An island of two sides
South Tenerife is all soft sand, warm turquoise waters and lively resorts to sink your teeth into, but things get much greener in the north. Venture upwards and you’ll begin to find lush plants, forests, capitals and lesser-known towns unfolding in harmony. Flip the coin and see where to start.
Tenerife is at Mother Nature’s whim. Its dormant volcano – which last erupted in 1909 – is Spain’s highest peak and commands the island’s landscape. Rich hills are not a patch on this snow-capped point. But don’t miss the gorgeous beaches – they steal some of the limelight along the shore.
Calling all foodies
Not only is Tenerife a tangle of boutiques and retailers to make any savvy shopper swoon, it’s a pantry of local specialities waiting to be tried and purchased. Cheese, honey, sauces – you name it, this island’s got flavours to pack a punch in every dish.