Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Archipelago. Like its brethren, Tenerife was formed by fierce volcanic activity. Its landscape remains dotted with volcanic cones and areas of intense geothermal activity. Towering over the island is Mt Teide, an extinct volcano that, at 12,200 feet above sea level, is the highest peak in Spanish territory. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the island's capital and your port of call.

Tenerife's north shore is separated from the south by rugged mountains, creating a rain shadow. The majority of the islands most recent resorts are found in the sere and parched south shore.

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Points of Interest

  • Las Canadas National Park
  • Puerto de la Cruz
  • Taganana & Anaga Mtns/Wine Tasting
  • La Laguna
  • Pyramids of Guimar
  • Loro Parque
  • Botanical Orchid Garden
  • La Orotava

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  • Las Canadas National Park

    Declared a national park in 1954, Las Canadas is dominated by an enormous volcanic crater. Dormant since 1909, the crater is over 29 miles in circumference. Mt Teide, Spain's highest peak, rises some 12,300 feet from the crater floor.

  • Puerto de la Cruz

    This seaside town has been Tenerife's premier resort since the turn of the 19th century. Visit the Orchid Garden, founded in 1774, and enjoy free time to browse the shops, relax in a café, or stroll the seaside promenade.

  • Taganana & Anaga Mtns/Wine Tasting

    This village in Tenerife's interior is famed for its vineyards, its goat milk and its cheeses. During your visit, enjoy a wine and cheese tasting at a local restaurant.

  • La Laguna

    The island's old capital is a city of graceful colonial houses and convents dating from the 17th and 18th Centuries. La Laguna is the cultural and religious capital of Tenerife.

  • Pyramids of Guimar

    Visit the step pyramids of the Guimar Valley. Tour the site, visit the museum, and view an audio-visual presentation.

  • Loro Parque

    Loro Parque, or Parrot Park is a zoo located on the outskirts of Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife, Spain.

  • Botanical Orchid Garden

    Visit the largest collection of orchids in Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz's oldest Dragon Tree. Relax in this peaceful orchid garden.

  • La Orotava

    La Orotava is a municipality of Spain, located on the north coast of Tenerife. The streets of the old town are lined with Renaissance mansions and dotted with architectural treasures.

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A Walk through Santa Cruz

3.5 hours | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | T C I - 3 8 0

Stroll through Santa Cruz on an entertaining and immersive guided tour. See some of the capital's hidden gems, as well as its most popular spots. Picture-worthy sights include the 15th century Concepción Church, lively Noria Street, lovely Weyler Street and much more.

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Puerto de la Cruz on Your Own

4.5 hours | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | T C I - 1 8 0
  • Puerto de la Cruz

Discover the charming town of Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife's premier resort, at your own pace. Browse the shops, stroll the seaside promenade, indulge your sweet tooth with a Canarian donut called a churro, or take in one of the many attractions that make this pleasant paradise so inviting.

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Las Teresitas Beach

3.75 hours | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | T C I - 9 9 0

Explore Las Teresitas Beach, Tenerife's idyllic man-made resort near Santa Cruz. Soak up the sun, go swimming or enjoy sightseeing in the neighboring town of San Andrés. Whatever you decide to do is up to you. Gear up or wind down at your own pace; the time is yours.

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Playa de las Americas On Your Own

8 hours | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | T C I - 1 9 0

Get ready to play the day away in the resort town of Playa de las Americas. Renowned for its 24-hour festivities, it's one of Europe's most popular vacation spots. From live music venues and shops to golden beaches and warm calm waters, it's yours to explore at your leisure.

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Panoramic Las Canadas National Park

4.5 hours | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | T C I - 2 0 5
  • Las Canadas National Park

Violent volcanic activity formed the Canaries. Visit Tenerife's Las Canadas National Park, home to both a giant caldera and Spain's highest peak.

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Basilica de Candelaria & Guimar Pyramids

4 hours | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | T C I - 2 1 5
  • Pyramids of Guimar

Take in Santa Cruz City's principal sights on a narrated panoramic drive along the avenue of Las Ramblas. Then visit the famous Pyramids at Guimar. Adventurer Thor Heyerdahl believed these formations proved a cultural link between ancient Egypt and the New World.

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La Laguna & Taganana

4.5 hours | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | T C I - 3 1 0
  • Taganana & Anaga Mtns/Wine Tasting
  • La Laguna

Travel to the interior of Tenerife on a panoramic drive through the rugged Anaga Mountains. Visit the village of Taganana and sample the famous local wines and cheeses. Tour the old colonial capital of La Laguna, the cultural and religious capital of Tenerife.

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Puerto de la Cruz & Orotava Valley

4 hours | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | T C I - 2 1 0
  • Puerto de la Cruz
  • Botanical Orchid Garden
  • La Orotava

Get ready for an exciting half-day journey visiting Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife's premier resort. Travel the length of the Orotava Valley and the garden of Tenerife on a panoramic tour of the island's northern coast.

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Whale Watching by Catamaran

5 hours | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | T C I - 5 0 5

Cruise the waters off Tenerife in a catamaran as your search for whales and dolphins. The island waters are home to bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales while sperm and finback whales are seasonal visitors. Enjoy refreshments and take a refreshing dip in the sea.

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Best of Tenerife

8 hours | Santa Cruz De Tenerife | T C I - 1 0 0
  • Puerto de la Cruz
  • La Orotava
  • Las Canadas National Park
  • Botanical Orchid Garden

Explore the island on a tour that travels from the dramatic moonscape of Las Canadas National Park to the lush fields of the Orotava Valley. Enjoy lunch in Puerto de la Cruz, the island's premier seaside resort.

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