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.
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.
Masca Hike is one of the most popular hikes on Tenerife. It begins at the village in the northwest side of the island and goes all the way to the rocky beach below. The length of the trail is about 7km (4.3mi), and a guide can be arranged by local companies, or you can explore on your own, by heading downhill from Masca to the beach, where you can take a boat to Los Gigantes. Hikers will be rewarded with some great scenery along the way.
The Pyramids of Güímar natural complex consists of a collection of six free-standing pyramids built in the 19th-century outside of the town of Güímar. They are impressive, especially since they were built without mortar. The Pyramids of Güímar have become a popular tourist site due to their mysterious appeal and historical ambiguity. They definitely stand out in the national park filled with reed ships, ancient artefacts and tranquil grounds.
Tenerife is a great place if extreme and active sports are your thing. A sea kayaking or a canoeing trip is a great alternative to discover the island from the coast. Don’t be scared of having a go at these activities – a professional guide will be on hand to make sure you’re safe and take you through the whole fun experience.