Hidden Gems for Tenerife
Find great things to do in Tenerife
Tenerife is always worth a trip, because sunshine is almost always guaranteed – all year long. There, you can expect great hikes, awesome sunsets and delicious tapas.
1. Hidden Gem Tenerife: Sunset 290
This bar is for sure one of the best bars on the whole island. It is the perfect spot for watching the sunset while enjoying dinner or just a good cocktail. Due to the Balinese day beds, Buddha statues and the sandy floor, you may feel more like you’ve been transplanted to Bali instead of being in the middle of Tenerife’s mountains. Be aware that you can only drive to a certain point with your own car and a driver from “Sunset 290” will pick you up to help complete your journey. The atmosphere is unique, and the sunsets – insane!
Sunset 290 / © Instagram: mangopapaya_
2. Hidden Gem Tenerife: Masca
This hike will probably be one of your coolest experiences on Tenerife! The Masca Gorge Walk starts in a small village (the taxi ride to the the village is already an adventure in itself) and leads you to a beach, where a boat will pick you up and bring you to the village Los Gigantes. The hike takes about 4 hours total so make sure to bring enough snacks and water. It is not the easiest hike, so we recommend it only to those who are in relatively good shape and aren’t afraid of heights. The views and the surrounding scenery are simply breathtaking.
Masca hike / © Instagram: artcitizen
3. Hidden Gem Tenerife: Cafe Sana Healthy Food
This place is perfect for breakfast or lunch. At “Sana Healthy Food” you get delicious oat pancakes, healthy sandwiches, mouthwatering fresh salads and good coffee. This cafe is also gluten free and vegan-friendly. The interior was clearly painstakingly designed with love and care and if you’re lucky, you can get the cozy seat at the window and enjoy the sun while being able to people-watch. All in all: reasonable price, good-quality food and a creative menu.
Cafe Sana Healthy Food / © Instagram: cafeconclau
4. Hidden Gem Tenerife: Las Teresitas
If you plan a day in Santa Cruz then you should definitely enjoy a couple of hours at the beautiful Playa de Las Teresitas. Because of the breakwater that protects against ocean currents, the water is very calm, perfect for a refreshing swim, and sand pristine and golden. You can find many beach bars around for a little snack or drink. It is roughly a 15-minute ride from Santa Cruz.
Playa de Las Teresitas / © Instagram: antonello_satta