1. Punta de Teno – visit Tenerife’s easternmost point for stunning scenery and a fantastic photo opportunity.
2. Masca – take a stroll around the enchanting little hamlet or brave the descent down the gorge to the beautiful virgin beach. Either way, Masca is unmissable!
3. Take a boat or kayak ride along the coastline to witness the majestic cliffs of Los Gigantes up close. Don’t forget your camera.
4. Take a stroll around the charming fishing village of la Caleta and enjoy a delicious lunch from the catch of the day.
5. Watch the sun set with a delicious Pancho Villa cocktail in your hand (made from passion fruit and tequila) at Bahia Beach in Palm Mar. On a clear day, you can see 4 islands at once (Gran Canaria, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma), which is really a sight to behold.
6. Take a stroll along Tenerife’s longest natural beach in El Médano, and, if you’re feeling energetic, climb Montaña Roja at the extreme right of the beach to gain some impressive views along the coastline.
7. Pass above the clouds and visit Cañadas del Teide National Park – the most visited national park in Europe. To come to Tenerife and return home without seeing Teide in all her glory is a heinous crime indeed…
8. Eco-warriors and planet lovers should definitely head to ITER, Tenerife’s renewable energy institute. The visitors’ centre and technological walk are well worth the 25-minute trip. Entrance is free.
9. Bursting with culture and home to some fabulous museums (read: shopping), a trip to the island capital, Santa Cruz, is a must.
10. There’s a very good reason the historic old quarter of La Laguna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – take your camera along and you’ll soon see why.
11. Stop off for a coffee and take in the spectacular views from the Humboldt Lookout Point (Mirador).
12. One of the most visited attractions in Spain – Loro Parque is a great day out for all the family.