Tenerife is the largest Canary island in Spain and one of the most popular holiday
destination in Europe with numerous reasons to visit at least once. This beautiful island
home to Spain’s highest point, Mountain Tiede, many amazing beaches, The Masca Valley,
Piramide de Arona- one of the largest auditorium in Europe, picturesque Los Gigantes and
many unique water parks. It is host to world’s second-largest colourful carnival – Carnaval de
Santa Cruz. the total area of this island is 2034 square kilometres with a total population of
around 950 thousand. The capital city is Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the official language
Spanish and the official currency the Euro. it attracts tourists from all over the world because
of its enjoyable warm climate, it is also known as ‘Island of Eternal Spring’.
1. Picturesque beaches
Tenerife has beaches of all kinds with a huge number of varieties from white sandy beaches,
to golden sand beaches, to yellow sand beaches. to black sand beaches with incredible
views. There are beaches with natural beauty surrounded by mountains and bays. Volcanic
beaches with glittering black sands are one of the most popular kinds of beaches in Tenerife.
Teresitas is one of the many beaches with natural beauty with the pine forest behind. If you
like some kind of concealed beach then El Bullollo a secluded beach is ideal. To experience
the flavour of white-sand Caribbean beach, head to amazing Playa Americas beach. Los
Gigantes is the must-visit black sand beach. La Tejita is a golden sandy beach ideal for
naturists to spend a relaxing day by the sea. Playa del Duque and Playa de Las Vistas are
also two very popular sandy beaches with the turquoise clear sea.
2. Dormant Volcan Mount Teide
The main attraction in the centre of Tenerife is the world 3rd largest volcano and 3718
meters tall Mount Teide the highest peak in Spain. It is in the centre of the Europes most
visited national park. The national park is one of the most beautiful places in the Tenerife
with the volcanic landscape, deep pine trees, lush green beautiful basins. Great place for
adventurous hikers with numerous hiking trails. The view of the landscape around from the
high mountain is breathtaking. You have also the opportunity to drive around the shielded
national park and enjoy the magnificent scenery.
3. Carnival Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tenerife is the host to worlds 2nd most popular carnival taking place in February every year.
This pre-lent carnival starts with a grand opening parade, with music and dance in colourful
costumes passing through the streets and end on ash Wednesday with the burning of
sardine as it reaches Plaza de Espana. It is worth joining this colourful great festival.
4. Quirky water parks
In hot sunny weather, there is nothing better than spending a day at a water park with
numerous world-class rides and slides. Tenerife is the home to world most magnificent water
park Called Siam Park. This Siamese themed water park one of the most popular tourists
attractions in Tenerife. It has many adventures rides and slides, a wave pool, a mile-long
river, sandy beach, many kids activities facility and an amazing Thai floating market. A great
place to spend an adrenaline-fuelled day with family and children or with loved ones. The
100 feet vertical slide called Tower of power is a unique experience that slides you through
an amazing aquarium.
5. The amazing Masca Valley
Masca Valley is one of the most majestic places on the island and a great place for hikers.
This amazing sky to sea hiking trail starts at a village and turning down to the beach end to
the sea. There is a facility to have a guided walk for new starters. While you walking through
the trek you can enjoy the picturesque view of the beautiful landscape. As you finished your
hike by the sea you have the opportunity to take a boat trip to the Los Gigantes cliffs.
6. Spectacular Los Gigantes
Los Gigantes is a very beautiful harbour town on the west coast of Tenerife. The view of this
beautiful town is like a piece of painting. The steep giant rocks with the height up to 800
meters save the town from the wind. The secluded resorts of Los Gigantes with volcanic
black sandy beaches, many sheltered bays and turquoise water are amazing. The stunning
view of the sunset when the high rocky mountain shine with the golden light of the sun with a numerous sailboat anchored in the marina is second to none. However, this must-visit place
is picturesque at any time of the year and day.
7. The sea life
In Tenerife, you have the opportunity to see 30 different species of gigantic dolphins and
whales swimming around the sea. To experience that very rare view get on board on a boat
trip from Los Christiano or Los Gigantes, explore the sea and see the dolphins and whales.
8. The most amazing Star Gazing
Star Gazing is one of the most amazing things you can do in Tenerife. Because of its
propinquity to the equator, low Luminous pollution, high elevation, clean air and unusually
clear sky Tenerife is one of the best places to experience and enjoy stargazing. Starlight
foundation has recognised the Teide national park as one of the leading stargazing sites in
the world. You have the opportunity to enjoy the stargazing on your own or with a guided
tour. In summer The Ritz Carlton in Abama organises stargazing through the world largest
9. The Loro Parque
According to Trip advisor Loro Parque is the best zoo and theme park in Europe with a huge
range of diverse collection of animal and plants. It has the largest dolphin pool in Europe and the largest population of penguins outside the polar region. The main attraction of this
tropical paradise is an amazing live show performed by dolphins and orcas. You have the
opportunity to meet most of the wild animals including many endangered ones. You will see
lions, tigers, sea lions, parrot, pelicans, gorillas, chimps, crocodile, sharks and many different
species of birds including emus, cockatoos, kookaburras and many more tropical birds. It is
a great attraction for a family visit and must-see.
10. Lively Nightlife
Tenerife is also known for its dynamic nightlife with many hotspots and a great selection of
world-class clubs, bars and restaurants. Playa La des Americas is one of the popular spots
for a dynamic nightlife with 3 different areas packed with clubs and bars including the
legendary Veronica strip.
11. Delicious Traditional Food
The most popular traditional dish is Pappas Arrugadas, a dish made of boiled potatoes and
green pepper sauce. Tenerife is also known for its traditional Spanish cuisine with African,
Arabic and French influence. Being an island and in the middle of the sea, It has also a
name for its fresh seafood including delicious Charred Octopus. Do not forget to try
Barraquito, the traditional canary coffee with ‘Vitamina’. Gofio is also a staple food for
12. Beautiful Anaga Rural Park
Whether you are hiking or driving the view is breathtaking. Start from Mirador Cruz del
Carmen and hike through the Anaga forest and enjoy the magnificent view. Other popular
places in Anaga are Tanaganana and the beautiful hidden natural beach Playa de Benijo to
enjoy the best sunset in Tenerife.
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