Top ten amazing activities in Tenerife

Misunderstood by many tourists and admired by Spaniards, the biggest of Spain's Canary Islands, is commonly described as a miniature continent. The Local's Alex Dunham, a Tenerife native, offers ten breathtaking experiences off the beaten path.

Top ten amazing activities in Tenerife
Taganana, in the northeast of Tenerife, offers spectacular views and hikes to rough-and-ready beaches you can have all to yourself. Photo: cortto/Flickr

There aren't many places in the world where beach, mountain, desert and forest are less than an hour’s drive from each other.

That, added to enviably mild temperatures (16C to 32C degrees) all year round, make Tenerife something more than a little special.

And yet for many people who visit from abroad, the island is just a cheap package holiday deal where booze, sunburn and all-inclusive buffets are their best holiday memories.

They’re missing out on so much!

I've taken a trip down memory lane and put together ten unforgettable experiences from my own upbringing in Tenerife which everyone can enjoy. 

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