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Must-see places in Tenerife (part 1)

The most important places in Tenerife? There are so many cool corners… Therefore it’s really difficult to choose the best places to visit. If you don’t know where to go and what to do, no problem! Here we will give you a little summary of some of the must-see places and sights.

The cliffs of Los Gigantes

One of the most impressive places in Tenerife are the cliffs of Los Gigantes, a huge rocky colossus and also volcano that reach a height of 600 metres. The Guanches, the natives of Tenerife, called the cliffs the “wall of hell”. By the way, nature lovers will find up to 21 different species of cetaceans in the surrounding waters, such as the bottlenose dolphin or theshort-finned pilot whale (pilot whale).

Whale and dolphin watching

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As mentioned before, Los Gigantes is one of the best areas to spot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. You shouldn’t miss this activity! If you book a trip on a boat, make sure that it has our Quality Charter. This guarantees not only a great excursion, but also environmental protection with regard to our marine environment.

The millennial dragon tree

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The thousand-year-old dragon tree (which actually dates back some 800 years) stands proudly in Icod de los Vinos as one of the most imposing natural sites of northern Tenerife. With a height of 16 metres and a circumference of 20 metres, a garden with different native plants such as small dragon trees, cardones and tabaibas has been created around it.

Mount Teide National Park

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In a list of the must-visits or must-sees of Tenerife, Mount Teide can’t be missed. Perhaps it is the most recognisable and emblematic silhouette that makes our island unique with its majestic appearance. World Heritage and the highest peak in Spain, it is worth spending a whole day (or even more) to explore the beauty of the national park. Surely, you will never forget the unique and colourful flora, as well as one of the most beautiful sunrises you can witness in Tenerife from the summit of Mount Teide.

Anaga Rural Park

Anaga Tenerife

Anaga Rural Park, declared a green Biosphere Reserve, will awaken all your senses with its unique corners and trails. The landscapes seem to be drawn from fairy tales. The laurel forest (Laurisilva) is a living fossil because it is from the Tertiary and is the best preserved of the island. You can also visit remote villages like Taganana with its long fishing tradition.

Teno Rural Park

Teno Tenerife

To finish the list of natural landscapes in Tenerife, we go to the other side of the island, to the extreme northwest. Here we find the Teno Rural Park. Its great attraction are the spectacular landscapes of Isla Baja with the small villages and the high mountains, as well as Punta de Teno with the old lighthouse. Here you can enjoy one of the best views of the cliffs of Los Gigantes and the most romantic sunsets.

The best leisure parks in the world

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If you do not know what to do in Tenerife first, how about starting with the best water park and the best zoo in the world? Siam Park and Loro Parque have been awarded with this grandiose title by Tripadvisor users. An oasis of guaranteed fun!

The beaches in the south of Tenerife

Playas en Tenerife

Costa Adeje, Playa de Los Cristianos beach, El Médano beach… Sounds good, right? Some of the best coves are located in the south of the island, in municipalities such as Arona, Adeje, Santiago del Teide or Granadilla de Abona. All you have to do is explore the south coast and find your favourite spot to relax.

Now you have a list of the most important places in Tenerife! Let’s start planning your trip for a fantastic holiday on our island.

Leisure Parks in Tenerife: Fun in abundance – Part 2

Today we present you part 2 of our post “Leisure parks in Tenerife”, ideal for small racing drivers, cave explorers, pyramid researchers and botanists.

Karting Indoor Tenerife – speed and fun

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You jump into the kart, put your helmet on, check everything, you step on the gas pedal and ride your little race on a track of 600 metres, with 21 curves and ramps with height differences up to 8 metres.

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A “Grand Prix” among friends – Karting Club Tenerife

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How about a karting championship with your friends? In the Karting Club Tenerife, in the south of the island, you can drive up to three tournament modes: Mini Prix, Grand Prix and Super Prix. The the last two allow you celebrating even a ceremony on the podium, of course with a bottle of sparkling wine. A real race!

Also younger family members can participate; in the junior circuit with two-seat karts, pony (children from 6 to 9 years) and Junior Cadet (10 to 14 years). Ready to give gas?

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La Cueva del Viento – the cave of the wind, an underground world

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The largest volcanic tube in Europe and the 5th largest in the world, right behind the Hawaiians, awaits you in the north of Tenerife. Discover a new volcano world for you and take part in the over 200 metres long tour.

The difficulty of the path is medium, therefore it is recommended to explore the natural cave, with long trousers and sports or walking shoes. A guide accompanies you at any time to explain the special features of the tunnel and help you with your visit.

The pyramids of Güímar, an outdoor museum

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In Güímar, this open-air museum is home to a variety of theories, including the anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl, who compares these with similar structures in Mexico, Sicily, Mesopotamia, Peru and Polynesia.

In Güímar there is an open-air museum with buildings whose origins have many interesting theories. The anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl compares these pyramids with similar structures seen in Mexico, Sicily, Mesopotamia, Peru and Polynesia.

The pyramids are not the only attraction of the park, because there are also four routes: the botanical, the plants native to the Canary Islands; then the export route, where you learn a lot about the livelihood of the Canarian people in the last five centuries; the cultural route, the history and ethnography of the times from the conquest of the archipelago, and finally the volcanic route, where you can learn everything about the volcanic origin of the islands. You can also visit the Poison Garden, unique in the Canary Islands, with more than 70 species of poisonous plants.

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Now you have a few new excursion ideas for the whole family and can plan your trip to Tenerife.