Part of the zone where the whales and dolphins are located is included in a protected area known as the Teno-Rasca Marine Strip Special Area of Conservation, which occupies a marine area of 76,648 ha, reaching a distance of 12 nautical miles from the coast at its farthest point and having a maximum depth of approximately 2,000 meters in the southwestern region. The section of land next to the Special Area of Conservation is delimited by the Teno Massif and the Los Gigantes Cliffs (a Rural Park) to the north, and the volcanic landscape Punta Rasca (Special Nature Reserve) to the south. All of this covers a coastal length of 80 km.
The areas where dolphin and whale watching activities are normally carried out off the coast of the Island of Tenerife offer a privileged view of the different land resources that are available and which have a very high geological, natural, and cultural value. Of said resources, noteworthy are: Mount Teide, Roque del Conde (Barranco del Infierno Special Nature Reserve), The La Caleta Site of Scientific Interest, Diego Hernández Beach, The Los Gigantes Cliffs, The Rasca Badlands Nature Reserve, Guaza Mountain, and many others.