In this short guide, we will present our favorite villages, towns, and cities in Tenerife. Most of them are located in the northern part of the island. The Northwest of Tenerife with its sub-tropical climate is one of the most fertile areas in Spain, but hardly accessible and populated. The Northern part is where most locals live and a good number of interesting places can be visited. But there are also very interesting small towns like Candelaria south of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Tenerife, an island split into two by the vast semicircular cañade del Teide crater, is much more than the beaches and resorts in Puerto de la Cruz or the Southern Part of the Island (Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas or Costa Adeje). Indeed, the most interesting places are somewhere else and awaiting to offer a rich cultural heritage, gastronomy, landscapes and local traditions.