Tenerife is one of the most impressive tourist destinations in the world. This volcanic island treasures everything a visitor could wish for: a privileged climate, dreamy landscapes, wild nature, paradisiacal beaches, a first-rate gastronomy and a developed tourist infrastructure. In Tenerife there are a multitude of accommodation options in different parts of the island. As the saying goes, “to taste the colors”, but the best thing is that it doesn’t matter where you stay, each town on the island has a special charm and they are all connected by transfer to the two airports of Tenerife.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of Tenerife. It is a medium-sized city with all the advantages and some of the disadvantages that cities have. The capital is a good base of operations to get to know the Barranco de Santos, the Cordillera de Anaga or the Playa de las Teresitas. The city center is perfect for walking and is full of promenades, parks, gardens and squares.
Castillo Street, one of the main shopping areas, is another destination of interest. From there you have access to other pedestrian areas and beautiful alleys full of little shops, bars and restaurants. The neighborhood of El Toscal and the Ramblas, with their stately-style houses, are also highly recommended.
San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Known as the university city, it is connected to the capital by a modern tram. Here you can breathe a colonial air, with large houses from the time of the trips to America that are preserved in perfect condition. However, the old town of La Laguna was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A walk through the streets of San Agustín, Obispo Rey Redondo and Herradores, takes us back 500 years in history.
Puerto de la Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz is the main tourist area in the north of the island of Tenerife and one of the first areas where tourism from all over Spain began. Among its attractions is a visit to the fishing port, strolling along the avenue at the edge of the sea or the famous Lago Martiánez, designed by the Canarian artist César Manrique and which has seven artificial salt pools, bars, restaurants and even a nightclub. As for beaches, there are some of the best in Tenerife, such as San Telmo beach, El Muelle beach, Martiánez beach or Jardín beach. The Botanical Garden, the Plaza del Charco, the Castillo de San Felipe and the Casa de la Aduana, are other tourist attractions in the town.
Los Cristianos is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island. Located in the south of Tenerife, this old fishing village maintains a busy port, which connects with neighboring La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro and has a great atmosphere, both during the day and at night. In addition to many beaches, there are numerous attractions such as the Aquapark or a zoo.
Icod de los Vinos
Icod de los Vinos is a small town in the northern part of Tenerife that is well known for being home to one of the symbols of the island, the Millennial Dragon Tree, a centuries-old tree of this typically Canarian variety that has a height of 17 meters. height and a trunk of 2o meters wide and 65 tons of weight. Icod de los wines, as its name suggests, is recognized for the designation of origin of its wines, which we highly recommend trying in one of the tastings that are organized. In this municipality, we can also find the Guanche Museum and the Cueva del Viento.
Known as the city of balconies, this beautiful town in the north of Tenerife is worth a visit to discover its cobbled streets and its old houses, with their characteristic wooden balconies, a symbol of Canarian architecture. In its historic center, declared a National Artistic Historic Site and magnificently preserved, it houses the majestic Concepción Church, the Casa de los Balcones or the Victoria Gardens.
Adeje and Costa Adeje
Some of the best beaches on the island are found in Costa Adeje, as well as several of the best hotels. Here we can find beaches such as El Duque, Fañabé beach, Torviscas beach or La Pinta beach along with small less crowded coves. Adeje is a paradise for golf, water sports and services for the most demanding tourists. Also in the natural plane, it has the Barranco del Infierno and the Caldera del Rey.