TOP 10 FAVORITE VIEWPOINTS IN TENERIFE
There is a network of wonderful viewpoints all over Tenerife. These are viewpoints that open up to the landscape and amaze anyone who goes exploring on four wheels. Some of these are on the excursion bus routes, so not being able to drive doesn’t mean you have to miss them completely. However, many are off the hiking trail.
SAN PEDRO VIEWPOINT
Besides having views of our favorite section of Tenerife’s coastline, the San Pedro viewpoint next to the Puerto de la Cruz towards Icod de los Vinos along the coast road (TF5) is also a starting point for walks and a place where locals gather to enjoy the sunset from the terrace of the restaurant located there.
CENTINELA OF VIEWPOINT
It may not be the most spectacular view in the network of viewpoints, but the views over the landscape south of La Centinela (on the TF28 between Arizona and San Miguel) is fascinating, you can see the land is very marked with volcanic cones. The landscape is very attractive and there is a restaurant with panoramic views.
VIEWPOINT OF CRUCITA
It is not easy to get to this place since as it is located on the TF24 along the spine along the island from La Laguna to Teide National Park. There is limited parking, which keeps the big buses away and leaves you free to enjoy views of the east coast, the Caldera de Pedro Gil and the volcano of Arafo which erupted in 1705.
VIEWPOINT OF PICO DEL INGLÉS
One of the most spectacular viewpoints of Tenerife … on a clear day. We have heard all kinds of stories about why this viewpoint next to the TF114 got its name and the true origins are debatable, but what is a fact is that the views across Anaga in one direction and Teide in the other is very special.
VIEWPOINT OF JARDINA
I especially like the Jardina viewpoint on the TF12, as it shows how extensive the plain of the Aguere Valley is. In the distance you can see La Laguna, Tenerife Norte and the Teide.
VIEWPOINT OF ARCHIPENQUE
Whenever I need to update the photos of the cliffs of Los Gigantes I stop at the Archipenko viewpoint on the TF454 road in Puerto Santiago. There is a great little cafe to enjoy the ‘giants’ with a drink.
VIEWPOINT OF CHIPEQUE
Another viewpoint on the TF24 that takes a bit of effort to reach. But the reward is the beautiful views through the pine forest towards the Orotava Valley and the Teide. If you are lucky, you get the sea of clouds as a bonus.
This lay-by on the TF82 between Santiago del Teide and Icod de los Vinos is not on the official list of viewpoints but it has quite impressive views of Teide and Pico Viejo, as well as the sunny Valle de Santiago. It is always worth a stop.
There are not many places to take a break on the narrow and winding roads of Anaga; however Amagoje on the TF134 is big enough to park buses and a couple of cars. and a couple of cars. From the road you can enjoy classic views of Anaga, Taganana and the rugged north coast to the east.
ROQUES DE GARCIA
You could find many viewpoints in the Teide National Park, all with different lyrical landscapes. But Roques de Garcia is one of the most visited for a reason. At a slow turn you get to Teide and the distinctive Roque Cinchado (the photo everyone has to take), views across the Ucanca plains and also to the Guajara Mountain and the Parador. Like almost every other tourist spot in the park, if you want to escape the crowds all you have to do is walk a few minutes along the path around the rocks and you’re done.
The problem when you start putting together a list like this is that choosing ten is almost impossible. There are plenty more great viewpoints scattered all over the island that are vying for a mention.