25 Photos That Will Make You Want to Travel to Tenerife

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Tenerife is much more than package holidays! The island has infinite hiking options, delicious and exotic food. Its people are some of the kindest I met on my travels.

 

After working 3 months on this beautiful Canarian island, I realized that Tenerife is not only a perfect destination for expats but that a natural paradise is hidden behind the hotel blocks.

 

In order to show you the other side of Tenerife, I put this little selection together. I hope that these photos will make you want to travel to Tenerife...NOW

 

Oh, and as always, the pictures of the post are not edited. I wanted to let the natural beauty shine through them.

 

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¡Tenerife es más que un destino de viajes combinados! La isla tiene mil opciones de senderismo, comida deliciosa y su gente es la más maja que he conocido en mis viajes.

 

Tras trabajar 3 meses en esta isla canaria, me di cuenta de que Tenerife no es solo un destino perfecto para expats, sino también un paraíso natural que se esconde tras los hoteles en bloque.

 

He preparado esta pequena selección de fotos para realzar también el otro lado de Tenerife. Su lado natural y auténtico. Espero que estas fotos harán que deseas viajar a Tenerife...¡YA!

 

Y por cierto, como siempre las fotos no están retocadas. Querría que la belleza natural brilla através de ellas...

1. Spain's Highest Mountain: El Teide

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The impressive peak of mount Teide - El pico impresionante del Teide

2. Masca Trek

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Hiking down the canyon of Masca is one of the must-do's when in Tenerife - La ruta del barranco de Masca es una de las atracciones más importantes de Tenerife

3. Traditional Costumes

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All dressed up in the traditional costume for the local fiesta - Preparada para lanzarme en la romería vestida del traje tradicional

4. Avant-Garde Architecture in the Capital

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Auditorio Adán Martín: an example of futuristic architecture - Un ejemplo por una arquitectura casi futurística

5. The Canarian Wrestling

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Canarian wrestling comes from the history of the Guanches, the earliest known natives of the Canary Islands - La lucha canaria viene de los guanches, los primeros habitantes de las Islas Canarias

6. Urban Art in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Urban Art with a Sea View in Santa Cruz - Arte Urbano con Vistas al Mar en Santa Cruz

7. 1000 Year Old Trees

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The Dragon Tree in Icod de los Vinos is estimated to have between 650 years to 3,000 - Se estima que el Drago Milenario en Icod de los Vinoes tiene unos 650-3000 anos!

8. Historical Buildings

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Colourful Historical Buildings can be found everywhere on the island - Edificios coloreados y históricos se encuentran en toda la isla

9. Colour Stains Everywhere

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Tenerife also has a little cloudy side. But even in the north coast, here in Garachico, the day is being lighten up by bright flowers - Tenerife también tiene un lado nublado. Pero hasta en la costa norte, las flores en sus colores vivos alegran el día

10. Colonial Style Plazas

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The plazas of Tenerife's villages inspired the colonial architecture style of many South American cities - Las plazas de pueblo de Tenerife inspiraron al estilo de muchas ciudades de Améirca del Sur.

11. Colourful Villages: La Orotava

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La Orotava: Tenerife's Most Colourful Village - La Orotava: El pueblo de 1000 colores de Tenerife

12. 100% Nature

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Be ready to get lost in spectacular nature - Prepárate en perderte en una naturaleza espectacular

13. Hiking Trails with a View

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Hiking down the Barranco del Infierno trek will provide you once in a lifetime views - La ruta del Barranco del Infierno te dará vistas únicas al Atlántico

14. Exotic Gardens

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The Gardens in La Orotava remined me of Asia - Los jardines de La Orotava me recordaron a Asia

15. Barranco del Infierno Trek

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The highlight of the Barranco del Infierno trek is this gorgeous waterfall - La mayor atracción del Barranco del Infierno es esta cascada preciosa.

16. Surreal Beaches

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The most beautiful beach of Tenerife: Playa Benijo - La playa más bonita de Tenerife: Playa Benijo

17. Exotic Drinks: Cactus Fruit Lemonade

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Have you ever tried cactus fruit lemonade? - Alguna vez has probado limonada de chumbo?

18. Mountains and Beaches

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Tenerife: the perfect combination of hiking and swimming - Tenerife: la combinación perfecta entre senderismo y playa

19. Between Giants: Masca Village

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I know it's in every tourist guide, but Masca is a must-do! - Sé que está en cada guía turística, pero Masca vale la pena!

20. The Canyons of Los Gigantes Area

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The canyons of Los Gigantes are some of the highest in entire Europe - Los barrancos de Los Gigantes son unos de los más altos en Europa

21. Unique Views: La Gomera

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The area of Los Gigantes has the best views on La Gomera, a paradise for hikers - La zona de Los Gigantes tiene las mejores vistas a La Gomera, un paraíso de senderismo

22. Charming Restaurants

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How cute is this restaurant in Garachico? - Que mono es este restaurante en Garachico?

23. Colourful Symmetry: La Orotava

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La Orotava: the most colourful village of Tenerife - La Orotava: el pueblo más coloreado de Tenerife

24. Colonial Architecture in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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The streets of the capital Santa Cruz invite you to wander around - Las calles de Santa Cruz te invitan a perderte por el casco antiguo

25. Nature's Magic: Punta de Teno

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Punta de Teno: Tenerife's hidden gem - Punta de Teno: la joya escondida de Tenerife
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For more information about tourism on Tenerife, I recommend the following webpage: Tourism of Tenerife.


To get the best insight to the less known stories and experiences on Tenerife (in English!), check out Tenerife Forum.  

 

Para más información sobre turismo en Tenerife, os recomiendo la página siguiente: Turismo en Tenerife.


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