If you feel that the only cities famous for their never-ending beaches and sun-shining weather are Miami, Ibiza, Brazil, Honolulu, then you couldn’t be more wrong. If you dig a little more in-depth about Spain tourism, you will realize that there is one large island, that has gained significant prominence of being a hub for beach lovers and sun-seekers. That country is Tenerife. This small Spanish island is one of the largest of the seven Canary islands with massive tourism. You would go 24 hours about hiking, surfing, paragliding and you still would not have half the amount of fun, this country is capable of giving to. This country not only has beaches, but it also appeals to cultural, historical and heritage fervent. The island has a diverse selection of landmarks and natural areas. Let us guide you through some of the most famous and exciting tourist attractions of Tenerife, that you can not afford to miss:
San Cristóbal de la Laguna:
The first city to be established in the Canary Islands, San Cristóbal de la Laguna is the only well-preserved city to have been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999. Built in the late 16t century, this was the first colonial city that did not have any colonial walls. Also known as the city of Adelantados, this city filled with historical and monumental structures and has a prosperous commercial and gastronomical culture. Known for its vibrant nightlife and tapas bars, this place also has a lively student committee, with students flocking from countries to study at the University of La Laguna.
❖ Pirámides de Güímar Ethnographic Park:
Located between the South and the North of the island, The Ethnographic Guimar Pyramid Park, is a feast to the eyes of history lovers, with its prominent historical and ethnographic value. You can visit the Casa Chacona Museum, which has documented all the research work related to the six great pyramids or the Secret Garden, a garden comprising a selection of over 70 toxic plant species.
Cueva del Viento:
Located in Icod de Los Vinos, in the north of Tenerife, is the most massive volcanic tubes in the European Union and one of the most massive volcanic tubes in the world, Cueva del Viento. Also called The Wind city, this cave formed by cooling off of lava, will appeal to your inner adventurer. You will be able to discover fossils, lava stalactites, lava lakes and several species of insects, in your tour to this 18 km lava tube.
Head a bit south of Tenerife and you will be enthralled by the beauty of a remote hilltop community, Masca village and would be shocked upon realizing that this village is so hidden, it never makes it to the list of tourist’ must visit a place.’ This tiny village has a rich heritage and is filled with splendid natural beauties. Considering its location at the top of the mountain, we suggest you a steady hike, since Tenerife has one of the most naturally extensive networks of paths. Make sure the next time you plan a vacation to Spain, don’t forget to spend a significant amount exploring this sundry island. Contrary to common misconception, Tenerife has a well-developed conveyance facility that is available 24* 7 to/from the airport. You can pre-book or hire at an instant a Tenerife airport transfers service, that will safely drop you off to your accommodation, regardless of the landing time of your flight. They offer private or shared shuttle service, per your convenience.