Tenerife – the largest island of the Canary archipelago. It is famous for its natural and climatic diversity and a lot of interesting places that are recommended to visit all visitors to the island. The south of the island is drier and sunny, in the north most of the year is humid and warm, and vegetation amazes with its wealth. Also in Tenerife are many man-made monuments and cultural objects, which will be a big mistake to miss. Let’s talk about them in more detail.
Tourist objects of Tenerife
To all who come to Tenerife for the first time, guidebooks and local guides recommend to visit the Las Cañadas del Teide National Reserve, located in the valley of the volcano with the same name.
The height of the Teide volcano is 3,700 meters, which makes it the highest point on the island. The options for visiting and exploring are varied: you can climb to the top on foot and try a full mountain climb, you can book a tour by helicopter and see all the beauty of the surrounding nature from a bird’s eye view, and there are bicycle and horse routes popular with tourists from Europe and Asia.
The Teide volcano is an amazing object also because the surrounding landscape in places resembles the lunar and Martian landscapes. It was thanks to this that George Lucas chose Tenerife to shoot several parts of his cult star saga, and Star Wars fans made Teide a pilgrimage site.
Another famous object on the island is an amusement park called “Loro Park” or a park of parrots. This is a huge zoo in which no animal lives in a cage and conditions are created for all animals, birds and marine inhabitants as close as possible to their natural habitat. Children will be delighted with the Dolphinarium, a show of parrots and magnificent giant turtles, with which you can take pictures and play. Adults will appreciate the huge number of rare animals and endemics that live only in the Canary Islands.