Located approximately 20 kilometers south of Stresa, towards the lake's southern end, the town of Arona is one of the numerous popular summer destinations along the west shore of Lake Maggiore.


The beaches of Lake Maggiore are Arona's main attraction and the first things to do in Arona Tenerife. Therefore that's where most tourists gather. To fully appreciate the beauty of the Rocca di Angera and the lake beyond, visitors can take a break from their stroll at one of the many cafes lining the promenade.

The town is rather nice, with a wide variety of stores, hotels, cafés, and restaurants. However, it may not be the most picturesque on Lake Maggiore. Additionally, the town's Piazza del Popolo is conveniently located on Lake Maggiore's tiny, rocky beach.

South of Los Cristianos and the Tenerife South Airport is the fishing enclave of Las Galletas. This area is trendy among tourists. With the addition of sand from the ocean floor, Playas de Las Vistas is now one of the islands of Tenerife's longest beaches. There are other tourist services available.

Arona is home to a modest roman style chapel and a fortress from the 9th century that is currently in ruins. People love to have picnics and stroll in the big park surrounding the abandoned castle.

Popular Destinations To Visit Arona

Make an Arona Tenerife things to do list and put these destinations for starters;

  • Arona Ferry Terminal
  • Sacro Monte di San Carlo
  • Arona City Hall
  • Sancarlone Statue
  • Spiaggia Libera Rocchetta
  • Santa Marta Church

Arona Cuisine

Peace and quiet are assured on the smaller beaches and coves, but vacationers will never be bored at one of the many resorts. To experience the vibrant nightlife of the Canary Islands, choose from the many restaurants, bars, and pavement cafés that line the coast and gaze out over the ocean. Also, there's the local food. Arona is a great place to explore various cuisines, but you should not miss local favorites. Local specialties include;

  • Charcoal-grilled meat
  • Seafood casseroles
  • Vegetable Stews
  • Mojo Picón
  • Papas arrugadas

A wide variety of Santa Cruz de Tenerife-made wines are available under the Label Guarantee program, including vintages from Abona.

Arona is a great place to stay if you want to see the ravines of Teide National Park and the southern portion of the island of Tenerife. The Lunar Landscape is worth seeing near Vilaflor, and a drive down the coast will take you to other beautiful spots, such as the San Juan and la Caleta beaches and the Los Gigantes beach at the base of the towering rocks of the same name.

If you are wondering about things to do La Caleta we suggest starting with their delicious food.

Kayaking in Arona

If you have a day to spend in Tenerife, why not take advantage of kayaking and snorkeling activities? You won't have to worry about lugging around bulky equipment because it is all provided for you. Start by paddling your kayak toward the cliffs of Tenerife, where you'll see dolphins and turtles in their natural environment. You can find many impressive photos online.

Combine a kayaking session with a snorkeling adventure to save time. Learn the best places to go to observe turtles and dolphins. Then, go in and give snorkeling with turtles a shot. With an adult guide, you can relax and enjoy your time in the water without worrying about getting lost. Bring only your swimsuit and towel; kayaks and snorkel gear are provided.

Wine Tasting

Wine tasting comes on top among all the things to do in Arona Spain. Like its neighboring countries, Aron is known for its excellent vineyards and exclusive wine-tasting tours. You can book a tour and experience the VIP culinary adventure with food and delicious wines at your disposal.


Spain's tallest peak, Mount Teide, is a must-see on any trip to the Canary Islands and tourists highly recommend it among other things to do South Tenerife . This massive volcano is responsible for the island's existence and spreads a long shadow across the island. And the views from the peak of Mount Teide are well worth the effort!

It's hardly surprising that Mount Teide National Park in Tenerife is among the most visited national parks in Spain, given the island's popularity as a vacation destination. Millions of tourists visit this remote area year to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.