The island of Tenerife can boast a number of places and sights that you can not see during a single visit.in a single capture ·. It is therefore worth a vacation in both the south and the north to avoid a long car journey.
Here is a short list of some of the mosts exciting and interesting.
- The visitors Centre at the El Portillo museum which presents a film presentation about the origins of the Canary Islands.
- The visitor Center "Canada Blanca" in one the wings of the National Parador hotel provides detailed information brochures.
- Masca Village and Masca Gorge: a trip to Masca should not be missed. The old idyllic village in the middle of a mountain. Teno massiv is an ideal destination: the environment simply invites one to wander in the quaint pubs and sample the delicious goat cheese and local wine. Women sell handmade hats and baskets.
- San Cristobal de La Laguna: The university town and World Heritage Site. The old Spanish colonial city was founded in 1494 and is one of the most interesting places in Tenerife. In the church of Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion, the first Guanches were baptized.
- The island's capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife: approximately 200,000 inhabitants. The port with its 2km long quay, imports goods mostly from Spain. In the centre are the Plaza Espana and Plaza de la Candelaria. Here is where the pedestrian zone begins. The Parque Cesar Manrique Marittimo is a large recreational area for city dwellers.
- In the modern concert hall in the Auditorium, internationally renowned musicians perform concerts all year round.
- The Archaeological Museum: Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre is located at Calle Fuente Morales and documents the life of the Guanches.
- February sees the spectacular Santa Cruz Carnival. Truly a memorable and spectacular event.
- Puerto de La Cruz: The pretty little town in the Spanish colonial style is located on the north coast and offers many attractions: the Indian Baroque churches.
- The beach Playa Jardin with many exotic plants. The Jardin Botanico is somewhere you should definitely pay a visit. To visit Loro parque you should put aside plenty of time. The parrots and dolphin shows are enjoyed especially by the younger visitors. The Lago Martianez is a large, beautifully designed water park. The old center with its many shops and restaurants are a pleasure to stroll through.
- Pyramids of Guimar has a museum with interesting documents by the anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl, who investigated the mystery: Why did the Guanches mummify their dead and what prompted the building of the pyramids?
- Icod de los Vinos with its 1000 year old dragon tree. The historic old town is known for its good wine which is produced there. In many wineries you can try it for free. The old buildings and churches are particularly charming. A visit to La Cueva del Viento, a volcanic tunnel, is of great interest.
- Orotava Valley: In the famous old town many houses with the typical Canarian balconies can still be seen, fashioned from pine wood. During the festival of Corpo Dominus, large flower carpets are designed in the streets.
- Garachico: The once-thriving port city was destroyed by the eruption of the Arenas Negras 1706. It was later rebuilt and has now regained its former importance as before. Many of the old houses and buldings are preserved. On the coast, natural swimming pools are made ??of black lava, used by tourists and locals alike.
- El Medano: The small cosmopolitan coastal town, in the south of Tenerife, lies on a long natural sandy beach, which has become the wind and kite-surfing paradise of Tenerife. Perfect wind conditions are almost always guaranteed. The areas of Montana Roja and the beach La Tejita are natural conservation areas.
- Santiago del Teide: The peaceful little mountain village is situated on a verdant plateau, where the main crop here is vines from which the wonderful local wine is produced. The town centre with the old church, town hall or Ayuntamiento (exihibitions here are always seeing) in the typical Spanish Colonial building. The Plaza boasts a bronze statue of a Guanche chief, styled with Canarian flair. In the picnic area "Zona Recreativa" the families meet for a barbecue. Be sure you visit the old farmhouse "El Senorio de la Valle", which houses an exhibition detailing the last volcanic eruption in 1909.
- Vilaflor: The charming mountain village lies at 1400m. Here also the Canary Holy Hermano Pedro was born. YOu can see today where a church was built over the birthpace of this saint. In the many small restaurants you can sample typical Canarian dishes. The excellent wines of this region are a must (Bodega Reveron). Just outside the town lies the old washer and the fresh water springs Fonteide, Teide Alto and the "Pino Gordo".