Things to do
FOOD & DRINK
Canarian cuisine is vibrant in more ways than one, and you won’t have to go far to experience authentic, local flavours. Look out for papas arrugadas – little potatoes boiled in salted water until they turn wrinkly – served with vivid green or red mojo sauce. The island is home to vineyards too, where vines grow from the volcanic ground. Stop by Bodegas Monje winery to sample local wines.
On an island fringed by excellent beaches, you’ll find top-class watersports – just as you’d expect. Around Tenerife’s luxury resorts are excellent golf courses too, many of which have sweeping views of the ocean.
For incredible views of craters and lava flows – and an insight into nature at its most dramatic – take a cable car at Pico del Teide. Spain’s loftiest peak is a sight to behold. In spring, bright flowers carpet the landscape all around the peaks. Or, at the Parque Natural de Corona Foresta you’ll find fresh, pine-scented air and plenty of native bird species.