Weekend in Tenerife


Discover the island in three wonderful days, where you will not lack adventure, beaches, trails, charming towns and of course a visit to Teide.

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Lago Martiánez


The pride of the island

  • Lago Martiánez is located between the Martiánez and the Jardín beaches, another step that you cannot miss on your tour of this area.


  • At night the complex is only open to access its outstanding restaurants and the city's casino on the main island, a great recommendation.


  • Inside you find all the comforts, sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, changing rooms, you don't need to bring anything.


  • This work from the 70s is one of the most admired examples of the transformation of a coastline, the artist César Manrique has managed to make a true work adapted to traditional Canarian architecture and complemented with plant elements of native flora and original sculptures.


  • Accompanied by the best views of the sea and Mount Teide, the complex is made up of a large artificial lake of seawater that is filled by pipes of ocean water.


  • You will be surrounded by emerald water pools, gardens, terraces and restaurants.


  • It is a perfect leisure space for all ages. It has four swimming pools for adults and another three adapted for children, all surrounded by areas for sunbathing.


  • We start our weekend on the island in this place where there is no local who does not brag about it. The work of Lago Martiánez is, without a doubt, an emblem of the island and very precious indeed.


  • The single ticket price is € 5.50 for adults and € 2.50 for children (up to 10 years old).


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., during the summer, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the rest of the year.


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Museo de Artesanía Iberoamericana de Tenerife


Rich historical compilation

  • We recommend paying special attention to the details that your building presents.


  • The museum makes Latin American crafts known, creating a large permanent exhibition of both current and missing items, with a great focus on Canarian crafts.


  • It has ten rooms dedicated to permanent and temporary exhibitions that present numerous pieces that have been acquired over the years. It has collections of popular art from America and the Philippines, the Regional Design Awards for Canarian Crafts, popular musical instruments from Spain and America, and popular Spanish pottery.


  • We begin to get to know Orotava, a prominent city, in this interesting museum that will allow us to discover Latin America from different eyes.


  • General admission € 2.


  • 922.32.81.60


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sunday closed.


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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción


The best example of Baroque in the Canary Islands

  • There are many details to take into account in this church, starting from its impressive dome, which you cannot stop looking at.


  • Two canvases by Juan de Miranda stand out in the interior accompanied by other anonymous works that give the temple the ideal decoration.


  • It is the best example of Baroque in the Canary Islands. Rebuilt in 1768, after the volcano erupted, this spectacular church stands out in the Canarian architectural world for its imposing dome, a replica of the dome of the Florence Cathedral (Italy).


  • The majestic temple has in its interior numerous small chapels, stone columns that stand out for their white color, as well as the golden altar that is presented as one of the wonders of this building and is a National Historic-Artistic Monument.


  • Masses take place every day at 7:30 p.m.


  • It also has an important musical archive and an organ built in London in 1862.


  • We now come to this outstanding church, which is imposing with its wonderful dome, being an icon of the island.


  • Free


  • 922 326 924


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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La Casa de los Balcones


It is the most named house in all of Orotava

  • San Francisco Street contains great architectural interest. We recommend stopping to visit the Casa Méndez Fonseca, known as the Casa de los Balcones and a local craft center.


  • It is also interesting to pay attention to the Ximénez Franchi house, headquarters of the Centro de Arte Efímero Alfombras de La Orotava.


  • Right in front of them is the Casa Molina, called "Casa del Turista", another of the attractions of this street.


  • We recommend purchasing the ticket on the official website. The combined option of general admission and lunch is offered, as well as guided tours.


  • Considered the most important artisan complex in the Canary Islands, we can find in it architecture, history, traditions, folklore and artisan products, as well as a unique museum.


  • In its spacious rooms you can see the artisans performing the typical work of openwork, basketry and embroidery, among others.


  • In the visit, we highlight the typically Canarian patio, with its large balcony on the last two floors and its exuberant tropical vegetation.


  • The relaxing silence and the ancient aromas of this place will take you back in time, living what was lived here hundreds of years ago.


  • The Casa de los Balcones offers us two visits in one, the museum and the colonial house.


  • We continue our route through this city, to reach its outstanding house, the most visited in the place.


  • General admission € 5. Children under 12 years old, free.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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Jardín Victoria


Surprising gardens with unbeatable views

  • Once here, we recommend you enter the cafeteria, as it is one of the most famous in La Orotava.


  • Relax and quietly enjoy the gardens; they are really precious and are in excellent condition.


  • The Victoria Gardens are full of vegetation, flowers and fountains of great beauty.


  • From the top of the gardens we can get a wonderful panoramic view of the old town of La Orotava and the mausoleum.


  • The Gardens were originally built as a mausoleum for Diego de Pinte, Marqués de la Quinta Roja, since the bishopric denied him a Christian burial. Finally this burial was approved and it was not buried here, although the mausoleum still stands and forms a unique set with the gardens.


  • We continue touring the old town of this city to reach these dazzling gardens.


  • Free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.


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Molino de Chano


Route through the mills

  • You can do the tour on your own, but there is the option of taking a guided tour.


  • If you do it on your own, we recommend the following route. We start at the Don Chano mill, located on Calle San Franscisco) and go up this same street to the Molino de Josefina. In the Plaza de San Francisco is the mill that bears the same name. Next you will arrive at the La Maquina Mill, which continues to grind, and the Hoyo Mill, inside La Casa Lercaro. You can finish the route through the La Piedad Mill, La Cruz Verde and the Cubo Alto and La Magnolia mills.


  • The mills are the identity of this place. They were the fundamental axis of a hydraulic framework that was established from early times.


  • Thirteen were the Orotava water mills, of which ten are still standing today and two that are fully dedicated to the manufacture of gofio.


  • The Don Chano mill, built in the 16th century, is one of the mills that is still active, visited from all over the island. Here you have the possibility to taste and acquire the characteristic Canarian gofio, widely used in traditional cuisine.


  • Other of the most recognized mills are the Molino de la Tapia Amarilla, the Molino de la Familia Franchi and the Molino de Don Ángel or Monteverde.


  • We finished the afternoon by touring the route of the mills that formerly endowed the island.


  • These mills are still standing as the first day, it almost seems that no time has passed since their construction.


  • Free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Plaza del Charco


The most traditional point of Puerto de la Cruz

  • I recommend this place to go out to dinner with family, couple or friends.


  • It is usually one of the busiest spots for festivals, festivities and all kinds of events, such as the Virgen del Carmen Festivities, the Mueca Festival or the Puerto de la Cruz Carnival. If your visit coincides with any of these festivals, I recommend that you go to the square.


  • Named after a pool of seawater that used to form in the center of the square, today it has a pond that recalls it with a ñamera in the middle.


  • The yam plant is a very valuable food in many parts of the world. The laurels in the square were brought from Cuba and the characteristic palm trees of the islands cannot be absent.


  • The nerve center of the city, it is an ideal point to experience the vibrant essence of this cosmopolitan and bustling city that strives to maintain that relaxed air of yesteryear.


  • As night falls, we will discover the Plaza del Charco, the most traditional and popular square in the area, where you can choose from endless alternatives to spend a pleasant night.


  • This square has a great daily atmosphere, but stands out at night for its lighting and musical shows that give it a special and different atmosphere.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Parque Nacional del Teide


The highest peak in Spain and the third in the world

  • If you arrive by car in the cable car area, you will have room to park comfortably. Take advantage of the car to take some of the viewpoint routes because the views are very worth it.


  • It has numerous trails of various difficulties. I recommend you go up with the cable car and, once at the top, take an easy route.


  • To avoid waiting, it is better to buy the cable car ticket online in advance.


  • Don't worry if you feel agitated or lack of oxygen. Bear in mind that you are more than 3500 km above sea level, but you will not be in danger.


  • You can get to the base of the cable car by car and there you can either go up on foot or by cable car. The last chance to get on the cable car will be at 4:00 p.m.


  • As soon as you leave the cable car you will find yourself above the clouds with a volcanic and arid landscape that will surprise you. It is a magical moment.


  • As we have mentioned, there are several trail options. Number 11 is the one that goes to the viewpoint of the Fortress and lasts one hour.


  • Path number 12 is the one that goes to the Pico Viejo viewpoint; It is easily accessible and on a flat road, also one hour.


  • Finally, there is the option of climbing to the peak of Teide on foot. To carry out this route you have to ask for free prior permission since only 200 people are allowed to climb a day. You can obtain this permission online.


  • Our morning will be dedicated to El Teide, which is not just a national park, it is a world apart that contains many alternatives in your visit and tour.


  • You can be there all day, even come back, what you can't do is stop going, at least half a day.


  • It has incredible viewpoints that will make you feel above the sky, trails, familiar routes, places equipped for stargazing, as well as guided excursions or at your own pace.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Playa del Duque


The most luxurious beach in Tenerife

  • The area has small, bars and cafes on the green promenade behind the beach. If you prefer something less expensive, in neighboring Playa de Fañabé, you will find cheaper places to eat.


  • On the beach itself you can buy drinks, cocktails and fast food, it is not necessary to bring your own food.


  • To the left of the beach, you will find a large shopping center with a small parking lot.


  • It is located in the southwest of the island and is part of the Las Américas beach complex.


  • It is a fine sandy beach with sun loungers, straw umbrellas, an elegant beach bar and a volleyball court on the sand.


  • Awarded the Blue Flag, which represents not only a clean beach, but also excellent water quality.


  • We can rent a jet ski or stand up paddle here, ride a banana boat or even go parasailing and flyboarding.


  • The access to the sea is flat and free of stones, its breakwaters make the waves reach the beach in a weakened way, making your bath a pleasant moment and suitable for the whole family.


  • The beach has conditioned access for wheelchairs and pushchairs and has lifeguards.


  • We dedicate our afternoon to this beautiful beach, highlighted among the ten best on the island, equipped with all the services we need to spend an afternoon to remember.


  • Free


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Costa Adeje


One of the best nights on the island

  • Being one of the most relevant areas of the island and of the European coast, it offers us all kinds of alternatives to enjoy at night, it is impossible not to recommend spending a night here.


  • Adeje combines its character as a small rural town, with a first class 4 and 5 star hotel plant, with terraces where you can dine with sea views or have a drink.


  • Costa Adeje is the most exclusive area in the south of Tenerife; it has five-star hotels, a wonderful promenade and an outstanding option for shopping in its three shopping centers.


  • Elegant and outstanding restaurants in the area of the coastal promenade of Playa del Duque and the shopping centers coexist in harmony with more accessible places in the areas somewhat further away from this luxury center.


  • You will also find places with live music.


  • We propose you an appointment with the night in one of the best areas that the island has to offer us.


  • The coast of Playa del Duque, its promenade and its town open their arms to us towards a great night.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Sendero de los Sentidos


A path of stories to do as a family

  • Like all these routes, we recommend comfortable shoes, bring water and fast foods such as fruits or cereal bars.


  • You have an audio guide that is collected at the visitor center that will tell the history of the place while we walk, highly recommended.


  • Its route is an old royal road that formerly connected the towns of Anaga with La Laguna.


  • They depart from Cruz del Carmen proposing different experiences through smell, sight and touch. Throughout the tour, panels with sensory signs try to capture the attention of visitors to enjoy it.


  • Path 1 is shorter, has a walkway and a small terrace, adapted for people with motor or sensory disabilities and children, it lasts about 45 minutes.


  • Path 2, there are only 550 and presents steps sculpted in the firm, in the lower part we will arrive at the Mirador del Llano de los Loros, with a view of the Barranco de Tahodio with a small reservoir and even part of the city of Santa Cruz and its port.


  • It is our time to enjoy another of the great attractions of Tenerife, its trails, in this case a very easy path in its first section to be able to do without being scholars in this category.


  • Adjust all your senses to feel all the strength and history of the place, you cannot miss that.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Playa de Benijo


One of the most charming wild beaches

  • Right here you will find the beaches of Almáciga and Roque de Las Bodegas, all very close to each other, I recommend you to visit them if you have time.


  • You can access it through a path of about 15 minutes with steep stairs that begins next to the road and to a restaurant called El Mirador.


  • From the stairs can occasionally fall stones that detach, it is advisable to pay attention.


  • The beach does not have any equipment, it is a wild beach, it is advisable to bring food and drink.


  • It does not have a parking area, so you will have to park on the side of the road, where it does not disturb traffic.


  • On the beach there are some rustic restaurants with typical food and excellent views, if you prefer to have a drink outside the beach.


  • The beach is black sand and is located under the Benijo hamlet, in the north coast area. And it is a tourist highlight, since it is one of the most charming parts of the island.


  • It is advisable not to go far into the sea, since if the waves are bad, it can be dangerous due to its drag and currents.


  • The beach is made up of many stones both in the water and in the sand.


  • In winter it is one of the most prominent beaches for surfing because it has good waves.


  • In summer the waves are smaller, but in any case it retains its swell and inward current.


  • It is not a beach frequented by families with small children, due to its steep access on the stairs that lead to the beach, the rockfall and the strong current in the sea.


  • Escorted by Roque Benijo and Roque La Rapadura, this is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, its location means that this beach does not go unnoticed.


  • This wild beach in contact with pure nature offers magical sunsets that look like exhibition paintings.


  • Free


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Roque de Garachico


Garachico's photo

  • There is the option of arriving by public transport, although there is no direct line and you will have to combine between two or three depending on the departure area.


  • Access by car is via the TF-42, which connects Icod de los Vinos with Buenavista del Norte. Leaving from Icod de los Vinos, at kilometer 5 you will arrive at Garachico and in a few seconds you will be in front of the Roque.


  • The roque cannot be visited, since its location and structure are not recommended. However, it is one of the most photographed spots in the city. You can take the best photos from the beach.


  • This large islet covers 5 hectares and has been a protected area since 1987. It is located about 300 meters from the coast and has been there since the first conquests of the island in 1496.


  • It is a volcanic geological formation that has been isolated due to the retreat of the coast due to marine erosion. Its walls constitute a nesting point and refuge for various migratory birds and others that are threatened, such as the Bulwer's Petrel, the small shearwater or the Madeira paiño.


  • We continue with the day in another great town, Garachico. At this point on the tour we find ourselves in front of one of the most typical photos of the island: its islet off the coast of Garachico.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Iglesia de Santa Ana


Santa Ana, patron saint of this municipality in the north of

  • This church has several highlights, such as the image of the Christ of Mercy, which comes from Mexico, and the 17th century marble baptismal font, two points that you cannot miss.


  • In its main chapel, the ceiling stands out, another point to dedicate your total attention to it inside the church.


  • Keep in mind that you can visit the temple and the Sacred Museum, both have information brochures in English, German and Spanish.


  • Its construction began in 1520 in a space donated by the founder of Garachico, Cristóbal de Ponte.


  • Throughout its interior you can see valuable artistic pieces, many of them from convents and disappeared hermitages.


  • Plateresque and Renaissance elements are mixed on the main portal, the latter located in the triangular finial. The interior has three naves that offer a balanced harmony.


  • Our next stop is the Church of Santa Ana, one of the most beautiful temples in the north of Tenerife.


  • Free


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday closed.


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Ermita de San Roque


Patron Saint of the Villa

  • The church is located almost on the seashore and begins the old town, which we recommend you visit.


  • If your stay coincides with August 16, you cannot miss the traditional festival in honor of Son Roque.


  • Saint Roquito, as the locals call him, was born in Montpellier, France, and is the Patron Saint of Plague patients.


  • San Roque arrived here more than four centuries ago, as a result of the epidemic of Bubonic Plague that raged at the time.


  • Built by the residents of Garachico themselves at the beginning of the 17th century, it is a simple building with a rectangular floor plan, a hipped roof and a stone arch at its main door and a bell on each side of the facade, in white and stone.


  • Continuing our tour of the Villa de Garachico, we now arrive at the most outstanding hermitage of this place where its patron saint, San Roque, is venerated.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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Plaza de la Libertad


The town square

  • Due to its central and privileged location, the square is the scene of important cultural and recreational events in the town, very interesting to attend if your stay coincides with any of them.


  • In the pavement of this square you will see inlaid the shields of the Bolivarian countries worked in bronze, in honor of their republican liberation and of which Simón Bolívar was a transcendental part. We recommend paying special attention to them.


  • In its beginnings, the Plaza de Santa Ana was attached to its church. With the eruption of the volcano in 1821, a street was drawn between the two and it was transformed into a square.


  • It is known to the locals as Plaza Arriba. Its wooden music kiosk, built at the beginning of the century, and the monument dedicated to Simón Bolívar, the work of Juan Jaén Díaz, inaugurated in 1970, stand out.


  • Our next point on the tour is the Plaza de la Libertad, the most important in Garachico.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Parque de la Puerta de Tierra


The old entrance and exit gate of Garachico

  • Right here we find the Plaza de Juan González de la Torre, well known in the town, you can get there if you have time.


  • The park contains exotic species that make it one of the most picturesque places in the town, you cannot miss it.


  • This site is a must on the list of places to visit here, given its historical significance, it is also a site that will not take you more than 15 minutes, but it is really worth it.


  • It is a very visited place to take photos of the history of this place, if you are even more fond of photography, you must stop by here.


  • This park still preserves the old stone gate of the city, which was intended to control passengers and goods that entered and left through the port, at the beginning of the town.


  • It goes back to the fishing Garachico, before the eruption of the volcano robbed the city of more than 50 meters of beach and its old and important port.


  • In the gardens there is an old press that belonged to the San Juan Degollado estate. It was used to weigh grapes, olives, and apples.


  • We continue through Garachico, the park where the old gateway to the town was located, back in the 16th century.


  • Free


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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Piscinas Naturales De Garachico El Caletón


The most beautiful natural pools on the island

  • It is very easy to get here from our previous point, any of the trails located on both sides of the castle take you to the natural pools.


  • They are the product of the volcanic eruption in 1706 that devastated Garachico


  • Today, these natural pools are one of the main tourist attractions on the island.


  • Its forms are very striking and an attraction in itself, so it is not surprising that it is a place visited throughout the year and with all kinds of weather.


  • The bathroom is suitable for all audiences; In general, its waters are usually calm, but you must be careful with the waves, since the sea in this area is usually quite strong.


  • It has lifeguards in summer, a restaurant in the lava itself, some very cheap beach bars, parking lots, an adjoining public swimming pool, showers, changing rooms and stairs leading down to the sea. It is a highly recommended site, as it has all the necessary services.


  • We end the afternoon visiting the most beautiful and outstanding natural pools on the entire island.


  • It is a place where you can meet at any time of the year and that you should at least come to appreciate their beauty, otherwise you can stay to enjoy them.


  • With a wonderful view of the Roque, the sea and part of one of the most beautiful historic centers of the Islands, plus the cliffs of La Culata and views of the rest of the northern coast, it is an idyllic place.


  • Free


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


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Santa Cruz de Tenerife


The move of the night

  • Among the options where you can eat, you will go from traditional restaurants with typical food to restaurants with fusion and innovative food, difficult to recommend one, there is something for all tastes.


  • You will find many options in Irish pub, some of them very recognized.


  • There are also many places that after a certain hour become a pleasant place to dance for a while; highly recommended if you want to party.


  • On the Calle de la Noria on weekends they usually do activities for children at night. It is the area that we recommend the most if you go with children.


  • It is overflowing with restaurants and bars that are open throughout the day and that at night becomes the quintessential party area.


  • Clavel Street is the most alternative place in the capital with many places to spend the night dancing.


  • Plaza España is another very good area; in the same square there is a very famous and old cafe. There are several places with different environments and for all tastes.


  • Plaza San Francisco is an idyllic place where there are bars, restaurants and one of the most fashionable pubs today.


  • Tonight we will enjoy the wide range of outings that the island's capital offers us, with its marked leisure areas and its representative old houses converted into restaurants and bars.


  • The Calle de la Noria and its surroundings are the great jewel of this old area steeped in history.


  • Free


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed



1 Ratings

mariatravel

mariatravel

He escuchado muchas historias sobre El Teide de gente que lo ha visitado, me están entrando ganas de viajar a Tenerife, lo habéis logrado!!

21/08/2020