If you love nature, you shouldn’t miss these amazing landscapes!
The Canary Islands are well known for their subtropical climate, their wonderful gastronomy, and, above all, for the breathtaking landscapes they offer.
Tenerife is one of the two capital islands, belonging to the province of Santa Cruz, and situated off the northwest of the African continent. It completes its innumerable offer with a wide range of cultural, leisure and sporting activities.
Keep reading if you want to discover the most incredible landscapes of Tenerife, you can contemplate its natural beauty:
Incredible landscapes of Tenerife
On this canary island, you can find a variety of places to enjoy its beautiful landscapes with family and friends:
1. El Teide: national park and the highest peak in Spain
El Teide is the biggest attractions of Tenerife. It’s a volcano over 3,700 metres high, located in the geographical centre of the island. Furthermore, it’s the highest peak in Spain. It’s made up of basaltic materials and its surface is made of trachytes and phonolites.
Given its importance, the Teide National Park was created. This park is one of the most striking natural sites in the country, offering a great variety of endemic species of flowers and fauna, such as the Teide violet and the black-headed lizard.
2. Anaga Walls
There’s a magical place that you’ll see in few other places in the world. In Tenerife, you’ll find the famous walls of Anaga (or paredes de Anaga), known for their magic.
The magical walls transmit peace to those who visit them, transporting adventurers to the green forests of the canarian Laurisilva, as if they were in a Lord of the Rings film.
Given the island's influence by the trade winds loaded with humidity, they provide unique conditions that favour the growth of vegetation.
3. Lunar landscape
Located near the village of Vilaflor de Chasna, in the south of the island, you’ll find this unusual spot that looks like the moon, hence its atypical name. It’s a space formed by conical figures of fine beige volcanic ash.
The ash slopes teleport the visitor to a space expedition to the solar system, as if it were the moon or the planet Jupiter.
4. The cliffs of Los Gigantes
These great volcanic slopes are located in the southwest of the island, near the municipalities of Buenavista del Norte and Santiago del Teide. Known in ancient times by the aboriginal Canary Islanders as the wall of hell because of their steep appearance that seemed to mark the end of the world.
They have an approximate height of 600 metres and their descent connects with the seabed, which is barely 30 metres deep and is home to a wide variety of marine life.
5. The pyramids of Güimar
Just 28 kilometres from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, you’ll find the pyramids of Güimar, an ethnographic park with pyramids. Although its origins date back to the 19th century, it’s undeniably a place of curiosity and mystery.
Nowadays, it has a museum and can be visited to contemplate its attraction and its botanical garden.
Tenerife awaits you: enjoy its natural wonders
This has been our tour of Tenerife's most incredible landscapes. We encourage you to do sightseeing and visit and enjoy each one of them. Discover new paradisiacal places on the Canary Islands!
And if you’re looking for accommodation in Tenerife, we recommend HD Parque Cristobal Tenerife, the best place to enjoy with your family.
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