One of the many attractions of the island of Tenerife is the number of charming villages here, especially in the north, where there is a much more welcoming climate for strolling through the streets and where nature and beauty are present in each corner. The southern area also hosts some charming villages, but some of its areas are particularly overcrowded by tourism and it is not so easy to mingle with the people and customs.
If you like to walk and know the culture of the places you visit and the direct contact with the locals, then the villages in the North of Tenerife are the perfect place, in addition to its undeniable beauty. These are some of the charming villages that we encourage you to visit on your way through the north of Tenerife.
The municipality adjacent to Puerto de la Cruz in which you can stroll along cobblestone streets. A very beautiful town where you can get to know the festivities if you visit the village on the dates when their festivals are celebrated: the famous tapestries and carpets of La Orotava, a beautiful celebration you cannot miss. Also the “Baile de Magos” and the “Romería” at the end of may. La Orotava is abundant in religious buildings such as the Church of the Conception and the Church and Convent of San Agustin, of great beauty. Very close to Puerto de la Cruz and our Apartments Ambassador. If you want more information about La Orotava you can lok it up in the post we wrote about this beautiful town.
El Sauzal is one of those charming villages where, if you get lost in its streets, you will feel incredibly well, as if every day was peaceful and festive. It has several famous viewpoints from which you can make out stunning views. And the area of the Terrazas del Sauzal, famous for its breakfasts and spectacular views. You’ll be pervaded by a sense of wellbeing walking through its beautiful streets, with quiet people, a town where you can relax and enjoy the most pleasant walks on the island. It is more than worth the visit to this village in northern Tenerife midway between Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz.
Icod de Los Vinos
Famous for its Drago Milenario (the oldest of the world) which rests on his grounds, it was declared National Monument for a century and nearby you will also find numerous plant species, a volcanic cave and picnic areas. The Drago Milenario which is in Icod de Los Vinos is estimated to be over a thousand years old. But Icod de Los Vinos is not only worth visiting for its Millennial Drago but also for the beauty of the streets, which as usual is also sheltered by prominent religious buildings. But especially for a world famous the Cueva del Viento, which is the largest volcanic cavity of Europe and the third largest of the world, part of which you can visit accompanied by their guides of the Visitor Center. A real worthwhile adventure. We recommend that you get deep in the bowels of this charming village, as well as through the subterranean worlds to live an underground adventure. For more information about Icod de Los Vinos, you should read the full post that we publicated of this charming town on our blog.
Another municipality also close to Puerto de la Cruz and therefore also near the Ambassador Apartments, that stands for nature and the quiet life enjoyed in the streets. Like Icod de Los Vinos it also the Dragos as his trademark, but in this case for the large number of them, two of which are called the twins dragon trees, two similar specimens which are positioned side by side in the vicinity of the Church of Our Lady of Conception.
In addition Los Realejos is a must for lovers of natural beaches and especially for lovers of surfing and bodyboarding, since in this municipality you can find the beach of El Socorro. A perfect beach for practicing these sports up to the point that on many occasions it has hosted international competitions of these sports specialties. You can learn even more about Los Realejos in our post with all the information of this charming village in northern Tenerife.
La Victoria de Acentejo
A town whose name comes from one of the final battles between the aboriginals and the Spanish colonizers, which took place in the region. If you want to know more about the history of this battle we recommend you to visit the post where we talk further about La Victoria de Acentejo, a charming village also located in northern Tenerife with approximately 9.000 inhabitants, a long artisan tradition and where numerous festivals are celebrated throughout the year.
You want to know more charming villages in Tenerife?
These are just some of the charming villages located in the north of Tenerife that you will find on your visit to the island. We hope you decide to stay in the Puerto de la Cruz, specifically in the Ambassador Apartments, where we will be happy to advise you on the best places and times to discover the customs, people and traditions of these peoples.
We are preparing new articles so that you can know more about other towns in this beautiful North of Tenerife and can have a detailed guide and an idea about what you can find in each place. We’re looking forward to your visit!!!