Tenerife Travel Guide: Top 10 Things To Do (4K)
I have put together this Tenerife Travel Guide to share my experience of the island and hopefully give an insight into the many different excursions and day trips you can do, as well as some of the less touristy spots too.
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This Tenerife top 10 travel guide includes: Teide National Park, Siam Park, whale and dolphin watching, Tenerife beaches, Icod, Masca, Santa Cruz, Spanish fiestas and more.
In my experience, people come to Tenerife for the sunshine and sometimes don't leave their all inclusive resort which is a huge shame as Tenerife has so much to offer. Hopefully my Tenerife Top 10 may persuade you to explore further if you're planning a trip to Tenerife.
Tenerife is part of the Canary Islands and my family have been taking their holiday here for over 30 years. Tenerife and the Canary Islands hold a special place in my heart and I want to share with you why.
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On the video you can see the 10 best and most popular tourist attractions in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). Interesting and beautiful places to see and visit and the most attractive places for active spending on your vacation on this beautiful island (excluding beaches):
1. Siam Park (Costa Adeje),
2. Loro Park/ Loro Parque (Puerto de La Cruz),
3. Teide National Park and volcano/ Parque Nacional y volcán del Teide,
4. Masca (Gorge and scenic road)/ Masca (Garganta y camino panorámico),
5. Lago Martiánez (Puerto de La Cruz),
6. Natural pools El Caletón (Garachico)/ Piscinas naturales El Caletón (Garachico),
7. Cliffs of The Giants (Los Gigantes)/ Acantilados de Los Gigantes (Los Gigantes),
8. Costa Adeje,
9. Montaña Amarilla (Costa del Silencio),
10. Candelaria and Basilica of Our Lady/ Candelaria y Basílica de Nuestra Señora.
If you are interested in beaches, then the top 10 and most popular tourist beaches can be seen on the video - Top 10 best beaches in Tenerife | 4K:
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Canary Islands Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, just off Morocco in North Africa. Formed by volcanic eruptions and shaped by hot desert winds, they are comprised of 7 main islands.
When powerful seismic forces lifted these islands out of the ocean millions of years ago, they sculpted landscapes of unimaginable beauty. So spectacular are the Canary Islands that for centuries, it was believed that this archipelago formed the peaks of the legendary lost city of Atlantis.
Today, the Canary Islands are a magnet for sun seekers, beachcombers and adventurers from all over the world.
With, 160 miles of coastline, 150 beaches and a climate that feels like it is always spring, the island of Fuerteventura is a perfect place to slow down and relax.
A short ferry ride to the west of Fuerteventura is Gran Canaria - a place of ever changing climates and vistas.
This island abounds with otherworldly landscapes that have been inspiring visitors for centuries. Take a hike to Pilancones Natural Park. The spectacular plateaus and cool ravines in this area are around 12 million years old.
Tenerife, is the largest and busiest of the Canary Islands, receiving around 5 million visitors a year.
Or, choose to visit Lanzarote is the Canaries’ easternmost island and is sometimes called the “Island of 100 Volcanoes.”
Be humbled by Mother Nature’s destructive power on a tour of Timanfaya National Park. This region suffered a series of devastating eruptions in the 1700s and has remained largely unchanged ever since.
No matter which of these magnificent islands you choose, as the sun’s molten rays merge the ocean with the earth, you’ll realise this is a place where Mother Nature and history collide.
The mythical city of Atlantis may be a story, lost in the mists of time, but the Canary Islands are only a plane ride away. Whether you are searching for dramatic adventures or a sun-soaked vacation, this archipelago is alive with a powerful magic all its own.
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10 Things NOT To Do in The Canary Islands
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10 Things NOT to Do in the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands, see nine million tourists annually. Before you can enjoy the gorgeous oasis and beautiful mountains of this archipelago of islands, here are 10 things NOT to do during your trip.
1. Don’t Purchase Electronics
If you find yourself in dire need of a new electronic, the islands aren’t the best place to make a purchase. Some electronics shops sell bootleg products, or they try to pass off second-hand items as brand new.
2. Don’t Agree to a Timeshare
They have a selling tactic that includes a scratch-off ticket, and you will always be a winner! These offers will push you to redeem your prize at a local hotel. Then, you’ll be scammed into signing a dishonest timeshare contract with a hefty fee.
3. Don’t Ignore the Beach Signs
The red flag means no swimming. Even if the water looks calm. When the yellow and green flags are waving, it’s best to stick to the patrolled areas. Also, be cautious of jellyfish in the springtime. Avoid swimming and walking around with your shoes off.
4. Don’t Visit Cruz de Tejeda
If you’re looking for sweeping views of the mountains and beaches, skip out this area entirely. Since it’s just 5,000-feet above sea level, there isn’t much of a view. Instead, head out to Mirador del Barranco del Carmen, La Palma to see stunning views of the rugged coastline.
5. Don’t Get a Late Start to See El Teide
If seeing Tenerife’s legendary volcano, El Teide, is on your to-do list, make sure you head out early in the morning. To avoid the crowd, try to arrive by 9 a.m. the latest.
6. Don’t Confuse a Pickpocketer for Someone In Need
Gran Canaria is a relatively low-crime area, but a common tactic is for pickpocketers to pose as beggars. They will get really close to their victim and quickly reach into their pockets to snatch their money and possessions.
7. Don’t Fall for the Puerto de la Cruz Scam
You’ll notice a lot of the locals walking around with pet monkeys, snakes, and parrots. They’ll sometimes place the animals on a child’s shoulders and allow the parents’ to take a photo. After the picture is taken, they’ll demand an insane amount of money.
8. Don’t Go to the Tenerife Beaches
If you want golden sand to wiggle your toes in, the beach in Tenerife shouldn’t be on your list. Since it’s the site of a volcano, most of the beaches are full of black sand that will scorch your feet! For a real sandy beach, head to Los Cristianos instead.
9. Don’t Take the Train Ride In Corralejo
They promise to take you on a tour. After boarding, you’ll realize the tour simply consists of a quick trip around Corralejo’s back streets, and travelers have complained that the tour guides aren’t very knowledgeable.
10. Don’t Accept “Free” Food
Vendors selling slices of pineapple will allow you to “try” a slice – only to demand you pay them up to eight Euro per piece! Just remember, nothing is free. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
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A Quick Tour of some of Lanzarote's Tourist Attractions
Places visited include Jameos del Agua, an aloe vera plantation, Teguise, Timanfya National Park including Fire Mountain, Lagomar (Omar Sharif's house), El Golfo and Los Hervideros. There are more attractions on a further video at
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2:13 #7 - Puerto de Mogan
2:46 #6 - Palmitos Park
3:50 #5 - Jeep Safari Gran Canaria Mountains
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5:09 #3 - Playa del Ingles
5:43 #2 - Playa de Amadores
6:12 #1 - Puerto Rico
Gran Canaria meaning Great [Island] of Dogs), is the second most populous of the Canary Islands, an archipelago off the Atlantic coast of Northwest Africa which is part of Spain. As of 2018 the island had a population of 846,717 that constitutes approximately 40% of the population of the archipelago. Located in the Atlantic Ocean about 150 kilometres (93 mi) off the northwestern coast of Africa and about 1,350 km (840 mi) from Europe. With an area of 1,560 km2 (602 sq. mi) and an altitude of 1,956 m (6,417 ft) at the Pico de las Nieves, Gran Canaria is the third largest island of the archipelago in both area and altitude. Gran Canaria is also the third most populated island in Spain after Tenerife and Mallorca.
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☀️ 5 Hidden Gems - Things To Do in TENERIFE ☀️ | Travel better with Holiday Extras
Tenerife has a strong reputation for 18-30s holidays but, do you know what, there's just SO MUCH MORE to the island than just that! :D
It has underground caves, an enchanted forest, a wonderfully diverse culture of food and towns that aren't just lit up by neon bar signs - who'd have thunk it??
Watch our video to find out what we consider to be the top 5 'hidden gems' of Tenerife and, instead of just lolling on a beach with a sore head, take a day (or even two!) to see what else the UK's most popular holiday destination has to offer.
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We headed away from the resort and tried some of the authentic Canarian food, like Papas Arrugadas. Or, in English, wrinkled, boiled and salted potatoes.
So, the Mojo sauce is kind of different wherever you go. It tends to be like a family recipe so it goes down throughout the generations, so I think throughout the island you’ll tend to find different versions of it. Mmm. Is it spicy? I really like it. Ok. It’s very spicy. Very spicy? Okay. Maybe you start with the other one. Yeah, I’ll start…
Next up we’re talking about the lava caves - Cueva del Viento. The only way you can get into these caves is via a special tour. Yeah, so they’ll give you all of your equipment like your torches, your hard helmets and even these really stylish cotton hats. We recommend that you wear them immediately! As soon as you set your eyes on them. Get them on your heads. And keep them on for the whole day. You look awesome!
The guide starts by showing us around the local area, seeing all the local flora and fauna. It’s really interesting! Then he took us down into the lava tubes themselves, gave us some info on the history of them, how they were formed, the geology, the wildlife. The troglobytes… She loves that word. Anyway, here is some clips of us on the tour.
So, here you can see two big blocks. Up here you can see how the ceiling is made with layers. And, we can see the brown colour, iron, inside. And in other places you would see the ceiling with a white colour, silica.
And from the underworld to another world…ly landscape. Teide National Park, which looks like you could be on Mars. I see what you did there. Clever, I’m impressed. Thanks.
It’s in the centre of the island and the mountain, or volcano, that the National Park is named after, Mount Teide, is what formed Tenerife millions of years ago. It’s stunning scenery, it looks almost like the moon or Mars, and this landscape has actually been used for film sets as well, which is pretty cool.
There are these giant boulders that are huge and yet light enough that even the likes of Sian-Amy could get them above her head [Pure muscle!], near enough. Beautiful rock formations that look especially beautiful as the sun’s about to set. Which leads me perfectly onto night time in the National Park.
Now, because of the restrictions on light pollution and the altitude, you’ll have an amazing view of the night sky, which is great for star-gazing. You can do what we did and download an app to help you identify the constellations, or if you need a helping hand, you can also book yourself onto a tour.
Whatever you do, just remember to bring a coat because it’s freezing!
Our next hidden gem is the Mercedes Forest, in the Anaga Mountains. When you think of Tenerife, you think of sun, sea and sand but Mercedes Forest is well pretty much the opposite of that. It’s lush and green and beautiful. It’s in the north of the island with that subtropical climate and it’s the oldest part of the island, formed between 10 to 15 million years ago.
Sticking to the north of the island, we have Santa Cruz, the capital of Tenerife. I did this… The capital of Tenerife. Well, I did like a small version, I was like, I did like a half version, like binoculars. The capital of Tenerife.
Yeah, like the Auditorium. Right. There’s a beautiful theatre, a park in the centre that is this central oasis of green and calm. Oo, and don’t forget that main square as well, the Plaza. Right. Just make sure you bring your Spanish phrasebook with you because not much English is spoken here.