Tenerife has many attractions due to its surroundings, we think of beautiful scenery and beautiful beaches. We recommend everyone to experience the fauna and flora of Tenerife. Click on map of Tenerife where the attractions are marked on the map)
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This Basilica, which in Spanish is called Basílica y Real Santuario Mariano de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria or in short form Basílica de la Candelaria, is located a short distance from the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the city of Candelaria. On August 14 and 15 pilgrims pilgrimage here to join Virgin Candelaria, the patron saint of the Canary Islands. The basilica has beautiful paintings on the inside, especially near the altarpiece. This is one of the largest churches in all of Spain, with room for up to 5000 people. Construction of the church was completed in 1959.
El Teide is the highest mountain in Spain and from the parking lot by the mountain you can take a cable lift up to 3550 meters. The price is quite high, rain for about 25 euros per person, but from the top you get fantastic views of the island. And maybe this will be the highest peak you will ever reach too?
At the Carretera at Los Christianos you will find a camel park that is open from about 1000 to 1700 every day. Here you are primarily for a ride on the camel’s back. Fun pastime, but maybe not for those who normally get seasick? There is a free shuttle bus to Camel Park from Los Christianos and Playa de las Americas.
Las Aguilas Jungle Parks
For many, this is the big favorite attraction in Tenerife. Not far from Los Christianos you will find 75,000 square meters of tropical forest with parrots, penguins and eagles. Parque Las Aguilas is open all year round and there are free buses from both Los Cristianos and Playa Las Americas. Address is Carretera, outside Los Christianos.
Loro Parque is a zoo that has nearly 1.5 million visitors in a year. The zoo is located just north of Puerto de la Cruz. Here you will find dolphins, gorillas, tigers and many other rare animals. Daily shows with sea lions and dolphins. Loro Parque is open from 0830 to 1700. Free “train” from Playa Martinez in central Puerto de la Cruz to the zoo.
Submarine safari in Tenerife
You can drive on both Tenerife and Lanzarote. Photo: Alex Lecea (CC license)
Submarine Safaris in Tenerife can be found in San Miguel Marina, just south of the island. Here they established themselves in 2006 after the success of Lanzarote. As in Lanzarote, the Tenerife office is open every day of the week and diving takes place at 1000, 1100, 1200 and 1400. The price is about 400 NOK for one hour.
NB! Remember that bookings made online must be made at least 48 hours before the actual diving is to be completed. The address is Galeria Comerical Aguamarina, Avda. del Atlantico No. 6, San Miguel de Abona.
La Baranda Wine Museum
In Casa Del Vino La Baranda (El Sauzal), in the city of Puerto de la Cruz, anyone who loves wine will find their museum. Here you will find countless varieties of Spanish wines, and you can both taste and buy, while learning more about wine and the production of this drink. Open from 1100 to 2000 (closed Mondays, and closes 1800 Sundays). Free entrance.
Tenerife Anthropological Museum
Take a trip to Carretera Tacoronte, Valle de Guerra (Casa de Carta) to learn about the history and culture of the Canary Islands. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 1000 to 2000. Free admission on Sundays.
Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeológico)
This museum houses an impressive amount of pottery, maps and documents, and objects that tell the history of the Guanche culture. Archaeological Museum can be found on Calle Lomo 9 street in the city of Puerto de la Cruz. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 1000 to 1300 and from 1700 to 2000.
The Pyramids of Guimar
You certainly don’t need to go to Egypt to see pyramids. The Guimar Pyramids have a terrace structure, not unlike the pyramids you may know from Mexico. And naturally, the pyramids of Tenerife are built of lava stone, and without the use of any kind of mortar. Originally, there must have been nine pyramids here. Today, the remains of six pieces, and quite well preserved. Read more and you will see video / photo montage from the area!