Around the Magic Island of Tenerife
Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days
- Day 1 – Arrival to Tenerife Airport, Accommodation in Vilaflor
- Day 2 – Accommodation in Playa de San Juan.
- Day 3 – Accommodation in Santiago del Teide.
- Day 4 – Accommodation in Garachico.
- Day 5 – Accommodation in Garachico.
- Day 6 – Accommodation in Puerto de la Cruz.
- Day 7 – Accommodation in San Cristobal de la Laguna.
- Day 8 – Accommodation in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
- Day 9 – Accommodation in El Medano.
- Day 10 – Departure from Tenerife.
Day 1. – Airport Tenerife South – Vilaflor (Aprox. 23 Km)
Well arrived at the airport of Tenerife South the adventure begins. Soon one will be driving though the beautiful scenic highland towards the charming & authentic villages of San Isidro & Granadilla de Adona. Then the fascinating lunar landscape surrounding the fascinating village of Vilaflor will blow you mind away. The area forms part of the Parque Natural de la Corona Forestral, the largest nature reserve in the Canary Islands.
Day 2 – Vilaflor – Playa de San Juan (Aprox. 54 Km)
Wake up in the pretty town of Vilaflor a tranquil haven, surrounded by rural landscapes and pine trees as far as the eye can see. Its houses and streets speak of the history of this part of Tenerife and is a world away from the tourist resorts down by the coast. Drive through the amazing landscape on your way to the Playa de San Juan a place of peace and quiet and thanks to its location by the fishing harbour and the breakwater it is sheltered from the wind and the waves & the beautiful beach is of black sand, lapilli and pebbles and it is bustling with tourists in summer and with locals all year round.
Day 3 – Playa de San Juan – Santiago de Teide (Aprox. 19 Km)
Leaving San Juan the route continues amidst crops of tomatoes and bananas growing in the fertile volcanic soils of the malpaís (badlands). Moving on to the neighbouring municipality one will reach the charming village of Tamaimo which Its attractions include the chapel of Santa Ana. Before arriving in Santiago del Teide, the hamlet of Arguayo awaits. This small pottery town has remained true to its traditional roots thanks to the Pottery Museum and Centre, which you must visit.
Day 4 – Santiago del Teide – Garachico (Aprox. 21 Km)
The beautiful village of Santiago del Teide bathed by the humid winds that flow through the Island’s inland areas. At the heart of its historic quarter stands the 17th century San Fernando Rey church and its adjacent buildings which, together with the Casa El Patio, constitute the most prominent buildings. Not far from here, you can access the picturesque hamlet of Masca, whose views are highly recommended. Later driving northeast through Tenerife’s amazing highlands one will reach the hamlet of San Francisco de la Montañeta which lies near stretches of farmland and pine forests. Further to reach La Montañeta, you can also take the road that sets off from the hamlet of El Amparo, near Icod de los Vinos, through the neighbourhood of La Vega before reaching, through a dramatic scenery and a steep and very winding road, the wonderful fisherman’s town of Garachico.
Day 5 – Garachico.
The historic picturesque town of Garachico was once Tenerife’s main port.Now, along with Buenavista and Los Silos, known as the “low island” and it offers visitors the opportunity to explore one of the oldest villages in the Canary Islands. Founded at the end of the 15th Century by a Genoese bankers it forms a wonderful place full of monuments and buildings of artistic interest. A good time to come and see the town is during the San Roque festivals declared to be of National Tourist Interest and which are celebrated with a popular pilgrimage. Take also a walk through the surrounding un spoilt landscapes of La Caleta de Interián, the Chinyero volcano and the cliffs at La Culata or simply enjoy the local life around the fascinating fisherman`s port or take a stroll around the cobbled streets and enjoy the old historic town whhich doesn`t cater for mass tourism but offers excellent restaurants & cosy bars the locals use.
Day 6 – Garachico – Puerto de la Cruz (Aprox. 28 Km)
Today it’s time to head north along to rocky coastline and as the wild waves of the Atlantic bash against the black volcanic coast, flooding the natural pools and tossing saltwater onto the shore in a chaotic spray, this will take your breath away. Passing several charming villages, all worth a visit, one can head a bit inland to pass through the fantastic Orotava valley full of banana plantations and vineyards. The spectacular historic town of Orotava, which is packed full of grand colonial architecture, lies in the shadow of volcano Mount Teide. From here one can use the footpath which will take you through a pine forest to Mount Teide, Tenerife’s spectacular centerpiece, the highest peak in Spain, at 3,718m. Late afternoon arrival at Puerto de la Cruz, the largest resort in north Tenerife, and very popular with Spanish tourists maintaining its Canarian character.
Day 7 – Puerto de la Cruz – San Cristobal de la Laguna (Aprox. 29 Km)
Puerto de la Cruz is a beautiful town rich in Canarian charm and character. Clinging to the shoreline on one side with the other set against the lush Orotava valley it has many things to experience such as the Loro Park (‘Parrot Park’) known for its immense aquatic displays and its sandy beaches. Later the tour continues inland through the highland towards the amazing town San Cristobal de La Laguna, originally a pilgrimage site, and widely considered to be the most beautiful town in Tenerife. The historic town centre is a gem, with narrow poker-straight streets flanked by pastel-hued historic mansions, inviting bars, and idiosyncratic small shops, a model for many colonial towns in the Americas. In 1999 it was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites, yet the town has a youthful energy.
Day 8 – San Cristobal de la Laguna – Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Aprox. 11 Km)
Wake up in wonderful historic San Cristobal and enjoy the fabulously views of great part of the island including the cosmopolitan capital Santa Cruz which lies at the feet of San Cristobal. Driving down through the spectacular highland before reaching islands largest city. This good looking, charming and inviting wholly Spanish city is home to evocative, brightly painted buildings, sophisticated and quirky shops, excellent museums, a show stopping auditorium, and a tropical oasis of birdsong, fountains and greenery in the city park. It also has a good range of quality restaurants plus an excellent bus system making it a sensible base for exploring this exotic and beautiful metropole.
Day 9 – Santa Cruz de Tenerife – El Medano (Aprox. 63 Km)
Waking up in Santa Cruz, a cosmopolitan and fascinating city, is simply a thrill. With places such as the García Sanabria Park, emblematic buildings like the Tenerife Adán Martín Auditorium or the Tenerife Arts Venue, the city is full of sights and even the simplest things seem magical here. A dose of retail therapy on its buzzing shopping streets followed by a leisurely drink on a sun-bathed terrace is a perfect example of these simple pleasures. Later in the day leaving the city & driving south along the winding road which crawls along the scenic mountain ridge above the east coast of Tenerife. A.K.A. the forgotten coast of the island it speckles with bright and colourful little villages, which bring life to the otherwise stark surroundings. There’s some pleasant low-key beach towns and an authentic local vibe than can be found in the international resorts of the south coast. Arriving at El Médano a small resort very close to the south airport. It is really a town on the sea front and it’s a much laid back casual resort, with restaurants and bars lining the sea front promenade and around the main square that is also situated on the sea front. With it`s beautiful beaches and breath-taking views it’s the perfect place to spend the last afternoon.
Day 10 – El Medano – Airport Tenerife South (Aprox. 10 Km)
Last morning in Tenerife and depending of the departure time to enjoy the wonderful laid back El Médano which has a bohemian feel manly due to the windsurfers and hippie beach dudes. The town is clean and well-kept and tourists tend to be Spanish, mature holiday makers, families and windsurfing beach types. In the back streets you will find restaurants, some right by the sea, where you can enjoy lunch or dinner overlooking the sea or tapas a nice glass of wine. Restaurants are also to be found around the cobbled stoned lanes linking the two town centre squares ranging from establishments serving locally caught fresh fish and seafood, traditional tapas and Spanish food, to pizza, pasta, crepes and ice-cream parlours. The airport is only a few minutes’ drive away.
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