When we think of Tenerife, we imagine sun, sand, sea, bars and restaurants - but there is so much more to discover.
Escape to an exotic volcanic island where it always feels like spring and the welcome is as warm as the ever-present sun. Just over four hours away, Tenerife is a stunning destination that will constantly surprise you with its sheer diversity of landscapes and charming hidden corners, its colourful traditions and mouth-watering cuisine… A magical place that will awaken your emotions.
Explore and Adventure
If you get off the beaten track, you’re in for a real treat, as there’s a whole array of hikes and treks available. With 48% of the island being protected territory, there is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy nature at its best. Explore lunar-like volcanic landscapes and ancient forests or go for a splash in natural rockpools; hike up Mount Teide, Spain´s highest peak, or enjoy an endless choice of outdoor pursuits, from cycling to water sports, all year round.
Highlights include the unbeatable views through the mountains to the small town of Masca and Mirador de Cruz de Hilda lookout point and its panoramic views of the surrounding area plus gorgeous palm trees and shrubbery.
Or perhaps you’re an avid hiker and looking for a real challenge. If so, Route 040 could be the trek for you. This is a landmark hike starting and ending on ground level at the sandy shores of Socorro beach, taking you through to the highest point in Spain – peaking at 3,718 meters high!
At the top, you’ll be amazed as you look down onto the clouds. Whilst this isn’t a trek for the faint hearted, the beauty of the trail will reward you for those hard-earned steps.
Enjoy the protected landscape of Los Campeches, Tigaiga and Ruiz in Los Realejos and the Natural Park of Corona Forestal as you go – the perfect places for a pit stop!
Oh, and when we say it’s not the faint hearted, we mean it! The whole trek covers a total of 27.7 kilometres, meaning that the average completion time is around 12 hours. If you’re feeling super brave and fancy running the route, then it’ll take you around 4 to 6 hours.
Health and Wellbeing
It's easy to feel healthy and rejuvenated in Tenerife. Simply enjoy the benefits of the warm sun and the sea breeze as you stroll along the shore. Or treat yourself to a relaxing massage and the most amazing natural therapies using seaweed or hot volcanic stones at award-winning spas and alternative wellness centres.
Tenerife is a destination where sustainability comes high on the list of priorities, offering dedicated walking routes which immerse you into the variety and richness of the landscapes and nature.
Other initiatives include releasing turtles back to the sea and conservation for natural spaces, including path cleaning and removing debris from the surface of the sea.
The whale watching boats have all been certified by Tenerife and carry the blue boat flag with pride. Lots of effort goes in to make sure that Tenerife is a destination that does its bit for the planet.
Tenerife has recently been recognised as a Biosphere Sustainable Destination for its efforts and contribution to sustainability and has joined 32 other destinations in achieving a Biosphere Certification, as well as a Whale Heritage Destination for its sustainable whale watching operations and protection of the oceans and marine life.
Tenerife's Food Scene
Explore historic towns like San Cristóbal de La Laguna (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), La Orotava or Garachico, and immerse yourself in the local gastronomy.
The potatoes grown in Tenerife are packed full of flavour thanks to the rich volcanic soil. Discover a local favourite called Papas Arrugadas which are potatoes boiled in sea water and then roasted so that the skin wrinkles and becomes crusted in salt. Well worth a try.
Fish is a staple on most small islands, and Tenerife is no exception. Fishermen deliver all manner of fresh fish to restaurants on a daily basis, including sardine, pollock, grouper and many more, so you’ll have the latest catch that evening.
If you’re looking for something super authentic, give Atún en adobo (marinated tuna) a try – it’s marinated with herbs and spices overnight before frying.
Some say that Tenerife’s best kept secret is its wine. There are a few wonderful wineries to choose from, including Bodegas Monje and Bodega Reveron, where you can try some of the island’s gorgeous dry and acidic whites and smooth reds.
Year Round Sun
And finally, what we love about Tenerife is its mild winters and hot summers. So, whether you’re looking to escape the dark winter months or prefer to get away in the summer, the weather will be kind to you in Tenerife!
Contact us to find out more
We’re on hand to package together the perfect Tenerife holiday – so whether you would like to find out more, get some expert advice, or you’re ready to book your next holiday, get in touch with us by email, calling or booking an appointment, and we’ll do all of the hard work for you.