Masca is a small mountain village home situated at 600m above sea level in the Mountains of Teno, home to around 80 inhabitants. During the 1960s the village started being accessible via roads and not paths. Teno has a popular, though strenuous, hiking route, that trails from the village down the gorge to the beach on the Atlantic Ocean, which takes about 3 hours each way.
Teno Rural Park
This park was traditionally isolated due to its limited and difficult access and it’s considered as one of the most beautiful areas of Tenerife. With its mountainous massif it offers a great ecological value, both scenic and cultural. Large areas of laurisilva forest still survive here and are the home to many species of animals. It is precisely its rich birdlife that has led to it being declared a protected area for birds.
Nestled below a 500m cliff in the northern coast of the island, Garachico was once considered as an important port for exporting Malmsey Wine and other local products until a several week long eruption poured lava into the old bay destroying everything in its path. Garachico has always taken care of its environment and protected the most diverse cultural manifestations. For all these reasons, the Spanish government awarded the town the Gold Medal of Fine Arts in 1980.
Cave of Wind
The Cave of wind is located in the district of “Icod de los Vinos”, in the northeast of Tenerife. It is the largest volcanic tube in the European Union with a length of 17 kilometers, and in its interior it holds a myriad of underground passages. The cave is also a place rich in fossils and archaeological remains of the Guanches, the ancient inhabitants of Tenerife, have been found in several volcanic pipe entries.
It’s a beautiful valley located on the northern side of the island. The valley stretches from the sea up to the mountains near Las Cañadas, where the peak of Teide can be found.
The town of “La Orotava” retains a historic center, which has been declared of historical and artistic interest. Among its streets, there is a wealth of admirable architecture, such as the “Ermita del Calvario”, the church of San Agustín, or the “Plaza de La Constitución”.
Puerto de la Cruz
One of the regular and most highly-recommended trips from the south of Tenerife is to Puerto de la Cruz, a beautiful touristic town set in the Orotava Valley, in the north of the island. Puerto de la Cruz offers many interesting places to visit such as the “Lago Martiánez”, a stunning complex of seawater swimming pools and one of the biggest tourist attractions of Tenerife.
Special Nature Reserve of Chinyero
Special Nature Reserve of Chinyero lies in one of the main structural axes of the island, formed by the eruptions of the “Arenas Negras” and Chinyero volcanoes in 1706 and 1909 and those of a series of other eruptions, such as Montaña de Bilma and Montaña Negra.
With an area of 26.4 km2, it has the peculiarity of being totally surrounded by the district of San Cristóbal de La Laguna and noted for its mild climate and countryside.
The proximity of Tegueste to the Anaga Rural Park, as well as the existence in the past of a leafy forest, has allowed Tegueste to preserve a remnant of this Laurisilva forest close to the town center, in a place called “Los Laureles”. As well as this, there are many trails and paths in the area, where you can enjoy hiking and rural tourism.
La Laguna was the original capital of Tenerife and has a rich historic heritage within a fairly small area making it a very pleasant city to walk around. The historic centre of La Laguna is one of the cities listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It is worth stopping at the Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna that was built in neogothic style and contains a rich, artistic heritage as well as being the most important religious building in the city.
Rural park of Anaga
The Anaga Rural Park occupies much of the mountainous massif located at the north-eastern end of the Island of Tenerife. With an area of 14,419 hectares, it is a substantial part of the Island and includes parts of the municipal districts of La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Tegueste.
This is a steeply-sloping area with exceptional natural and cultural treasures, which has landscapes of great harmony and beauty, the fruit of the coexistence of the human being and nature in a rugged territory.
This Tenerife party is worldly known. It takes place in the month of February and is mainly celebrated in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which is the capital of the island, where the streets are taken by all types of people with funny costumes, by the queens of the carnival with their lovely and elaborate outfits, by the choreographic dances in the streets with the music, and satirical performances of street musicians.
Romería de San Marcos
A festivity where the inhabitants of the island return to their place of origin, dressed in typical clothing. While in the carts, they play traditional music, they sing, eat, drink and alternate during the ‘Romería’.
Festivity of la Virgen de Candelaria
Virgin that displays the cannon office of the Patron of the Canaries. The pilgrimage to the sanctuary that takes place during the festivities and the festivals in the honor of the virgin are famous throughout the world, especially in many cities of South America where she is also the patron virgin.
This festival is characterized by the makings of the tapestries by flowers in the streets. Especially striking the municipality of La Orotava, where every year produces a considerable size tapestry with flowers and sand of various shades drawn at the Teide National Park.
As a tradition, on these dates numerous ceremonies reoccur in the streets with the images of the saints. The ones that take place in La Laguna, La Orotava, Los Realejos and Santa Cruz de Tenerife are of special interest.
Pyramid of Arona
Big Theater with capacity for 1,874 people, where the company of Carmen Mota offers a great spectacle of traditional Spanish dancing with a large cast of artists.
Auditorium of Tenerife
The building was designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. This auditorium attracts the admiration of those who are watching it from all angles of the capital. This is an ideal place to enjoy all genres of music and art.
Theater of eclectic style was constructed in 1915 by the order of Antonio Leal, Sociologist, Philosopher and Chile politician. It was the site chosen for the first film screening at La Laguna.