3 Things to do in Tenerife, Spain
Tenerife is a true paradise, and a perfect escape for Europeans seeking to get some serious R&R, or some serious partying.
In either case, there is plenty of both for visitors, and with its lush nature and exotic flora and fauna, there is even something for more adventurous ones.
While parts of the island are heavily urbanized, there are also some nice towns and nature to explore.
The south is more popular with young people and has a steadier, more reliable weather conditions, while the north is more popular with older people, is more beautiful and cultural than the south but has slightly less reliable weather.
With its many cheap holidays Tenerife has really managed to keep the tourism booming throughout even the toughtest economic crises.
So if you’re looking for luxury on a budget, this is a good place to go.
Some places to check out in Tenerife are…
Take the 10 minute cable lift to the top of the mountain for beautiful views at 3550 meters above sea level. You can walk up, but because of the low oxygen it can be very tiering and will take about 6-8 hours. So understandably, most people choose the cable lift.
Parque Rural de Anaga
A great place to go hiking, and some nice day hikes can be found in the area.
Check out the visitor’s center to find out more information about the park and its different routes, and if you’re there on a clear day try to include a walk to the Pico del Inglés viewpoint.
Tenerife is great for scuba divers, and there are many courses you can take your license at.
If you’re not so keen on diving, you can go surfing or windsurfing.
For some reason, canoeing seems to be unpopular, but maybe it’s because of the waves and currents.
When you’re in Tenerife, you must try the seafood. The fish is fresh and often caught by small local fishing boats, and are often served with black potatoes called Papas Arrugadas and sauce.
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