Candelaria

Candelaria

Located on the southeast side of Tenerife, some 17 kilometres from Santa Cruz, Candelaria is known for its Basilica, which houses the image of the Virgin of Candelaria. A basilica that is always busy and full of pilgrims eager to see La Morenita, the affectionate name by which the Canarians refer to the patron saint of the islands, a fact that generates the visit of more than two million people every year.

 

La Laguna

La Laguna

The city of San Cristóbal de la Laguna is located very close to Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 545 m. above sea level. It is the second most populated city and was the first city founded in Tenerife after its conquest (July 1496). It is called San Cristóbal because he is the patron saint of travellers. Due to its location, it has a microclimate which means that the temperature is lower than in other places on the island.

Chinyero volcano

Chinyero volcano

To date, Chinyero is the last volcano to erupt in Tenerife, it happened in 1909 and spent 10 days spewing lava uninterruptedly. The eruption has left us with a beautiful landscape of contrasts. The route of the Chinyero trail is one of the best hiking routes in Tenerife, it is a circular route and is not too demanding. The distance of the route is 6.5 km and it takes about 2 hours.

 

Rasca Lighthouse

Rasca Lighthouse

The visit to the Faro de Rasca lighthouse is one of the most popular routes for those who want to go hiking in Tenerife. The route has no difficulty at all and runs through the amazing Malpaís de la Rasca, a Special Nature Reserve located in the town of el Palm-Mar. Most of the route follows the sea until you reach the lighthouse. The Punta de Rasca lighthouse is responsible for marking the southern coasts of the island for maritime navigation.

 

Medano

Medano

El Médano is a coastal town in the south of Tenerife belonging to the municipality of Granadilla de Abona. One of its characteristics is its intense wind that blows most of the year. This makes it a perfect place for windsurfers and kitesurfers. Its attraction is that it is not a place overcrowded by tourism and that it has a wonderful beach next to the town square.