The biggest island in the Canarian Archipelago gathers a multitude of places with a special charm. These include the Teide National Park, various protected areas and laurel forests, steep cliffs, countless beaches and unique seabeds of great natural wealth. All of them allow you to enjoy top plans in Tenerife.
Apart from its natural values, Tenerife offers many other special, beautiful and exclusive corners that, together with the best climate in the world, allow you to discover the essence of the island at any time of the year. We propose you some safe plans to enjoy to the maximum during your visit.
Surprise yourself in Los Gigantes
On the west coast of the island, on the coast of Santiago del Teide, is the cliff of the Giants, a vertical wall that reaches in some points 600 meters high. One of the jewels of the Rural Park of Teno is the perfect viewpoint to contemplate the island of La Gomera. At its base, the seabed, some 30 metres deep, harbours a great natural wealth that attracts diving enthusiasts from all over the world. From its port, it is possible to access excursions to live one of the essential experiences, the sighting of cetaceans.
El Teide, ascent to the highest mountain in Spain
It is undoubtedly the place that most identifies Tenerife. Teide National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007. Its summit is the highest peak in Spain, with 3,718 meters and holds the record for the most visited national park in Spain and Europe, receiving about three million tourists a year. If you are a lover of hiking and want to enjoy this experience to the fullest we recommend the ascent to the peak through the trail that begins in White Mountain. Once upstairs, if you’re lucky enough to find a completely clear day, you’ll be enchanted by unique views.
In search of the best black sand beaches
Tenerife is full of beaches. Many of them comply with standards on water quality, safety, the provision of general services and environmental management, which has served them to boast a blue flag, an award given annually by the European Foundation for Environmental Education. To the south of the island, near Villa Mandi Golf Resort, Playa La Arena, Playa San Juan and Playan de Los Guíos, above come out the rest. In the north, El Bollullo and Los Patos are essential visits. In Benijo Beach, in Taganana, you will enjoy a unique and privileged landscape.
A walk around La Laguna, a World Heritage City
It is not surprising that San Cristóbal de la Laguna was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. It is characterized by its University atmosphere and an attractive commercial, gastronomic and cultural activity. Walking through its beautiful old town takes you on a journey through an ancient colonial village, full of monuments and historic buildings that will not leave you indifferent. Huge hundred-year-old mansions, colourful facades and a multitude of doors, windows and balconies in a perfectly preserved manner to maintain the magic of the surroundings. Getting lost in its streets is an essential experience.
Have fun in Siam Park, the best water park in the world
If you like water parks, in Tenerife you can find the best in the world. No matter how old you are, Siam Park has a space for you. From the Tower of Power, a slide almost 30 meters drop almost vertically that ends its journey under an aquarium full of shark sharks; The Dragon, an attraction that simulates the sensation of zero gravity; to Datong Rapids, a journey of over 235 meters full of curves and jumps that will offer you great fun; and Coco Beach, a children’s area of almost 7,500 square meters designed for children, among others. Maximum fun.
Feeling in a story in the Anaga Rural Park
The Anaga massif, a mountain formation in the north-east of the island, is the ideal place for hiking. In 2015, it was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and is the place with the highest number of endemic species in Europe that have managed to conserve their natural values in an exceptional way, including the laurel forests. A prehistoric treasure that survives in the Anaga massif and other areas of the Canary Islands, thanks to the climatic conditions and the geographical location of the archipelago. Laurels, lichens, blood, heathers, willows and mocans are some of the species that make up the magic of these forests.
Visit to the Lower Island and the Milenary Drago
Another essential visit to complete an “almost” perfect route through Tenerife is Icod de los Vinos. With 18 meters of height and a trunk of 20 meters of diameter in its base, the Millennial Drago is the largest and longest known specimen in the world. Declared a National Monument, it is the largest and longest known specimen in the world. It has an estimated age of a thousand years and is one of the natural symbols of the Canary Islands.
There are many places that we haven’t mentioned and complete the geography of the island. Any of them worth visiting, with natural sites to discover and charming corners to lose yourself in.