Find out about the locations of the best areas in urbanizations like Puntillo del Sol
or Vista Paraiso in Tenerife North or the big cities such as
Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz.
Simply choose from the following lists the respective entries, or click directly on the marks on the map.
The biggest of the canary islands allures tourists from all over the world all year around, mostly because of its bland climate. No surprise: Even during the winter months, when the rest of Europe is basically stuck in snow and ice, the temperatures in the vacation areas rarely drop under 18 degrees. But the „island of eternal spring“ does not only score with its weather. The varied landscape and vegetation, the beautiful villages and the canarian flair in combination make Tenerife to a really popular holiday destination. Once you come here, you’ll definitely want to come back one day.
Tenerife excites with a multifaceted vegetation on an area of only 2.034 square kilometers. In the south the landscape is mostly embossed by desertlike scenery and plants, paltry rock foundations and long sandy beaches. During summer it nearly issues a sun guarantee. Very popular in the south is the small town Los Cristianos. You can walk along the pretty seafront up to the village La Caleta, passing some of the most beautiful beaches in the south like the Playa de las Vistas, Playa Fañabé or Playa del Duque. To the east, El Médano is the hotspot for windsurfers. From Los Cristianos’ harbour you can catch a ferry to La Palma, La Gomera or El Hierro.
Most parts of the western area still stay quiet and wild. Not many villages can be found here. But if you head out to the west coast with your rental car, you will find some very beautiful places and spectacular views. The small village Masca, situated in the middle of the Teno mountains, can only be reached over a nerve-wracking mountain road, which might push the envelope for timorous drivers. But if you make it there, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view and Tenerife’s most popular hiking route through the stunning Masca valley.
Simply because the north-west coast remains mainly uneffected by the mass tourism, there are still some pretty little villages with the original canarian charm. For example Icod de los Vinos with the Drago Milenario, the oldest dragon tree of the Canaries, and the appendant Parque del Drago. The city centre of La Orotava in the east of Icod is said to be one of the prettiest on the whole island. The rank Orotava Valley even got named after it. The valley extends from an elevation of 2000 meters down to the coast, where you can find the tourism stronghold of the north: Puerto de la Cruz. The erstwhile port nowadays is a popular destination for a lot of tourists, who want to have a beach holiday as well as the opportunity to enjoy Tenerife’s nature.
The green north enthralls particularly with a vegetation that couldn’t be more different from the one in the south: Thick pinewoods, palm groves and rough cliff lines shape the landscape. There can be found lonely bays, black lava beaches and secluded mountain roads, where you will feel as if you’re the only person in the world.
As a contrast to the lonely beauty, the north also features Tenerife’s three biggest cities: Puerto de la Cruz, the university town San Cristóbal de La Laguna and the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
La Laguna’s city centre got appointed as UNESCO world heritage in 1999 and until today it is said to be the most beautiful one on the island. Especially on the weekends the „Laguneros“ meet up in the paved roads to have some coffee or wine, eat some tapas and chat. The suburbs of La Laguna and Santa Cruz merge. Santa Cruz is situated on the north-east coast and is significantly shaped by its harbour, which is one of the biggest seaports in the atlantic ocean. In the north of the capital you can find San Andrés, a small fishing village, which is generally known for its beautiful beach. The Playa de Las Teresitas got banked up with smooth sand from the Sahara desert and is one of the most popular and stunning beaches on Tenerife. It is nearly 2 km long and due to the palm trees and turquoise water radiates a caribbean flair.
As you can see, Tenerife is more than hotels and beaches, more than rough cliff lines and thick forests. With a little bit of research everyone can find what they prefer. And the relaxed canarian attitude to life can be found anywhere on the island anyway. More great information about the island you can find here: Tenerife blog