The sunny island of Tenerife is the largest of Spain’s seven Canary Islands. It is famous for its dreamy beaches, but that’s only part of what the island has to offer. Tenerife outshines other classical vacation spots for many reasons.

Here, there’s plenty to see and do. The island has something for each explorer, from palm-lined tropical coastlines to lunar volcanic deserts. Here is a list of the most entertaining things to do on the Spanish island of Tenerife, put together for you to make the best of your trip.

Activities at the legendary Mountain of Teide

Mount Teide, Spain’s tallest peak and a dormant volcano, is first on our list. It is the highest point in Spain and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic. The peak of the mountain offers a magnificent view of the whole island.

The journey to the Teide Peak

Heading to the mountaintop itself will be a treat. Whether you decide to go on a cable car or make use of hiking trails, you are in for an adventure. Both have glorious views.

With a cable car, you’ll go 3,555 meters high. After that, you can then walk the rest of the trail that takes you to Spain’s highest peak, at 3,718 meters, accompanied by a Teide National Park guide.

The sunset & stars tour

Looking for a romantic experience? The Tenerife Mount Teide cable car tour at sunset won’t disappoint. Enjoy the magic from the Pico Viejo viewpoint. Take Instagram-worthy photos. Try stargazing – this could be one of the most special experiences of your lifetime.

The island is a great place to view the universe because of the low light pollution and the climate. 83 of the 88 known constellations are visible from Mount Teide.

In fact, The Teide Observatory is located at an altitude of 2,390 meters. A family outing to the Teide Observatory will be a pleasant surprise for you if you’re looking for a place to take your kids to Tenerife where they can have fun and learn simultaneously.

On the Astronomic Tour, a Starlight guide will take you around and educate you on the universe’s mysteries. A guided tour of the Teide Observatory during the day will be fun for both you and your little ones. It is always intriguing to combine science and volcanoes.

Tenerife hiking tours

If you are a fan of the outdoors, we have the perfect idea for you! Tenerife hiking tours are ideal for travelers fond of being in nature while seeking adventure. Did you know that you can explore nearly half of the island with your boots and backpack? That’s right.

Three options are open to those who embark on a journey on foot: hiking towards the coastline, the volcanoes, or a green trail hiking on the forest line. Teide National Park has more than 30 choices of trails. The most stunning views on the Teide trails lead to Mount Teide’s summit.

Play volcanologist in the Cueva del Viento

Cueva del Viento is one of the world’s largest systems of lava tubes. When lava flows underground and leaves a series of caves, the remains are lava tubes such as this giant example. Even if you aren’t a fan of geology, the experience will surely captivate you.

Due to the lack of natural lighting in the cave, tour participants must wear headlamp-equipped helmets. Dressed in hard hats, descending to the ground, and moving through a few layers of volcanic mystery will surely be exciting.

The tour offers explanations of other geological phenomena too. Learn about interesting ethnographic features. Experience what it’s like to be on a real volcano. You won’t be disappointed!

Enjoy whale-watching

In Tenerife, November through February is the best time to look for whales. The southwest corner of the island has dedicated boat tours for whale-watching.

In the winter, you can see finbacks and humpbacks, while Orcas and sperm whales are a common sight during spring. Throughout the year, you’ll spot dolphins and pilot whales. Admire their beauty!

Surf life at Las Americas

One of the most popular sports in Tenerife at the moment is surfing. Playa Las Americas is a particularly loved location for surfers on the island. Here, you’ll find great waves for all levels. Whether you are just starting out or are already a pro, there’s no doubt you’ll have a lot of fun.

Playa de Benijo is ideal for capturing the waves on Tenerife’s northern coast. It is tucked away among the cliffs of the Parque Rural de Anaga. This ocean side is renowned for its picturesque landscape and gigantic waves.

Most of the time, kids and adults jump in the waves while others will relax and tan on the black sand. After heading on a hike on the northern side of Anaga, this will be the perfect spot to unwind.

Try wine at Reverón Vineyard

Thanks to its volcanic soil and subtropical environment, Tenerife has no lack of top-level grape plantations. Reverón Vineyard is one of the best wineries on the island. Make sure to include it in your itinerary!

Here, you can tour ancient wine cellars and taste truly exceptional wine.

Relax at Acantilados de Los Gigantes, Cliffs of the Giants

The Acantilados de Los Gigantes, or “Cliffs of the Giants,” in Tenerife have a name that fits their grandeur. The volcanic landscape of the Canaries is the source of these enormous, vertical basalt walls, which are breathtaking from any angle. In fact, tourists looking for a place to stay away from the bustle of the busier resorts frequently choose Los Gigantes.

Wish to book a trip to Tenerife?

In addition to mesmerizing natural landscapes, you’ll find incredible hiking trails, hypnotizing skies, and delicious wine in Tenerife. All these reasons make Tenerife a sensational tourist destination.

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