Ultimate Weekend Escape: 3 Unique Sights In Tenerife
Published: 17 March 2015
Canary Islands holidays are great! Visit the largest and most populated island of Tenerife which boasts a whole range of experiences from water sports, trekking, clubbing, lazing on a golden sandy beach or exploring quaint Canarian villages. With wonderful weather all year-round and just a 4 hour flight from the UK, Tenerife makes for a brilliant place to spend a week or just a long weekend. Here are some of the most unique sights you simply must see and visit whilst there!
Mount Teide, Tenerife is the highest peak in Spain, rising to an altitude of 3718 m. But that’s not its only claim to fame. The national park around this slumbering volcano is home to a strange and captivating terrain with obsidian plains and pahoehoe rivers. It is considered one of the most enthralling sights on the island and it’s easy to see why. Let the lunar landscape of the Teide National Park and the sight of the majestic volcano enchant you during your holidays in the Canary Islands.
The Millennium Drago Tree:
This drago tree in Icod de los Vinos is supposedly 1000 years old, though locals often claim it’s been around for at least 5000 years. Their claims may just be a tad overreaching though, as the tree is also believed to have sprouted from the blood of slain dragons. Visit the Plaza de la Constitución to get the best view of the Millennium Drago Tree that is undoubtedly the most prized of all Canarian flora and one of the most unique Tenerife attractions.
Experience the feeling of having travelled back in time when you visit Masca, a small village that clings to the side of the ancient Teno Mountains in the north-western part of the island. Far away from civilisation as its location makes it, Masca looks the same as it did centuries ago. This peculiar quality of being frozen in time is what makes this village such a popular site, attracting tourists from around the world. A winding corkscrew road takes one up to this picturesque hamlet from Santiago del Teide, and simply getting there can be quite an adventure.
Of course, if you’ve got Canary Islands travel insurance, you definitely have no need to worry!