Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s seven Canary Islands, welcomes guests from across the world to relax on a long black and golden sandy beaches and enjoy delicious wine and tapas. The cliff-side town with vibrant city life full of music and dance offers you everything one could wish for in an exotic holiday destination. Far away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life, this Spanish Island in the Atlantic Ocean is a perfect destination to spend holidays with family and friends.
The rich ecological diversity, active volcano, vibrant & colorful culture, exotic cuisines, and breathtaking adventure sites make Tenerife of the most popular destination for leisure travelers. Beyond relaxation and rejuvenation, Tenerife offers you a vast gamut of things to do in and around the island to make the Atlantic sojourn special. Let’s explore the pristine Island:
Things to Do in Tenerife
- Mount Teide National Park
This picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the finest destinations in Tenerife full of adventure and thrill. You can reach the cone summit of the mighty volcano, Mount Teide using the cable car and enjoy the breathtaking 360* view of Tenerife, La Palma, and Gran Canaria. The Teide Observatory, at an altitude of 2400 m above sea level, is one of the best in the world to observe the sun and the night sky. If you love hiking, then this national park with pine forest and green valleys are perfect to redefine the hiking experience.
- Siam Park
This relatively new destination is an absolute must-visit site in Tenerife. Situated right above Los Cristianos, Siam Park offers you the water ride, wave pool and gold sandy beaches to relax. If you want to experience maximum thrill then the 1000 foot near-vertical slide of The Tower of Power is waiting for you. Your family and kids will love to spend time in the Thai themed park. It remains open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and you have to pay an entry fee.
- Los Gigantes Cliffs
If you want to spend some time in absolute seclusion, then you should be at Los Gigantes. Situated in the west of Tenerife Island, this isolated resort offers you incredible view from the 800-meter high giant cliff formations. You can relax on isolated untouched gold sandy beaches and enjoy the picturesque view of the cliff.
- Piramide de Arona Live Show
Just to add some diversity and make the journey memorable you must be at Piramide de Arona to enjoy the thought-provoking traditional The Malizia Show. The live performance by skilled artists will enthrall your senses. Don’t worry about language as the artists will keep you captivated through body language. You will go home with incredible memories of the finest performance.
- Whale and Dolphin Watching
If you want to experience close interaction with whales and dolphins in natural habitat then Tenerife is the place where you could do it pretty easily. You have to book a boat ride from Los Cristianos or Los Gigantes and head towards the warm waters surrounding Tenerife. Here you could watch bottlenose dolphins, sperm whales, and pilot whales. If you are lucky, you could get a glimpse of the killer whale, minke whale, and striped dolphins. The cost of the boat trips could differ depending on your choice. The trip normally takes three hours.
- The Pyramids of Guimar
If you want to feel the historical glory, then you should be at the Pyramids of Guimar. This 19th century natural complex comprising of six free-standing mysterious pyramids are impressive. Located in the eastern Tenerife, this mysterious pyramidal structure attracts history buffs looking for answers about its origin. If we go by local stories, some say it was built by locals for Summer Solstice worship and others link it with the secret Freemasonry ritual.