A quick trip to Tenerife. We tell you what to do on a 4 days break to Tenerife to enjoy the island and not waste a minute of your time.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Taking advantage of a long weekend. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Enjoy a long weekend. There are many ways to make a short trip to our island and make the most of it in the best possible way. Let us tell you something about this post; you cannot appreciate the beauty of our archipelago in just a few days, although we are going to try to tell you what to do on a 4 days break to Tenerife.
We arrive at Reina Sofia airport and get ready for our adventure. We take public transport or our rental car and head to Vanilla Garden to drop off our bags and get to know our wonderful stay. Once we have toured the hotel and chosen the appropriate outfit, it is time to get to know the nearest area, as it is the day of our arrival we have less time and we will not be able to travel very long distances.
A good option for this afternoon is to visit the municipality of Santiago del Teide and the cliffs of Los Gigantes. They are a 25-minute drive from the hotel, but we are sure that you will arrive at the perfect time to see the sunset and enjoy the majesty of this area of great natural importance. If you arrive at a reasonable time, you could even enjoy a fantastic excursion to see the many species of cetaceans in the area.
Explore the cities of Santa Cruz and San Cristobal de La Laguna. Santa Cruz is the capital of Tenerife and a vibrant city with much to offer. Start your day with a stroll around the García Sanabria Park and enjoy the beauty of its gardens. Then, visit the impressive church of Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, a Catholic place of worship built in the 15th century.
After that, head to the Plaza de España and enjoy the breathtaking views of the harbour. If you’re a history buff, don’t miss the Museum of Nature and Man, which houses a wealth of archaeological and anthropological artefacts.
La Laguna is another of Tenerife’s most important cities. This city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 due to its impressive colonial architecture. You can start your visit at the Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, an impressive 18th century church. Then, you can visit the Palacio de Nava, which houses the Tenerife History Museum. You will fall in love with the streets of both cities.
It’s time to go to the beautiful north of the island and visit the Teide. A particularly green area with spectacular towns such as Puerto de la Cruz, La Orotava or Garachico. The black volcanic sand beaches will impress you and the warmth of the people will make you want to visit again soon. Villages of seafaring origin that mix tradition and modernity.
To make your trip organised and simple, we recommend that you travel along the southern and northern motorways to get to know these villages and then go up the Orotava entrance on the way to the Teide National Park. This majestic volcano is the highest peak in Spain. After touring the park, you can go down the southern entrance, which will make your arrival at Vanilla Garden much easier.
It’s time to leave but we have no regrets, we have good memories. On the last day you can take the opportunity, before your flight departs, to visit some areas in the south of the island. El Médano or Candelaria are great options and are less than 30 minutes from the airport. White sandy beaches and leisure areas and restaurants to say goodbye as you deserve.
And next time, remember to come for more days. You still have a lot of our island to visit, but you can never have enough to do on a 4 days break to Tenerife.