Areas of Tenerife
Districts of Tenerife divide the island into 6 parts. Tenerife is divided into southern (surfers and windsurfers will appreciate), northeastern (with steep cliffs ideal for viewing the surroundings), northern (famous for its beaches and green gardens), northwestern (will appeal to nature lovers, but this area is the rainiest of all ), southeastern (quiet area with untouched nature) and southwestern (sheltered popular resorts and from here hiking in the Masca gorge is organized) areas.
Description and attractions of the main areas
- North-eastern region: Santa Cruz de Tenerife is of interest - acquaintance with the resort will begin from the Plaza de España, where a monument in honor of those who died in the Civil War and a fountain are installed (a walk around the square should be planned for the evening, when it is illuminated with garlands, lamps which are in the form of water droplets). In Santa Cruz, you can see the Carta Palace, the Torres de Santa Cruz towers (height - 120 m), the Church of St. Francis, look at the Museum of Painting and Sculpture (you can admire the paintings of Bruegel, Van Lu and other artists) and the Auditorio de -Tenerife (a venue for cultural events in the form of an opera festival, concerts, theatrical performances), relax on the Teresitas beach (there are breakwaters, covered with yellow sand).
- Southwest region: Tourists should pay attention to the Playa de las Américas resort. He will delight them with water parks “Siam park” (at guests' disposal - 25 water slides) and “Aqualand” (it will be possible not only to conquer the slides, such as “Rapids” and “Crazy race”, but also visit the dolphinarium, and swim with dolphins), the park “Amazonia” (Brazilian butterflies and hummingbirds live here), Loro Parque with many parrots, 8 sandy beaches (stay on them is free, but beach equipment rental will not be cheap), San Miguel Castle (guests will plunge into the Middle Ages - knight tournaments are held here). Those interested in deep-sea fishing can go to it on an equipped boat, and in a sea trip - on a yacht or catamaran (ships depart from the port of Puerto Colon).
Where to stay for tourists
A good place to stay is Playa de las Américas - the resort has many hotels for every taste and budget, as well as bars and discos (for a rich nightlife, you should go to the center of the resort). This place is also suitable for those who want to be away from the noise - a quiet rest is guaranteed by the western part of Las Americas.
Interested in active water sports? Take a closer look at accommodation facilities in the town of El Médano (surfing competitions are often held here).