The best places to see in Tenerife near of EcoHotel El Agua

If you're looking for a tropical paradise where you can enjoy a long, hot summer, the Canary Islands are your best bet. But there is one island that particularly appeals to travellers in search of unique experiences. Tenerife, the largest of the eight islands of the Canary archipelago, enjoys year-round sunshine and eternal spring-like temperatures. It is a tempting place for those wishing to escape to warmer climes, especially during the winter when days here are spent on the beach. If you are thinking of booking a stay at the EcoHotel El AguaThese are the places to see in Tenerife during your holidays.

Don't go home without exploring these places to see in Tenerife

Although the island is full of unique and hidden corners off the beaten tourist track, if this is your first time exploring the island, you can't leave without enjoying these must-see places in Tenerife.

Teide Volcano

The majestic presence of El Teide, Tenerife's volcano, cannot be ignored. It is the highest point in Spain, at a proud 3,715 metres, and an ideal place to start your island adventure. Drive up the winding roads of the Teide National Park, which will take you through Las Cañadas, a place full of picturesque scenery. Once you reach the centre of the national park, a whole network of hiking trails awaits you. Adventurous souls can hike some of the trails, while others can enjoy the natural scenery and take in the wonderful views. Those who wish to climb to the top of the volcano can take the cable car up to the summit, an experience not to be missed. To make it even more special, plan the climb at sunset to admire the beauty of the island against the backdrop of a fiery sky.

Stargazing from El Teide

Teide is not only one of the best places to see in Tenerife during the day, but it is also an International Dark Skies Reserve, which makes it one of the best places in the world to contemplate the night sky. The high altitude, the absence of light pollution and its privileged location allow stargazers to admire the Milky Way and even glimpse some planets while gazing at the night sky. Head to Boca Tauce, where there is plenty of space to stop and marvel at the cosmic spectacle. Don't forget to make a wish if you see a shooting star.

Masca Valley

Whether you choose to hike through the Masca Valley or admire it from one of the viewpoints along the winding road, it's one of the must-see places in Tenerife. If you're interested in putting your hiking skills to the test, you should book your excursion in advance, as access is limited to just a few hikers per day. Admire the breathtaking beauty of the rugged coastline covered in lush tropical vegetation and don't forget to explore the picturesque hamlet of Masca, which is home to a museum and traditional local restaurants.


Cliffs of Los Gigantes

Close to the Masca Valley is another natural wonder, the Los Gigantes cliffs. This imposing rock face, between 500 and 800 metres high, rises from the sea and offers a striking view to visitors to the village of the same name. Admire it from one of the town's three official viewpoints or, if you're feeling adventurous, hire a kayak and take a trip up to them. Combine your visit with a traditional meal in one of the restaurants along the seafront.

op view of the Giant Rocks of Acantilados de Los Gigantes at sunset, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Tenerife North: What to see

In Tenerife there is a real north-south divide. The north of the island is a lush oasis of greenery and protected natural landscapes. Explore the picturesque villages and incredible views while enjoying the more traditional side of the island.

Explore Tenerife’s underworld at the Cave of Wind

Icod de los Vinos, famous for its Drago tree, rumoured to be between 1,000 and 3,000 years old, is also home to the largest lava chamber in Europe. The Cueva del Viento (Wind Cave) is located at the top of this emblematic village. Discover this underground labyrinth of more than 16 kilometres of passageways that have been forged by lava during El Teide's numerous explosions.If you're looking for unique things to do in Tenerife, this excursion is a must. Be sure to book the tickets online before you go, as places are limited.

Mysterious Cueva de Los Verdes lava tube in the Canary Islands

San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

La Laguna, founded in the late 15th century, is a testament to colonial architecture and a vibrant cultural centre of the island. Recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999, this charming town has elegant streets and a predominantly low profile, with the university as its focal point. Its pedestrianised layout invites you to explore its rich historical landmarks, such as the chapel of San Miguel, the cathedral, the convent of Santa Catalina de la Siena and the palace of Nava. The urban design of La Laguna influenced the planning of numerous colonial cities in Latin America.

Bodegas Monje

Tenerife is famous for its wine tradition. So much so that William Shakespeare praised them in his play Henry IV and their wine was even used to finance the American War of Independence. With over 700 years of history to explore, there is no better place to do so than a local bodega. Bodegas Monje is a family-run vineyard that offers tours of its traditional and modern facilities, as well as a multitude of experiences such as wine tastings, picnics among the vines and cooking demonstrations. Discover centuries of winemaking culture and sample the delicious flavours of locally produced wine, all with stunning views of the El Sauzal coastline.


Tenerife South: What to see

Get off the motorway and head for the arid landscape of Tenerife's south. From secluded beaches to hidden hilltop villages, the south coast is much more than tourist traps and overcrowded resorts.

Abades Beach

Located a stone's throw from the EcoHotel El AguaThis beach is a favourite with locals and travellers alike. If you fancy a day at the beach, Abades is one of the best places to see in Tenerife. Away from the crowds, this sandy enclave offers endless hours of peace and relaxation. There are three beaches to explore, and we recommend crossing the first and heading down the short mountain path to the second, which offers a more 'remote' experience and is less crowded. Abades is a wonderful place for snorkelling and, if you come at sunset, the sunsets are spectacular.

Hike the Devil's Gorge

Hiking is a wonderful activity to balance mind, body and soul. The south offers many incredible routes, but if you're looking for something different, head to the Barranco del Infierno. The trail guides adventurers past waterfalls, tranquil streams and imposing rock formations, creating an immersive wilderness experience. With its diverse flora and fauna, including endemic species found only in the Canary Islands, the Barranco del Infierno offers hikers the opportunity to connect with the island's unique ecosystem. Please note that there is a small entrance fee for this route, which covers the use of protective helmets and trail maintenance.

El Médano

If you're looking for a laid-back seaside town, head to El Médano. Famous for its excellent windsurfing conditions, this coastal enclave attracts water sports enthusiasts from all over the world. Adventurers can take to the waves for windsurfing or kitesurfing lessons, or admire the adrenaline rush from the safety of the shore. Stroll along the lively promenade, where colourful cafes and restaurants offer delicious meals overlooking the ocean. Afterwards, spend a day on the beach soaking up the Canarian sun. The nearby La Montaña Roja nature reserve offers beautiful coastal walks and hidden coves for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and La Tejita beach is another great place to soak up the sun or enjoy a refreshing drink at the beach bar. The sunsets in this area are breathtaking, and the long sandy beaches provide an ideal setting for beach yoga or meditation, with the majestic backdrop of El Teide as a backdrop.