An Insider’s Guide to Tenerife
Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, is known for its spectacular beaches, tourist-friendly towns and idyllic temperatures. But the island also has a cultured and adventurous side. Discover the volcanic, varied (and bewitching) beauty of this famed Spanish enclave.
Among Tenerife’s many natural wonders are the green moss-covered tree trunks inside the subtropical laurel forest in the rural park of Anaga.
Ángel Luis de la Cruz owns the contemporary gallery Galería Leyendecker, a nexus of artistic energy in Santa Cruz, the island’s capital.
Lined with pale blue and yellow buildings, the cobblestoned Calle Obispo Rey Redondo is La Laguna's main thoroughfare.
At the Teide Observatory, seen in the distance, astrophysicists have been studying zodiacal light — light dispersed by interplanetary material — since the 1960s.
The unassuming Bodegón Guachinche 3 Dragos serves up some of the island’s freshest seafood — including the best octopus the author ever had in his life.