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Tenerife attractions, top destinations selection and the region weather

Top destinations in Tenerife and Spain and the local weather? Located on a vast area of central Tenerife, Teide National Park is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site centered on the 3,718 meter Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain. Teide National Park is one of the oldest national parks in the country, and is an important cultural and historical part of the Canary Islands, offering unbeaten views and hiking routes. Its diverse volcanic landscape, pine forests and green valleys are breathtaking. At the very least a quick drive through the Teide National Park is required to admire the beauty of this part of the island. Also, take the cable car to the top and you will be rewarded with a heaven-like view of the Tenerife and the surrounding islands.

There are plenty of whale and dolphin watching tours leaving from the south west of Tenerife around Playa de los Americas and Los Christianos, and Costa Adeje. Tenerife is one of just four places in the world that plays host to a colony of whales that don’t migrate, so tourists have an opportunity to spot whales whatever time of year they visit. There are around 27 species to be found in Tenerife’s waters. Tenerife has nine golf courses so keen golfers can enjoy a round under the sun when they visit the island on holiday. The best courses in Tenerife are Abama Golf Resort, Golf Costa Adeje, Buenavista Golf, Golf Las Américas and Golf del Sur.

Siam Park is a Thai-themed water park in Tenerife’s Costa Adeje, covering 48 acres with the largest collection of Thai buildings outside of Thailand and a great selection of water slides and rides, both family-friendly and adrenaline-filled. It is considered to be one of the best in Europe, and it certainly makes our list of the best things to do in Costa Adeje. Alongside the water slides there is the Lost City, a children’s play area with dozens of different games, a Thai floating market, Siam Beach, a wave pool which offers surfing lessons and Thai restaurants. Discover even more info at

A visit to Garachico is like going back in time: this small town has a rather dark history, being destroyed 2 times by volcanic eruptions. Walk on its narrow streets, eat a great ice cream on the sea shore and swim in the rocky pools during those hot summer days. El Drago or the Dragon Tree is the island’s most popular tree. The best view is the one from the town square, so there’s no need to pay to see it up close. If you want more ideas for a holiday that doesn’t break the budget, read our article about free things to do in Tenerife. The town of San Cristobal de la Laguna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it deserves at least a few hours to walk around and see the beautiful buildings. If you’re with the kids you may want to visit the Museum of Science and the Cosmos and why not also the Museum of History and Anthropology.

Best places to go in Tenerife: Puerto de la cruz . Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife’s north has seen huge investment in the past few years and this once thriving tourist city is on its way back to its former glory – it was originally one of the best places to visit in Tenerife and the local community is keen to get that title back! If you’re wondering what there is to do in Puerto de la Cruz, the answer is: loads. Book round-trip transport for a day in Puerto de la Cruz from your hotel and take a sunset stroll along the palm-fringed promenade, dive off the rocks into the boisterous waves in the natural swimming pools at San Telmo and look out for the Mujer Pescadora, aka the ‘Ganochera’ statue in Puerto de la Cruz’ fishing harbour. There are plenty of shops in Puerto de la Cruz and contemporary art fans can also visit The Eduardo Westerdahl Museum of Contemporary Art (MACEW) on the seafront. Read additional details at