7-Day Guide to Adventuring in Tenerife

Icon Share


Advisor - Simona Grinnell
Curated By

Simona Grinnell

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • Family Travel

  • Group Travel

  • Luxury Travel

  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel

  • Beaches

  • Outdoor & Nature

  • Spain

  • Island

  • Coast

  • Relaxation

A sea with blue water and mountains at the back.
Curator’s statement

With its unbeatable combination of outdoor adventure, family-friendly activities and stunning natural beauty, Tenerife is an ideal destination for those seeking an unforgettable vacation. Whether you are a family looking for a fun-filled getaway or an adventure-seeker looking for your next thrill, Tenerife has something for everyone.

The Fora Difference

Book with Simona to access exclusive perks and experiences on your trip.

[object Object]
Killer perks

Free upgrades, spa credits and more—we got you

[object Object]
Personalized recs

Customized travel planning for your style

[object Object]
Insider knowledge

Expert advice from people who’ve actually been there

Where to stay

Unlock perks by contacting Simona to book your trip.

Day 1: Arrival and Beach Time

A road with tunnel among the mountains.

After arriving on the island, take some time to relax and unwind on one of Tenerife's many stunning beaches, such as Playa de las Americas or Playa de la Teresitas. Enjoy the warm sun, crystal-clear waters and soft sand as you begin your Tenerife adventure.

Day 2: Explore Santa Cruz

A white building with outdoor plants.

Spend the day exploring the vibrant capital of Tenerife, Santa Cruz. Start with a stroll through the charming old town to admire the colonial architecture and colorful buildings. Then, visit the iconic Auditorio de Tenerife for a guided tour and panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Experience local life by sampling delicacies at the lively Mercado de Nuestra Señora de Africa and relax in the tranquil Parque García Sanabria. End your day with breathtaking views from the Mirador de la Paz, a panoramic viewpoint that overlooks the city and the sea.

Day 3: Visit Teide National Park

A scenic view of buildings, palm trees and mountains.

Head inland to Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site that boasts breathtaking volcanic landscapes and the imposing Mount Teide, Spain's highest peak. Take the cable car to the top of the mountain for spectacular views and stunning sunsets.

Day 4: Whale Watching and Scuba Diving

Sea with blue water, mountains and a building.

Tenerife is known for its abundant marine life, so take the opportunity to go whale watching or scuba diving in the island's clear waters. Spot dolphins, pilot whales and even sea turtles in their natural habitat.

Day 5: Explore the Anaga Mountains

A scenic drive with mountains on one side and sea on the other.

Venture to the rugged and lush Anaga Mountains, a natural paradise that is perfect for hiking and exploring. Trek through the ancient laurel forests and discover hidden waterfalls and panoramic viewpoints.

Day 6: Visit La Orotava and Puerto de la Cruz

A tree with oranges and a scenic view with mountains in the background.

Spend the day exploring the charming towns of La Orotava and Puerto de la Cruz. Visit the Botanical Garden of La Orotava and enjoy the beautiful colonial architecture of Puerto de la Cruz's old town.

Day 7: Beach Day and Farewell

A wave striking the beach.

Spend your final day on Tenerife soaking up the sun on one of the island's many beautiful beaches. Enjoy one last dip in the ocean before saying goodbye to this beautiful island paradise.

Need to Know

Looking for more travel inspiration? Check out my guide, Venture the North Eastern Coast of Mallorca.

Advisor - Simona Grinnell

Travel Advisor

Simona Grinnell

Get in touch with Simona

Did you like this guide? Reach out to customize and book your own experience. Or, just to chat about travel in general.

You can normally expect a response from Simona within a business day or so. You’ll also be subscribed to our travel newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).

This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Spain.