Okay, what’s not to love about the town of Tenerife?

It has perfect weather, great people, and even better food. It’s also home to Spain’s highest mountain, and the best wine in the region.

In essence, it is a culmination of Europe’s finest. Guess that’s why more people are seeking apartments for long term rent in Tenerife.

And you can be part of that movement too. But before you escape to Tenerife for the whole winter, here are a couple of things to keep you busy while there.

Visit the Beach

Yes, winter in Tenerife is quite different from other parts of the world. Here, it’s a season for sunbathing and beach hopping.

You can choose to visit any of the beaches on its 400km coastline.

For fun or company, you want to stick to beaches like El Medano. But if you enjoy your privacy, visit the secluded Playa beach. And while there, try things like windsurfing and kitesurfing

Go Hiking

Your winter won’t be complete without a hiking adventure. And boy, there are a lot of places to explore. For one, you can climb to the hills of the lost Masca village.

This intricate place has some of the best flora and fauna in the world. It’s also home to some locals who’ve lived there for decades. While on this four-hour trip, take pictures as a way of appreciating nature.

But the adrenaline of climbing the hill is nothing compared to Mount Tiede. This mountain stands as the tallest in Spain and the most volcanic. As such, you can only hike to the base of the final cone summit. Anywhere past this point requires a special permit in advance.

Watch the Whales and Dolphins

The sea water around Canary Island is a place you want to be in winter. During this time, the big Whales and clever Dolphins explore the surface of the waters and are a sight to behold.

You’ll enjoy seeing the dolphins leap across the tides with precision and intelligence. But the climax of your experience will be swimming with the whales. These creatures although big are fast swimmers and move in packs for protection. You’ll see killer whales, sperm whales and pilot whales drifting through the waters together.

Go Caving

Caves are part of the town’s history and most formed, due to volcanic activity. You can explore the Chinamada cave, north of Tenerife next to Anaga Mountain, or the set of caves down the south.

Nonetheless, these are good spots to spend a slow Saturday afternoon. You’ll get to the underground tubes and maze channels full of ancient fossils, lava lakes, and species of insects.

Explore the depths of Santa Cruz

While the outskirts of Tenerife have much to offer, it’s the capital that sums up your stay. Most of the attractions in Santa Cruz are within the town’s borders.

You can visit the iconic Auditorio de Tenerife, an exact replica of Sydney’s opera. Or go to see the structure of the Espaso del as Artes. This building’s window has a unique design that mimics the sun’s reflection on the sea, while the lights inside are like droplets of water.

And for the history lovers, then the Military Museum has what you need. It is a place where the canon that claimed Nelson Harratio’s arm, sits to date.

Take a trip to LA Laguna

If ancient artifacts, museums and vintage structures excite you, visit La Laguna. Although small, it’s a town rich in history. In fact, it’s Tenerife’s cultural capital, earmarked by UNESCO as a work heritage site.

Here, you’ll find ancient buildings like the Palacio de Nava or the cathedral of La Laguna which date back to the 15th century.

Get a taste of the Carnival

In Tenerife is where you’ll find one of the best street parties in the world. In fact, it comes second only to Rio de Janeiro. On shrove Tuesdays, the town comes alive at night and for the whole week people party outside.

This is the ideal activity for people who like to let loose abit.


Winter in Tenerife is a great experience for anyone. And to experience the full scope, it’s better to rent an apartment long term.