Whether you’re escaping for a weekend in paradise or visiting as part of a Canary Islands cruise, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Tenerife. You can learn about the islands’ unique history at the Museum of Man and Nature, admire the landmark Auditorio de Tenerife and Church of the Immaculate Conception, and tuck into traditional Spanish cuisine at one of the many restaurants. The capital is also linked by tram to neighboring La Laguna, where you can marvel at the colonial architecture and historic churches that line the UNESCO-listed Old Town.
Take in the best of Tenerife’s rugged scenery with a trip to the top of the El Teide volcano, Spain’s highest peak and one of the most iconic attractions of the Canary Islands. Whether you brave the steep hike or hop on the cable car, the views are spectacular, looking down over the surrounding Teide National Park, a UNESCO World heritage Site, and the neighboring Pico Viejo volcano.
And of course, with some of the most popular beaches in Europe, you can’t come to the Canary Islands without adding sun, sea and sand to your itinerary.