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Places in Tenerife

Below we introduce the key places to visit in Tenerife with descriptions of what to see and visit and also places to visit nearby.

No idea where to start? The most popular Tenerife places include La Laguna in the north of Tenerife (the cultural capital of Tenerife), Masca in the west and Tenerife's most beautiful village and the attractive resort of Los Cristianos in the south. See the stunning volcanic scenery at the centre of the island with a trip to Teide National Park.

Tenerife places to visit and attractions

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Anaga Rural Park

The Anaga Rural Park has stunning mountain scenery and ancient forests and is great for walking.
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Candelaria

Candelaria is an important pilgrim destination. Many visitors come to see the shrine of the Black Madonna.
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Garachico

A beautiful little town on the north coast of Tenerife. Garachico has a very pretty centre and a harbour area full of natural rock pools.
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Icod de los Vinos

Icod de los Vinos is home to the oldest dragon tree on the Canary Islands. It has some pretty squares and is close to the Cueva del Viento larva tunnels.
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La Laguna

La Laguna is considered the cultural centre of Tenerife and its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site
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La Orotava

La Orotava has many beautiful buildings often with interior courtyards and wooden balconies.
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Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos was once a small fishing village and has now grown into a popular resort.
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Los Gigantes

The Los Gigantes is a resort next to huge cliffs with a sheer drop down into the sea.
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Los Silos

Los Silos is a pretty town with attractive traditional Canarian architecture. The Teno mountains form a beautiful backdrop to the town.
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Masca

Masca is Tenerife's most beautiful village and set amongst superb mountain scenery.
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Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas is Tenerife's biggest resort. It is very popular with young tourists and also with families.
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Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz is a lovely town with a pretty harbour and surrounded by lush tropical plants.
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The capital of Tenerife and a destination for cruise ships touring the Canary Islands.
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Teide National Park

A stunning volcanic park with an active volcano, Mount Teide. Teide Park is in the centre of Tenerife and is a highlight of any visit.
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Teno Alto

Teno Alto has stunning views from its position high in the Teno mountains. The area is very popular with walkers.
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