Tenerife is a great place to visit, even if you're only stopping over for a day during your cruise. As the most visited island in the archipelago, Tenerife offers plenty of activities for everybody and after your short visit, you will definitely want to come back to spend more time here.
Although Tenerife is a very popular destination for people from all over Europe, its capital - Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is often overlooked by tourists, except for the time when the carnival is happening.
La Caleta is a small urbanization in the south of Tenerife, very close to Costa Adeje, where you can find a tranquil spot to spend your holiday in the Canary Islands. People who come to La Caleta are looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway, which would not be possible in the bigger resorts.
Playa Paraiso is a quiet and chilled place in Tenerife South, close enough to grab a taxi to the more popular resorts if you want to go for a night of fun, but far enough to enjoy a tranquil holiday in the sun.
Callao Salvaje is a tourist destination in the municipality of Adeje, in the very south of Tenerife. It is an ideal place to spend a quiet holiday on the island at any time of the year, due to the warm climate throughout the year.
Punta del Hidalgo is a small coastal village with a beautiful natural swimming pool, which is best enjoyed during the summer months.
Bajamar is a small town and resort in Tenerife, which is especially popular among German tourists and also among tourists coming from the Nordic countries in Europe.
Candelaria is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Canaries, as many people come here to visit the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria, which is the patron saint of all the Canary Islands.
S.C. La Laguna was the first town founded in Tenerife due to its strategic location on the island: it has a natural source of fresh water and it was away from the coast, which meant it was protected from pirate attacks.
San Miguel de Tajao is a coastal town in the Arico municipality in Tenerife. The history of the town dates back to the end of the 19th century when only some caves in the area were occupied and used as dwellings.
Icod de los Vinos is a municipality in Tenerife with around 25.000 inhabitants, best known for the famous Drago Tree, said to be the oldest on the island.
Garachico was once Tenerife's most prosperous port and it had a commercial connection with Europe, as well as Africa and the Americas. Unfortunately, the town has suffered a series for unfortunate events, including one of the most severe eruptions in Tenerife's history, which has altered the course of history for Garachico.
Did you know Puerto de la Cruz is the oldest tourist resort in Tenerife? The town of Puerto de la Cruz has always attracted foreign visitors, especially from Northern Europe, who come here during the winter months for the warm climate.
There's no doubt that the south is the most popular part of Tenerife and many visitors only get to see that part of the island, missing all of the beauty of the north, with its wild beaches and amazing hikes in the mountains.
From sunrise 'till dusk, Tenerife is an island full of amazing surprises and if you're on the hunt for the best spots to see the sunset, we will show you our favourite ones.
Los Cristianos is one of the most popular destinations in Tenerife and many tourists choose it as a base for their holiday.
Playa de las Americas - Tenerife's most famous resort, popular for nightlife and partying, a true Mecca for visitors who come to the island not only to lay in the sun all day long, but also to party hard all night long.
El Medano is one Tenerife's most chilled and laid back resorts, popular among German tourists and surfers. El Medano is located very close to the Tenerife Sur Airport and it's a good base also for travelers who want to explore more areas of Tenerife.
Los Gigantes - famous for its majestic cliffs, is a quaint and charming seaside town on the island of Tenerife. It is situated on the west coast of the island, but it still enjoys beautiful weather all year round, similar to the southern resorts like Costa Adeje, Playa las Americas and Los Cristianos.
Siam Park is one of the top attractions in Tenerife, along with Loro Parque, the best zoo in Europe, located in Puerto de la Cruz. Actually, in 2019 Siam Park was named the best water park in the world according to Tripadvisor users for the sixth time in a row, and Loro Parque the best zoo in the world, also by Tripadvisor user.
Puerto Santiago is a quiet resort on the west coast of Tenerife, part of the municipality of Santiago del Teide. It is located very close to Los Gigantes, famous for the majestic cliffs that rise up from the ocean.
The South of Tenerife is where most of the tourism on the island is concentrated, due to the great sunny weather all year round.
Las Aguilas Jungle Park is one of the 2 major zoological parks in Tenerife and it is situated in the south of the island, in the Arona municipality. The name Las Aguilas translated to The Eagles, since the park has a brilliant outdoor show with birds of prey.
Tenerife has a great weather all year round - it's one of the main reasons why it's so popular and loved by tourists all over Europe. But ever so often, even Tenerife gets a few rainy days, especially during the winter months.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Island and also the island with the largest number of visitors of the archipelago. This is due to the diversity of landscapes and things to do, as Tenerife has something to offer for each type of guest, from great weather all year round to parties and sports competitions.
The Castle Route in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a guided tour happening on the first Saturday of each month, organized by Museos de Tenerife. The tour consists of visits to several edifices of cultural interest in the capital of Tenerife: first San Juan Castle, followed by the Casa de la Polvora (Gunpowder House).
Punta de Teno is Tenerife's westernmost point and today it's part of a protected area: Teno Rural Park (Parque Rural Teno). The entire park has a large surface that spreads throughout several municipalities: Buenavista del Norte, Los Silos, El Tanque and Santiago del Teide.
Most people come to Tenerife for the sunshine and to enjoy the beaches. But Tenerife is much more than this.
Alto de Guamaso is one of the easiest hikes in Tenerife and it's also short, so it won't take you long to complete it.
Rambla de Castro is a protected natural space covering around 46 ha, situated in the municipality of Los Realejos and very close to Puerto de la Cruz.
Anaga is in our opinion one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in Tenerife and we really wanted to explore it more on foot, especially the laurissilva forest.
The Lunar Landscape hike in Tenerife is among our favourites on the island, because of the location, the beautiful pine forest, the views towards Gran Canaria and the amazing sensation of walking above the clouds. We did this hike on a sunny and warm day at the beginning of March and we left from the South of Tenerife while it was a bit cloudy. On our way towards the Lunar Landscape (Paisaje Lunar) we started to see the clouds beneath us and above the clouds you could only see a bit of Gran Canaria, which made for a pretty amazing view.
The thing that we love most about Tenerife is the diversity in landscape and activities that you get to do while visiting this unique destination in the Atlantic Ocean.
Walking along the coast in Tenerife is pure joy, especially on a sunny day when it's not too hot, like it was the case when we did this trip.
Tenerife is a diverse island, where everyone can find something to do and enjoy at any time of the year, beyond the sunny beaches in the south.
One of the most recent attractions in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Palmetum is a botanical garden which covers 120.000 square meters and specializes in all types of palm trees.
Tenerife South is the southern part of the island, where most of the tourism is concentrated, due to the beautiful weather all year round.
Casa de los Balcones can be translated to English as the House of the balconies, referring to the beautiful wooden balconies, typical Canarian, that adorn the outside of the building.
One of the small and hidden attractions in Tenerife is the Carpet Museum in La Orotava or Museo De La Alfombra.
Almost every time he have visited La Orotava up until now it has been pouring rain, but even so, we loved discovering the town and just walking up and down on its narrow streets.
Alcala is one of the population center in the municipality of Guia de Isora. Its original settlements are to be found next to a small coastal cove, on top of a flat terrace. It was initially a tiny dwelling area for 52 inhabitants, who lived in 11 single story buildings (this war around the 1850s).
Tenerife is an island full of amazing landscapes and possibilities, so we always advise people to venture out of their resort in order to explore their surroundings. You can do this in many ways, either by using the local bus system, a rented car or an organized tour.
Tenerife is a great holiday destination for almost any type of traveler: from solo travelers, to people interested in sports and families looking for a bit of relaxation in the sun, this beautiful island has it all.
Playa San Juan is a small fishing village in the municipality of Guia de Isora, situated somewhere in between Costa Adeje and Los Gigantes. In the past the entire village used to live from fishing and the tuna factory, but in the past years the place has developed and tourism is now an important part of the economy.
Located in the city of Puerto de la Cruz, in the north of Tenerife, Loro Parque needs no introduction, as it's probably the island's most popular attraction and also the no 1 zoo in the world according to Tripadvisor (in 2017 and 2018).
Tenerife is usually acclaimed for its its great climate, sunny sky and warm winters, but if you're willing to look past that you will find that the island is a great place for many types of activities, ranging from water sports, cycling, trekking to stargazing, as the Canary Islands are one of the best places in the world to watch the stars (especially Tenerife and La Palma).
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and most popular by far - in 2017 it received almost 2 million tourists in the first quarter only.
With less than 3000 permanent inhabitants in total, Fasnia attracts visitors looking for a place to relax and enjoy quiet moments, away from the big hotels and the hustle and bustle of the Arona and Adeje regions.
If you are pregnant and planning to go on holiday before the baby arrives, Tenerife is a great choice and you won't regret it.
Mount Teide is the 3rd highest volcano in the world and the highest peak in Spain, so normally many of the visitors who come to Tenerife wish to go up to the top.
Loro Parque is probably one of the finest theme parks you will find in Europe, with lots of animals from different species. Visiting the park is a great idea for families with kids, but adults will enjoy it just as much.