Winter Break in Tenerife – The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary

Winter Break in Tenerife – The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary

Embarking on a winter break in Tenerife promises an escape into a world where the sun shines 280 days a year and temperatures never drop below comfortable. This Canary Island, blessed with an eternally spring-like climate, offers a perfect blend of stunning beaches, dramatic landscapes, and quaint villages. Our meticulously planned 4-day itinerary ensures you experience the essence of Tenerife, from its pristine shores to its highest peaks.

Itinerary Day 1: Sun, Sea, and Scenic Vistas, Tenerife

Morning: Start your adventure at Playa Amarilla, a hidden gem on the island’s southern coast. This unique beach, known for its striking golden sands and crystal-clear waters, is perfect for an early morning swim or snorkeling to discover the vibrant marine life.

Afternoon: After soaking up the sun, make your way to Masca, one of Tenerife’s most picturesque villages. Nestled among towering cliffs, Masca’s beauty and its breathtaking landscapes are sure to enchant you. Explore the quaint streets, and maybe trek down the Masca Gorge if time allows. Head to Restaurante El Guanche Alte Schule for lunch. This charming eatery offers a delightful mix of local Canarian cuisine and international dishes, all prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Evening: Cap off your day with a sunset coastal walk to the Elevador de Agua de Gordejuela, an impressive ruin of a water elevator that once served the local banana plantations. The views of the cliffs against the backdrop of the setting sun are unforgettable.

Day 2: Discovering the Island’s Natural Beauty

Morning: Begin your day with the sunrise at Playa de Martiánez, a stunning black sand beach in Puerto de la Cruz. The early morning light illuminates the volcanic sand, creating a mesmerizing view.

After the sunrise, embark on a picturesque drive to Parque Rural de Anaga, located in the northeastern part of the island. Make a quick stop at the viewpoint Costa de El Sauzal en route to admire the panoramic views of the coast.

Afternoon: In Anaga, hike on the circular trail around Roque de Taborno. This path offers spectacular views of rugged mountains and the Atlantic.

Evening: Continue your journey to Taganana, a remote village known for its wine and stunning landscapes. Finish your day with a sunset at Playa de San Roque, where the golden light complements the wild scenery.

Day 3: Beaches, Views, and Starlit Skies

Morning: Spend your morning lounging at Playa de Las Teresitas and Playa de Las Gaviotas, two of Tenerife’s most beautiful beaches. Las Teresitas charms with its Saharan sand, while Las Gaviotas offers a more secluded vibe. Don’t forget to stop at Mirador Playa de las Teresitas for an iconic view of both beaches.

Afternoon: Hike to Faro de Anaga, a lighthouse offering stunning views of the coastline. The trail is slightly challenging, but a peaceful escape into nature.

Evening: Drive to Parque Nacional del Teide in the evening. Grab a pizza on the way and enjoy it while watching the sunset at Mirador de Chipeque. The park’s unique lunar landscape, combined with the fading light, creates a surreal experience.

Day 4: A High Note Finish

Morning: Stay overnight at Parador de Cañadas del Teide to wake up to a majestic sunrise amidst the volcanic scenery. After breakfast, take the cable car up to Pico del Teide, Spain’s highest peak. Remember to reserve your spot in advance. The views from the top are unparalleled, offering a panoramic vista of the island and beyond.

Afternoon: Conclude your Tenerife adventure with lunch at Bahía Beach restaurant. Sit at the table with your feet in the sand, taste the amazing paella and enjoy a glass of sangria del cava. After this delicious lunch head to the airport.

Best time to visit

Tenerife enjoys a mild climate year-round, thanks to its location off the northwest coast of Africa. Even if it can be visited any month, we highly recommend you to adventure here during the winter to escape colder climate of Europe. We visited at the beginning of December and the weather was just perfect. Even for a long swim in the sea.

Getting around

The best way to get around Tenerife is by car. We rented with a local company AutoReisen and payed 190 EUR for 4 days of rental. Driving is truly wonderful in Tenerife. The views along the way are simply sublime and make up a big part of the amazing experience.

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Where to stay

Tenerife is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, therefore it’s best to change the accommodations everyday if you plan to drive around the island following our itinerary. You can be a bit spontaneous on this trip, as off season there is always plenty of availability. Find the best options on

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