Tenerife is the largest and most popular island of the seven Canary Islands in Spain. Known as the isle of eternal spring, Tenerife is famous for being a World Heritage Site and being home to the third largest volcano in the world. Here are 5 things to do in Tenerife.
A visit to the National Park Canadas del Teide, climbing Mount Teide is highly recommended. The highest mountain in Spain offers the adventurous an altitude of 12,198 feet. The summit can be approached by car, while the peak will require an extra hour and a sturdy pair of hiking boots.
Tenerife’s capital is Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a vibrant city, offering numerous events, exhibitions and attractions. The capital, just a short drive from the airport – where many cheap flights to Tenerife land, is a must-visit for art and culture fans. Those travellers who love the buzz of a major city can indulge themselves silly in the numerous bars, cafes, bazaars and shops.
Many travellers head to Tenerife to top up their tans, and where do people go when they want to get a tan? They head to the beach, luckily Tenerife has numerous beaches for visitors to bronze themselves. Playa del Duque is located in one of the most desirable areas of Tenerife, next to the popular Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque. The beach is made of fine sand, composed of distinctive grey specks and like most beaches, bars and restaurants are located on the beachfront.
Golf in Tenerife is big business and many visitors to the island come to the island just to play golf. The constant mild weather means golfers in Tenerife can play year-round. A round at Golf del Sur is on the wish lists of many a golfer.
Shopping at one of the many markets in Tenerife is a special experience. One of the most famous markets in Tenerife is Mercado de Nuestra Senora de Africa, with a Central American vibe. Its distinctive arched entrance and clock tower welcomes visitors. Quite small by Spanish standards, its fresh fruit and vegetables and variety of fish are a delight.