Tenerife Natural Sights and Sounds
Tenerife is an island of contrasts. Near the coast it is heavily populated and tourist based with warm temperatures all year round. In the centre of the island you’ll find the often snow-capped Mount Teide and wonderful winding roads through beautiful pine forests with amazing vistas.
Teide National Park
Teide National Park dominates the centre of Tenerife and is visible from almost everywhere on the island. The main feature of Teide National Park is Mount Teide which is the third biggest volcano in the world. You can take a cable car to the summit and enjoy the stunning vistas. The area surrounding Mount Teide mainly comprises beautful unspoilt pine forests that are often above the clouds. This is the unmissable highlight of Tenerife.
Santa Cruz is the capital city of Tenerife and is one of Spain’s busiest ports. It is home to the local government and to most of the island’s cultural and historic facilities. Santa Cruz is probably best known for its tax-free shopping! Santa Cruz has many well known retailers lining the sea front from Plaza de Espana to Plaza de Candelaria.
The Guimar Pyramids -In 1998, the Guimar Pyramids were opened to the public as an ethnological park, along with the six pyramids, the park includes a leisure area and a museum.
Icod de los Vinos
Icod de los Vinos is situated on the west coast where you can visit the Cueva del Viento (Cave of the Wind). Cueva del Viento is the largest volcanic cavity in the world and also where you can see the ancient and mythological dragon tree (Los Dragos) which is said to be some 800 years old.
All these Tenerife Highlights can be visited independently or if you’re travelling with a tour operator then most listed below will offer organised excursions.Share