Tenerife is a Spanish archipelago and the largest of the Canary Islands. These volcanic islands are blessed with perfect weather, otherworldly beauty, and spectacular beaches. Tenerife receives about 5 million visitors every year, many of whom head to the seaside resorts on the island to enjoy the spectacular beaches and year-round sunshine.
Las Americas is the island’s most popular beach, and it is a great place to enjoy the golden sands and any watersport you can imagine. You can also take a dip in Del Duque Beach crystal waters. Los Cristianos was once a sleepy fishing village but now a beachside town. For a different beachside experience, take a trip to the west or north to discover the black sand beaches such as Los Gigantes and Jardin Beach.
If you can tear away from the glorious beaches on the beach, this island offers glorious rewards. Some of Tenerife’s most picturesque villages are minutes away from the resorts. Visit Santa Cruz de Tenerife which is very Spanish, relaxed, and quirky. Have a delicious meal at one of the restaurants or wander around the Auditorio de Tenerife Adan Martin. It is an arts complex whose sail-like silhouette has become a reminder of the long maritime history of the island and a symbol of the archipelago.
San Cristobal de La Laguna is a city with a rich history that has been declared a World Heritage Site. Costa Adeje is at the island’s southern end. Relax in the Siam Water Park tropical parklands or make a splash on the water rides. Garachico lies in the northwest; in the 1700s it was devastated by a volcanic eruption. This pretty town has now been rebuilt, and it is one of the most beautiful places to visit on the island.
When seismic forces thrust Tenerife out of the ocean many years ago, it created one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. The Teide National Park is Spain’s most visited national park, and it stands in awe of El Teide. The mountain is Spain’s highest and was once believed to be a gateway to hell by the locals. Head to the mountain village of Masca if you like to hike and spend your day exploring the Masca Gorge to the Atlantic Ocean.
From the age of discovery, thinkers and explorers have been drawn to the beautiful shores of Tenerife. The trip to Tenerife was a perilous adventure in the olden times but it is today an easy plane ride away. So whether you want to escape daily life modern stresses or you are looking for ancient mysteries, come to Tenerife to discover all it offers.