Perhaps the most picturesque of the Canary Islands, off the African coast, is Tenerife – famous for its bustling Playa de las Américas beach, adrenaline-pumping Siam Park waterpark and year-round sunshine. Here’s our guide to the top 10 unmissable things to do on the island.
See Los Gigantes Cliffs
On the west coast of the island are the Los Gigantes. These giant cliff formations stretch to a height of 800m (2,624ft). The rocky cliffs are an incredible and inspiring view for visitors, whereas the surrounding area offer views of gold shimmering sand and aquamarine waters.
The Museum of Nature and Man
The Museum of Nature and Man in Santa Cruz de Tenerife contains many important artefacts related to the history of the Canary Islands as well as from around the world. It has a large collection of native tools and carvings, and is a world reference in regard to preservation of mummies. The conservation work done by the museum has paid off; visitors have a unique chance to discover the largest existing collection of the Guanche aboriginal culture of Tenerife, before the arrival of the first European conquerors.
Watch a Live Show at Pirámide de Arona
The Malizia Show at Pirámide de Arona is a great live performance that captivates the attention of both adults and children. The Malizia Show presents a blend of traditional Hispanic cultures, and offers a mixture of flamenco opera and dance performance. You do not need to speak Spanish in order to enjoy the show. The visual interpretation of the storyline is easily followed on the stage thanks to the hard work and skilled passion of artists.
Tenerife Auditorium Adan Martin
The Tenerife Auditorium, created in an avant-garde architectural style, frequently hosts talks, exhibitions and music events that attract diverse crowds. Many people have come up with interpretations regarding the shape of the auditorium: some say it resembles an old Spanish helmet. The first level has a large open space with a terrace restaurant, ticket offices and restrooms. Enjoy the great view from the terrace and be sure to have a camera at hand.