One experience available only on Tenerife is exploring the 10-mile-long Cueva del Viento—the “Cave of Wind”—at Icod de los Vinos. It is a journey into the depths of the Earth. Likewise, horseback trails crisscross the Island, and Tenerife’s location has made it a prime pit stop for migratory birds traversing their ways north and south, making bird watching a favorite pastime for Islanders and tourists alike.
Head over to the northern part of the Island to Puerto de la Cruz at the foot at Mt. Teide to explore the Botanical Gardens. Created in 1788, the Botanical Gardens contain one of the world’s most unique collection of plants and trees from five continents, including the local Roca tree. You will also have time to visit San Telmo, Plaza del Charco, the La Ranilla district, and the Taoro Park, where the Taoro Casino is located.
With the perfect climate and gorgeous scenery, Tenerife is the ideal location for hiking. In Taganana, explore the rural park of Anaga, a rich natural area and ecological reserve. The Laurel Forest located here is a breathtaking reminder of the continental Europe’s Mediterranean forests that disappeared long ago.