The Canary Island of Tenerife is a popular beach destination due to the subtropical climate and beautiful sandy beaches. You can also take lovely walks there. If you would like to know what the island has to offer, check out the sights of Tenerife here.
At 3,718 metres, the volcano El Teide is the largest on Tenerife. The top of the volcano is even the highest point in Spain. It is certainly worthwhile going to the top of the volcano. You can go by foot, with a mountain bike or with the cable car. The volcano is situated in the Del Teide National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Officially, El Teide is still active because it is still giving off hot sulphur fumes. But do not be concerned, the last eruption was in 1909.
Pyramids on Tenerife? Yes, indeed! You will find the Pyramids of Güímar in the town of Güímar. These six stone pyramids are rectangular in shape and piled on top of each other. The pyramids have been studied by scientists from across the globe because no one is sure when the pyramids were built and by whom. What is also amazing is that the stones do not come from the direct vicinity but are made of lava rocks from elsewhere on the island. They are one of Tenerife’s must-see sights!
The tropical Loro Parque is located near Puerto de la Cruz. When you walk around here, amid the amazing trees and plants, you will see exceptional species of mammals and birds, such as parrots. The Loro Parque also has a penguin house that is hard to distinguish from a real one. And it is also where you will find Europe’s largest dolphinarium. A great day trip with the children!
The Auditorio de Tenerife is a hypermodern construction designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. You will find this exceptional building in the capital of Santa Cruz. It has been seen as the symbol of the city since its opening in 2003. Due to its design, the building has great acoustics. It is for that reason that it is the home base of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. On certain occasions, the Auditorio de Tenerife is illuminated with magical lights, so you may get lucky!
If you would like to take a fun excursion then go on a day trip to the pirate village of Masca. The village is quite secluded and until the 1990s you couldn’t even reach it by car. From the village you have a wonderful view over the surroundings. The excursion usually ends with a descent, when you cover an altitude difference of no less than 600 metres. The descent partly goes through the Masca Gorge and after about 3 or 4 hours you arrive at a small rocky beach. From there you can take a boat to Los Gigantes.