Tenerife's three nearest neighbours are the popular La Gomera and lesser known La Palma and EI Hierro Tenerife’s capital, Santa Cruz, boasts many beautiful historic buildings with its hub around the Plaza de Espana, close to the busy harbour.
This fantastic city is the perfect location for things to do in Tenerife.
The high altitude walking is sensational but not for the feint hearted although a cable car takes you to within 200m of the summit to enjoy stunning views from this volcanically active summit, which at 3,718m is Spain’s highest mountain.
Tenerife – an island of contrasts, boasts a long sunny coastline with gigantic sea cliffs and numerous sandy beaches against a backdrop of Spain’s highest mountain, Mount Teide: snow-capped for much of the year.
Ideally suited for luxury holidays in Tenerife, there are trendy resorts and traditional villages and a friendly international culture combined with Carnivals of tradition.
There are two noteworthy churches, a lively bazaar and food market, Auditario the state of the art Opera House, and a couple of interesting museums: one housing the cannon which allegedly removed Admiral Nelson’s arm!
Located on the south coast is Playa de las Américas, one of Tenerife’s most popular holiday destinations.
It is well known on the international carnival circuit for its Latin sounds and eye-catching floats.
The glory of carnival in Tenerife is that the islanders cheerfully ignore Lent to continue partying for a whole week afterwards. The festival proper begins a week before Ash Wednesday with the election of the carnival queen, continuing with a cabalgata (horse parade) and a whole weekend of mad street partying and revelry.
With an award winning zoological theme, Loro Parque boasts a band of gorillas, a bat cave, a dolphinarium, penguinarium, plus the world’s largest collection of parrots.
Siam Park is a magical water kingdom with attractions ranging from a meandering lazy river to a 28m tower dropping into a mysterious aquarium.
The island’s oldest church, dating back to 1502, displays a grand and rich interior with outstanding gold and silver paint, wonderful metalwork, elaborately carved gilded ceiling panels, beautiful wood carvings and an eye-catching seven-storey tower.
These spectacular sheer cliffs marking the abrupt edge of north western Tenerife’s Teno Massif are a breathtaking sight.
Lined with restaurants, bars, shops and a number of watersports centres, you’ll never be stuck for things to do in Playa de las Américas.