Tenerife is a paradise and that is undeniable. But what is the best part of the island? How can you plan a perfect 3-day itinerary to explore this beautiful corner of the Atlantic so that you don’t miss out on any of the highlights? Keep reading and we'll tell you all about it!
If you are staying at one of our hotels, either Landmar Playa la Arena or Landmar Costa Los Gigantes, we recommend you start your visit by exploring the treasures of the Teno massif. The small hamlet of Masca and the winding road leading to the village is definitely the highlight. You can visit Masca either with one of our tours or by yourself in a rental car, driving calmly and stopping as many times as you wish.
Take advantage of this opportunity and spend the morning hiking and being in contact with nature, it will surely captivate you. However, if you decide to hike down to sea level, be careful! This hiking trail involves a degree of difficulty and should be done with the help of qualified authorised trekking professionals.
For lunch, you can return to the hotel and enjoy one of our delicious buffets and enjoy a dip in the pool before heading out again. Any plans for the afternoon? What about a boat trip along the coast of Los Gigantes? The west coast of Tenerife is a Whale Heritage Site and one of the best places for watching whales and dolphins.
On your second day you can visit the island's capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and its surroundings. Start the day by strolling along the famous Calle del Castillo, the Plaza de España, the García Sanabria Park or the Tenerife Auditorium, designed by architect Santiago Calatrava. If you prefer to go for a swim, you can either go to the white sandy beach of Las Teresitas or the black volcanic sand beach of Las Gaviotas.
The Anaga Rural Park, with its beautiful and lush laurel forests, will allow you to disconnect from the daily routine and finish the day at Benijo Beach, one of the most picturesque beaches in the area.
For dinner, you can make a quick visit to the beautiful city of La Laguna, the second largest city in Tenerife and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As the night falls, the air cools and its lively and bohemian streets fill the hearts of visitors with joy.
On your last day on the island, you will not want to miss the jewel in the crown: The Teide National Park. Located right in the middle of the island, you can access this giant volcano from several access routes. If you come from the south you will surely fall in love with the beautiful landscape, so that should definitely be one of the must-do’s on the island.
After dozens of hairpin bends, you will find yourself driving through the Ucanca Valley. Then you can take a picture at the Roques de García and sit at one of the viewpoints from which you can enjoy the superb view of the sea of clouds or Las Cañadas.
On your way back, you can drive down the road to La Orotava, stop in the historic quarter lined with traditional Canarian buildings and eat in a guachinche, a traditional restaurant where you can taste the authentic flavour of the island of Tenerife. Make sure you order some papas arrugadas con mojo, grilled cheese and escaldón de gofio!
And there is no better way to end your day than visiting the area known as Isla Baja, passing through Icod de Los Vinos and its majestic ancient dragon tree. Garachico awaits you there with its beautiful natural pools, and if you continue northwest, passing through El Tanque, Los Silos and Buenavista del Norte, you will reach the Teno lighthouse, a truly magical place.
If you decide to enter the Teno Rural Park, a hidden paradise in Tenerife, keep in mind that access is restricted for several months of the year, so it can only be reached by public transport, in order to preserve this dream place.
With these recommendations you will not run out of things to do during your three-day trip to Tenerife. Sun, beaches, historic villages, heritage cities and an endless number of natural sights that will make you want to return to the island of Father Teide very soon.