As far west as you can go while remaining on Tenerife, Punta de Teno is well worth a visit for its unrivalled views of Los Gigantes. But this nature reserve is also an idyllic place for snorkelling, offering small bays, myriad rock pools and a small reef to those willing to plunge beneath the water’s surface. The ocean can get rough here at times, but staying in the shelter of the bays should alleviate the danger. Follow the TF-445 west towards the Punta de Teno Lighthouse. Plenty of parking is available nearby.
The beach knows as Playa de las Vistas boasts crystal-clear waters thriving with bright fish and fascinating underwater flora. It is possible to swim out from shore and find fascinating sights for yourself, although tours are available to take you out to sea in a boat and provide all the equipment at reasonable prices. By venturing into deeper water you are more likely to see rays, turtles and larger types of fish. The fine sand of Playa de las Vistas can be found on the southwest coast of Tenerife, between Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos.