Places to go / Things to do in Tenerife La Orotava

Places to go / Things to do in Tenerife

There are many places to go / things to do in Tenerife. Here are just some of the things you can do:

Loro Park, Tenerife. Things to do in Tenerife.
Loro Park

Has the world's largest collection of parrots, along with a walk-through penguinarium and large shark tank. There are also dolphins, sea lions, orca shows, and much, much more things to do in Tenerife's go to park.

Siam Park, Tenerife. Things to do in Tenerife.
Siam Park

A water park that’s been voted number one in Europe and number two in the world by TripAdvisor.

red tajinaste flowers with Mt Teide in the background in Teide National Park, Tenerife.
Go up Teide

Tenerife's own volcano is the highest point in Spain, at 3814m. You can walk around this UNESCO world heritage site / national park, or even go to the top of the volcano by cable car.

hikers in the mountais of Tenerife in Teide National park.
Hike in the mountains

You will want to explore this volcanic rugged terrain, including the Anaga Mountains and the many hills and trails around San Miguel.

Dolphin in the wild in the seas surrounding Tenerife.
See the whales and dolphins

Tenerife is one of the top three places in the world to see whales and dolphins. With 21 species of whales and dolphins in these waters, there's great odds – an 80% chance – that you'll see a local bottlenose dolphin or pilot whale at the very least, so why not?

deep sea fishing off the coast of Tenerife.
Go deep sea fishing

Ever fancied reeling in a blue marlin, a mako shark or some bluefin tuna? How about a yellowfin, bigeye tuna, dorado, wahoo? The best months for deep sea fishing is April to September, but there's still fish out there the rest of the year.

Golfers playing golf at Golf del Sur in Tenerife with views of the mountains.
Play golf

Perhaps it's the weather, the stunning volcanic scenery or the courses that makes playing golf here so enjoyable. There's currently 8 different places to play golf on the island, with Golf del Sur being the closest to Tenerife La Bodega.

One of the beaches at el Medano in Tenerife.
Visit Medano

Fancy a stroll on the wooden promenade, with an ice cream in hand? Perhaps you'll want to take a closer look at the red rock – a volcanic cone that looks out into the Atlantic Ocean. You can walk up it! Perhaps windsurfing or kitesurfing is more your thing. If so, you can easily hire the equipment.

Masca in Tenerife, walking down the mountain you can get to Pirate Bay.
Visit Masca

This is a village on the top of a mountain, with steep cliffs and winding roads that has many cypresses and palm trees. It is definitely one of the most picturesque parts of Tenerife. From there, you can take a long walk (3 hours) down the trail to the beach, Masca Bay, famous for being a pirates’ den.

The famous vertical walls of Los Gigantes, Tenerife
Visit Los Gigantes

This town is famous for it's vertical walls (the so-called ‘cliffs of the giants’, which rise from the sea to a height of 500-800 metres in places). They were known as the ‘cliffs of hell’ in the times of the Guanches (the tribal people of the Canaries). Once there, you’ll find a black sand beach, marina and plenty of restaurants and other things to do in Tenerife's westerly part.

Icod's dragon tree, the thousand-year-old Dragon in Icod de los vinos, Tenerife
See the Dragon Tree

It's 22m high, 10m wide and thought to be a thousand years old, hence it's name, El Drago Milenario. The Thousand-Year-Old Dragon in Icod de los Vinos stands close to the Church of San Marcos and has been the symbol of Icod for a long time.

The church in La Orotava with palm tree, Tenerife.
Visit La Orotava

The highest town in Spain and the steepest, it was the place where the wealthiest and noblest families settled after the Spanish Conquest. It's also the most aristocratic, with Renaissance mansions and other architectural gems, including churches, convents and large gardens. You can also find boutique shops and some expensive restaurants.

Garachico rebuilt after the eruption of Trevejo in 1706, Tenerife
See Garachico

This former capital and trade centre was rebuilt after the eruption of Trevejo in 1706 obliterated it. Garachico is now a place of cobbled streets, churches and historical buildings. And then there's a roof of a submerged house, sticking out of the Volcanic Earth. A timely reminder perhaps that things can really rise from the ashes!

Bahia del Duque beach, one of the blue flag beaches Tenerife has to offer.
Go to one of the blue flag beaches.

Tenerife is known for its sandy beaches and blue ocean, but did you know that Tenerife has eleven coveted blue flag, award-winning beaches in 2016 – a certificate for excellence in safe bathing? The award-winning beaches are not too far from Tenerife - La Bodega, by car and can be found at Bahia del Duque, Playa de las Americas, Fanabe and Torviscas. The beach at El Medano is blue flag only during the high season, thanks to cost-cutting during the rest of the year.

vilaflor, the highest village in Tenerife.
vilaflor, the highest village in Tenerife.
Visit Vilaflor

This is the highest village in Tenerife, at 1400m above sea level. In the winter months, it is often covered in snow. Vilaflor boasts beautiful clean air and lots of Canarian pine trees. The most famous of which is Pino Gordo, a 700-year-old pine, with a trunk so wide that it takes 9 people to hug it.

Santa Cruz the capital of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. This image is of the market.
Visit Tenerife's capital Santa Cruz

There's so many things to do in Tenerife's Capital Santa Cruz. Every February Santa Cruz hosts the best carnival in Spain and the 9th best in the world. This vibrant port city has all the things a capital should have; museums, shops, theatres, parks, plazas, beaches and nightclubs, as well as everything from 17th century buildings and traditional markets to modern day skyscrapers and tram lines. It's even got an auditorium that's regarded as one of the greatest exponents of contemporary architecture.

La Bodega Casa Rural in San Miguel, Tenerife. This shot is of the pool and cottages Jasmine and Hibiscus.
Stay at La Bodega and relax.

With a pool, glorious weather, large rooms and relaxing gardens, we can understand why it’s sometimes ideal to do nothing. Of course, these are just some of the things to do in Tenerife, there's so much more.