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Tenerife is an island that rewards the traveller that seeks adventure off the populaced tourist strip. This guide is for those who want more from their well-earned break than endless days on a sun-lounger mere feet from their hotel. Experiences that they can look back on with a sense of satisfaction. Memories of a really interesting and quite unique island.

Good for
  • Solo
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Senior
  • Family
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller

7 Places

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7 Places

Teide National Park

Geologic Formations, Mountains, National Parks, Volcanoes

Masca Valley

Valleys

Safari of dolphins and whales

Dolphin & Whale Watching

Centro Historico de San Cristobal de la Laguna

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Cueva del Viento

Caverns & Caves

Playa de las Teresitas

Beaches

beachbuddy10's City Tips

  • Booking a hire car before you leave home could get you a great deal.
  • Teide National Park
    Geologic Formations, Mountains, National Parks, Volcanoes
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    beachbuddy10 Says:

    A few million years ago, the volcanic peak of Teide pushed itself off the sea bed and grew into Spain's highest point at 3718m. Without it, there would be no Tenerife and it has influenced climate habitat and vegetation since then. What it offers to the visitor is a welcome respite from the heat of the coast and unbelievable views over the island and its neighbours. Recognisable from many movie locations which used its stark drama to great effect. The cable car and final climb are merely the icing on the cake.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take warm clothes and a camera. The temperature difference from the beach is huge.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 374 things to do in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A natural scenic location 17/10/2018
    • BE CAREFUL FOR CAR ROBBERIES!! 12/10/2018
    • Teide National Park
  • Masca Valley
    Valleys
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    beachbuddy10 Says:

    Unique geology creating dramatic scenery which draws scores of tourists who are keen to explore the eight kilometre walking trail. The route starts at the 'lost village' of Masca and winds 600m along a river down through lush vegetation to a small beach. Cool off with a swim before catching a boat back to Los Gigantes.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take water and a hat.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 374 things to do in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good head for heights needed! 15/10/2018
    • Amazing place 13/10/2018
    • Masca Valley
  • Safari of dolphins and whales
    Dolphin & Whale Watching
    beachbuddy10 Says:

    Come on. You can't just sit on the beach every day! You will still be able to top up your tan afloat (even more so), and you will have the thrill of being up close with these beautiful creatures. There are several companies to choose from and at a selection of prices, so pick in your own time and at your convenience. Don't be swayed by ticket-sellers on the street.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Remember hat, sunscreen and your camera - or you'll be sorry.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #162 of 276 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Tenerife
    • you get to see lots of dolphins and a few whales 05/08/2018
    • Great experience 01/02/2018
    Address:
    Puerto de Tazacorte
    Tenerife
    Spain
    Other:
  • Centro Historico de San Cristobal de la Laguna
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    beachbuddy10 Says:

    (San Cristobal de) la Laguna is a former capital and one of Tenerife's most historical cities and yet largely ignored by visitors. The old town, hidden away from the world is actually a UNESCO World Heritage site, and that surely deserves a few hours of exploration. Its narrow streets boast brightly coloured buildings which will have you snapping postcard pictures. Stop at the tourist information office for a map of a walking tour so you don't miss the sights. If you are lucky enough to be there at Semana Santa (Holy Week), the spectacle of silent processions will leave you speechless. A university town means that students need good cheap food and you will find hearty Canarian cuisine at a wide choice of tascas. Accommodation is tricky so a day visit is best.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't miss the Cathedral and spend your tourist dollars in the historic centre.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in San Cristobal de La Laguna
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A thorougfhly enjoyable walk 14/10/2018
    • alright but not breathtaking 19/09/2018
    • Centro Historico de San Cristobal de la Laguna
    Address:
    Centro Historico de San Cristobal de la Laguna
    San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 609 93 86 89
    Other:
  • Cueva del Viento
    Caverns & Caves
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    beachbuddy10 Says:

    Another interesting, exciting, informative option instead of just another day on the beach. The same lava flow that made Garachicans miserable wended its whimsical way down the slope creating the tubes of this amazing experience. You do a quick briefing, then take a ride uphill to the head of the tube. Hard hats are provided ( with no points for style) before you start your guided tour back down. They don't go in for 'son et lumiere' here, just a gritty raw, natural adventure where the scenery speaks for itself. Of the 190 or so creatures you might encounter, it's nice to know at least 38 won't follow you out. They are completely subterranean and some are unique to the island. A different and completely unexpected diversion for the confirmed beach-goer.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Reasonable fitness and sensible shoes required.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Icod de los Vinos
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nearly missed my tour, so glad I didn’t 08/10/2018
    • Fantastic 07/10/2018
    • Cueva del Viento
    Address:
    Calle Los Piquetes 51
    38438 Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 81 53 39
    Price range:
    US$27 - US$27
    Other:
  • Playa de las Teresitas
    Beaches
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    beachbuddy10 Says:

    This piece was meant to be for those who want to get away from the beach, but Playa de Teresitas is in a class of its own. A far cry ( and a fair distance) from the concrete strips of Los Cristianos /Las Americas, Teresitas offers an immaculate swathe of white gold Sahara sand, picture-postcard in its prettiness. Safe swimming is courtesy of a breakwater making a calm lagoon. Add to that the fact that there are free carparks, clean toilets, showers and even changing cubicles. Beach bar staff will deliver cocktails and meals right to your sunlounger.... It all sounds pretty perfect. And it is.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Arrive early and stay late. Buses run from the west coast.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 60 things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    • very nice beach 13/10/2018
    • Nice beach, it’s a shame about the scenery. 10/10/2018
    • Playa de las Teresitas
    Address:
    San Andres
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
    Spain
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