1. Tapas and UNESCO world heritage site, San Cristóbal de la Laguna
San Cristóbal de la Laguna was up to the year 1723, the capital of the island, accordingly, magnificently, the place was expanded. The architectural jewels brought to the old town as the UNESCO world heritage title. A walk through the alleys along the ancient houses are to be those times to rise, as the Canary Islands were important stopover on the way to Spain’s American colonies. Not to miss: The daily farmer’s market are still very authentic. To celebrate: In the Calle Herradores, there are good tapas bars.
2. The picture-book volcano Teide climb
All seven of the Canary Islands are caused by volcanic eruptions. The most impressive volcano of the archipelago of the Teide, which rises 3718 metres into the sky. Who has enough breath, can ride the highest mountain in Spain – or with the cable car to the view point. When the weather is good the view is unique. Tip: in the Middle of the moon landscape, the Parador-Hotel, away from the tourist crowds, nature and mountain enjoy.
3. The dragon tree, all of his afflictions to be healed
dragon trees with branched trunks and spreading crowns, are awarded on the Canary Islands special forces. The dragon tree “Drago Milenario” in the municipality of Icod de los Vinos is believed to be 1000 years old – in reality, there are probably “only” 400. Be resin allegedly helps against all kinds of diseases. Even those who do not believe in miracles: The Drago Milenario is definitely a great photo Location. He is in addition to the volcano Teide, Symbol of the island.
4. The carnival of Santa Cruz the Party
For a sexy carnival not Rio de Janeiro. The carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is as wild as the brother in Brazil. The huge Party lasts 14 days and consists of parades, Samba dances and stage shows. The wild Drive ends with the “burial of the Sardine” Sardine made of papier-mâché is carried to the sea and burned there.
5. Beautiful art in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz is the capital of the island is to be admired today. In addition to a small pedestrian zone, which is good for Shopping, there are in the city a lot to see. A visit to the “Museio Municipal de Bellas Artes”, the local art Museum, the exhibits are regularly on loan from the great artists from the capital city of Madrid is worth it.
6. Through the Laurel forests in the natural Park of Parque Rural de Anaga, Hiking
-Wind rains on the North side of the Central mountains. The result is a green, almost tropical North and a desert South. Only a few kilometres you can drive from dripping clouds of fog in the sunshine. The unique Laurel and juniper forests, which are typical for the North, one can experience in Tenerife, in the natural Park of Parque Rural de Anaga. Particularly beautiful: a hike through the Region.
7. Masca the most beautiful village of the island of
Many of Masca in the Teno mountains is considered to be the most beautiful village of the island. About a hundred people still live here, away from the hustle and bustle. Today, a curve road in the Village, beautiful is, however, a gorge, a hike through the Masca, at the end of which you can strengthen in place in one of the typical Bars.
8. The picture-book beach of “Las Teresitas” sünnelen
is not blessed with beaches, mountainous Tenerife with a mile of sand. The traditional way to bathe in natural or stone-walled Pools, protected from the Waves. In order to allow the visitors nevertheless a beach feel to it, were in many places filled up artificial beaches with Sand from the Sahara. The best copy of a tropical beach is the Playa de Las Teresitas in the North of the island.
9. A family day at Siam Park to spend
Not only for the offspring of the Siam Park in the South is a Must-see: The largest water Park in the Canary Islands – some of the claims of Europe – promises to be slipping a lot of Fun on 15 water. As the Name “Siam” suggests, the Park is completely Thai style. Whether the power in Tenerife really make sense, is questionable, the attractions for a day of family fun away from the beach.
Get there: Edelweiss Air flies regularly from Zürich directly to the holiday island. www.flyedelweiss.com