North Coast Tenerife attractions

Top Choice Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz

Jardín Botánico

Established in 1788, this magnificent botanical garden has thousands of plant varieties from all over the world and is a delightful place to while away an afternoon smelling the roses. As well as the major collectio…
Top Choice Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz

Risco Belle Aquatic Gardens

This is not just any old garden; step through the entrance and you'll be met by a sweeping lawn punctuated with tables and chairs, tropical plants (birds of paradise and poinsettias) and citrus trees. In the histori…
Top Choice Church in La Orotava

Iglesia de la Concepción

This magnificent church, located right in the centre of town, dates to 1516, although it was destroyed by earthquakes in 1704 and 1705 and rebuilt in 1768. Today it is recognised as one of the finest examples of bar…
Top Choice Historic Building in La Orotava

Casa de los Balcones

This ornate mansion, dating to 1632, has a sublime setting, with balconies set around a picturesque central courtyard and also decorating the front of the building. An upstairs museum is dedicated to historical item…
Top Choice Gardens in La Orotava

Jardínes del Marquesado de la Quinta Roja

Also known as the Jardín Victoria, these French-influenced 18th-century gardens cascade in terraces down the hillside and are crowned by a small marble mausoleum, built as a tomb for the Marqués de la Quinta Roja. H…
Museum in Icod de los Vinos

Artlandya Doll Museum

A collection of dolls may not sound very captivating to anyone over the age of three, but Austrian owner Georg is an enthralling character who brings the doll-making process to life as he shows off his superb 300-pl…
Park in Garachico

Parque de la Puerta de Tierra

Another rare remnant of Garachico's volcanic activity is in the cute and lovingly well-tended Parque de la Puerta de Tierra, just off Plaza Juan González (aka Plaza Pila), where the Puerta de Tierra (Land Gate) is a…
Church in Puerto de la Cruz

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia

This pretty 17th-century church boasts three naves, a wooden Mudéjar ceiling and a carved wood effigy of Gran Poder de Dios, one of the town’s most revered saints, carved in around 1706. Side chapels include one ded…
Historic Building in La Orotava

Casa Lercaro

This 16th-century mansion is widely considered to be the most representative building constructed in traditional Canary Island style. Particularly noteworthy is the finely carved baroque decoration on the woodwork, …
Museum in Puerto de la Cruz

Museo Arqueológico

This small but well laid-out museum provides an insight into the Guanche way of life with its replicas of a typical cave dwelling, as well as a burial cave where pots and baked-clay adornments share the same burial …