Tenerife - Do & See

Tenerife is a great holiday destination and has everything that you need for a relaxed vacation. Enjoy the lovely beach, the blend of historical and modern architecture and amazing scenery.

Puerto de la Cruz

During the colonial era a port was created at a wild spot amongst the boulders of lava. Puerto de la Cruz, at the bottom of the beautiful Orotava valley, has the same charm now as it had then. Stroll amongst the stately 18th century houses with their wooden balconies and enjoy the seawater swimming pools at Lago Martiánez. Also see dolphins and parrots in Loroparque!

AddressAvenida Loro Parque, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Phone+34 922 373 841
Webwww.loroparque.com

The Teide Region

There are many tours from both south and north of Tenerife that head for the Teide National Park and there are of course many fascinating places to visit around the Teide. Permits to climb the actual peak must be obtained at the Administration office of the Teide National Park in Santa Cruz. But if that is not your intention you can visit the viewpoints Fortaleza and Pico Viejo. Paths go from Rambleta.

AddressOrotava, Tenerife
Phone+34 922 922 371
Webreddeparquesnacionales.mma.es

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is the vibrant capital of Tenerife and offers a mixture of historical and modern architecture. Here you will find pedestrian shopping areas, museums, pretty gardens and many other cultural events.

AddressSanta Cruz, Tenerife

Masca

Anyone who does not suffer from vertigo travels to the village of Masca. The road has so many twists and turns that it makes your hair stand on end. Masca was cut off from the outside world until the late 1970's, as there were neither roads nor communications and is today one of the best preserved towns on Tenerife. The Masca ravine is one of the most spectacular in the island. The organised excursions often end down at the beach, at the bottom of the ravine, where a boat takes you back to one of the coastal towns.

AddressMasca, Tenerife

The Pyramids at Güimar

Do you remember Thor Heyerdahl? Since 1994, the adventurous Norwegian lived in the east of Tenerife. He had been drawn there by the pyramids at Güimar. Before he passed away in Italy in the year of 2002, he had created a visitor centre next door to the ruins. Local archaeologists believe that the stepped pyramids, which Heyerdahl’s theories are based on, are of the same kind as those in Egypt, Mexico and Peru.

AddressCalle Chacona, Güimar, Tenerife
Phone+34 922 514 510
Webwww.piramidesdeguimar.net

Aqualand Costa Adeje

This family water park is unique in the Canary Islands. Here you can enjoy superb dolphin shows and two parks in one. This is a place to spend a whole day.

AddressAvd. de Austria, 15, Costa Adeje, Tenerife
Phone+34 922 715 266
Webwww.aqualand.es

Jungle Park

75,000 square metres of jungle and over 500 animals together, creates this dazzling eco system. Jungle Park is located in the south of Tenerife.

AddressUrbanización Las Águilas del Teide, Arona, Tenerife
Phone+34 922 729 010
Webwww.junglepark.es

La Laguna

La Laguna was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 and is the former administrative capital of Tenerife and today, still its religious centre. Monuments and other important buildings line the streets and is a fascinating contrast to the surrounding landscapes. Ideal for a day of strolling and a late night out!

AddressLa Laguna, Tenerife

Surfing

Tenerife is known as a surfing paradise. The island has perfect sea and wave conditions and one of the best volcanic reefs in the world. Even if you never have tried standing on a board here is a chance to make that first try. You can choose from several different schools and after only one day you will see the progressions.

Natural and Human History Museum

This museum is one of the top attractions on the island. They have collected the most important historical and archaeological treasures from around the island and they also show an exhibition about the pre-Hispanic man.

AddressCalle Fuente Monrales, Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Phone+34 922 209 320
Opening hoursTue-Sun 10 am-8 pm
Webwww.museosdetenerife.org

The Orchid Garden Sitio Litre

If you love flowers and especially orchids this is a place for you. This garden dated to 1730 displays the largest collections of orchids on the island. Here is a small café and a souvenir shop where you can buy plants to take home.

AddressCamino Sito Litre, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Phone+34 922 38 24 17
Opening hoursDaily 9.30 am-5 pm
Webwww.jardindeorquideas.com
Emailinfo@jardindeorquideas.com

Teno Rural Park

This might not be easiest part to reach on the island but it will be worth the effort. Teno Rural Park is said to be the most beautiful area on Tenerife. With a rich wildlife and being home to the Osprey it is declared a protected area for birds. From the giant cliffs, dropping 600 metres down to the sea, you also have a fantastic view.

AddressTeno Rural Park, Tenerife
Webwww.tenorural.com
More InfoTo get here, follow the coast road that leaves from the centre of the town of Buenavista del Norte.

Parque Marítimo César Manrique

Over 22,000 square meters, this park gives you swimming pools, recreation areas, restaurants and sports facilities. Being designed by the famous architect César Manrique, it has a unique style.

AddressAvda. Constitución, 5, Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Phone+34 922 22 93 68
Webwww.parquemaritimo.com

Granadilla Moonscape

With a good level of fitness you can follow the path "PR-TF 72" into the astonishing moon landscape of the Corona Forestal Natural Park. The well-signed and safe footpath lies upon parts of the, 500 years old, Chasna Trail. On your way you will also pass Canarian pine forests.

AddressVilaflor, Tenerife

Carnivals and Festivals

Throughout the year Tenerife celebrate a lot of festivals most of them in connection with important religious dates. The most important and famous one is the well-visited carnival. It lasts for more than three weeks during February and March. During this time there are a lot of happenings with dancing, music and amazing costumes. The main celebrations take place in Santa Cruz but wherever you are on the island you will notice the festivities.

AddressAntonio Domínguez Alfonso, 7, Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Phone+34 922 609600
Webwww.carnavaltenerife.es

Siam Park

This Asian inspired waterpark on the south of Tenerife offers something for everyone, either you are young, old, feel for an adventure or just want to relax. There are rides that will give you an adrenaline rush and a calm golden beach with a stunning view. If you feel like trying how to surf there is also a surf school and a spectacular swimming pool in which artificial waves of up to three metres can be made.

AddressAvda.Siam Park, Costa Adeje, Adeje, Tenerife
Phone+34 822 070 000
Webwww.siampark.net

Loro Park

This theme park, inspired by parrots, is one of the most popular attractions on Tenerife and can be found in Puerto de la Cruz. This large park also hosts a zoo with exotic animals like penguins, dolphins and gorillas.

AddressAvenida Loro Parque, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Phone+34 922 37 38 41
Webwww.loroparque.com

The Dive Shop

If you are interested in diving you can go to the Dive Shop. Here you can find a great team of diving instructors. This place suits both beginners and professionals.

AddressAvenida Rafael Puig, Arona, Tenerife
Phone+34 922 788 947
Webwww.thediveshoptenerife.com

Golf Costa Adeje

Golfing on Tenerife is a great activity considering the great weather conditions. There are many golf courses on the island but one of them is the Golf Costa Adeje.

AddressFinca Los Olivos, Tenerife
Phone+34 922 710 000
Webwww.golfcostaadeje.com

La Cueva Del Viento

If you thought it was impossible to see the inside of a lava tube, you might be wrong. La Cueva Del Viento is the largest lava tube in the world and invites you to an informative and exciting visit. The walk takes about two hours, so make sure you wear your most comfortable shoes.

AddressCamino El Almendro, Tenerife
Webwww.cuevadelviento.net