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Playa de Las Teresitas mit dem malerischem Dorf San Andres, Bild: leoks / shutterstock

The most beautiful sights in Tenerife

If you come to Tenerife , you should not just lie down on the beach and enjoy the sun. The island has beautiful destinations to offer that guarantee an unforgettable and varied holiday.

Loro Parque – Welcome to the Realm of Flora & Fauna

One of the most popular tourist attractions is Loro Parque near Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island. A day here promises pure fun and variety. The famous zoo is home to over 4,000 animals from all over the world, including one of the largest parrot collections on earth. Various themed worlds take visitors on a journey into the animal kingdom, while beautifully landscaped landscapes and gardens also bring guests closer to the plant world. Various shows round off the diverse offer.

Teide National Park – a volcano as a star

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View of Mount Teide, Image: Mikadun / shutterstock

The landmark and highest mountain in Spain is the Pico del Teide at 3,718 meters, which is located in the national park of the same name. The cable car takes you up to an altitude of 3,555 meters and can enjoy a fantastic view from there. But hiking tours are also possible, the national park has hiking routes of different levels of difficulty and length. The star of the park is of course the volcano with its snow-covered dome, but also the crater landscapes, the wide plains and bizarre rock formations impress the visitor.

Siam Park – Fun & Adventure in the Water

Best water park in the world – Siam Park on Costa Adeje has already earned this award more than 5 times. In a Thai ambience inspired by the former Kingdom of Siam, visitors can have fun in 17 attractions, including giant slides and water roller coasters. The “free fall” of a 28m high, almost vertical slide provides a lot of adrenaline, and there is a specially created beach section for rest breaks. The offer is rounded off by numerous gastronomic facilities.

Cueva del Viento – Mystery of volcanic origin

The “Cave of the Wind” near Icod de los Vinos is the longest lava cave in Europe and captivates with mysterious stone formations and a huge cave system. The cave of volcanic origin was created over 27,000 years ago and provides an exciting insight into the history of the island’s formation. A maximum of 4 guided tours may take place per day to protect the fragile ecosystem.

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Drago Milenario – Natural Monument of the Centuries

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The Drago Milenario, Image: Karol Kozlowski / shutterstock

The oldest dragon tree in the world in the Parque del Drago in Icod de los Vinos is probably one of the most beautiful attractions in Tenerife, because it exudes a special mysticism. With a height of almost 17 meters, it is also the largest dragon tree on earth. The surrounding park with native plants from Tenerife or the Canary Islands serves as the perfect green backdrop for the famous landmark and national natural monument.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife – Port city with heart

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View of the beach of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Image: Olena Tur / shutterstock

The island’s capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is definitely worth a day trip, because it has a lot to offer. An absolute eye-catcher is the Auditorio di Tenerife, a work of art of modern architecture, located directly on the sea. The interior can be visited on guided tours, or you can visit one of the events that take place here. The Plaza de España in the center of Santa Cruz is not only beautiful to look at, but also the starting point for a stroll through the city. In the Nuestra Señora de Africa market hall, there are delicious, regional products to buy and taste, while the church of Nuestra Señora de la Concépcion is a cultural and historical highlight.

Puerto de la Cruz – Colonial Heritage & Seawater Pools

The tourist center in the north of Tenerife offers a beautiful, colonial old town with colorful alleys, the Plaza del Charco as the center and many nice little cafes and restaurants. The seawater swimming pool Lago Martiánez with 7 saltwater pools and an artificial lake is also unique. The area is the largest of its kind in Europe and also has restaurants and other entertainment venues such as a casino.

La Laguna – Canarian charm

The city of La Laguna in the interior of the island impresses with its historic city center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Narrow streets, old villas and traditional courtyards characterize the picturesque picture. Especially the church of Concepción and the main square Plaza del Adelantado should be visited, but it is also worth taking a look at the calendar of events, because in La Laguna folk festivals often take place.

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La Orotava – City full of history

One of the most beautiful towns on the island is La Orotava, which exudes a very special charm with its historic buildings such as the town hall, the church and numerous old mansions. Particularly worth seeing here are the Casas de los Balcones with ornately decorated balconies and magnificent courtyards. The Hijuela del Botanico botanical garden is an oasis of peace, while hiking enthusiasts will get their money’s worth in the adjacent Orotava Valley . The latter enchants with tropical vegetation and bizarre rock formations.

Los Gigantes – Impressive natural wonder

The cliffs of Los Gigantes are an impressive cliff in the west of Tenerife, which is best admired from the water. Guided boat trips give you a perfect view of the imposing natural wonder, but not only that: whales and dolphins also cavort in front of the archipelago all year round. The seaside resort of the same name with a black sandy beach invites you to relax and sunbathe.

Playa de las Teresitas – Caribbean feeling in Tenerife

Although Tenerife has some beautiful beaches, Playa de las Teresitas is something very special. Located in the northeast of the island, it is the epitome of a dream beach with its light sand. Due to its sheltered location, it offers wonderful bathing pleasure and also has a wide range of leisure activities and gastronomy.

Anaga Mountains – fairytale nature

Originality and tranquility characterize the Anaga Mountains in the northeast. During a hike through the untouched nature, you will discover a huge variety of plants and animals that are at home here. The laurel forests stand out, which are undoubtedly one of the highlights of this unique natural area. Some viewpoints allow a fantastic view of the gentle hills and valleys.

Masca – Canarian originality

Traditional village life can be found in the small mountain village of Masca in the mountains of Teno in the northwest, where barely 100 people live. Typical Canarian architecture and the seclusion of the place exude peace and quiet. If you want, you can go on a hike through the Masca Gorge to the sea and admire the breathtaking nature.