If you are an animal lover, we are convinced that Tenerife is the place for you. The Canary Island has a number of parks and activities where you can enjoy nature and animals in a sustainable way. So hurry up, buy your flights, book your accommodation and airport transfers and get ready to enjoy with your family and friends a wide variety of plans with animals. Remember you can organize your business trips to Tenerife and your Tenerife Airports Transfer with Orange Bus.
The native fauna
It is worth noting that Tenerife is an island that treasures a multitude of native flora and fauna, with many endemic species. Being attentive to your surroundings will be the best way to see animals in their natural habitat. It is possible to see the turquoise pigeon, find false slugs, witness the flight of a bird of prey, or even come across a mouflon. Grasshoppers, lizards, birds, beetles, complete a myriad of animal alternatives.
Whale and dolphin watching
One of the main attractions of Tenerife is the possibility of witnessing the magnificent spectacle of whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. It is an experience that will leave a lasting impression on both children and adults. There are several excursions departing from ports in the south of the island. Although it is not 100% safe to see these cetaceans, Tenerife is one of the best places in the world to do so and the chances of success are very high. The best thing to do is to find out about the sea conditions on the ground.
El Drago Butterfly Farm
In the north of the island of Tenerife our recommendation is the Mariposario del Drago, located in the town of Icod de los Vinos. This place is home to more than 150 species of butterflies from all over the world. Almost a thousand butterflies of all kinds fly freely over this small natural oasis. It is really interesting to learn about the different stages of the life cycle of these animals. Become an entomologist for a day and enjoy watching butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalises going through the transformation of one of the most fascinating animals in the animal kingdom.
The kingdom of the bees
If you fancy spending the day as a beekeeper and learning more about the fascinating world of bees, Ecoalpispa is the place for you. Here they make different types of honey and beeswax from organic production. They also try to teach, study, explain and raise awareness about the importance of the conservation of these insects and their environment. You can put on your protective suit and get close to the bees to learn first-hand what their daily life is like. You can also sponsor your own beehive.
Horse riding routes
Las Riendas Riding Centre is not your classic horse riding centre. In this equine centre the activities are carried out in the middle of nature and not only can you enjoy the magnificent horses, they also have a lot of other animals such as dogs, ducks, chickens, sheep or goats, which enjoy the freedom in a privileged environment near the town of Tegueste and delight the little ones of the house. But of course, the star of the show is the horses. In this equestrian centre you can learn natural horsemanship, i.e. without pain or stress for the animals, you will learn to interpret the language of the horses and to ride in a friendly and respectful way on trails in the middle of nature.
The bottom of the sea
The coast of Tenerife is rich in marine fauna. If you are a diving enthusiast or simply enjoy snorkelling, grab your goggles and snorkel and get ready to marvel at the seabed that surrounds the island. It is very easy to come across crustaceans, molluscs and a multitude of small fish, as well as countless seabirds flying over the area.