Tenerife is the island of 1.000 experiences, they say. We’ve stopped counting some time ago, as every day reveals something new, always exciting, always different. When we start repeating, we must’ve seen and done it all, but it seems a long way to getting there. On that note, bear in mind that a visit to the North part of the island will show you a totally different sight of Tenerife. While the South is desert-like, striking with its patches of palm trees against the browny, dusty landscape, the North lavishes in green, exotic vegetation, unique flora and shady forests. You can hardly believe these two landscapes coexist on the same island, not to mention it’s a dramatic change from one to another within only 60 km. So, our suggestion is to give the North a chance to reveal itself and amaze you. Whether you decide to stay in one of the many fantastic destinations: the capital, Santa Cruz; the charming Puerto de la Cruz; the colorful Garachico, the breathtaking Masca, or any other secluded village or touristic hive, do dedicate a day to explore the island on foot. A guided tour including Santa Cruz, La Laguna, Anaga, and Taganana will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Canarian culture, discover the landmarks of the capital city and feel its vivid rhythm; get to wander around the narrow, lively streets of a World Heritage site, San Cristóbal de La Laguna; taking you closer to the Anaga mountains, for a visit of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; while your last stop, Taganana, a little hamlet located on the Atlantic coast, will reveal you an authentic side of the island of Tenerife. This is one guided tour to take you beyond the surface of the Tenerife beach holiday.
Since you are already out and about, we would also like to recommend a hiking experience through the Biosphere Reserve of Anaga. Anaga is fascinating. With this guided trail, you will find unique scenery on the Canary Islands, you will witness a live demonstration of the traditional Shepherd’s Leap, a local sport that will leave you speechless, sample some of the local dishes, that is, taste some traditional flavors different from the food in touristic places. A tour to the heart of the Anaga nature park is an amazing experience for both nature lovers and all those who are fascinated by local traditions.
Join this activity with an appetite for sightseeing, energy for a bit of a walk and taste for a mix of urban and nature.