What to see and do in Tenerife

Explore Teide National Park

You cannot come to the island without visiting the Teide National Park, a magical place full of contrasts and landscapes, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007, considered one of the 12 treasures of Spain and the most visited in Europe.

The Teide represents the highest peak in Spain with more than 3,700 meters high, you can climb it in two ways, on foot or by cable car, if you want to climb to the highest point where the crater is located, you need a permit reserved in advance because it is a space with restricted access and a very protected natural area, it is worth to reach the top of the volcano because the views are impressive, a unique and sensory experience.

Walk around La Orotava

In the north of the island is Orotava, one of the most beautiful cities on the island, noted for its colonial style buildings, a place where you will find culture, gastronomy and cultural heritage.

We recommend you to take a walk through its old town, catalogued as a historical, artistic and monumental centre, a charming place that transports you to the Canarian customs and traditions of the 16th and 17th century. You will be able to enjoy stately and picturesque houses with wooden balconies, and of course, you cannot miss the Casa de los Balcones, a large house built in 1632, in Tenerife style with 3 floors, characteristic of the period, its facade is beautiful with balconies built only of wood and decorated with flowers and plants.

The Giants

The Cliffs of the Giants are located in the Northwest of Tenerife, in Santiago del Teide, the cliffs are formed by volcanic rock and reach 600 meters high, it is a mandatory stop to admire its magnitude and beauty.

You have different options to enjoy the beautiful landscape, hiking routes, kayak or boat.

Watch whales and dolphins in Tenerife in the wild

An unforgettable experience for animal lovers! Whale watching in Tenerife is one of the most recommended activities of the island, bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales are the most common to be seen in their natural habitat, Tenerife has 21 marine species, a real show.

You can choose from different types of whale and dolphin watching excursions and they usually depart from Puerto Colón, Los Cristianos and Los Gigantes.

Walk through the Anaga Rural Park

Connect with nature by taking a walk in this beautiful rural park, declared a Biosphere Reserve, offering one of the greenest areas with the greatest biodiversity and a wonderful landscape. Enjoy walking is one of the best places to practice trekking, it is an exciting experience to find yourself immersed in a completely natural environment, coastal vegetation and diversity of flora and fauna.

Bathe on the beaches of Tenerife

Do you want to go to the beach? We could not miss the beaches of Tenerife, we recommend Benijo, a virgin black sand beach surrounded by volcanic rocks, a place in the middle of nature and not very crowded by tourists, if you are looking for tranquility this beach is perfect for you. We admit that it is not an easily accessible beach, although 100% recommended, the views are spectacular and much better if you go to see the sunset, ideal for taking photographs because of its extraordinary landscape.

If you are looking for a beach of tourist excellence, we recommend La Playa el Duque, unlike Benijo beach, here you will find a wide variety of shops and restaurants, the beach is located in Costa Adeje a luxury and exclusive area, also offers you umbrella service, parking, showers, changing rooms, sunbeds and a wide range of sports activities.

Get to know the small village of Masca in Tenerife

It is worth discovering this beautiful village which is located in the heart of a rural park on the mountains with more than 700 meters high, the little houses of the farmhouse are lined up on the top of the mountain and preserve the traditional architecture of the Canary Islands, we recommend you to take a walk to discover its most beautiful corners, discover the Casa de los Avinculados, the church from the 18th century, a craft centre and an ethnographic museum.

The Barranco de Masca is one of the best known and recommended trekking routes in Tenerife, the natural environment is beautiful, the route is worth every step, you will be able to appreciate the beauty of the mountains, the streams that run down the rocks, the impressive views and its biological diversity.

Discover La Cueva Del Viento

The Cueva Del Viento (Cave of the Wind) is one of the largest volcanic tubes in the world, the result of basaltic lava from the Pico Viejo Volcano 27,000 years ago. It is located in the Icod de los Vinos district and is made up of a huge network of underground passages with more than 190 known species and also animal fossil remains. A wonder of nature that you cannot miss if you come to Tenerife, we tell you that the visit is made in groups and the purchase of tickets is made online.La Cueva Del Viento

Behold the sea of clouds

The spectacular sea of clouds, which is formed in Tenerife thanks to the natural effect formed by the trade winds, which push the clouds against the mountain slopes creating a soft cotton effect or a calm and spongy sea, to see it you can do it from different viewpoints like the Teide volcano or the Orotava Valley. A picture is worth a thousand words, so you can’t miss it.

Enjoy Tenerife's gastronomy

And we could not miss the gastronomy of our island, we invite you to a Guachinche.

What is a Guachinche? The word alludes to traditional and familiar places where you can drink good wine and enjoy traditional Canarian food. These are places worth visiting to eat a delicious local meal. In short, it is an authentic experience that will make you feel part of this magnificent island

Most of the guachinches are concentrated in the municipalities of La Orotava, Santa Úrsula and La Victoria. We advise you to ask the locals, which are the best on the island or you can also use the Guachapp application to find the best places according to your preferences and needs.

Have fun in Siam Park

Siam Park, is the paradise of water games, is considered the best water park in the world according to Trip Advisor, if you are into strong emotions and adrenaline you can not miss this experience.

The water park has an incredible Thai atmosphere and the attractions are extraordinary, they have made an excellent reproduction of Asian temples, there are slides of all shapes, sizes, colours, descents, ascents, floats and pools.

We recommend you to visit first the best attractions because they are usually the ones that fill up the fastest, they are the dragon, vulcan, singha, kinnare and the tower of power. The wave pool is a real experience, because in this beach the biggest artificial wave in the world is created, it is 3 meters high.

Tenerife has it all, let yourself fall in love and live unforgettable experiences on our island.

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