Tenerife is the largest and most populated island of the seven Canary Islands. It is also the most populated island of Spain with aroung 900’000 inhabitants. About five million tourists visit Tenerife each year. Tenerife offers everything your heart desires.
Tenerife is splitted in two temperate zones: the North and the South part of the island. The North part is more green and it rains more often. The southern part is more dry and warmer weather.
Tenerife offers everything your heart desires: you can lay down on the beach, you can go hiking in the mountains, diving in the sea, book a wale watching tour or make a day trip to La Gomera. Here some advices what we recommend to do in Tenerife:
One day you should visit the Tayrona Beach in Las Américas. The black sand makes this beach very special. The next day you can visit the famous and highest mountain of Spain, the Teide. The summit is on 3’700 meters above sea level. You can make a hiking trip around the Teide or up to the summit. The landscape looks like on the moon and is a must do while you are in Tenerife.
Another beautiful hiking trip you should make around the volcano Girachico. The landscape is more green and you walk trough forests and on lava fields.
Furthermore you can visit the famous beach Teresita, which is close to the capital Santa Cruz. A large and beautiful beach with sand from the Sahara. If you like to make a shopping day, visit the big mall Meridiano in Santa Cruz.
Go for a whale watching tour in Los Cristianos. We saw so many beautiful whales and it was an impressive excursion. Close to Los Cristianos there is a beach called Playa Médano – a place where mostly locals are going for a swim. If you have enough time, you should visit the small and close Canary Island La Gomera. The whole island is more green and we had a good day trip. We booked a tour but you can also go with the car by your own.
If you love the underwater world, Tenerife is a big spot for diving. You can see for example manta rays or turtles. The beautiful city Puerto de la Cruz is in the North of the island and is worth to visit. Nice and quiet restaurants with a beautiful sea view. Puerto de la Cruz offers a beautiful sea water swimming pool called Lago Martianez.
We recommend to rent a car for your time in Tenerife. We stayed three amazing weeks on this beautiful island.