The most beautiful towns in Tenerife

Thanks to its climate, its nature and its tourist facilities, in Tenerife you can do what you like the most any day of the year. For example, if you are a golf fan, you can test your swing on any of its eight golf courses. If you prefer, you can be in direct contact with nature, either entering the Teide National Park or watching whales in freedom on the southwest coast.

Of course, the island is also an ideal place to enjoy beaches of all kinds. In addition, here you can go shopping, see shows, have fun in theme parks, discover interesting monuments … So that you get to know Tenerife a little better, today we want to show you eight of its most beautiful towns . Would you like to join us?


Along with Los Silos and Buenavista, Garachico is part of what is known as the low island, a beautiful place full of monuments and buildings of interest. The churches of Santa Ana and Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, the convents of Santo Domingo and San Francisco, and the castle of San Miguel stand out. We recommend you visit this place during the San Roque festival , declared of national tourist interest.

La Orotava

Another town in Tenerife that you should visit is La Orotava, a historic town located on a beautiful valley of banana trees. You will be surprised by its historic center , which has been declared of national historical-artistic interest due to its buildings and monuments. We also want to highlight the Hijuela del Botánico, a wonderful garden with tropical plants.

Masca farmhouse

Visiting the Caserío de Masca will allow you to get to know the most rural Tenerife. Located in the middle of the Teno massif, you will be enchanted by its well-kept houses and its cobbled streets , which are living examples of the island’s rural architecture. In addition, here you will find craft shops, bars, restaurants and an impressive landscape of slopes and ravines.

Icod de los Vinos

We also want to talk about Icod de los Vinos, a municipality that owes its name to the importance of vine growing here in the 16th century. Located in a valley to the northwest of the island, framed in a natural environment composed of the sea and mountains of volcanic origin, it stands out for the wonderful views it offers.

Santiago del Teide

Santiago del Teide could not be missing from this list, a municipality that, in a few kilometers, combines an impressive number of natural landscapes of great beauty. Its places of interest include the Cliffs of the Giants, the Chinyero volcano and the Playa de la Arena. In addition, we want to highlight the pottery center and the Cha Domitila ethnographic museum.

El Sauzal

Halfway between Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz we find El Sauzal, a quiet and charming town that offers wonderful views of Mount Teide and the ocean. If you have the opportunity to visit this place, you will not be able to miss the House of Honey and Wine and the House Museum of the Servant of God, whose body remains uncorrupted 400 years after her death.


Nor could we forget Candelaria, an Atlantic town located 17 kilometers from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. You will love the maritime flavor of its streets, harmonized with facilities dedicated to leisure . Of course, its dark sand beaches stand out, contrasting with the vegetation.

San Cristóbal de la Laguna

Finally, we must talk about San Cristóbal de la Laguna, the ancient capital of Tenerife. It is a historic city with a long university tradition. Its colonial layout has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In addition, it houses some of the most important religious monuments on the island, highlighting its Cathedral, and numerous stately homes.

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