Tenerife may not have the lights and glamour as in other cosmopolitan cities in Spain, but the island also has something that the preceding cities do not have – it’s beautiful natural attractions! And so if you are fond of nature and other breathtaking attractions, Tenerife would make as an ideal place to visit. Here are some of the top attractions in Tenerife:
Known in Spanish as Pico del Teide, Mount Teide is Spain’s and the Atlantic Islands’ highest peak. As a volcano, Mount Teide is third of the world’s largest coming after Hawaii’s Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. An active volcano, which last erupted in 1909, Mount Teide and its whole surrounding make up the Teide National Park which was recently recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Since the organization’s recognition of the place, Mount Teide was then included in Spain’s Twelve Treasures. Attracting over 2.8 million visitors every year, Teide is considered to be Canary Islands’ and the country’s most visited national park.
A small yet very picturesque village, Mascais often named as Tenerife’s second most famous destinations (next to Mount Teide). It is home to only around 150 people. Aside from its breathtaking views, Masca is also interesting mainly for the fact that it has never been attacked by pirates. The village lies in the Teno mountains which is just about 800 meters from Tenerife’s northwesternmost point.
A ravine lying in Adeje, a town on Tenerife southern part, Hells Ravine is known in Spanish asBarranco del Infierno. It has the deepest gorge not only in the island but the whole Canary Islands as well. To reach the area, one has to take a hike from Adeje for about 3-4 hours, thus, it is advised to wear strong footwear and additional clothes. Reaching the ravine, you will be in awe with its breathtaking sights which include an 80-meter high waterfall.
If you intend to visit the gorge, make sure to book early as only 220 people are allowed to check and explore it each day.
If you are someone who believes in bad luck, this place should interest you. Having suffered from plagues, pestilence, storms, and fires throughout the years, this place is officially one of the most unlucky places in the world. The eruption in 1706 destroyed the whole harbour and the whole town. However, it was able to rise itself from all the misfortunes and has made itself one of the most beautiful places to see in Tenerife.
Pyramids of Güímar
These pyramids may not be as impressive as that in Egypt, but the Pyramids of Güímar are still worth the visit for its intriguing past and ancient artifacts.
These are just among the places that you should visit in Tenerife. Once there, you will find out that there is actually more that await you in this magnificent island.