Reasons to Visit Tenerife

The largest and most populous island of the seven Canaries is Tenerife, with the climate suitable for tourists throughout the year Tenerife is the most attractive Canary Island. Statistics indicate that around five million tourists visit the golden beaches of Tenerife around the year and obviously this number is astounding!

Tenerife is ranked as one of the most popular tourist destination of all times, but why is Tenerife a must-go destination? Here are 10 tempting reasons to pack your bags and visit Tenerife!

1. Puerto De La Cruz:

If you visit Tenerife your first stop must be the city of Puerto De La Cruz! This city is perfect for you to get rid of your jet-lag and getting used to the surroundings of the islands. From luxurious hotels to friendly locals this city is an essential part of Tenerife.

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2. Ecological Diversity:

The Island of Tenerife has an amazing ecological diversity present in the form of various species of flora and fauna. Who would not want to observe animals and plants that they have never even seen before! There is one type of tree that is worth the mention it is called the Canary Islands Dragon Tree, we can assure you that this tree is unlike anything that you’ve witnessed before and do not forget to take a look at the Giant Tortoise!

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3. Culture and Arts:

You might be thinking that Tenerife’s attractions are limited to nature and it cannot offer something that is related to its culture as it’s just an Island. Well, you’re in for a surprise this island is famous for its involvement and acceptance of various forms of art including paintings, crafts, and even literature! The very island’s culture reflects the amount of diversity present in the form of art that is reflected in Chicharreros!

4. Music:

Music is a popular form of expression among the locals of Tenerife and the best part is that even though there have been notable musicians from Tenerife the local music that is played in the streets is simply spellbinding! The Canarian Timple is a Ukulele type instrument but the sound that this little guitar induces is simply divine!

5. Teide National Park:

Centered on the highest mountain of Spain Teide is the Teide National Park, this park is not only the most beautiful park in the Canary Islands but is also the oldest which tells that this has been a source of attraction for tourists since ages! The wide diversity of flora and fauna present further enhances the attraction and not to forget there’s an actual Volcano in the park!

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6. Playa de Las Teresitas:

Here’s a reason that you just cannot resist as Playa de Las Teresitas is an artificial beach! Believe us Tenerife is not on shortage of splendid beaches but this artificial beach was made by shipping white sand from the Spanish Sahara Desert! Furthermore, it is one of the most popular destinations in the island itself and is thronged by tourists from all over the world as the ocean and nearby mountains give a view that is simply mesmerizing.

7. Orotava Valley:

In the North of Tenerife lies the majestic valley of Orotava, characterized by beauty in the form of spectacular scenery to diverse species living in their habitat this valley is a must-go place. The valley covers up a distance of 10-12 Kilometer and is famous among hikers. Imagine you hiking on one of the most beautiful islands in the world with the background scene of a Volcano!

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8. Basilica of Candelaria:

When we said that this island has everything for everyone we were not joking! Basilica of Candelaria is the first Marian Shrine of the Canary Islands, listed as a cultural monument. Every year on the 14th and 15th of August this shrine is an attraction to pilgrims who come to celebrate the Virgin of Candelaria and it is okay if you are not interested in visiting religious places but this shrine’s architecture and history alone are good enough reasons to visit!

9. Botanical Gardens of Santa Cruz de Tenerife:

Santa Cruz de Tenerife’s major attraction is its Botanic Garden located in the heart of the city. Inaugurated in 1926 this garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens of Spain and is essentially made for the purpose of providing familiarity to the tourists and locals of the wide variety of flora present on the island. Fountains, sculptures, and architectural pieces make this a garden for everyone!

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10. Theatre and Opera:

Now this is something that might sound surprising to a lot of people that there is a well-known theater in the capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz. Teatro Guimerá is the oldest theater in all of the Canary Islands and is well-known among the locals and a major form of attraction for the tourists.  Opera is also popular among the locals as this theater has been a venue for Opera since 1861!

11. Roque de Garachico:

Remember any film that showcased the smallest of the islands? Well, this is your chance to visit an actual small island located 300 meters off the North Coast of Tenerife. You will get the feeling that you are in some sort of an adventure!

reasons to visit terenife

All the reasons mentioned above have one thing in common and that is the amount of diversity the culture of Tenerife represents and the best part is that the people of this Island are friendly and company of them in a park or a theater is an experience that anyone would relish.

Ok, Ok, so that was 11, now you can see why you should pack your bags and head to Tenerife. No matter your background & Preferences, Tenerife has something for you! So what are you waiting for?

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