There are many things to do in Tenerife other than just sun and Sangria, it’s actually a great place for the adventurer as well – for me this is the perfect match.
I like the days relaxing on the beach with a drink just as much as going exploring, which is what makes Tenerife such a great destination.
Tenerife is a pretty small island in Spain, so it’s easy to get around and see everything in a shorter period of time.
However, the island itself is far from short of things to do – there are flights to Tenerife every day, and you can actually get away with living there on a pretty low budget.
You will find some great hostels all around the island and the food and drink expenses aren’t too bad either (about 3-5€ for a beer or drink and there are also some cheap restaurants and take aways with prices from 5 €).
Things To Do In Tenerife:
1. Horse back riding
To do this you don’t have to be experienced, they offer rides for beginners as well.
It’s a great way to see the beautiful nature, and what could possibly beat running along the beach on a horse?!
2. Climb a volcano
The entire island is actually one whole volcano, and is the third largest volcanic ocean island in the world.
One of the many popular things to do in Tenerife is to get on top of the island by climbing Mount Teide.
The view from the top is incredible, with a good aerial view of the UNESCO park, countryside, coast, sea and the other islands.
You can choose to either trek or take the cable car up. For those who want the more genuine experience the trek is the best option, which takes about 3 hours.
If you just want to get up there and enjoy the view, the cable car will take you there in 8 minutes.
Tenerife isn’t as famous as many other places for diving, but it’s actually a pretty good place to dive.
There is a large variety of fishes, there are green turtles to swim with (they actually come to you when they see the bubbles and lets you rub them), ship wrecks and corals.
4. Black beaches
Everyone has been to a nice white sand beach, but how often do you get the chance to visit a black one?
Head out to some “dark secrets” and enjoy sthe locals’ hot spots.
The three black sand beaches of Playa Bollullo, Pozo and los Patos are popular sunspots with locals, but often overlooked by visitors.
Tucked into the cliffs, they’re virtually hidden from view from north Tenerife’s main tourist resort at Puerto de la Cruz, even if it’s only half an hour away (through banana plantations).
Most people stay on Bollullo, a half moon shaped black sand beach with a small nice beach bar.
Then there is Pozo and Los Patos, smaller beaches that are great for surfing, but also popular among those wanting some nudist sunbathing.
5 Explore the Small Villages
The touris towns of Tenerife are nice, but to really make the most of all the things to do in Tenerife, make that extra effort to take a day trip out to the more rural areas, and smaller villages of the island. Hire a moped, car or motorbike for the day and explore!
One tip is to visit a village called El Tanque. It’s located in the green countryside of the northwest of Tenerife, and is situated in the mountains above the cliffs of La Culata.
If you are looking for a truly rural flavour of the island, this is it.
Well – you there go, 5 great things to do in Tenerife – have you been there? what else would you recommend?