1. National Park of Las Cañadas del Teide.
Undoubtedly, the most visited place in Tenerife is El Parque Nacional de las Cañadas del Teide (Mount Teide National Park) which contains the highest peak of Spain (3,718m above sea level).
In the south of the island you can reach the National Park from Vilafloror Chío. From the north side of the island, you can drive up the roads from La Orotava or La Laguna (La Esperanza).
Inside the National Park you can find El Centro de Visitantes (The Visitor Center), where you can get more information and enjoy the services of a bar, restaurant and souvenir shop. You can also go up to 3,550 meters using the Teleférico (Cable Car).
If you like hiking, take advantage of the National Park footpaths network. (Free guide service is possible booking previously Phone 922 290 129), but to go up to the very top of the volcano (3,718m), you need to have previously obtained a special permit
2. Caserío de Masca(Masca Village).
The deepest ravines of the island of Tenerife are located here inside of the Parque Rural de Teno (Teno Rural Park), within the municipality of Buenavista del Norte.
The Village of Masca has been declared of ethnographic and architectural interest as an example of the ancient natural architecture in the Canary Islands. The oldest building is the house of the Avinculados. One of the houses has been turned into a museum and a handicraft centre.
If you like hiking, the Barranco de Masca (Ravine of Masca) is one of the most spectacular of the island. It starts up in the mountains and goes down to the sea. We recommend you make a prior booking to use the collection service of one of the local boat companies. You are not likely to want to come back up the same way you came down!. They will take you up to the Marina of Los Gigantes
3. Acantilado de Los Gigantes (Los Gigantes Cliffs)
This is one of the most photographed views of the island. The impressive vertical walls, more than 600m at their highest point, go down to approximately 30m under the sea. The Acantilados de los Gigantes is a great natural resource that attracts and fascinates scuba divers.
If you arrived at Los Gigantes by car, you can take the opportunity of a boat trip to the previous place in our list, El Caserío de Masca.
4. San Cristóbal de La Laguna
It has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Wander around this historical town where you can see several monuments and historical buildings together with an excellent shopping area. La Laguna is also a university city.
5.-Parque Rural de Anaga (Anaga Rural Park).
The Anaga mountains are home to an extraordinary natural biodiversity and wonderful scenery, spectacular cliffs and leafy forests of laurisilva. El Parque Rural de Anaga is one of the areas of major ecological value of Tenerife and to really enjoy it means walking at least some of its footpaths.
At sea level there is a beautiful beach of volcanic black sand: la Playa de Benijos.
6. Drago Milenario, Icod de los Vinos(The Dragoon Tree of Icod)
It is one of the most important natural, cultural and historical symbols of the Canaries. El Drago Milenario de Icod (The Dragon Tree of Icod) which is considered the oldest tree of the archipelago, is now around 800 years old, over 16m high and has a circumference of 20m at its base.
A garden has been made around the tree which contains small dragon trees, teasels, tabaibas, etc…
It has become the most popular attraction in Icod and it is situated next to the Iglesia de San Marcos
7. Valle de La Orotava
We suggest you to stop at the Humboldt viewpoint (TF 21) to enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the valley with Mt,Teide visible in the distance.
If you decide to travel to Mt.Teide via Vilaflor, you could stop at this pleasant and quiet village in the South of Tenerife.
It´s the highest municipality in Spain and it is located at 1,400m above sea level. This village is surrounded with pines and almond trees. The Parish Church and the old ancestral home of the Soler family, who founded the village, are well worth a look.
Trekking, mountainbiking and hiking are some examples of the activities for enjoying this municipality.
The village and fishing port of Garachico, which has been declared a site of Cultural and Historic Interest, gives you a glimpse into the island’s past, with its convents, churches, mansions and many other interesting buildings like the Chapel of San Roque, the Ex-Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzman or the old Convent of San Francisco.
Garachico was rebuild in 1706, after the town was buried following the eruption of the volcano at Trevejo.
After sightseeing you can enjoy the natural pools, beaches and coves.
10. Paseo Litoral desde La Caleta hasta Los Cristianos
La Caleta- Los Cristianos Seafront Pedestrian Promenade
This is a very long, and thankfully flat, promenade that links the municipalities of Adeje and Arona.
This seafront pedestrian promenade is approximately 9kms long and you walk past a vast array of different beaches, hotels, restaurants and shops, and, on a clear day, see the island of La Gomera on the horizon.