Historical landmarks in Tenerife
Tenerife has much more to offer than just sun, sand and sea. Having said that, these three things are certainly not to be sniffed at. The largest of the Canary Islands, it's home to friendly, welcoming people and offers a wide range of attractions, both natural and manmade.
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Punta del Hidalgo
At one of the northernmost points of the island is Punta del Hidalgo, a little-visited coastal resort that is dominated by the majestic Anaga Mountains. A nearby pre-Ice Age rainforest, a series of coves, numerous vertiginous paths and some astonishing views are just some of the treats that await you there.
Cueva del Viento
Did you know that Europe's largest lava tube network can be found in Tenerife? Cueva del Viento happens to be the fourth-largest in the world, too. This 11-mile-long natural tunnel consists of three levels and runs beneath the island's Icod de los Vinos district.
Parque Nacional del Teide
Tenerife is also the setting for one of the world's finest UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Encompassing a 10-mile area, Teide National Park is a volcanic crater situated at the heart of the island. To say that this geographical wonder dominates Tenerife would be an understatement because it rises to nearly 3,800 metres above sea level. For unforgettable views of Spain's highest peak, take the cable car that scales an additional 1,200 metres above.
Until roughly half a century ago, the Masca remained an isolated part of this particular Canary Island. This was because this little village is located on a rugged mesa in the Teno Mountains, which stretch across much of north-western Tenerife. Nowadays, a solitary road provides access back and forth. Once you reach this elevated settlement, you'll be able to enjoy some of Tenerife's very best vistas.
San Cristóbal de La Laguna
The other of Tenerife's UNESCO World Heritage Sites is its former capital, La Luna, one of the most beautiful of the Canary Islands' cities. Here, you'll discover delightful public and private buildings and several churches that were built as far back as the 16th century. An absence of any beaches, here, can be considered a blessing because it prevents many holidaymakers from making the effort to visit. This is a good thing for anyone else that makes the trip because it makes the old streets of this attractive city all the suitable for exploration.
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