What to do, Where to eat, What to see and What you can not miss in Tenerife
The Canary Islands, as they are there “we will go see them” and when we finally go there on a trip, we think “but why have I not come here before if this is a wonder!?”. Things of life and the exoticism of crossing the puddle in search of distant paradises. Here we go, heading to Tenerife, the Island of eternal spring.
What to see in Tenerife in 3 days
Climb to Teide National Park
While in Tenerife you have to climb the highest volcano in Spain, Teide, at 3,718 meters of altitude. El Teide is also the most famous volcano in Spain but not the only one, did you know that Tenerife has more than 320 volcanoes? To get to Teide you can get on bus 348 from Puerto de la Cruz or by car. Remember that you will go from being at sea level to climb to 3,555m in the upper station so that altitude sickness can affect you.
Kayak in the Giants
You will feel tiny, but it is certainly a great experience paddling with kayaking and standing at the foot of that great wall of volcanic lava. Walls whose height at some points reaches 600 meters of altitude. A super Wow !! The company with which I did the activity is Teno Active, which is also from Wow!
Visit the Cave of the Wind
This is one of the largest volcanic caves in the world. It is a labyrinthine cave in which the hand of man is barely noticeable. It is visited in small groups and in almost gloom to alter it as little as possible. In the Cave of the Wind , what was once a liquid and scorching lava, today is a rugged carpet through which you will discover the forms that lava has left when it solidifies. The moment of the visit when you turn off the light on your front and remain silent inside the cave is pure energy.
Spend a day in La Laguna
Walking through the streets of this World Heritage city is like doing it through Cartagena de Indias or some other city in Latin America. Not surprisingly, La Laguna served as a model for the settlers to build their cities in the “New World”. The Lagoon was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 because it is the only example of a colonial city that is not walled. The colors of its streets and the life of its streets will catch you.
Make the Path of the Path of the senses
There are three routes that immerse you in the forest, in which along the way activities are proposed for smell, touch and sight. Touch such element, smell certain plant, etc. A route that you can do on your own and that will not leave you indifferent. In this link there is more information.
Stroll through Santa Cruz
In Santa Cruz de Tenerife it is worth walking through the streets of downtown visiting the historic buildings. A place that I really liked was the Municipal Market Our Lady of Africa, walking through the stalls and seeing the decoration of the tiles with the typical Canarian costumes. In addition, being in the surroundings of the immense Auditorium work of Calatrava is impressive.
Recommendations to visit Tenerife
Traveling to Tenerife is to do it to the island of happiness, travel to the warmth and the land of good food. However, when you start thinking about what clothes to wear to Tenerife, don’t be blinded by the tropical climate and its beaches. Remember that if you are going to climb the Teide National Park, it is cool or cold directly above, depending on the time you go. So he wears warm clothes, boots, sunscreen and sunglasses.
To make your life easier, you better get familiar with certain terms, which you will hear on the island every so often. Look for the bus stop not the bus stop ; in the Canary Islands there is no excessive heat there is calufo ; if something surprises you, for better or worse, for example: “oysters, how windy!” in the Canary Islands will sound like “ñohh, what wind is it!” and potatoes are potatoes , wrinkled potatoes are not wrinkled arru Oh, and not the Canaries don’t say that very well.
Tenerife: where to eat well and cheaply
The best place to go to Tenerife to eat rich, cheap and above all, local food is a Guachinche. Here you will swell to traditional Tenerife dishes such as wrinkled potatoes with mojo, roasted cheese, fiesta meat, chickpeas or almogrote. Come on just thinking about it I start to salivate?
If you are wondering what a guachinche is, I will tell you that today they are restaurants that offer traditional homemade food and vintage wine. Formerly they were the homes of farmers and ranchers where they sold their products directly.
The guachinches that I recommend you to try, because I did it first hand, are Bodegón Viana in La Laguna
When to go to Tenerife
Tenerife is worth visiting at any time of the year. You will always find better weather than on the Peninsula and there are more and more airlines that fly to Tenerife: Iberia or Norwegian are two good examples.
In theory, the island’s high season is from November to March, although if Holy Week falls in April that will also be the high season month and the summer season I imagine the same. Therefore, September and October can be a very good option to go. My recommendation is to look for a cheap flight , a suitable accommodation and heading to Tenerife!