The most beautiful places of Tenerife

The most beautiful places of Tenerife

The best from Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest and also probably the most interesting of the Canary Islands. There is also the biggest mountain in the whole of Spain – Pico de Tiede. There is such a wide range of very beautiful places, mostly volcanic nature – beautiful mountains, gorges and also cloud forest.

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Volcano Pico de Teide
28.272, -16.643
3 718 m / 12 198 ft

#1 Volcano Pico de Teide

The highest mountain in Spain

The Canary Islands belong more to Africa than Europe, and although there is the highest mountain of Spain - Pico de Teide (3718 m above sea level), which for about 250 meters altitude exceeds the highest mountain in the Iberian Peninsula and the "mainland" of Spain - Mulhacen (3479 m asl) . Teide volcano is absolutely dominant greatly exceeding their surroundings. Moreover, its peak lies only 13 km as the crow flies from the sea. Yet all this is only a small remnant of a giant volcano that exploded before 700,000 years ago and left her an enormous caldera diameter of fifteen kilometers, which now falls under the National Park of Las Canadas del Teide. According to some calculations, could have the original volcano and ten kilometers tall and would be the world's tallest mountain.

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Masca Gorge
28.295, -16.846
558 m / 1 831 ft

#2 Masca Gorge

The most beautiful gorge in Tenerife

Masca gorge is, after ascent of Pico del Teide, most famous tourist feat that you can take on Tenerife. Here awaits descent of six hundreds vertical meters down on the beach of the same name.

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Los Gigantes cliffs
28.252, -16.835
443 m / 1 453 ft

#3 Los Gigantes cliffs

Gigantic cliffs of Tenerife

One of the great attractions of Tenerife are more than 500 meters high cliffs of Los Gigantes - Giants. The most famous views of the cliff are directly from the same name city. However, you can also go on a great hike through these beautiful cliffs.

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Roques de Garcia
28.227, -16.634
2 140 m / 7 021 ft

#4 Roques de Garcia

The most beautiful rock formations in Tenerife

Rock pinnacles Roques de Garcia is one of the most visited places in the National Park of Las Canadas del Teide. Most visitors just take a picture of "finger of God" Roque Cinchado and continues further. But if you hike a few dozen meters away, the other rock formations are only for you.

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Alto de Guajara
28.217, -16.612
2 718 m / 8 917 ft

#5 Alto de Guajara

Spectacular panoramic view of the Las Cañadas

This dominant mountain is located on the northern flank of the vast caldera, Las Cañadas on Tenerife. Although it is about a kilometer below the volcano El Teide, the panoramic view of volcanic landscape is fascinating. Dominate of the outlook is volcano El Teide, which is the highest mountain in the whole of Spain.

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Loro Parque
28.408, -16.565
31 m / 102 ft

#6 Loro Parque

The most famous zoopark in the Canary Islands

Loro Parque, located near the town of Puerto de la Cruz, is originally known for its breeding of lots and lots of parrots. Now is most attractive for visitors with sophisticated show with dolphins and sea lions.

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Barranco del Infierno gorge
28.134, -16.712
444 m / 1 457 ft

#7 Barranco del Infierno gorge

Devil's gorge

Tenerife is mainly famous of gorge Masca, but also the Devil's Gorge - Barranco del Infierno is very interesting for visit. Through this gorge you can walk around the island's highest waterfall.

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Road to the village Masca
28.304, -16.83
887 m / 2 910 ft

#8 Road to the village Masca

The most famous road in Tenerife

The road from Santiago del Teide to Masca village over Teno mountain range is the most famous route that you can ride on Tenerife. Furthermore village Masca is the starting point into the same named gorge.

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Punta de Teno
28.342, -16.923
27 m / 89 ft

#9 Punta de Teno

Mysterious coast with lighthouse

On the westernmost tip of the island of Tenerife is a beautiful lighthouse, rocky volcanic coast overlooking the spectacular cliffs of Los Gigantes and the island of La Gomera. The most beautiful time to visit is certainly the time when the sun sets.

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Misty forest of mountains range of Anaga
28.571, -16.168
664 m / 2 178 ft

#10 Misty forest of mountains range of Anaga

The green part of Tenerife

In the north of Tenerife you will find a completely different area from the rest of the island - the mountains of Anaga. Nearly the whole is covered with mist laurel forest with lots of ferns and other rare plants. It is the least populated part of the island with scattered villages and massive cliffs.

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Teresitas beach
28.51, -16.185
1 m / 3 ft

#11 Teresitas beach

The most beautiful beach in Tenerife

Playa de las Teresitas is considered the most beautiful beach in Tenerife. Here is the golden sand brought from the Sahara desert, so you will not see here volcanic black sand. The most beautiful view of the beach is from the cliffs at its eastern end.

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Road El Bailadero - San Andrés
28.546, -16.206
595 m / 1 952 ft

#12 Road El Bailadero - San Andrés

From the ridge of Anaga mountains to the sea

One of the most beautiful roads on the island of Tenerife leads with lots of twists from ridge of mountains Anaga to the sea. The most beautiful views are of course from very top, where you have the entire descent directly below you.

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The prospect of Garachico
28.362, -16.763
530 m / 1 739 ft

#13 The prospect of Garachico

The prospect of the city near the cliff

One of the most famous road prospect of Tenerife is the view of the town of Garachico. View of a picturesque town situated directly below the steep cliffs is breathtaking.

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Drago Milenario
28.367, -16.722
225 m / 738 ft

#14 Drago Milenario

The oldest tree in Tenerife

The oldest tree in Tenerife is found in Icod de los Vinos. It's Drago Milenario alias Dragon tree, maturing despite thousands of years.

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Playa Jardin
28.413, -16.559
4 m / 13 ft

#15 Playa Jardin

The most famous beach in Puerto de la Cruz

Black volcanic beach Jardin is the largest and most famous beach in Puerto de la Cruz.

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife
28.468, -16.25
20 m / 66 ft

#16 Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The capital city of Tenerife

The capital city of Tenerife - Santa Cruz is located in the north of the island. The main sights are located nearby Plaza del Principe. In addition, you will find beautiful parks and a large marina in Santa Cruz.

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