Top places to see in Tenerife? The view from Punta de Teno is amazing, as you get to see the cliffs of Los Gigantes from the other side. You can’t visit the lighthouse unfortunately, but the view is enough to worth the drive there.There is also a small and pebbly beach there and when the ocean is calm you can swim here while enjoying the sight of the Acantilados Los Gigantes. If you have a car hire, you must know that only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays you can go all the way to the lighthouse with your own car. During the rest of the week you must park the car and take a public bus, as the access on the road to Teno is closed, because it would get too crowded and there aren’t enough places where to park. Read even more details at Tenerife forum.
Garachico is a good option for a day trip in Tenerife. Once the island’s most important port, the town was marked by the eruption of Montaña Negra in 1706 and lost a lot of its status. The volcano did leave Garachico with one gift though: the lava that ravaged the place also carved unique rock pools into its harbour, which now attract swimmers. The peaceful Plaza de la Libertad is also worth a visit while you’re in Garachico. You can’t go to Tenerife on holiday without ordering this sweet hot drink! A Barraquito is a typical Canary Islands liqueur coffee made with condensed milk, espresso, frothed milk, lemon, cinnamon and a good splash of Licor 43 or Tia Maria. I had one after a meal in Puerto de la Cruz and it had quite a kick!
Cueva del Viento is a set of caves which were created by lava from the eruption of the Pico Viejo volcano. There are 18km of lava tubes which you will explore with a tour guide. Walking through the maze of underground tunnels you will discover fossils, lava stalactites, lava lakes and at least 190 species of insects which live in there. The Pirámides de Güímar Ethnographic Park is home to a mysterious group of stone pyramids which were first discovered in the 1990s with various theories surrounding their origin. The Casa Chacona Museum at the park explores the potential theories, the other pyramids and step structures from around the world, and the scientific and archaeological investigations which have taken place at Guimar.
Holidays to Tenerife have been popular amongst us Brits for decades but not everyone who visits the island strays from its beaten path and experiences life beyond the resorts. I visited on a press trip with Jet2.com and Visit Tenerife to explore the lesser-known parts of the destination recently and discovered all of the fun, unique things to do in Tenerife. Over the course of our three day stay in Tenerife, I learned so much about the holiday destination. Did you know there are around 300 volcanoes there? Yeah, neither did I!
The Malizia Show at Piramide de Arona is a great live performance that will captivate attention of both adults and children alike. The Malizia Show presents an incredible blend of traditional Hispanic cultures, and offers a mixture of flamenco opera and dance performance which is powerful and thought provoking. You do not need to speak Spanish in order to understand, as the language of body movements is conveyed perfectly without words. The visual interpretation of the storyline is easily followed on the stage thanks to the hard work and skilled passion of artists, which is visible through their excellent performance. The Malizia Show is not only the best show in Tenerife island, it is undoubtedly one of the most unique performances in the world.