Isla de Tenerife Things to Do

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    Los Cristianos

    by CDM7 Written Apr 5, 2014
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    The oldest resort in the south of the island,with possibly one of the best sandy beaches,a small harbour where the fishing boats ply in and out,together with many shops,bars and restaurants.The Paseo Maritimo promenade links the old and new part of town.
    This is a busy and overdeveloped part of Tenerife and not somewhere to come if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing stay.

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    See Punta de Alcala

    by CDM7 Written Apr 3, 2014

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    Punta de Alcala - is a totally unspoiled small town which is used mainly by the local population.The small beach is a mixture of dark sand and gravel and swimming takes place mainly from the concrete promenade where you can hire sunbeds.A good spot for snorkelling in the clear water and a popular place for scuba diving trips.From here you can also take some nice walks along the waters edge towards Los Gigantes.
    A few nice restaurants with sea views.

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    Unspoiled Tenerife

    by CDM7 Written Apr 2, 2014
    Promenade
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    Playa de San Juan - is a small town situated between Las Americas and Los Gigantes which has not been spoiled by mass tourism.Here you will find a couple of nice beaches with crystal clear water,a working harbour where the fisherman land their catch and a promenade with restaurants and small shops.

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    Visit Los Gigantes

    by CDM7 Updated Apr 2, 2014

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    Los Gigantes marina
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    Los Gigantes - which is situated on the north west of the island is a pleasant resort with spectacular 450 meter high cliffs.The walk down to the marina is via a steep hill,but there is a regular bus service for the return trip if needed.Once down at the marina you will find a good selection of shops,bars and restaurants at the waters edge.Dark sand beach to the right of the marina which is suitable for swimming.Boat trips take sightseers out to the cliffs,and they also run trips out to observe dolphins and whales.Although there is parking at the marina (charges apply) spaces are limited.

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    Great scenery

    by CDM7 Updated Apr 1, 2014
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    The village of Masca is situated about 13 miles south of Garachico,and the drive there takes you along some very narrow,twisty roads but with some great scenery along the way.Until well into the 20th century the only link with the outside world was by shepherd tracks created by the Gaunches.The small village lies at an altitude of 600 meters in the Teno Mountains.The inhabitants,which total only about 80 live in houses which are scattered across the hillsides.
    This is a very popular route for tourists so it is advisable to start your journey early before the crowds arrive.

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    A Survivor of the Montana Negra eruption in 1706.

    by CDM7 Updated Apr 1, 2014
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    As you leave the Teno mountains,you will find yourself looking down on Garachico, one of the most beautiful towns on the island.It is here you will see the Castillo de San Miguel.
    One of the few structures to survive the eruption of Montana Negra in 1706.Small collection of natural history artefacts inside.The castle is situated on the waters edge as you travel through Garachico on the coast road.

    Open Mon.-Sat. 10am - 1pm and 3pm-6pm
    Sundays 10am - 1pm
    Admission 1 euro

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    Visit the old part of San Cristobal de La Laguna.

    by CDM7 Written Mar 24, 2014

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    Cathedral of Our Lady of Los Remedios
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    If you are looking for a city with history then you will have plenty of choice in the ancient part of La Laguna.
    The construction of this cathedral began in 1515 as the second parish church of the city but in 1819 it was promoted to cathedral.

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    See the old town of La Laguna

    by CDM7 Updated Mar 22, 2014

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    La Laguna is Tenerifes second most important city and up until 1723 was the capital of Tenerife.It is situated a few miles inland from Santa Cruz in the countryside of the Aguere Valley.The old part of La Laguna is full of palaces,churches and tradional houses from the 17th and 18th century.For me this was the most interesting part of the island.An excellent information centre is situated in Obispo Rey Redondo road,which is a short walk from the Plaza del Adelantado (town square).It is here that you can get a free map of the historical centre of La Laguna.Finding your way around is easy owing to the grid system of the streets.
    If you are staying in Santa Cruz then there is an excellent and reliable tram system that runs to La Laguna.(1.35 euros for the 40 minute journey)

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    Superb Piece of Modern Architecture.

    by CDM7 Updated Mar 19, 2014

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    The Auditoria de Tenerife which was opened in 2003 is a superb piece of modern architecture.Built to resemble the sailing ships it stands on the waters edge with views across the Atlantic Ocean.With its 50 meter high crest it can be seen from a distance.
    Several world renowned artists have appeared here and it is also home to the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra.
    The photos do not do it justice,as when the sun is out the whole structure is a brilliant shiny white.

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    A Sea of Famous Faces

    by CDM7 Updated Mar 18, 2014

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    I came across these paintings on the rocks when visiting the Auditorio de Tenerife in Santa Cruz.Just below the Auditorio on the waters edge you can find the paintings of famous musicians.The paintings were done some 3 years ago by the Bulgarian artist Stoyko Gagamov.

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    Chocolat cake

    by solopes Written Dec 26, 2013
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    The road linking Los Cristianos and Teide, is, in a small section, cut in the vulcanic rock, displaying a colourful set of layers, in a visual effect that someone baptized as the "chocolat cake". Well, its nice, and easily accessible.

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    Beaches

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013
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    Spanish are the best taking advantage of beaches, even when... there is no beach. That is not exactly the case, but I must confess that Canarias are far from being a great option for beach - cold water, only a few and crowded beaches, arid landscape where, as a friend of mine with great sense of humour said, each single palm tree 50 centimeters high deserves a dedicated light, doesn't match the idea of tropical paradise that most people have in mind before going.

    Spanish professionalism makes miracles, and the poverty of the islands is well disguised - a never stopping line of hotels restaurants and bars turn it in a lively place, where no one gets bored, and if you decide to really go to the beach... well it's possible... here and there...

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    Garachico

    by King_Golo Updated Sep 26, 2013

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    Garden in Garachico

    Garachico is a picturesque village on the north coast of Tenerife. It used to be a very rich village as a sugar merchant lived there, but was almost completely destroyed by a devastating volcanic eruption in 1706. While it was rebuilt immediately after the catastrophe it could never reach its wealth anymore as its port was buried under masses of volcanic debris. Nowadays, it's a sleepy village in the morning before the tourists arrive. Narrow steep streets lead up the hills and offer some nice views on the sea and the tiny island of Gara Chico which gave the village its name. Garachico is the village of statues: nowhere else on Tenerife have I seen as many statues. There is a rather famous one commemorating the "wine uprising" of 1655 when the people of Garachico spilled thousands of litres of wine in the streets to protest against exploitative prices dictated by the British, there is a statue of Simon Bolivar, whose grandmother came from here, on Plaza de la Libertad, and numerous others. Plaza de la Libertad is the centre of the village, surrounded by a monastery, a church and several other beautiful buildings.

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  • Canyoning activity

    by Aliceniquet Written Jun 28, 2013
    Los Carrizales
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    Tenerife is a great place if you like sports. I was looking for a sport activity to discover the island and be really in the nature. I have been doing canyoning in France and I really enjoyed it. So when I learn that there where a company here, with a professional canyoning guide, I booked.
    I did the Canyon of Los Carrizales. Really, it was amazing ! The canyon is really nice, there are some rappels to do and you can jump too. Ben, the guide was good : he explained really well, he was patient and we had a lot of fun with him. I spent a really great day.
    If you are looking for a sports activity and adrenaline, I recommend it !

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    Masca Hike

    by Pijlmans Updated Mar 25, 2013

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    This is one of the most popular hikes on Tenerife.

    It is a hike though a gorge, starting from the village Masca in the north-west of Tenerife and descending all the way to the rocky beach below.

    The length of the trail is between 6 and 7 km, and the height difference about 600m.

    There are companies that arrange transport to Masca by bus, and many people only walk this trail downhill from Masca to the beach, where you can take a boat to Los Gigantes.

    Since we had a rental car, we parked at the parking at Masca and did the hike both ways.

    Downhill took us 2 hours and 30 minutes, the way back up 2 hours and 15 minutes. Going up actually was easier than expected! The last steep part back to Masca was pretty tough though!

    You don't need a GPS or description to do this hike, just follow the valley from Masca to the sea...

    The beauty of this hike has its price: it can get quite busy in the ravine, big groups of (other) tourists may block the path or picture opportunities. If you start before 10.00 you probably will not meet the crowds on your way down, but it may be hard to avoid them if you decide to do the ascent as well!

    The GPS track of our descent can be found at the link below. Note that GPS devices may have difficulties getting a signal between the steep cliffs!

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