This article contains the top attractions and things to do in Tenerife. We also provide an insight into the history of the island. The orange links further down the page will take you to monthly climate pages, resorts and other attractions.
Tenerife is a beautiful volcanic island and widely accepted as the best Canary Island to visit during winter and spring. The popular Canaries are a grouping of 7 main islands and several smaller islets. These islands lie off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Tenerife is the biggest and most populated of the Canaries with some 900,000 permanent inhabitants.
The volcanic composition of this island is noticeable when visiting the beaches. Black sand is found at the many holiday resorts here. Some of the best tourist resorts in Tenerife include Playa de las Américas for the best nightlife. Costa Adeje for the quieter and the more refined holiday. Los Cristianos for a more traditional Canarian experience. Below is a numbered list of our favourite things to do in Tenerife during your visit.
Some Of The Top Attractions in Tenerife
1) Teide National Par
Mount Teide dominates much of the centre of Tenerife which includes the skyline. It’s also the third biggest volcano in the world if you are measuring Teide from it’s base.
Teide volcano is the main attraction of Teide National Park and indeed, the island of Tenerife itself. The massive crater alone has a width of 10 miles. Standing at 3,718 metres above sea level, Teide is the highest point in Spain. A cable car takes visitors up to the summit of the peak. Here you experience some of the most spectacular vistas in the Atlantic.
When To Go? – February
The atmospheric conditions at the peak are incredible as clouds roll in. This is especially true if you pay a visit around February or March when conditions are quite overcast.
3) Siam Park
Siam Park is a beautiful Thai-themed water kingdom and one of the top attractions in Tenerife. The water rides here are grouped into three categories. Relax, family and also adrenaline to suit all age groups. The main attractions are Siam Beach, Mekong Rapids, Dragon & Tower of Power.
One day tickets are prices at 34 € for Adults and 23 € for Children if you are a visitor and not a resident. Siam Park offer various types of tickets. There are many discounts and exclusive entry to certain areas. Please take a look at their ticket prices to get the latest offers.
When To Go? – April
The water here has heating which makes it ideal for a swim no matter what the outside temperature is. It’s usually hot enough in April and May for a swim in the sea but conditions here are perfect all year round.