La Laguna, full name San Cristóbal de la Laguna, has been a World Heritage Site since 1999. The town, rich in monuments, was the capital of Tenerife from the 1496 Spanish invasion until 1723.
The city of Garachico is a little gem with its historic buildings, that can be found in the northwest of Tenerife, 60 km from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It was founded on a peninsula, more precisely a volcanic inlet; and for many years was the main commercial port on the north coast, from where the wine and sugar was taken to the New World. In 1706 the nearby Negro volcano eruption destroyed a large part of the town.
The Pyramids of Güímar can be found in the small village of Güímar on the eastern coast of Tenerife, which is part of the Canary Islands. These still hold mysteries for the archaeologists. Originally there were nine built, but only six can be seen today. For a long time it was thought that these pyramids are simple stone heaps built by the ancient farmers, basically creating terraces...
The huge holiday area of the southwestern coast of Tenerife starts at Puerto Santiago, which also means that the town boasts a lot of hotels and holiday homes, but the result of this is that it is overbuilt, which detracts from the beauty of the place to some extent. However, Puerto de Santiago isn’t nearly as noisy and hectic as Los Gigantes and Playa la Arena.
On the western side of Tenerife there is a small village, Masca, which has extraordinary assets. Beautiful sights await the traveler in Masca: the cliffs, the ravines, the ocean, the hilly landscape, the typical buildings, and the palm trees give an indescribable and unforgettable experience. Masca, the forgotten village, lies amid beautiful surroundings.