Top things to do in Tenerife

Top Choice 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. The views are great – unless a big cloud is covering the peak, in which case you won’t see a thing. On clear days the volcanic valley spreads…
Top Choice Church in Candelaria

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Candelaria

This imposing domed church dates from 1959 and sits at the edge of the town centre, overlooking a rocky beach and flanked by a plaza where nine huge statues of Guanche warriors stand guard. The church has an enthral…
Top Choice Canarian in Güímar

Hotel Rural Finca Salamanca

The very appealing rustic dining-hall ambience is just one of this restaurant's charms, another is the excellent menu of Canarian dishes. The menu often changes, but expect treats such as estofado de pollo con arroz…
Top Choice Museum in Candelaria

Centro Alferero de Candelaria

Just past the basilica, steps lead up the right-hand side to the signposted Centro Alferero de Candelaria, a small and very informative pottery museum, where pots are still thrown by hand and without a wheel – the w…
Top Choice Canarian in Garachico

Mirador de Garachico

This pleasing combo of contemporary bar and restaurant, plus tasteful art-and-crafts store, serves creative combinations such as venison in a chocolate-and-pepper sauce, and banana, spinach and smoked-fish croquette…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Candelaria

La Casa de las Imágenes

Get into the soul-stirring mood in Candelaria by checking out the religious statues, shrink-wrapped Santa Ritas, photos, plaques, candles, and holograms of the Virgin Mary and every saint you can name at this amazin…
Top Choice Church in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción

It's difficult to miss the striking bell tower of the city’s oldest church, which also has traditional Mudéjar (Islamic-style architecture) ceiling work. The present church was built in the 17th and 18th centuries, …
Top Choice Museum in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre

This brain-bending amalgam of natural science and archaeology is the city’s number one attraction, and one of the best museums in all the Canary Islands. Set inside the former civil hospital, the exhibit highlights …
Top Choice Arts Centre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA)

The highlight of this dramatic modern building is the excellent art gallery which covers three large and light galleries. Don't miss the permanent exhibition of both the paintings and audiovisual exhibits dedicated …
Top Choice Canarian in Puerto de la Cruz

Tito’s Bodeguita

Despite the mildly offputting location right off a busy roundabout, a few kilometres south of the town centre, the patios, flower-filled gardens and atmospheric interior of this 18th-century country mansion are a de…