The Canary Islands are a surprising group of islands to discover, with Tenerife being no exception. Sure, you’ve received some completely sunkissed seashores however the island is a lot extra than simply sunshine. That is precisely why I needed to share among the greatest locations in Tenerife to go to while you go to.
Clearly, being one of many bigger islands, with a lot to see, Tenerife is a fairly fashionable and typically full of life place, particularly within the greater resort cities. Now, for some, that is what they don’t like about Tenerife, that’s will be fairly fashionable and busy.
That being mentioned, you possibly can simply jump over to stunning vistas and little villages and have a very totally different attraction and historical past which can be simply too good to overlook. That is precisely what we discovered once we headed over!
Even the neighbouring islands like Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura all have their attraction and might simply be popped onto a visit while within the Canary Islands.
Anyway, with that in thoughts, check out among the greatest locations in Tenerife to discover in your journey to the Canary Islands. Have the most effective time!
1.) La Orotava
Perched on the northern a part of Tenerife, La Orotava is a fairly pretty city to go to as you’re heading on a highway journey throughout the island.
When you’re right here, be sure to cease off on the church of Our Girl of the Conception, see Jardines Victoria and discover the world round Ayuntamiento Plaza.
Additionally, for a tasty dinner, cease off at Dabeke, which serve up among the most scrumptious meals. Truthfully, it’s among the finest locations in Tenerife that’ll depart you stuffed.
2.) Las Teresitas
One other gem within the north of Tenerife, Las Teresitas is a stunning seashore space to go to in the event you fancy a extra enjoyable day on the coast. Now, the golden sand seashore has really been man-made (from the Sahara Desert sands), that means it’s unlikely that you simply’ll discover a lot of the black sand that makes up volcanic islands.
It’s an ideal place to sit back out and loosen up, although, remember it may possibly get busy while you’re visiting on the weekends or within the top of summer time. Plus, It’s roughly about twenty minutes from Santa Cruz, making it very easy to go to.
A very long time in the past, Masca is a pre-Spanish Guanche village that’s simply among the finest locations in Tenerife to go to, particularly in the event you love historical past.
Perched within the Teno Mountains, Masca is nestled within the mountainous western area of the island. Now, this all makes for some dramatic surroundings nevertheless it does imply the roads will be fairly daunting in the event you’re not used to tight bends and some furry drops! Belief me, although, it’s completely price it.
When you’re feeling like a hike, you possibly can really head from Masca itself all the way down to the bay. Although, keep in mind to put on some very cozy sneakers, this ramble isn’t for flip flops!
On the different finish of Tenerife, from the capital, Garachico is a city that’s fairly simple to go to in the event you’re already within the north coast.
When you’re right here, be sure to go for a dip within the pure rock pool, Charco De La Laja. Afterwards, pop over to Plaza de La Libertad for slightly wander across the city and ensure to cease by Castillo de San Miguel, too.
Now, in the event you’re something like me, you’ll have labored up a large urge for food in any case that exploring. In that case, get your self over to Los Pinos for his or her freshly-grilled octopus or Casa Gaspar for his or her yummy stuffed squid.
5.) Punta Brava
Though a small, little place, Punta Brava is a tiny little village space that’s perched proper on the cliff edge itself. It’s an ideal little pit cease to make in the event you’re heading on the coastal roads or heading throughout Teide Nationwide Park from one aspect to a different.
For a tasty, candy deal with, pop into Delizia that has among the greatest Gelato and is a stone’s throw away in Puerto de la Cruz.
6.) San Cristobal de La Laguna
Perched proper subsequent to Santa Cruz, San Cristobal (or La Laguna) is very easy to go to. When you’re close to Rural de Anaga Park. Plus, it’s simply among the finest locations in Tenerife in the event you love stunning cities and a shed load of historical past.
Now, being the outdated capital of Tenerife, the town has plenty of historical past and lovely streets to move round to discover.
After arriving, be sure to go to the enduring Iglesia de la Concepcion and cease off at La Tasca Faracho for his or her bacalao (cod) that’s so tasty. These guys know their meals! Although, simply be sure to make a reservation as this place fills up actually quick.
7.) Rural de Anaga Park
When you’re fancying a while away from the villages and cities of Tenerife, be sure to move throughout to Rural de Anaga Park that’s completely idyllic. Higher nonetheless, the rugged shoreline across the ‘tip’ of Tenerife is so stunning, particularly in the event you can drive the coastal roads round Almáciga.
If it’s a pure, volcanic sand seashore you’re after, head throughout to Roque de las Bodegas, that’s in all probability one of many greater seashores round Taganana and simply among the finest locations in Tenerife to discover a few of that black sand, too.
That being mentioned, there’s additionally a load of mountaineering trails via the park. Although, a superb place to start out is on the customer centre at Cruz del Carmen that’s received a heap of simple trails that lead off into some longer and more difficult trails to find. Simply be sure to pack good sneakers and loads of water.
8.) Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The wonderful thing about Santa Cruz de Tenerife is that it’s a metropolis that has plenty of historical past however can also be fairly new, too.
Sure, there’s a stunning historic centre you could ramble round however there’s additionally a heap of sparkly new issues to do and see while within the metropolis itself.
As soon as right here, be sure to discover the Mercado Municipal Nuestra Senora de Africa for just a few snacks. It’s a market that serves up every part from contemporary fish to tasty desserts. Oh, and don’t neglect to take a stroll throughout Plaza de Espana and go to the botanic gardens, too.
When you’re slightly unfortunate with the climate, pop into the Auditorium or wander across the museum of nature and archaeology.
9.) Teide Nationwide Park and Volcano
Perched, proper inside the centre of Tenerife is the Teide Volcano, which, over many 1000’s of years has fully formed the island into what it’s as we speak.
Now, though it hasn’t erupted in over 100 years, the Teide Volcano is fairly fragile and might nonetheless erupt (even in its sleeping state) sooner or later. For this reason it’s nonetheless closely measured and monitored for tremours and different geological science stuff that I do not know about. 🙂
Anyway, the purpose I’m attending to is that it’s a fantastic space of the island to go to. Now, it’s fairly simple to drive to some key spots within the park however you can too hop on the cable automotive in the event you’re fancying one thing with much more vistas. Truthfully, the views are unimaginable, particularly as you’ll be greater than 3,500 metres from sea degree!
10.) Go to extra of the Canary Islands
Yeah, there’s tons to see within the Canary Islands and every island has its personal attraction. Higher nonetheless, it’s fairly simple to hop on a ship or airplane between the islands and discover some extra of what makes this archipelago particular.
24 Issues To See And Do In The Canary Islands