Tenerife is internationally renowned for its black beaches and volcanic landscapes. With this moonlike landscape in mind, visitors may be surprised to discover that it is also home to many beautiful gardens. For those seeking a change of scene from the beach resorts, these spots provide the ideal getaway in natural surroundings.
The multi-terraced gardens of Jardines Victoria boast a collection of plants, flowers and fountains. Visitors can experience beautiful views over La Orotava and Mount Teide from the top of the garden, with Puerto de la Cruz also visible on a clear day. This is a great place to take a break to relax, wander or read. There are streets surrounding the gardens in which to park, but finding a spot can be difficult so allow time for this if you are driving.
The plaza is a perfect little oasis in the heart of the city, providing ample shade and seating. Plaza del Principe is a great spot to take a moment to admire the beautiful architecture encompassing the square. Whilst the plaza itself may not feature elaborate displays of flowers, it provides a calming spot to rest or grab a bite to eat in one of its many restaurants. The plaza is next to the Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, along Villalba Hervás, perfect for weary tourists walking past or seeking a break from shopping.