Popular Towns and Holiday Resorts in Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital city located in the north.
Playa de las Américas
is a luxurious holiday resort and one of the most popular
holiday resorts in Tenerife, located on the southern coast of Tenerife. It is
considered as the new Las Vegas and neighbor to the other well known holiday
Los Cristianos which has eventually become a nice tourist town built to meet the holidaymakers' all needs.
Puerto de la Cruz, the historic town is a great holiday resort and well known especially by the British holidaymakers. Ideal destination especially for family holidays.
Orotava is the pretty village offering the best views of the island with
its colony houses and big balconies.
San Cristobal de
la Laguna is the world heritage of the island and the second important city of Tenerife. And
Masca is the most picturesque part of the island.
Things to Do in Tenerife
If you like plenty of sightseeing in Tenerife then you may climb to a different climate up to Mount Teide, Spain's highest peak and the stunning cliffs at Los Gigantes.
National Park trip is a must.
You may make a squash at the water park in Playa de las Américas.
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.
Also visit new water kingdom theme park named Siam Park. A visit to
Loro Parque with the biggest parrot collection of more than 300 species is also a must.
If you like carnivals, then visit Tenerife on February for the Tenerife Carnivals.
beaches are really amazing, clean, good looking and peaceful. There are
8 Blue Flag beaches in Tenerife. Golden sandy beaches and wonderful shorelines
are best in the south of the island ranging from the busy beach of
Playa de las Américas,
Los Cristianos to peaceful
Las Galletas. There are also lots of nudist beaches in Tenerife.
Casa Ossuna Museum, the Friends of the Country Economic Society Museum, the Concepción Church's Museum and the Cathedral's Museum in La Laguna are the culture attractions.
Boat trips and cruises, snorkeling and scuba diving tours, submarine safaris,
surfing and water sports are the other popular leisure activities and
tourist attractions of Tenerife. In addition to those, daily trips
made from Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Los Cristianos to the nearby Canarian
islands of La Palma,
La Gomera and
El Hierro is very popular
for the nature, hiking and snorkeling lovers.
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Contrary to other Canary Islands, shopping facilities are much more developed in Tenerife and there are several huge shop centers like
Plaza del Duque Shopping Center. As the Canary Islands are duty free, you may find all kind of branded goods in