Top-10 Tenerife Beaches

Tenerife has over 100+ beaches. Many of them a small and not equipped for the tourists, but main beaches is very comfortable and popular.

1. Las Teresitas
This is most beautiful and popular beach near the capital of the island, Santa Cruz, at the north of the island.

2. Playa Del Duque
Most popular and rich beach at the South of Tenerife.

3. Los Cristianos and Las Vistas
This is two beaches in a most popular touristic city Los Cristianos.

4. Playa de Las Americas, Playa Honda, Playa Troya, Playa del Camison.
This three beaches is near the center of the night life of Tenerife.

5. Playa de Torviscas and Playa Puerto Colon
This is bigger beach at the Costa Adeje at the South of the island, near the hotels, bars and restaurants.

6. Playa del Medano, Playa Grande, Playa de la Tejita and Playa la Jaquita
This beaches in the city El Medano most popular for the wind surfers, because El Medano the most windy place at the South.

7. Abama
Most luxury beach in Abama Resort, builded specially for the guests of the 5 star hotel, but open for all.

8. Playa San Juan and Alcala
This two beaches with still ocean and black sand located near the small touristic cities San Juan and Alcala

9. Playa de los Abrigos
This is local beach with black sand, popular for tourists and local people.

10. Playa Jardin and Playa Martianez
This two beaches in the North side of Tenerife, with black sand, at the city Puerto de la Cruz, most popular touristic destination at the North.

11. Playa de la Arena, Playa Chica and Playa de los Guios
This beaches located at the West side of the island at the city Los Gigantes. Black sand, small waves, ideal for family holidays.

Top 10 must visit places

Tenerife is a unique island in Atlantic ocean, that have a lot of nature places and parks.
Here is a top 10 of most popular tourist destinations in Tenerife:

1. Volcano El Teide
The volcano El Teide is 3718 meters in height and highest point in the Spain.

2. Canyon Masca
Big nature canyon begin from old village Masca till ocean. There is walk way distance 3km by wild nature.

3. Los Gigantes
Western side of the island. There is a place where coast of the island is finished with giant mountains in the ocean. Near small towns Los Gigantes and Puerto de Santiago with marina and port.

4. Icod de los Vinos
Old town of Tenerife with nature park Drago – giant tree.

5. Puerto de la Cruz
Most popular tourist destination at the North of the island. Old autentic architecture, beaches Playa Jardin and Playa Martianez, also artifical lake with ocean water Lago Martianez. A lot of restaurants and great views. Biggest zoo Loro Parque with unique show.

6. Santa Cruz
The capital of Canarias – Santa Cruz and La Laguna, two cities in one. Very big and interest, a lot of touristic places and architecture.

7. Anaga
Big nature park at the North of the island, near to capital Santa Cruz. Mountains, forest and beach. Small towns Bajamar, Punta de Hidalgo, Benijo.

8. Candelaria
There is a old church of black Madonna (Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria)

9. Costa Adeje
Most popular tourist place at the South. Now this is a big city along the shore, consisting of three parts – Los Cristianos, Las Americas and Costa Adeje. A lot of hotels, bars, restaurants and beaches.

10. Siam Park and Siam Mall
Biggest water park Siam Park and shopping center Siam Mall.

Masca

Canyon Masca – the most popular tourist route on the island, after visiting the volcano Teide.
This is a unique nature, beautiful views and an excellent route for hiking. Before the village Masca, where the descent begins in the canyon, you can take a bus. The descent along the gorge takes about 3 hours. Going down to the beach you can get back to the nearest town of Los Gigantes by boat.

Airports

This is two airports at the island Tenerife – at the North and at the South.

South Airport – Tenerife Reina Sofia (TFS), a new airport builded in the south of island relatively recently. The busiest airport in the Canary Islands.

North Airport – Tenerife Los Rodeos (TFN), accepts flights of Norwegian, Ryanair and Binter (local flights by the Canary Islands).
From the North Airport there is a bus to the south. The distance between the airports is about 80 km.

La Laguna

San Cristobal De La Laguna is an old canary town in the north of the island, close to the capital.
Two cities actually became one after the constructed tramway line Santa Cruz – La Laguna.
The unique architecture, preserved since the conquest of the island by the Spaniards.
One of the few cities in Tenerife, which is not located on the beach. On both sides the city is surrounded by high hills.
The city is the largest university of the island – Universidad La Laguna. Here lives and learns youth from different countries of the world. There are large shopping centers Alcampo, IKEA and Decathlon.
Near the city is also located the northern airport of Tenerife – Los Rodeos (TFN).

Interest facts about Tenerife

Tenerife, which is the most …

The island of “eternal spring”, where millions of tourists come every year. And what else is famous for Tenerife and what trace did it leave in history? Why can I add the prefix “most”? The very first in the Canary archipelago, in Spain, in Europe and in the world.

Tenerife – the largest island of the Canary archipelago, an area of ​​2,034.38 km² (2057 km ²), has the longest coastline at 342 km. It is the most densely populated island of Spain – 445 people / km² (according to 2014 data).

The Teide volcano rises to a height of 3,718 meters relative to the ocean level and is the highest point of the Kingdom of Spain, as well as the Atlantic island. The Teide volcano ranks 10th in the list of the world’s highest peaks and 8th in the list of peaks located on the islands (after Mount Fuji (Japan), Mauna Kea (Hawaii, USA)). But if you take into account that Teide is an island volcano and take its height relative to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean (about 7500 meters), then it goes to the third line in the world in height and its volume.

Cueva del Viento (cave of the wind) – the largest volcanic cave in Europe and the fifth in the world. It has three tiers and its length is more than 17 km.

Anaga (Parque Rural de Anaga) The number of endemics in this natural reserve of the island is equal to the number of endemics throughout Europe. Tenerife by the way is the largest island in terms of the number of plant endemics among other islands of the Canary archipelago. In Tenerife, plant endemics are 116. Gran Canaria has about 90 of them, La Palma has 40 species, La Gomera 30, El Hierro, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura have 15 species. Part of the endemic plants grow on all and almost all islands – El Cardón, El Pino Canario, La Palmera. In total, the Canary Islands have about 500 endemic species, including the flora and fauna of the islands and coastal waters of the ocean.

Parque Nacional del Teide National Park is recognized as the most visited national park in Europe and second in the world (after Mount Fuji), and the Nuestra Señora de las Nieves Chapel (located next to the Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide) is the highest Christian church in Spain. In the national park is an observatory, where is the largest telescope in Europe – Gregor.

The first major battle in Tenerife with the island’s aborigines, named La Matanza de Acentejo (“Massacre at Asentejo”), was lost by the Spaniards. Of the 1,900 foot soldiers, 160 horsemen and 600 Guancheans from Gran Canaria, about 2000 people were killed and seriously wounded. This was the largest defeat in the history of the Spanish conquests in the Atlantic, in terms of losses suffered by Spain.

The Faro Punta de Anaga is the current and one of the oldest lighthouses in the Canary Islands (1864). In the same year, Faro Punta de Jandía was commissioned on the island of Fuerteventura. The lighthouse still retains its original Fresnel lens, which was provided by the Paris company Barbier and Fenestre. The lighthouse is located at an altitude of 247 meters above sea level, its light can be seen at a distance of almost 39 kilometers from the coast.
The oldest lighthouse of the Canary Islands, La Farola del Mar (1862), is located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Currently he is not active.

The Masonic Temple of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Templo Masónico de Santa Cruz de Tenerife). The temple is considered the best example of a Masonic temple in Spain, and prior to its occupation the Franco military regime was Spain’s largest masonic center. In the history of the existence of Freemasonry in Spain, only four buildings from 1868 to 1936 were originally designed as Masonic temples, of which only the temple in Tenerife has survived to this day. The Masonic temple in Tenerife is also the last of the surviving in Europe, executed in the Egyptian style.

* Refineryís Santa Cruz de Tenerife refinery (Refinería de Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
belongs to CEPSA. It is the oldest refinery in Spain (it has been operating since 1930) and the largest in the Canary Islands. The plant supplies its products to the islands of the Canary archipelago, as well as to the countries of Africa and South America.

* Air crash at the North Tenerife Airport.
– On Sunday, December 3, 1972 at takeoff crashed Convair CV-990-30A-5 Coronado resulting in the death of 155 people. At the time of the events, it was the largest plane crash in Spain. The airliner started dispersal at 6:45 am, pulled away from the ground
– March 27, 1977 at the airport of Los Rodeos, there was the biggest air crash in the world. On the ground, two Boeing-747 collided and 583 people died. The dispatcher’s commands were misunderstood and a pilot error occurred. It happened as a result of an explosion (terrorist act) in
– On April 25, 1980, there was another plane crash involving Boeing 727-46 of the British airline Dan-Air Services, killing 146 people. This is the largest catastrophe in the history of aviation in the UK. The reason for the disaster was that the commander of the air

* The carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is considered world famous and the second most popular in the world after the carnival, held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the twin city of Rio de Janeiro for the same reason. About one million people take part in it. Carnival in Tenerife is celebrated from the first European settlements and the first written references date back to the end of the XVIII century.

* Siam Park opened its doors to visitors on September 17, 2008 and immediately gained immense popularity among visitors.
The park currently owns the following world records:

– The longest lazy river (taking into account the rise of 8 meters).
– The largest artificial waves in the world (up to 4 meters high).
– The largest number of Thai buildings located in the water park (outside Asia).

* “The greatest treasure of Spain” in the Canary Islands – the black-faced Virgo Candelaria or La Morenita (black-faced virgin). The devotion and worship of the Maiden of Candelaria is ingrained in many countries of South and North America – Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, as well as in other countries. In 1559 the Virgin of Kadelia was named the patroness of the Canary archipelago. On November 13, 1889, the canonical coronation and the recognition of the Virgin of Candelaria were held, as the fifth image of Spain belonging to the Theotokos.

Tenerife in august

Dry, sunny and warm – briefly about the weather in August on the Spanish island Tenerife. In general, during this period, temperature fluctuations are not observed – the weather is stable, hot and sunny. Having a rest at the end of summer in Tenerife is wonderful. The average daily temperature of the August days is marked at 28-29 ° C. Sometimes there are days when the air warms up to 32-33 ° C. But there may be temperature drops, however, they are also not significant, so it will not be necessary to freeze on the resorts of the island.
With the onset of the evening in the resort town of Tenerife comes coolness. This decrease in temperature is not significant, but the absence of sunlight significantly changes the situation. In the evening, you can enjoy a comfortable warmth – this is the kind of air where a person is not hot at all, but still not cold. The temperature in the evening is kept at an average of 20-22 ° C.
Windy weather in August is not uncommon. Summer – a season of winds in these latitudes and the island of Tenerife was no exception. But the cool wind from the ocean does not bother tourists. Often he even makes walks more enjoyable, as it carries a slight coolness on a hot, sunny day.
Rainy days in August are very few. It is believed that the last month of the summer is more humid than the previous month. But this moisture basically appears in the form of a fog, which is observed only in the mornings and very quickly dissipates with the appearance of warm sun rays.
In Tenerife in summer, most tourists come for beach holidays. That’s just to please the very warm water of the Atlantic Ocean is unlikely to be able. In August, the water warms up to 24 ° C. And this is considered a very good indicator for ocean waters. Bathe in such water is not too comfortable, but it is quite possible for adults and children. Moreover, staying in the hot sun quickly causes a desire to refresh yourself in cool water.
The northern part of tourists does not enjoy such great popularity, but it is loved by surfers and travelers who come to admire the natural beauties. The thing is that in the south of the island in summer it is very warm, arid and not comfortable for everyone. Here everything is thought out for a beach holiday, as well as for evening entertainment. However, as in any other resort regions. But the north in the summer attracts attention with its natural beauty. Due to the fact that it is cooler and higher humidity, the nature in this part of Tenerife is admired with its natural colors and exquisite pomp. To look at such beauty is necessary. So even if you come to Tenerife to simply soak up the hot sun and relax on a deckchair by the ocean’s edge, find at least one day to travel to the island’s natural parks. And do not forget to go to the Teide volcano – after all, it is the main attraction of the island. Of course, in summer the weather does not allow for long walks in the open sun. But the excursion program is thought out in such a way that staying in the open sun is minimized. Although, this is not a reason to forget sunglasses and a hat.
August in Tenerife will give a lot of new impressions, positive emotions and will allow you to purchase a luxurious even tan. Fruits in August are almost all the same as in July, only in August the beginning of the grape season. Local varieties are sweet, with a thick juice. If the hotel you do not see such grapes on the table, you can always buy it in the local market or in the villages from the owners of the gardens.