Santa Cruz de Tenerife Cruises
Sophisticated Santa Cruz - Tenerife's capital - is built around boulevards and wide avenues that link elegant squares and parks. Well-preserved buildings feature in the old town, including the colonial Church of the Immaculate Conception and the 18th century Palacio de Carta, which has impressive Baroque and neoclassical features. Recently redesigned by the architects Herzog & de Meuron, the city’s largest square, Plaza de España, is a pleasant spot to lose a few hours. Lively beaches such as Playa de Las Americas are within easy reach of Santa Cruz too.
Away from the capital, many of Tenerife's highlights await on tours, including the exotic Botanical Gardens or the mystical lava stone Pyramids of Guimar. Exploring the volcanic El Teide National Park to marvel at majestic Mount Teide, or even climb Spain's highest peak, is an unmissable experience.
The imposing Mount Teide dominates the landscape of Tenerife, and is a must-see for any visitor here. Standing over 3,657 metres (12,000 feet), it is the highest mountain in Spain and the highest point in the Atlantic Ocean.
Pyramids of Güímar
This collection of six structures are located in the Chacona District of Güímar. Believed to date from the 19th century AD, these structures are rectangular and terraced in shape, and are made up of lava stone without the use of mortar. Archaeologists believe the construction of terraces in these structures is the result of practices of the native rural population of the primeval period.