In Tenerife it is impossible not to do anything. Take notes and discover what to do during your holidays in Tenerife with Route Active Hotel.
Many of the tourists who visit this wonderful Canarian island come thinking of only one thing: beach and sun. But there is much more to see in Tenerife. In this article Route Active Hotel has selected for you the best 10 reasons why you need a holiday in Tenerife. If you are passionate about active tourism and you are one of those travelers who are terrified of lying around all day. Don’t waste your holidays on Tenerife and come and enjoy them with us in all their fullness.
#1. Visit the National Park of El Teide
Coming to Tenerife and not stepping on Teide is a sin… So bring your walking boots and get close to one of the best icons of Tenerife. Located in the centre of the island, El Teide Natural Park is the jewel in Tenerife’s crown. And it’s no wonder because El Teide is the third highest active volcano in the world and the highest peak in Spain at 3715 metres. But remember that to reach the top of the crater you need a permit and to be fit, although there is a cable car that takes you to the crater, the last stretch has to be done on foot. It is worth saying that you do not have to climb to the top to fall in love with the uniqueness of the Teide. Get close to the base and enjoy its profile and the lava sculptures that dot the landscape. You will feel like you are on another planet.
#2. Observe the stars from Izaña
The visibility conditions are so extraordinary in the Canary Islands that the most important astronomical observatory in the northern hemisphere is located there. The quality of the sky from here is so incredible that you will do well to direct your eyes towards the sky as soon as it gets dark. The sunsets give way to a blanket of stars that will delight anyone. The sky becomes a spectacle of colours and textures like you have never seen before.
#3. Walk the trails of Anaga
If you like hiking, the north of the island is one of the best places to visit in Tenerife. Enjoy the rugged beauty of the landscape as you venture into the island’s massifs and valleys. Walk the trails that will lead you to coves of fine, shiny black sand. The Anaga area was formed by a volcanic eruption about 7 or 9 million years ago, making it the oldest part of Tenerife. Perhaps that’s why its forests hold some mystery. They say that in the Bailadero, a part of the massif, witches meet to practice magic. For these (and many other reasons), it is one of the things you should see in Tenerife.
#4. Swimming with turtles in Armeñime
Do you like the sea and marine life? Then don’t leave without knowing what the south of the island hides, one of the essential things to see in Tenerife. Go to the Puertito de Adeje. There you will find a micro marine reserve where green turtles, sea horses, harlequin crabs and other species swim freely. The dive is not very deep, about 10 meters, but the aquatic life is frantic. Take advantage of the opportunity to snorkel and remember that the turtles don’t care if you dive or swim – whatever you do, they’re sure to show up!
#5. Step on El Socorro Beach
Although we have said that with this article we want to break certain clichés associated with Tenerife, we can not fail to highlight this spectacular beach. Like much of the sands of Tenerife, its sand is black and shiny, the result of its volcanic origin. El Socorro beach will make you fall in love with its beauty and tranquility, it is very close to Route Active Hotel and access is very easy… That is probably why it is one of the best beaches in Tenerife. If you are passionate about surfing, you know where to come!
#6. Enjoy the gastronomy of Tenerife
Are you a gastronomy lover? What do you have to do to enjoy the best dishes in Tenerife? One of the greatest pleasures we will find on any trip is to eat and dine. If you are a lover of good food, Tenerife will not disappoint you.
Beginning with the mythical papas arrugadas, accompanied by the tasty mojo verde or mojo picón, and continuing with stewed octopus, gofio or fish par excellence: the old sancochada. You will also be able to taste fantastic Canarian cheeses and wines.
#7. Practice surfing
The unbeatable climate of this island makes it one of the best places to visit in Tenerife and learn water sports on a board all year round. The northern zone is the best for the practice of surfing without wind. Windsurfers and kite lovers have beaches in almost all the south of the island, highlighting the beach of El Médano.
#8. Take a look at the cliffs of Los Gigantes
At one time these cliffs were known by the locals or Guanches as the Wall of Hell. That’s how creepy the impression you get if you lean out of the sill of the stone wall, a wall that rises about 500 meters from the ground. Like almost everything on this island, the Giants are the result of volcanic activity. Yes, seeing them from the edge is impressive, but the best way to see the cliffs in all their fullness is from the sea in one of the boats that will take you to their rocky slopes. As if that were not enough, in this part of Tenerife you can watch whales and also take a bath in one of the hidden coves that this enormous stone wall hides.
#9. Visit the marine fauna
Puerto de Los Cristianos is the starting point for unforgettable boat trips along the coast of this municipality. The sea routes take you to the interior of the Atlantic Ocean, a magical place that reflects the fascinating marine smell of the trade winds. You will be amazed when you see the myriad of dolphins and flying fish that will witness your passage through the seas of Tenerife.
#10. Relax in the natural spa that Tenerife is
When you are on the beach in Tenerife let the heat of the black sand pass through the towel and relax your muscles. Take a dip and scream with joy when a wave gives you a refreshing roll. Close your eyes, let the iodine penetrate all the pores of your skin while the waves of the Atlantic Ocean rock you. Another option is to swim in a natural pool improvised between rocks or lie down in the water, letting the liquid element lull you. Enjoy what it is like to have a beach all to yourself. Take a nap under a pine tree and fill your lungs with its unmistakable fragrance. Take your time before the abysmal immensity of a crater or a deep ravine and keep every detail of the landscape in your memories. Your trip to Tenerife will be unforgettable.
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