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Top places to visit in Tenerife Island, Spain in 2021!

By Chandru - July 5, 2020
Tenerife Island, Spain

Usually known for its holiday resorts, Blue Flag beaches and vibrant nightlife scene, but Tenerife island’s natural landscape and great climate offer a great deal beyond this. With volcanoes, Spain’s highest mountain peak, water sports, whale watching, natural parks and caves, Tenerife Island is a great weekend destination for the adventurous. There are many places to visit in Tenerife Island and one should not miss those for sure!

Home to the capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, this is the largest of all the Canary Islands and certainly one of the best honeymoon islands in the world. Filled with magnificent natural attractions and scintillating views, Tenerife is the ultimate honeymoon island for the watersport lovers. Tenerife can be reached through Los Rodeos Airport in North and Reina Sofia Airport in the south from almost all major European destinations. If you are travelling via the sea, you can take ferries from the ports of Los Cristianos and Santa Cruz.

Almáciga, Tenerife, Spain
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Top 10 places to visit in Tenerife Island, Spain

Below are the top 10 places to visit in Tenerife Island, Spain.

  1. Mount Teide National Park
  2. Siam Park
  3. Head to the beaches
  4. Whale and Dolphin Watching
  5. Museum of Science and the Cosmos
  6. Cueva del Viento
  7. Pirámides de Güímar Ethnographic Park
  8. Meet the locals in the ‘lost’ Masca Village
  9. Tabaiba Shipwreck
  10. Bajamar Natural Pools

1. Mount Teide National Park

Mount Teide National Park is a World Heritage Site and houses Mount Teide, a volcano and the highest mountain peak in Spain at 3718 metres above sea level. You can hike or take a cable car to the base of the final summit, where you will enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma. If you want to head to the top of the summit, you will need to get a prior permit. The Teide Observatory is on Mount Teide at an altitude of 2400 metres above sea level. It is the world’s largest solar observatory and has an ideal spot to observe the sun or night sky. Guided tours of the observatory are available as well. No wonder it is the list of top places to visit in Tenerife Island.

  1. Opening Hours: 24 hours
  2. Tickets: Free
  3. Address: Mount Teide, 38300, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Mount Teide National Park
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2. Siam Park

Siam Park is a Thai-themed water park in Tenerife’s Costa Adeje. This park covers 48 acres with the most extensive collection of Thai buildings outside of Thailand. It also holds a great selection of water slides and rides, both family-friendly and adrenaline-filled. It is considered to be one of the best in Europe and it absolutely makes our list of best places to visit in Tenerife Island. Alongside the water slides, there is also the Lost City, a children’s play area with dozens of different games, a Thai floating market, Siam Beach, a wave pool offering surfing lessons and Thai restaurants. This is one of the important places to visit in Tenerife Island if you are travelling with children.

  1. Opening Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
  2. Tickets: €26 for a child, €38 for an adult, but packages are usually available.
  3. Address: Av. Siam, s/n, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

3. Head to the beaches

Tenerife has over 400 kilometres of coastline leading to a great diversity of beaches. Out of this, 17 have been awarded the Blue Flag status. Playa de las Teresitas in Santa Cruz is a sheltered manmade beach formed with sand imported from the Sahara Desert, popular with both the locals and holidaymakers. If you are looking for something offbeat, there are a number of isolated beaches away from the main tourist resorts – these include Playa Bollullo, Playa del Pozo, Playa El Puertito. These are the places to visit in Tenerife Island with your loved ones searching peace and calmness.

Beach in Tenerife Island
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Those with a strong interest in water sports activities will be aware of the windy El Medano beach on the south coast of Tenerife. It is considered to be one of the world’s best beaches for windsurfing and kitesurfing having hosted regular windsurfing competitions.

Also read: Best beaches in Barcelona

4. Whale and Dolphin Watching

A whale watching tour off the coast of South West Tenerife is one of the best channels to watch whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Bottlenose dolphins, Sperm whales, Pilot whales and Risso dolphins are all resident in the waters around the Canary Island. You will also get to see other species such as the Killer Whale, Minke Whale and the Striped Dolphin occasionally migrating into the waters. You may also see turtles, sharks, osprey and kestrels.

  1. Opening Hours: The tours operate from Puerto Colón, Los Gigantes, Los Cristianos and Las Galletas and usually takes around 3 hours.
  2. Tickets: Somewhere between €20 to €55 per person, depending on the boat and length of the tour. Rates keep fluctuating year on year.

5. Museum of Science and the Cosmos

Museums in Tenerife can often be ignored, but The Museum of Science and the Cosmos (MCC) in La Laguna is one of the most famous in Spain and worth a visit. The museum probes into the world of science and astronomy combining traditional museum displays with interactive displays, demonstrations, astronomy evenings, a planetarium and fun activities for all ages.

  1. Opening Hours: 9 am to 8 pm
  2. Tickets: €5
  3. Address: Av. de los Menceyes, 70, 38205 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Museum of Science and the Cosmos
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6. Cueva del Viento

Cueva del Viento is a set of caves which were formed by lava from the eruption of the Pico Viejo volcano. There are 18 kilometres of lava tubes which you can explore with a tour guide. By walking through the maze of underground tunnels, you will also get to discover fossils, lava stalactites, lava lakes and at least 190 species of insects which live inside.

  1. Opening Hours: 9 am to 4.30 pm, Mon & Wed-Fri until 7 pm
  2. Tickets: €8.50 for a child, €20 for an adult
  3. Address: c/ Los Piquetes 51. 38430 Icod de los Vinos. Tenerife. Islas Canarias.

7. Pirámides de Güímar Ethnographic Park

The Pirámides de Güímar Ethnographic Park houses a mysterious group of stone pyramids which were first found in the 1990s with various theories surrounding their origin. The Casa Chacona Museum at the park examines the potential theories, the other pyramids and step structures from around the world, and the scientific and archaeological examinations which have taken place at Guimar.

  1. Opening Hours: 9.30 am to 6 pm
  2. Tickets: A basic ticket is €12.50 and a full ticket with access to Easter Island, Poison Garden and the exhibitions at the park is €18.
  3. Address: Calle Chacona, s/n, 38500 Güímar, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

8. Meet the locals in the ‘lost’ Masca Village

Masca is one of the highest villages on Tenerife, and the rock behind it almost presents a ‘mini Macchu Picchu’ look to the village. The hike from the village to the bay will take between 3 to 5 hours. This is a valley hike, full of viewpoints, flora and fauna and epic photo possibilities. This is also a steady hike so do not forget to take walking shoes and plenty of water. You will need to catch a water taxi back to Los Gigantes, which adds to the experience.

  1. Opening Hours: Water taxis depart from Masca Bay at 1.30 pm, 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm.
  2. Tickets: It is always recommended that you go with a guide unless you are an experienced hiker. This costs around €50 per person.
  3. Address: Masca, 38489, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Masca Village
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9. Tabaiba Shipwreck

You will find Tabaiba in the central north of Tenerife. This is one of the astonishing places to visit in Tenerife Island for scuba diving. The wreck was dropped deliberately in 2006 to build the marine life here, and attract more divers to the area. On a dive here, you will also find octopus, large schools of mackerel and barracudas.

  1. Opening Hours: During daytime
  2. Tickets: Prices vary depending on your choice of scuba diving
  3. Address: Teide Divers are located on Calle La Corbeta s/n, Edificio Los Organos, Local 1, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

10. Bajamar Natural Pools

We have come to the last attractions in top places to visit in Tenerife Island. These natural saltwater pools are more of fun to cool off in – particularly if you are coming down from one of the mountain hikes or golf courses nearby. There are also showers and bathrooms to get dressed in too.

  1. Opening Hours: 24 hours
  2. Tickets: Free
  3. Address: Av. del Sol, 33, 38250 Bajamar, Tenerife, Spain

Above mentioned places to visit in Tenerife Island are just some of the attractions. There are a lot more to see. Exciting isn’t it? Don’t wait up. Just customize your own Spain vacation or book a vacation package to Spain with Pickyourtrail and get ready to have the time of your life at these wonderful islands across the world! Leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options!

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