If you are planning your next trip with friends, one of our favourite places we recommend is undoubtedly the island of Tenerife. Here you will find thousands of options to enjoy yourself to the fullest while you relax on your holidays.
Without a doubt, this is an authentic #KualaExperience that we summarise below in 5 plans to enjoy the island of Tenerife with friends. Take note!
1. Visit to Teide
Whether you are travelling with friends, your family, your partner or on your own, a visit to Teide during your stay in Tenerife is a must.
To start with, we recommend you visit the El Portillo visitor centre, a very entertaining option. There you will find out all the most curious details about the National Park. You’ll find a recreation of the inside of a volcanic tube, discover who Guayota, the Evil One -who lives locked inside the volcano- is, and learn a little more about the local flora in the Botanical Garden annexed to the Centre.
To continue (depending on the time you have), you can take a walk through the Cañadas del Teide or go on a route around La Catedral, a huge volcanic chimney that resembles this type of church due to its curious formation.
Finally, we recommend that you take the cable car up to one of the highest parts of Teide, so don’t forget to book this experience in advance!
2. Shopping in the south of Tenerife
Although in cities such as Santa Cruz or La Laguna you can enjoy an afternoon strolling around the shops while getting to know the old town, we recommend a change of plans. Shopping in the south of the island of Tenerife can be a different adventure to what you are used to, as as well as strolling around unusual shops and boutiques, you can enjoy the best beaches surrounding some of the shopping areas.
We recommend you to discover the area of Los Cristianos or Playa de las Américas, where you will also find our shops (Kualalumpur Stores Cristianos and Palm Beach), with different men’s and women’s clothing and accessories ideal for your days at the beach and free time. In addition, if you have any questions about plans on the island, our team will help you to live an authentic experience in Tenerife.
3. Enjoying the best beaches in Tenerife
Another way to enjoy Tenerife with friends is to visit the beaches in the south. This is an ideal option to do before or after shopping, as some of them are even very close to the shopping areas. Los Cristianos, Las Américas and El Duque beaches are perfect for a relaxing swim and to enjoy a beautiful sunset. In addition, some of them have white sand and crystal-clear waters, something unusual on the island, which is bathed in black sand.
4. Taste the gastronomy of the Canary Islands
Of course, gastronomy is an integral part of any sightseeing tour or plans with friends. In Tenerife you can try different typical Canarian dishes: escaldón, ribs with pineapple, potatoes with mojo picón, local wine or a barraquito (a very special coffee).
The best way to enjoy the gastronomy on the island of Tenerife is to visit one of its most typical restaurants or guachinches, although in the commercial areas of the south you will also find this type of dish in some of its restaurants.
5. Route through Anaga forest
Finally, between beach and beach, we recommend a trip to the north to explore the Anaga forest. If you are a beginner in the world of hiking or if you are planning to rest your body and mind during your trip to Tenerife, you can do an easy hike such as El Sendero de los Sentidos, which starts in Cruz del Carmen. If you are looking for a more complex route, the best thing to do is to consult the different tourist centres you will find on the island.