Tenerife is an island full of charms. Not only is it the largest of the Canary Islands and the most populated island in Spain, but we can also find magical places created by nature. Without a doubt, our stay here will be so special that at some point in our lives we will return. That is why we have put together a list of things to do to make the most of your 3 days in Tenerife:
One of the obligatory stops when visiting Tenerife is the Teide National Park. This park, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, has the highest peak in Spain and is one of the island’s emblems. On the way to visit it, we can make a stop in the municipality of Vilaflor, where we can enjoy the volcanic landscapes.
On our visit to Teide, we will have the chance to do so from the heights thanks to the cable car available in the park. Seeing this creation of nature from the air is a unique opportunity.
In the afternoon, we can swap the mountains for the beach. And what better way to do this than by going to Las Américas beach. Another of the places that every visitor must visit when they come to Tenerife. You can enjoy the good weather and the gentle waves on this beach, as well as strolling along its long avenue, visiting shops and restaurants where you can savour typical Canary Island dishes.
The capital of Tenerife, located in the northeast of the island, has a wide variety of places to visit such as Playa de las Teresitas, Plaza de España, the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Plaza de la Candelaria, and many more.
Near the capital we find the Anaga Rural Park, a Biosphere Reserve and special protection area for birds, which has almost 14,500 hectares of forests, valleys and ravines. It occupies a large part of the island of Tenerife, extending over the municipalities of La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Tegueste.
We can enjoy it in different ways; hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and even practising water sports such as sailing, diving, surfing, etc.
On our last day, we will go to Puerto de la Cruz, where we can enjoy its volcanic sand beaches. In this town, one of the places to visit is Lago Martiánez, a complex of saltwater pools designed by the architect César Manrique.
Then, we will go to the beautiful municipality of Icod de los Vinos, where we can find one of the symbols of Tenerife: the Millennium Dragon Tree. It is 17 metres high and has a circumference of 20 metres at the base, and weighs 150 tonnes. But that is not the most impressive thing about this dragon tree, as it is estimated to be between 800 and 1000 years old. A visit to this thousand-year-old tree, which is currently the largest and most famous dragon tree, is almost a must among the things to do in Tenerife.
In the afternoon, we will go to see the Los Gigantes Cliffs. Located on the west coast of the island, between Buenavista del Norte and Santiago del Teide, this spectacle of nature reaches a height of 600 metres.
The aboriginal Canary Islanders called these great rock walls ‘the wall of hell’, as they thought that these cliffs marked the end of the world.
Despite being so called by the aborigines, it is an extraordinary place to visit and where we can practice different activities such as paddle surfing, kayaking, diving or dolphin and whale watching. In addition to having the opportunity to take a dip in its natural pools to end our experience on this island with a good taste in our mouths.