Tenerife is an island that has everything to enjoy outdoor holidays that will allow you to relax and connect with nature while discovering the culture of the place and the vibrant personality of its welcoming inhabitants. In addition, you cannot take advantage of the opportunity to get to know the neighboring island of La Gomera and its amazing laurel forest in the Garajonay National Park. With this route by car you can enjoy Tenerife at your leisure and visit La Gomera in one day. This plan includes: rental car, hotel with swimming pool in Tenerife (4 nights in the north of Tenerife and 2 nights in the south of the island or all in the same destination, you choose), guide and itinerary to visit the main places of interest on the island and guided roundtrip excursion to the island of La Gomera on the same day. A most complete trip through the Canary Islands!

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Experience Details

Travel guide of Route by car through Tenerife in 7 days with excursion to La Gomera

Day 1:

Arrival in Tenerife and accommodation in the north of the island

On your first day in Tenerife, after landing on the island, you can pick up your rental car at the airport offices and start your vacation in the Canary Islands. For today, nothing better than arriving at your hotel in the north of the island, settling in your room and resting. You can also take the opportunity to discover the surroundings, take a walk through Puerto de la Cruz or relax in the pool of your hotel.

On the way to your hotel, if you arrive from Tenerife North airport, take the opportunity to visit La Laguna and its historic center declared a World Heritage Site. This city is one of the most beautiful on the island and it is very close to the airport so you can visit it both on arrival and on departure if your airport is in the north, otherwise you will have to find time at another time. Don't miss the cathedral and its bell tower, the La Laguna market, the Plaza del Adelantado, the Nava palace and the Santa Catalina de Siena monastery. If it's time to eat, stop at a guachinche (traditional Canarian food house) is undoubtedly the best option. You will find these house-shaped restaurants with good homemade food at a good price in the northern part of the island, the most tropical. They are not tourist places, so you can get to them with your rental car and live the most authentic experience.

If you still have time, you can take a walk through Puerto de la Cruz , a city full of life, history, shops, bars and home to the famous Lago Martiánez, a complex of artificial lakes designed by Canarian architect César Manrique. The place is quite touristy but worth seeing. If you travel with children, it is a good option to soak in front of the sea but with the security of being in artificial lakes without tides or waves. If you stay in the north of Tenerife, you will pass through this city on several occasions, so if you cannot visit it today, do not worry, surely you can do so on any other day of your vacation.

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Day 2:

El Teide National Park, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Teresitas beach

If you have never traveled to Tenerife, you cannot miss a visit to theEl Teide National Park. Our recommendation is that you go in the morning and take the cable car to see the views from above. Tenerife is an island with strong winds, so on some occasions, access to the cable car can be closed for safety reasons. Therefore, it is better to prioritize the visit to Teide and start your route by car around the island here, knowing that, if the weather conditions are not ideal, you can return another day during your vacation to enjoy this volcano and its amazing viewpoint. at 3,555 meters high from where you can see, if the weather allows it, four other Canary Islands: Gran Canaria, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera. Before the climb to Mount Teide, stop at Las Cañadas del Teide, ideal for hiking or taking some good photos in an environment that seems from another planet.

For the afternoon, after lunch, is a good time to visit Santa Cruz de Tenerife. If you have time, you can take advantage and stop at La Candelaria, since it is on the way. Once you arrive in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, start by touring its urban core, contemplating the exterior of the Auditorium, the work of the architect Calatrava, and strolling down Calle Castillo, the shopping street, to end with a dip in one of the best valued beaches in the area. island for its calm waters: the Playa de las Teresitas. The best ending to this day. Now it's time to go back to the hotel, relax by the pool and have a cocktail before dinner. Tenerife is to enjoy!

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Day 3:

Anaga Rural Park, Roque de las Bodegas and sunset at the Punta de Hidalgo Lighthouse

The Parque Rural de Anaga is an impressive place, a magical fairytale forest where you can enjoy nature, fresh air and tranquility. Located in the north of Tenerife, in Taganana, from there you can carry out different trails of more and less distance. If you go with little time or you don't feel like walking much, the Path of the Senses, is the best choice. Little more than 1 km of laurel forest of an intense green color that will fascinate you. In any case, the first stop will be the Visitor Center, where they will inform you of the routes and provide you with a brochure so that you can choose your favorite path. As essentials, on your tour by car through Anaga, you cannot miss the Pico del Inglés viewpoint, the Cruz del Carmen viewpoint (where the Visitor Center is located) and the Viewpoint of the Garden.

Once you finish your walk through the forest, go to the Roque de Las Bodegas, the beach of the Anaga Rural Park. This beach is wild and natural, with black sand and without deckchairs, umbrellas or other amenities, which makes it an idyllic and quiet place but where it is not advisable to go too far into the sea due to its tidal changes and strong waves. If you are looking for a place to eat, on the road that borders this beach, you will find some restaurants. You can also go to the beautiful town of Taganana.

To end the day, nothing better than enjoying a magnificent sunset at the Punta del Hidalgo Lighthouse. a most peculiar and modern lighthouse that contrasts with a natural landscape and one of the most special sunsets in Tenerife.

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Day 4:

Icod de los Vinos, the Ancient Drago and Garachico

Today's first stop will be Icod de los Vinos, a beautiful municipality located in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, famous for hosting the Millennium Drago, a tree It is believed that it is around a thousand years old and that it is a symbol of the island. In addition to the Drago Milenario, Icod de los Vinos has a great wine culture - hence its name - and a historic center declared a Site of Cultural Interest (BIC). Among its places of interest you will find the church of San Marcos, the Plaza Andrés de Lorenzo Cáceres, the Cueva del viento, the Plaza de la Pila, the convent of San Francisco, the Emeterio Gutiérrez Albelo House-Museum, the church of San Agustín, the Casa de los Cáceres, the hermitage of San Antonio de Padua and the hermitage of Las Angustias. If you are looking for a place to eat, in Icod de los Vinos you can sit down in one of its restaurants and guachinches where you can taste homemade Canarian food.

In the afternoon, very close to Icod, a 15-minute drive car, you will arrive at Garachico and its natural pools, El Caletón. Here you can take a bath or simply enjoy the fantastic views of the sea and the castle of San Miguel.

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Day 5:

Cliffs of Los Gigantes and Costa Adeje

The first visit in the south of Tenerife will be Puerto Santiago where Los Gigantes and the Teneo Cliffs are located. Although you can see them from land, if you want to get the best views of the whole, our recommendation is that you take a boat trip to see Los Gigantes from the sea, but we leave that to you and your free choice. After the cliffs, from Puerto de Santiago, if you go towards Las Galletas, you will pass the beaches of Guía de Isora, Costa Adeje, Playa de las Américas and Playa de los Cristianos. You can visit them all by car or decide on one of them (or several) to spend the rest of the day enjoying the sun, the sand and the beach. If you don't know where to choose, the most popular beaches in the south are La Enramada, El Duque and Fañabé, in Costa Adeje, and Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos. Some very close to each other. It is in one of these areas where you will have your perfect beach hotel to unwind after a great day touring the south of the island.

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Day 6:

1 day trip to La Gomera

To complete your trip to Tenerife, nothing better than discovering the neighboring island of La Gomera. This small Biosphere Reserve island is very close to Tenerife, 40-60 minutes by ferry. With this round-trip guided one-day excursion you will discover the wonderful Garajonay National Park and the main places of interest in La Gomera where you will contemplate the intense green of the laurel forest and witness a demonstration of the Gomeran whistle, exclusive to the place and declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity. To make this excursion, you can choose your departure point depending on the hotel where you are: in the north or in the south of the island where a coach will pick you up to take you to the ship. Once docked in La Gomera, your guide will accompany you on a coach tour where you will stop at the most emblematic points of La Gomera. This excursion includes: transfers by coach and ferry, guide, display of the Gomeran whistle, visit to the Garajonay National Park and lunch.

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Day 7:

Farewell to Tenerife and return home

For this last day we propose several options depending on the time you have before catching your flight. One of them is to stay and enjoy your hotel and relax in the pool; another is to enjoy one of the beaches in the south or, on the way to the airport, stop at the Arco de Tajao and the Arbona Lighthouse . Whichever option you choose, keep in mind that it is advisable to be at the airport 2 hours before as you have to return the rental car and go through the security control where, in high season, the waiting time can be longer.

Practical tips

Airports in Tenerife

Before leaving your hotel, make sure to check the airport where your flight departs from on your ticket, as there are two airports on the island: Tenerife South Airport, known as Reina Sofía, and Tenerife North Airport ( The Rodeos). They are located at different points in Tenerife, so it is important not to get confused if we do not want to arrive late or miss the flight.


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