Can you see dolphins on a snorkeling trip?
Yes it’s possible, whales as well but much depends on the route taken. Not all trip providers have a licence for whale and dolphin watching and there are hefty fines involved for being in the best areas for this without the licence. Also snorkeling in these areas is strictly forbidden.
Best time of year for swimming with turtles in Tenerife?
That’s an easy one. Tenerife has a great climate all year round, especially in the South so any time is good for planning a snorkelling trip where you can see turtles in their natural environment.
Turtles in El Puertito
Turtles can be found in many areas of Tenerife but one place high on everyone’s list is Turtle Beach, known locally as El Puertito. El Puertito de Armeñime beach is a small largely undeveloped cove. Not yet incorporated into tourist development areas, it doesn’t boast many services and is largely unspoiled by tourism.