Places to Visit and See in Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tenerife, a member of the Canary Islands, is the largest and the most developed of all with over 350 kilometres of wonderful coastline, excellent beaches and great nature. There are lots of places to visit and see in Tenerife.

The southern part of Tenerife is perfect for relaxing on the beach, swimming and water sports, especially windsurfing. The northern part of the island has beautiful landscapes.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital city of Tenerife and located in the north part of the island.

Playa de las Americas is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Tenerife and it is located on the southern coast of the island. Playa de las Americas is also known as the new Las Vegas. Los Cristianos comes next as for the popular holiday resorts in Tenerife. Puerto de la Cruz is another popular holiday town and well known especially by the British holidaymakers.

As for charming towns in Tenerife; Orotava is a sweet village that offers the best views of the island. San Cristobal de la Laguna is the world heritage city of the island and the second important city of Tenerife. And finally Masca is the most picturesque part of the island of Tenerife.

As for beaches in Tenerife; Tenerife beaches are excellent, crystal clear and peaceful. There are eight Blue Flag beaches in Tenerife for the beach lovers in Tenerife. The best golden sandy beaches and wonderful coastlines are mostly situated on the south part of Tenerife and the popular beaches include; the beach of Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Las Galletas.

Teide National Park is also another great place to see and a must. There, hiking lovers may climb to a different climate up to Mount Teide that is the highest peak in Spain and the stunning cliffs at Los Gigantes. Holidaymakers may also visit and see the archaeological digs at the Pyramid Park in Güimar. Barranco del Infierno is also very popular for hiking lovers.

As for theme parks in Tenerife; Jungle Park in Las Águilas, Arona is the only jungle in Europe and the best botanical and zoological park in the Canary Islands. A must and one of the best things to do in Tenerife.

As for water parks in Tenerife; there are two water parks named Siam Park and Aqualand located in the popular resort of Costa Adeje. Also visit new water kingdom theme park named Siam Park. Also, a daily visit to Loro Parque with the biggest parrot collection of more than 300 species is also a must.

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