Popular Destinations in Tenerife

The dominant island in the Canary archipelago is a superlative holiday spot, with wonderful points of interest and natural scenery, and it is one of the major tourist destinations in the World.

Tenerife’s climate allows holidaymakers to visit all year-round, with little change between summer and winter temperatures. The north of the island is a little cooler with more rain and therefore has lush vegetation. The drier south has desert-like landscapes due to its volcanic history.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital and largest city of Tenerife. It’s also the capital city of the Canary Islands, together with Las Palmas. The beaches are less crowded than in the south. The largest is Las Terasitas is made of imported yellow sand and … [read more]

Playa de Las Teresitas, Tenerife

Playa de Las Teresitas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Photo by Sergio Martín González

Los Cristianos is situated on the south coast of the Canary Island of Tenerife. Los Cristianos is home to two world-class beaches: The main beach (Playa de Los Cristianos) is a sandy beach sheltered by the Harbour and boasts a number of facilities including watersports, beach volley ball … [read more]

Las Americas together with Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje is a city in the south of Tenerife. Beaches are what many tourists come here for. Sunloungers are available at a few euro a day (or just buy a parasol and take a beach mat). The beaches are busy … [read more]

Puerto de la Cruz is more a family and older resort than the other tourist areas of Tenerife. Loro Parque – A large zoo with shows from many of the inhabitants. Named after the parrots who the park started with there are now also penguins, dolphins, whales, sea lions and plenty other animals … [read more]

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

Puerto de la Cruz. Photo by palestrina55

Garachico is a municipality and town on the NORTH coast of Tenerife. The town itself nestles below a 500m+ (1500ft) cliff. Garachico and the surrounding area is arguably the least spoilt coastal area of Tenerife, and is in sharp contrast to areas such as Playa de las Americas … [read more]

Granadilla de Abona is a municipality of Tenerife, located in the south of the island. The municipality extends from the altitudinous center of the island -the mountain of Guajara (2,718 meters) is situated in this municipality- to the Atlantic Ocean. Guajara is … [read more]

Icod de los Vinos is located on a continuous smooth slope that stretches from the extensive forests of Canary Island Pine down to the sea, and has almost 10km of shoreline. The city is surrounded by a very fertile valley, and its streets and corners offer impressive views of … [read more]

A very old Dragon Tree, Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife

A very old Dragon Treem Icod de los Vinos. Photo by Diego Delso

La Orotava is located on the north coast of Tenerife, within the Orotava Valley. The municipality’s area is the largest in the entire island of Tenerife. The lowest is the Atlantic, the municipality where much of the population live is within the Orotava Valley, the highest is Teide, Canary Islands’ … [read more]

San Cristobal de La Laguna (La Laguna for short, Spanish for “The Lagoon”) is home to the University of La Laguna which is home to 30,000 students; these are not included in the population figures for the city. It was declared a World Heritage Site on December 2, 1999 and several … [read more]

Los Gigantes is a resort town in the Santiago del Teide municipality on the west coast of the Canary Island Tenerife. Its main feature are the giant rock formations that rise from the sea to a height of 500-800 metres (1,640–2,625 ft) after which the town has been named … [read more]

Los Gigantes, Tenerife

Los Gigantes, Tenerife. Photo by Diego Delso

Los Silos is a municipality and town on the NORTH coast of Tenerife. The town located at the heart of the Teno Massif, contains an extremely valuable and interesting wealth of plant and animal life. The leafy laurisilva woodlands are in stark contrast with the plains on the coast … [read more]