Teide National Park is where Teide Volcano is located. The climb to the top is quite steep and the air at the summit is thin and cold. Animal lovers will not want to miss visiting Loro Parque, near Puerto de la Cruz, where there are more than 300 parrots, lions, chimpanzees and other animals. Regular sea lion and dolphin shows are also held at the park.The Octopus Water Theme park near Playa Las Americas, has dolphin shows and marine exhibitions. The theme park features water slides, pools and tube rides for all ages. From Las Vistas or Puerto Colon, join a two-hour tour in a glass bottomed boat.It is not uncommon to see dolphins and many other sea animals on the trip. A trip to the museum, housed in a 16th century building, will provide some information on the history of Tenerife.
Santa Cruz is the capital of Tenerife. - A bustling city and shipping port (one of the busiest in Spain and deepest in the world). Shopping is excellent from the Plaza de España on the seafront to Plaza de Candelaria. The most visited place in Santa Cruz is "La Plaza de España" by the sea, where the futuristic auditorium stands. The city also has large landscaped areas, which maintain the calm of the modernist architecture. There are also lots of tree-lined avenues, parks and squares, which are ideal for taking a stroll.
La Orotava a beautiful old town full of magnificent architecture, shady squares and mellow houses. The old historic centre should certainly be visited. The town also has a botanical garden - "La Hijuela del Botánico" with more than 3,000 different tropical and subtropical plants.
Garachico is a small fishing port that was almost totally destroyed by lava flowing down to the sea in 1706. Today the town is charming with lots of unique architecture.
Icod de los Viños one of Tenerife's oldest towns, with a famous Dragon Tree that is said to be over 1000 years old