This fascinating island in the Atlantic Ocean boasts a diverse landscape and climate. Due to its year-round pleasant climate, it is often referred to as the “island of eternal spring”. The predominant feature of the island is Pico del Teide, the third-highest volcano in the world. The famous volcano is the heart of this magical full of contrasts island. In the winter months, its snow-capped peaks can be viewed by tourists while swimming in the ocean.
The natural beauty of the island of Tenerife amazes travelers from all over the world. Areas with lush vegetation thrive side by side with dry areas. On the island, you will find beaches with black sand, volcanic stones, and strong waves, but also quiet beaches with golden sand. And then there is the charm of Tenerife’s wonderful towns and villages. Cities such as Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz, and San Cristóbal de la Laguna offer a variety of cultural and leisure activities.
Everything about this largest and most populous island of the Canary Islands invites you to enjoy your visit and explore beautiful places and the wide range of activities on offer.
—11 km, 15 min.
Loro Park is considered one of the most beautiful and interesting zoo parks in Europe. It is located in the nearby town of Puerto de la Cruz. It boasts the largest collection of parrots in the world. The park also has tigers, jaguars, giant tortoises, and other exotic animals. Here you can see huge aquariums full of underwater animals and plants, a breathtaking penguin exhibit, and a 15-meter-long underwater tunnel where sharks and stingrays swim around you. However, the most popular attraction is the unique shows with orcas, sea lions, and dolphins.
—33 km, 27 min.
In the capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, you will find everything: historical monuments, beautiful beaches, and a whole range of attractions. It is also known worldwide for its carnivals.
One of the most impressive buildings in Tenerife is undoubtedly the Auditorio de Tenerife located in the center of Santa Cruz and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. This iconic white building was designed by Santiago Calatrava as a cultural center and is the site of many popular cultural events. Many visitors love Playa de Las Teresitas, a beautiful beach located just 9 km north of downtown Santa Cruz. It is one of the few beaches on the island of Tenerife with golden sand imported from the Sahara.
—38 km, 58 min.
The mighty, imposing volcano El Teide is the highest mountain in Spain (3,781 m above sea level). It is an inactive volcano that last erupted in 1909. It is located in Teide National Park, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2007. Teide National Park is one of the most popular destinations for hikers and cyclists. If you’re not into hiking, the cable car takes you up to one of the highest peaks in the park and also gives you the option to hike for around 40 minutes until you reach the highest point on the island. It is also possible to visit the crater of the volcano, but there is a limited number of visitors every day, so it is advisable to prepare for the visit well in advance.
—40 km, 50 min.
Anaga National Park is located in the northeast of the island. In the park, you can admire laurel forests like in a fairy tale, gorges, beautiful rock formations, and off-the-beaten-path beaches. The park has been declared a biosphere reserve. The mountain range is surrounded by the ocean, so visitors can enjoy many places with breathtaking views. This park is one of the oldest areas of Tenerife. Volcanic sediments shape gorges and cliffs of unique beauty. The park is probably the best area in Tenerife for bird watching. The park is home to the largest laurel forest in Tenerife. This forest has survived for 40 million years… and is still here for all of us to enjoy!
—50 km, 1 hod. 10 min.
Masca is rightly considered the most beautiful village in Tenerife. It is nestled in the Teno Mountains on the west side of the island. The view from the village down to the Masca Gorge is absolutely enchanting. It is also the starting point for a spectacular 3-hour hike that takes you down the gorge to the beach, where you can reward yourself with a swim in crystal clear water.
—52 km, 42 min.
The most famous pyramids in Tenerife that are accessible to visitors are the Pyramids of Güímar. It is a pyramid complex with an area of 64,000 m2, located in the southeast of Tenerife. Some people claim that the pyramids of Tenerife were built for rituals or astronomy. These pyramids in Güímar are not the only pyramids in Tenerife, you can also find pyramids in the town of Santa Bárbara. (25 km, 30 min).
—60 km, 1 hod. 11 min.
On the west coast are the giant rock formations of Los Gigantes, which reach a height of 800 m. The view of these rock formations is impressive. Nearby is a beach with sparkling sand and aquamarine water.
—100 km, 1 hod. 7 min.
Siam Park is a huge water park on the southwest coast of Tenerife and has been voted the best water park in the world for several years in a row. The Thai-inspired Siam Park is full of themed water slides and water attractions, one of which is the 28-meter-tall Tower of Power. Thanks to the height and slope of the slide, it allows you to reach a speed of up to 80 km/h. After going down this giant slide, you will reach a large pool surrounded by a water aquarium with sharks and stingrays. You can also visit the swimming pool with artificial waves reaching a height of up to 3 meters or relax on Siam Beach. In the park, a separate area for children “The Lost City” has been created, which is a children’s paradise.
There are a number of ways to enjoy all that Tenerife has to offer. Whether you want to climb a volcano, snorkel with turtles, or relax on sandy beaches, there is something for everyone here. A hike to Mount Teide is one of the most unique experiences in Tenerife, after all, it’s not every day you get the chance to get to the top of the volcano. Cycling enthusiasts will also enjoy themselves here. One of the most popular and challenging cycling routes leads around the Teide volcano and to its summit.
You can also choose one of the famous boat trips, during which you will have an unforgettable experience watching whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. The more adventurous can snorkel with turtles and stingrays before relaxing aboard a sightseeing tour boat.
Enjoy wine tasting in local vineyards or cheese tasting in the countryside in the northern part of the island: Explore national parks and local villages.
Go to the southern part of the island to relax. You can relax on the beach and visit great restaurants and bars.
If you’re a sea lover, take advantage of strong ocean winds while sailing, dive into the depths and explore the ocean floor, surf the mighty waves of the Atlantic, kayak anywhere you can think of, and why not try waterskiing or flyboarding?