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The view of a snow capped Tiede from a black lava sun soaked beach. A stunning opera house that seems to be held up by sky hooks. Wonderful old beautiful kept Spanish houses, villas and squares and tropical gardens. A thriving university culture and vibrant young community. An island that is more about beauty and history than getting rat arsed and sleeping the day away.....

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  • Solo
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Senior
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • LGBT
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

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20 Places

Teide National Park

Geologic Formations, Mountains, National Parks, Volcanoes

RedLevel at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora

Hotels

Orotava Valley

Valleys

Volcan El Teide

Volcanoes

Abeque Turismo Activo

Kayaking & Canoeing

Playa Jardin

Beaches

Parque Del Drago

Gardens, Parks

Puerto de la Cruz

Destinations

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Destinations

Los Gigantes

Destinations

Forestal Park Tenerife

Parks, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks

Alcala

Destinations

Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico)

Gardens

Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife)

Architectural Buildings, Performances, Concerts, Operas, Theatres

Rambla de Santa Cruz

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Castillo de San Felipe

Castles, Historic Sites

Vilaflor

Historic Sites

Mariposa

Historic Sites

TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Observatorio del Teide

Observatories & Planetariums

Keith M's City Tips

  • Think Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Garachico, Guimar, Guia Isora rather than Playa de las Americas!
  • Teide National Park
    Geologic Formations, Mountains, National Parks, Volcanoes
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    Keith M Says:

    Amazing and magical place. Drive slowly and annoy the coaches and others trying to rush through!! Watch the weather form and move across the park, create cloud water falls and rivers across the arid landscape. Take the walks and marvel and the Universe on earth.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • take time, do more than the two tourist spots, drive around and enjoy the spectacular scenery
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 373 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
  • RedLevel at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora
    Hotels
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    Keith M Says:

    One of the best places to stay on the island, we've been back three times and will continue to go as long as they maintain the standards

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • For adult NO CHILDREN! enough said
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Alcala
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent, but points of improvement 18/10/2018
    • Red Level 14/10/2018
    • RedLevel at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora
    Address:
    Calle La Costa, S/N
    38686 Alcala, Guia de Isora, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +1 855-269-5374
    Other:
  • Orotava Valley
    Valleys
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    Keith M Says:

    Lots of lovely villages to explore. Drive slowly and take a chance.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • drive around, stop off have a coffee and walk...
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 35 things to do in Puerto de la Cruz
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful drive though the Orotava valley. 12/10/2018
    • Lovely day out 07/10/2018
    • Orotava Valley
  • Volcan El Teide
    Volcanoes
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    Keith M Says:

    The highest mountain in Spain, the Mount Fuji of Iberia.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Book a slot and go to the very top
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 373 things to do in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Trip to Teide national park 18/10/2018
    • On top of the world - well Spain anyway 18/10/2018
    • Volcan El Teide
    Phone:
    +34 922 92 23 71
    Other:
  • Abeque Turismo Activo
    Kayaking & Canoeing
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    Keith M Says:

    The old men of Tenerife. Like a scene from a scifi movie.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take a boat trip around them or one of the walks across the top
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Acantilado de los Gigantes
    • Awful Experience 28/02/2018
    • Gladiator U - very good for whale and dolphin watching 26/06/2017
    • Abeque Turismo Activo
    Phone:
    +34 608 87 79 31
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Playa Jardin
    Beaches
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    Keith M Says:

    More of a locals beach now. The tourists have in the main sold up and left. Sunbath and watch the clouds circle around Tiede.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Weather in Puerto can be unpredictable, carpe diem. Excellent beach restaurant.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 35 things to do in Puerto de la Cruz
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Black sand beach. 19/10/2018
    • Holiday week 🙂💕🌊🏄‍♂️⛰🌴 18/10/2018
    • Playa Jardin
    Address:
    Av. Francisco Alfonso Carillo
    38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
    Spain
    Other:
  • Parque Del Drago
    Gardens, Parks
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    Keith M Says:

    You can't be prepared for how big this is! Nice two to spend a morning or afternoon

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Walk around the town as well, such, coffee, relax
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #113 of 373 things to do in Tenerife
    • Tallest tree in Tenerife 10/09/2018
    • Surprisingly impressive 08/08/2018
    • Parque Del Drago
    Address:
    Paseo de Nicolas Estevez Borges 7
    38430, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 81 22 26
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Puerto de la Cruz
    Destinations
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    Keith M Says:

    Our Puerto!! I feel such emotion just thinking about this town. One of Thomas Cook's early destinations. Traditional Spanish and modern life together. Taoro park...!!! Some wonderful small streets and tropical planting.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Weather is inconsistent because of Tiede (which is why it is so beautiful)
    • Puerto de la Cruz
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Destinations
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    Keith M Says:

    The capital and of the Canaries (occasionally!! lol). So many old Spanish Colonial streets and sites to see.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • If going for the day around the rambles and then on to the water front, via the main high street for lunch.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Los Gigantes
    Destinations
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    Keith M Says:

    Not the prettiest town..... A good place to stay and take boat trips. The sea front walk to Alcala is nice and at weekends to watch the surfers.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • A good base
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Los Gigantes
  • Forestal Park Tenerife
    Parks, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
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    Keith M Says:

    OK it's not the Redwood forest but it one of the last remaining ares of woodland on the Canaries after the stripped the islands to build the Armada!! Nice couple of hours wander

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't expect the New Forest
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 148 Nature & Parks in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic Staff 24/09/2018
    • Fantastic Hidden Gem 21/09/2018
    • Forestal Park Tenerife
    Address:
    Carretera TF-24 hasta el km 16
    Las Lagunetas
    38290, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 630 38 57 42
    Price range:
    US$17 - US$17
    Hours:
    Fri - Sun
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Alcala
    Destinations
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    Keith M Says:

    The village is for the locals, and the square is very nice with a couple of good restaurants. If your staying at Gran Melia or one of the smaller places locally the coast walk (recently refurbished and very good) and harbour are nice strolls at any time of the day. There's a tale that an old women feeds a porpois at noon ever Sunday. never seen it happen!!! There's a Monday market and the obligatory festival.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Just kick back and enjoy and take it all in..
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • Alcala
  • Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico)
    Gardens
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    Keith M Says:

    Nice little haven in beautiful Puerto. (the photos show the Drago which isn't there??) There is a fantastic ficus and turtle ponds and a host of other well established plants. A couple of nice cafes opposite were you can take in the view of the trees.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It's not huge but, hey, you're on holiday!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 35 things to do in Puerto de la Cruz
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Morning be out. 19/10/2018
    • A must for plant lovers 19/10/2018
    • Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico)
    Address:
    Calle Retama 2
    38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 92 29 78
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife)
    Architectural Buildings, Performances, Concerts, Operas, Theatres
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    Keith M Says:

    Totally amazing building, in my mind gives Sydney Opera House a good slap around the face (hasn't got the bay or the pollution though)! Awesome structure hung from the sky.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • See a show there or at least take a tour or gate crash, and look around inside too
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 5 Concerts & Shows in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unusual 18/10/2018
    • Auditorio 17/10/2018
    • Tenerife Auditorium (Auditorio de Tenerife)
    Address:
    Avenida La Constitucion 12
    38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 23 84 00
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Rambla de Santa Cruz
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Keith M Says:

    Good place to start exploring, adjacent to Parque García Sanabria. You could walk all the way down but .... Nice stroll a few shops and restaurants to drop off at.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • It's a Rambler... you know what to expect !!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 59 things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    • Pleasant Park to Stroll but Not Very Special 31/08/2018
    • A hidden gem in the crowded city 01/08/2018
    • Rambla de Santa Cruz
  • Castillo de San Felipe
    Castles, Historic Sites
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    Keith M Says:

    A bit of the older history in Puerto. Not the biggest castle in the world. They sometime have art or other exhibitions there. Good view point, if it's open!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Nice to include in a potter around the Port.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 35 things to do in Puerto de la Cruz
    • old fort with sometimes displays in the building 02/10/2018
    • little gem on the coast 27/08/2018
    • Castillo de San Felipe
  • Vilaflor
    Historic Sites
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    Keith M Says:

    One of the older more tradition Towns on Tenerife. It actually has a multi international community. Can be quiet or busy. Small and pleasant.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Again, nice for a short wander. The hills can look surprisingly green if there's been rain or a heavy mist.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Vilaflor
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So Nice 06/09/2018
    • Peaceful 31/08/2018
    • Vilaflor
    Other:
  • Mariposa
    Historic Sites
    Keith M Says:

    A place of art, not butterflies, and possible peace (also la paz): depends how busy it is!!! Nice art garden

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you like art and a gardens fine
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 28 things to do in Arona
    • Great place but no butterflies 25/02/2012
    • Тяжело добираться 24/12/2016
    • Mariposa
    Address:
    Camino Morro Pinto 7
    38649, Arona, Tenerife
    Spain
    Other:
  • TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Keith M Says:

    Great happening place for the modern art lover. Check what's on in case it's not your thing! Nice place to hang out anyway.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check what's on in case it's not your thing!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 59 things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Impressive modern museum 23/06/2018
    • Interesting building, exhibitions that are always worth seeing 02/03/2018
    • TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes
    Address:
    Avenida San Sebastian No 8
    38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 84 90 90
    Other:
  • Observatorio del Teide
    Observatories & Planetariums
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    Keith M Says:

    It's been closed the times we've been there. One day we'll get it right!! Great view and amazing structure. One of those things you can see from all over the island and want to find out more.

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Clearly you need to do your research for opening times, unlike us!!! LOL
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 33 things to do in San Cristobal de La Laguna
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Could be better organised 24/09/2018
    • A unique experience 31/08/2018
    • Observatorio del Teide
    Address:
    Tf-514
    Km 1
    38200 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 01 04 44
    Price range:
    US$21 - US$21
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Mon - Thu
    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Other:
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