From its world class beaches to its jaw dropping natural wonders and lively resort towns, Tenerife promises the holiday of a lifetime. If you’re planning to visit the largest of the Canary Islands, you’ll want to explore some of these popular tourist attractions.
Playa San Juan
One of the driest places on the island, this charming fishing village stays hot throughout much of the year. No watersports are permitted on the secluded beach which makes it the perfect choice for a tranquil day out.
Garachico’s Rock Pools
Formed during a massive eruption in 1706, these rock pools are a major attraction in the harbor village of Garachico. Take the plunge into these unusual natural phenomena which vary in depths and sizes.
This often overlooked town is an up and coming resort destination on the island. As such, you won’t find crowds of tourists but you will find plenty of low cost accommodation. The area is also famed for its affordable selection of traditional restaurants where you can enjoy a true taste of Tenerife.
This Asian themed waterpark is regarded as one of the best in the world for adrenaline junkies. The major attraction is a 38 meter high slide with a heart stopping near vertical drop. There’s also an aquarium, facilities for smaller children and the world’s longest lazy river.
Playa de las Teresitas
This 1.5 kilometer stretch of golden sand wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean. Visitors can enjoy one of the many organised activities including aerobics classes, yoga and beach football.
For a once in a lifetime experience, take a boat tour where you can expect to see the island’s resident dolphins and maybe even some pilot whales. Tours depart from the harbor at the western resort town of Los Gigantes.
Playa de las Americas
One of the best places on the island for some thrill seeking watersports, this lively resort town is home to six beaches. From here, you can also book a scuba diving excursion for a memorable underwater adventure. Back on dry land, be sure to enjoy the lively nightlife with bars open long into the early hours.
One of the many historic towns on the Island, Adeje is home to some impressively preserved architectural sights. One such example is the beautiful 16th century Santa Ursula Church. Aside from the sightseeing, the town holds annual religious festivals with plenty of food, music and traditional dancing.
Accessible via a short day trip, this neighboring island is home to the Garojonay National park. Fans of the outdoors can hike deep into this Garden of Eden, admiring the waterfalls and spectacular scenery along the way.
Situated in the Teide National Park, the island’s highest point and active volcano can be reached via cable car. For the more active traveler, take one of the many hiking routes to the summit and you’ll be rewarded with jaw dropping views.
With so many low cost flights to Tenerife, there’s never been a better time to visit this beautiful island. Visit some of these attractions and you’ll be guaranteed an unforgettable holiday.