Things to do in Tenerife
Tenerife is popular with couples and families alike thanks to its pristine coastlines, buzzing nightlife, vibrant resorts and delicious cuisine. You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to attractions and places to visit, with the lively southern resorts of Costa Adeje, Los Crisianos and Playa de las Americas offering plenty of nightlife, shopping and beach culture in the south, while towns like Santa Cruz de Tenerife offer historical ruins, water parks, small nearby villages and the surrounding natural park of Rural de Anaga in the north of the island. Whatever you like to do on your villa holiday, here are some of the most amazing things to do in Tenerife.
If you want to cool off in an even larger pool than the one at your Villa Del Conde, there’s always Siam Park, which is bound to keep kids of all ages entertained for hours on end, and is one of the most popular Tenerife things to do. Spanning 48 acres, it is considered to be one of the best and largest water parks in Europe. There’s a play area called Lost City with plenty of games to keep them occupied, and Siam Beach, which offers surfing lessons. Kids will love the epic Tower of Power slide, kamikazes and lazy river, while grown-ups will enjoy shopping at the Floating Market, or booking a massage.
Visit Mount Teide National Park
Considered one of the best things to do in Tenerife (south), this stunning national park consists of volcanos, sand dunes, rivers made of petrified lava and craters. The main feature though is the majestic Teide volcano that dominates the landscape at 3,718 metres high. If you have a car to get around while staying in your Villa Venezuela, there are many roads that lead across the park, which head to various beaches, viewpoints, amenities and a visitors’ centre. Once parked, there are often multiple walking trails that you can take to discover this epic UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can also hike or take a cable car up to the summit of Mount Teide, where you are rewarded with stunning views of the Canaries, although you’ll need to get a permit beforehand if you not taking an organised tour. Space lovers will also enjoy a guided tour of the Teide Observatory, which is famous for being the world’s largest solar observatory, positioned at 2,400m above sea level.
Hike to one of the island’s tallest villages
Considered to be a miniature version of Macchu Picchu, Masca village is one of the tallest villages on the island, and is very popular with hikers who enjoy the challenge of a 3-5 hour climb up to its lofty heights. The hike is one of the best things to do in Tenerife, and takes walkers up a ravine full of majestic flora and various animals, viewpoints and amazing photo opportunities. Wear comfortable walking shoes and take refreshments if you plan on undertaking this epic challenge! You can then take a water taxi from Masca Bay to return to Los Gigantes. It is always recommended that you travel with a guide, due to the rough terrain.
Top up your tan at the beach
Whether you’re looking for amazing things to do in Tenerife’s north or south, you’ll be sure to find a beach that suits your needs. With over 400km of coastline on offer, and 17 beaches with Blue Flag status, it is little wonder that so many flock to Tenerife every year because of its beautiful beaches. We recommend checking out Santa Cruz’s Playa de las Teresitas, which features imported sand from the Sahara. Its soft powdery shores and calm azure waters are great for those who love swimming and snorkelling, and the beach is popular with families and locals. If you want something a little more quiet and off the beaten track, try Playa El Puertito or Playa del Pozo. These beaches often have little in the way of facilities, so bring food and refreshments with you if you plan on visiting for the day. If you are visiting Tenerife for surfing, the one beach you should be heading to is El Medano in the south, which is considered one of the best shores for kite and windsurfing thanks to its winds.
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