Visiting the north or south of the Tenerife Island Island is like experiencing two different holidays. The north is traditionally Canarian with beautiful sleepy villages, peace, and tranquility. The south is the main tourist area, complete with resorts and hotels aplenty. The climates differ too; the north has higher rainfall making the land more fertile, and lush with tropical flowers and greenery. The south is a lot drier, making it ideal for holidaymakers to bask in year-round sunshine.
The division between the north and south of the island is defined by the National Park of Teide. To reach the summit of the mountain, you can experience a spectacular cable car ride up 1200m, where you’ll find magnificent views across the islands.
Map Of Tenerife Island
Things to do in Tenerife Island
Pico del Teide
Tenerife Island Island is situated on the west side of the Canary Islands and is only a few hundred kilometers from Western Sahara. It is the largest of the Canary Islands and thanks to Pico del Teide, it’s also the highest! The division between the north and south of the island is covered by the National Park of Teide which attracts over 3.5 million visitors each year. To reach the summit of the mountain, you can experience a spectacular cable car ride up 1200m (in just 8 minutes!) to the top, where you are treated to magnificent views across the islands.
This is a farm with a difference! Not only do they breed camels but they make wine and grow local crops. The main attraction on this ‘farm in the sun’ is the excursions available on the camels. There is a free shuttle bus available from Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas.
Open daily from 10am – 5pm.
Bananera El Guanche
Bananera El Guanche
Here at this banana plantation, you can learn the history of the banana trade and their cultivation. A free bus runs every 30 minutes from Avenida de Venezuela.
Open daily from 9am – 6pm.
If you fancy seeing performing parrots, seals and dolphins – this is for you! The “Parrot Park” is has a large collection available, as well as parrots, you can see sharks, manta rays, penguins and even a bat cave. A free yellow train runs every 20 minutes from Avenida de Venezuela.
Open daily from 8.30am – 5pm
This unusual island is divided by the mountains in the middle, and the climate differs greatly from north to south. Like the other Canary Islands, Tenerife Island Island is strongly influenced by the prevailing trade winds, bringing moist air and rain to the north of the island. Here there is a lusher feel, with healthy palm trees and banana plantations, which grow well in the climate. Bear in mind if you plan on taking a trip to the north of the island, you may need warmer clothing.
The south enjoys a warmer and sunnier climate than the north, making it more popular with holidaymakers searching for the sun. Whilst rainfall is minimal on Tenerife Island Island, October and February tend to have more than other months in the year. The average daytime temperatures are about 25°C in summer and 19°C in winter. The wind is a common feature (people often talk about the famous “trade winds” on the island) but without these, temperatures can soar to over 40°C.