Due to the green landscape, many hikers and nature lovers prefer the north of Tenerife as their holiday destination. It offers fascinating trails but also idyllic towns by the sea.
The reason for this green and flourishing landscape is the north-east trade wind, which stays in the mountain slopes in the north of the island and brings so much dampness that the whole northern region is fertile and green. Here, in the green north you can relax, go for a walk at the beach and much more. The most popular beaches in the north of Tenerife are: Playa Socorro, Playa San Marcos, Playa Puerto Cruz, Playa de Fraile.
The north of Tenerife is also perfect for nature lovers, because there are attractive cycle paths and trails which lead through the breathtaking green nature.
The “Cañadas del Teide” (national park), which extends around the volcano “Pico del Teide”, is also worth a visit. Should you climb the mountain, the fantastic view over the island and the Atlantic will compensate the exertion. Other impressive mountain landscapes are the mountain ranges of Teno, also known as rain forest, and of Anaga.
Many people associate the north with the tourist centre Puerto de la Cruz, but there is so much more to discover. In order to enjoy the silence of nature, you should spend your holidays in a holiday house, apartment, or even on a finca such as the Finca Castillo, in the remote villages of the north. Thus you are protected from the noise of the cities with their big hotels. In the well-equipped apartments or houses you can cater for yourself and have a nice and relaxed day.
Should you stay in the towns of Garachico, Punta de Hidalgo, Buenavista del Norte, etc., you are only a few minutes away by car from the vibrant life of Tenerife, with a lot of restaurants, bars, etc.