Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a treasure in the middle of the ocean
The island of Tenerife brings together the largest number of tourists and visitors willing to perform activities in nature in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the westernmost province of the Canary archipelago.
It is not surprising if we take into account that there is the Teide National Park, perhaps the best known of the four national parks of the Canary Islands. In El Teide, hiking is the predominant activity, but not the only one. You can do some of the short trails, such as Los Roques de García or Arenas Negras. Or opt for a longer route, like Siete Cañadas or La Fortaleza.
But in addition to walking, as we have said, there are other activities. To begin with, this national park is a pioneer in astronomical tourism and, not in vain, its skies are declared Starlight Reserve. Another way to enjoy the sky, but this time of day, is to practice paragliding and enjoy the wonderful views of the Teide National Park from the air.
On the other hand, Tenerife is also the Anaga Massif, an ecological reserve that offers endless routes to enjoy the fauna and flora of this place, with some prehistoric species and several endemisms. Spotting endemic birds or kayaking in the vicinity of the impressive cliffs of Los Gigantes are other options for activities in nature in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.