Tenerife Area Guide
Tenerife is the island of a thousand experiences. There are a thousand things you can do at any time of year, thanks to the mild climate and the enormous range of activities on offer on the largest of the Canary Islands.
Enjoy a day at the beach, walk along one of the trails that venture into the lush forests, discover impressive volcanoes and awe-inspiring landscapes that are almost otherworldly, and striking ravines and cliffs. Spend an evening gazing at the endless stars in good company or make that dream of seeing dolphins and whales swimming in the wild a reality… WOW
Tenerife also still preserves beautiful historic quarters of great artistic value, which you can take a relaxed stroll around, museums and charming villages full of local traditions where you can meet locals and chat with them.
Maybe you feel like doing some sports. No problem. You can do just about any sport here, especially ones related to the sea and golf, as the island has several courses to choose from. And if you’re looking for more intense emotions, there’s nothing like some excitement on the modern rides at the fun parks, a paradise for children, who will take home unforgettable memories of their family holiday. In short, there’s a new thing to do every day. Goodbye, boredom!
But Tenerife is also perfect for resting and disconnecting from stress. As an established tourist destination, it has an extraordinary range of accommodation, from the most exclusive options to other more modest ones, where you can relax surrounded by all the comforts and services.
The lively beaches with fine, golden sand and calm waters are located in Tenerife’s main tourist hubs in the south of the island. But there are also quieter beaches, further away from the towns, dotted along the coast. There are some with dark, volcanic sand or shaped into marvellous natural pools and ponds that are protected from the waves.
Any choice is perfect for enjoying a fabulous day at the beach. The best thing to do is discover them and dive right in!
Climbing the highest peak in Europe
If there’s one thing Tenerife can brag about, it’s extraordinary natural spaces. But one stands out more than any other: the Teide National Park, the most visited park in all of Europe. As well as being home to the impressive volcanic structure that is the Teide, the highest peak in Spain and a Natural World Heritage Site, you will find here what is possibly the most striking scenery you have ever seen.
These are some of the most spectacular volcanic manifestations on the planet. Imagination doesn’t even come close to the imposing panorama that appears before our eyes at the peak, at a height of 3,715 metres, with extraordinary views of the caldera, the hundreds of lava cones, flows, dykes, rocks... Not to mention the flora and fauna that lives there, with plenty of endemic species, some of which are exclusive to the park itself.
Anyone in good shape and with about six hours to spare can climb to the top on foot, following the trail, but you can also take the cable car and get there in just a few minutes.
Choose a different plan every day
With an endless list of options, it’s impossible to be bored on the 100% life island. There are several recreational parks, of which two stand out for being considered the best in the world, in their respective fields: Siam Park water park and the Loro Parque zoo.
Forestal Park is perfect for those looking for adventure in contact with nature, as here they’ll have the chance to play among incredibly tall trees. Botanical gardens, ethnographic parks and theme parks, go-karting, shopping centres…Tenerife has an answer to meet any fun and leisure expectations.