The best 8 things to do in Tenerife: everything you need to know

Looking forward to your holiday break in Tenerife? Probably you are planning every single detail and you do not want to miss anything. There are so many places to visit, beaches to explore, restaurants to try and roads to drive through. Maybe you are feeling a little bit lost in confusion with all these different options. Do not worry, here you have some guidelines to help you to organize the best holidays that you ever had. Keep reading and find the best things to do in Tenerife. 

Natural wonders: Teide Volcano and the Natural Park

The Mount Teide is the highest point in Spain and the fourth highest volcano in the world, so only because of that it is totally worth a visit. Is it still active? Yes, it is. However experts assure that is pretty much unlikely that any eruption occurs nowadays since it has not shown any volcanic activity for a long time. 

If you are up to it, there are so many things to do there. You can have a walk and go hiking, sleep in a hut, make a tour through the observatory and there is even a cable car to make sure that you do not miss anything from the beautiful Canarian landscape. 

Touch the sky: do paragliding in Tenerife

Are you afraid of heights? Whether you are or not, you should totally try paragliding in Tenerife. It is one of the most incredible experiences you can have when you are on holidays at Canarias, and obviously, one of the best things to do in Tenerife.  Fly like a bird and discover all the secret places that Tenerife hides across its clouds. 

Have a bath at Garachico’s rock pools

Okay, since Tenerife is surrounded by water you may be more attracted to the beaches and the coves. However, the natural pools of Garachico are totally worth it. One of the best things to do in Tenerife for sure! These pools where made by the volcanic lava of the Teide, and even though it is a natural wonder they had adapted it so it is easier for tourists to access to the pools. 

You can have the sensation of being at the ocean with the commodities of a pool. People usually describe it as a magic place to spend the evening and have a nice swim. 

The best water park: Siam Park

If you are travelling with kids or with your friends, you should add the Siam Park to your list of things to do in Tenerife. It is something different to spice up your holidays in Tenerife. Everyone that goes there affirms that it is totally different to the other water parks they had visited and that the environment is very difficult to improve. 

It is made so there is something to do for every single age. There are different zones. For example, there is one with more relaxed attractions or another one meant for those who prefer strong emotions. 

Get lost at Masca’s landscape

The next of our things to do in Tenerife, is visiting Masca town. Masca is at the north-east of Tenerife and it is considered to be one of the most beautiful places to visit in the isle.  It is a little difficult to get there because the roads are not in such good conditions for cars to drive through them, but if you go carefully and pay attention to the other cars that you might find, you will be okay. 

There are different trails that you can follow. From any of them you will be able to appreciate how the ocean and the vegetation play along to offer you one of the best views in the Canary Islands.  Add it to your list of things to do in Tenerife and you will not regret it! 

Anaga Mountains: at the top of the best things to do in Tenerife

We had mentioned Masca’s hiking trails, but if you are a real lover of nature and you enjoy outdoors activities, then going to the Anaga Mountains is one of the best things to do in Tenerife. 

Tourists have also commented that to get to the top of the mountain by car can be a little tricky, the roads are not so well constructed and the slope is pretty steep so you will have to put your car in the first or the second gear while you drive. However, despite the treacherous round trip, you will find one of the most charming places of Tenerife.

The Auditorio de Tenerife: more than just a building

Have you ever heard about Santiago Calatrava? He is a well-known architect from Spain and among his creations you will find The City of Arts and Sience of Valencia, the Alamillo bridge in Sevilla or, in this case, the Auditorio de Tenerife.  His buildings belong to the the late-modern architecture wave and are filled with personality and genuineness. Paying a visit to the Auditorio de Tenerife is one of the most recommended things to do in Tenerife. 

Even if you are not really planning on going to a concert (what, by the way, we strongly recommend), you should at least go there and take a walk around its surroundings. We believe that the contrast it makes with the tranquillity of the sea and the sky is something you should totally check. 

Other places that you could visit in Spain…

Are you making a trip all around Spain? Maybe on your way to Tenerife you would like to spend some time in other cities, or you might be interested in learning more about Spanish culture and travelling is your best solution. We have told you the best things to do in Tenerife, but we think you might be also interested in the rest of Spain. We leave here some of the places we believe you should add to your list.


Catalonia is one of the most beautiful provinces in Spain. There is something about it that makes it very special. Maybe its culture, the food, the natural vibe that surrounds everything… If you did not have it on your list yet, go ahead and find a place to stay in Catalonia to make the best road trip you could ever had. 


We do not know why, but the north of Spain has something special, it is like almost magical. In Galicia you can visit the Santiago´s Cathedral, eat some traditional dishes such as the cocido gallego or the polbo a feira and meet the locals, who will welcome you with open arms. 


Andalucia is like a whole different world from the north of Spain, but it is the perfect place to plan a little road trip or to relax and enjoy life. It does not matter where you go there, every single village or city is beautiful and the people there will treat you as if they had known you all their lives. 

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