Home to some of the island's most alluring scenery, the northeast of Tenerife is largely a verdant and wild peninsula poking into the wild waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Characterised by the huge undulations of the Anaga mountain range that give the area its unbridled beauty, this is a world of hiking trails, cliff-hugging roads and remote villages; it's also a biosphere reserve containing ancient laurisilva forest, ferns and lichens as well as a large number of endemic plant species. This is supreme trekking and exploration territory, so pack a pair of strong boots and prepare to be wowed.
In the valley just west of the Anaga mountains sits La Laguna, perhaps the most perfectly formed historic town in all the islands. With history in spades, a cultural trip here awaits after your wild ramblings in the hills: a picture-postcard town with stunning architecture and equally pretty street vistas.