This article provides detailed information about the map of Tenerife. We have also included many points of interest for visiting tourists. Along with all the top resorts and things to do.
Map of Tenerife, Resorts and Points of Interest
Tenerife is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world. This beautiful volcanica island welcomes millions of visitors to it’s shores each year. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, Tenerife is the biggest of the seven Canary Islands. It’s also by far the most popular for tourism.
This article will break up the map of Tenerife into the northern and southern areas. These areas are where most of the popular cities and resorts are.
Map of Tenerife North & Points of Interest
It’s noticeable how all three of the major cities are lie in the northern parts of the island. Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and San Cristóbal de la Laguna. To the south of the Anaga Mountains.
From the northern tip of Tenerife southwards, we begin with the Anaga Mountain range. This is also known as Macizo de Anaga. The highest point is “Cruz de Taborno” Which stands at 1024 metres above sea level. This mountain range contains many hiking trails through the lush green valleys. The Anaga Mountains is also a protected rural park.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife & San Cristóbal de la Laguna
Below the Anaga Mountains is the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (picture above) and San Cristóbal de la Laguna. Santa Cruz is the capital of Tenerife and joint capital of the Canary Islands. These two cities are the biggest on the island. Close to half of the island’s population lives in Santa Cruz and the outskirts. A tram system links these cities together. Tenerife North Airport lies to the west of San Cristóbal.
Puerto de la Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz is the another city which lies in the north of the island. This city has smallest land mass and population. Puerto de la Cruz belongs to the La Orotava region. This region is famous for it’s lucrative sugar cane and wine production and exportation. On the outskirts of this city is the popular Loro Parque (Parrot Park) tourist attraction. This is one of the leading attractions on the island.
Map of Tenerife South & Popular Resorts
Much of the southern region of Tenerife is where you will find the top tourist resorts. These include Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas and Costa Adeje. There are many others dotted around the island that we are yet to cover. We plan on adding these in due course.
Los Cristianos is a popular area and resort close to the southern tip of Tenerife. One of the eye-catching parts of Los Cristianos is the harbour with the Guaza Mountains. There are two beaches to choose from here including Las Vistas and Playa de los Cristianos. Hotels, bars and restaurants have been springing up here in the last 10 years. Development has continued from the coastal areas inland.
Playa de las Américas
Playa de las Américas is a custom built tourist resort and the number one destination on the island. This area is famous for it’s vibrant nightlife and imported sandy beaches from the Sahara Desert. Many tend to stay in the quieter resorts and head here for the party atmosphere on offer. Troya is the top beach in Playa de las Américas with the locals favouring the beaches of El Camison and El Puerito. Las Américas Golf is a beautiful golf course that was constructed in 1988.
Costa Adeje is north of of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas. Adeje is generally considered more sophisticated. This area boasts the beautiful beach resorts of Playa del Duque and Playa Fañabe. There are also two amazing water parks. Aqualand is a traditional water park one would expect in most tourist destinations. Siam Park is a Thai-Themed water kingdom with thrilling water rides and it’s own little beach. Costa Adeje is known for it’s fantastic weather thanks to the shielding provided by Mount Teide. in the centre of the island.
Map of Tenerife
Map of Tenerife Central
Dominating the skyline of Tenerife is Mount Teide Volcano and National Park. Teide is the highest point in all of Spain standing at 3718 metres above sea level, only the volcanoes on the island of Hawaii are taller.
Map of Tenerife Resorts
Below is a map of the Tenerife resorts, major cities and popular tourist areas (click to enlarge). This link will take you to our top resorts guide if you are still deciding where to go.