Top things to do in Central Tenerife

Mountain in Parque Nacional del Teide

Pico del Teide

The cable car provides the easiest way to get up to the peak of El Teide. If you don’t mind paying up, the views are great – unless a big cloud is covering the peak, in which case you won’t see a thing. On clear day…
Natural Feature in Parque Nacional del Teide

Roques de García

A few kilometres south of the peak, across from the parador, lies this geological freak show of twisted lava pinnacles with names like the Finger of God and the Cathedral. They are the result of erosion of old volca…
Mountain in Parque Nacional del Teide

Pico Viejo

Calling this mountain ‘Old Peak’ is something of a misnomer considering it was actually the last of Tenerife’s volcanoes to have erupted on a grand scale. In 1798 its southwestern flank tore open, leaving a 700m gas…
Observatory in Parque Nacional del Teide

Observatorio del Teide

One of the best places in the northern hemisphere to stargaze is the Observatorio del Teide. Set just off the C-824 highway that runs between La Laguna and the El Portillo visitor centre, scientists from all over th…
Canarian in Vilaflor

El Rincon de Roberto

Enjoy traditional Canarian cooking at this cosy restaurant run by a husband-and-wife team. Go for one of the daily specials and be sure to reserve in advance. This is one of the most popular restaurants in town.