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The 20 Best Viewpoints in Tenerife

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Each part of the island of Tenerife presents an unique and incomparable landscape. Whether you are a tourist or a Canarian resident, we suggest you venture to discover each of the corners of the island.

For this reason, with this post that we have created on the 20 best viewpoints in Tenerife, we believe that adventure can make you more entertaining.

Although the most impressive thing about these viewpoints are the splendid views of the natural beauty that surrounds the island, as well as the envy that your followers on Instagram or Facebook will feel, with the magnificent photos that you will have.

Tenerife North Viewpoints

It is necessary to do the following paragraph before you know the viewpoints that are in the north of the island: although it seems that from many of the viewpoints you will be able to see the Teide Mountain, it should be said that the view is not the same in each one of them, since the geography of the island presents different variants that make up a unique landscape depending on where you are.

Therefore, despite the fact that it seems that the landscape that you are going to see in each viewpoint from where Teide can be seen, can look familiar to you, but it is not. This is also due to the microclimates that the island itself presents, which means that in some places in the north you find sunny panoramic views, others cloudy and others even drizzle.

THE ORTUÑO VIEWPOINT

The Ortuño Viewpoint is located in Victoria de Acentejo municipality, on the TF-24 road, after 19 kilometers.

This viewpoint you can see the northeast coast of the island and a spectacular panoramic view of the National Park, where you can glimpse the Teide peak.

It is the ideal viewpoint to appreciate the characteristic “sea of clouds”, which creates the illusion that the island is floating in the sky. Also if the weather conditions are ideal, you can see the neighboring island of La Palma.

THE CUMBRES DEL NORTE  OR  THE CHIPEQUE VIEWPOINT

The Cumbres del Norte o de Chipeque viewpoint is located in Santa Úrsula municipality, on TF – 24 road, 26 kilometers.

From this viewpoint it is located in the Chipeque mountain, at 1830 meters high, you have magnificent views of the Teide Mountain, the midlands of the Orotava Valley, the island of La Palma, the north coast that runs from Punta del Hidalgo to Punta Teno and the majestic pine forest.

THE HUMBOLDT VIEWPOINT

The Humboldt viewpoint is located in La Orotava municipality, on the TF-21 road, 21 kilometers. In this viewpoint, you can observe the esplendid views of Orotava Valley and its banana tree cultivation, as you can see in Los Realejos and Puerto de la Cruz municipalities. Also you can contemplate the landscape background, a part of Teide.

Curiosity: This viewpoint is named after the scientist and naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt, who was amazed by the beauty of the Orotava valley and its magnificent views when he visited Tenerife in the 18th century. Visiting that, he recorded in his book of master chronicles, where he describes these views.

LA CORONA VIEWPOINT

The Corona viewpoint is located in the municipality of Los Realejos, on the TF – 342 road. From this viewpoint you can see the municipalities of Puerto de la Cruz, Los Realejos and the Orotava Valley.

In addition, if you are a lover of paragliding and free flight or you are thinking of doing these experiences, you should know that due to the climatic conditions, altitude and location of this viewpoint, it is the ideal point to practice them.

THE LANCE VIEWPOINT

The Lance viewpoint is located in the municipality of Los Realejos, on the slope of Tigaiga, on the TF – 342 road, at kilometer 5. In this viewpoint you can marvel at the incredible views of the municipalities of Los Realejos and La Orotava and the area of the northeast coast of the island.

In addition, it is a good place to take a break and quietly contemplate the landscape, since it has a cafeteria and terrace service.

Curiosity: this viewpoint gets its name because in the past, tree trunks were thrown from this point towards the vicinity of the Tigaiga sawmill, in order to obtain the wood from them.

In addition, as you can see this viewpoint is characterized by its bronze sculpture of the Mencey Bentor, after being defeated in the battle against the Castilian troops, who managed to conquer the island.

THE EMIGRANT VIEWPOINT 

The Emigrant viewpoint is located in the municipality of Garachico, on the TF-42 road, in the Risco Partido that is located above the Garachico beach.

From this viewpoint you will have wonderful views of the town of Garachico, its beach and natural pools, as well as the two tongues of lava from the Arena Negra volcano.

Curiosity: this viewpoint is a monument in honor of those who migrated to the Americas in search of a better condition of life and employment.

THE PUNTA DE TENO VIEWPOINT

The Punta de Teno viewpoint is located in the municipality of Buneavista del Norte, at the end of the TF-445road, and belongs to the Teno Rural Park.

In this viewpoint it is the westernmost point of the island of Tenerife and from which you will have incredible views of the Los Gigantes Cliffs and the entire north coast of the island.

THE CHERFE VIEWPOINT

The Cherfe Viewpoint is located in the Teno Rural Park, connecting the municipality of Buenavista del Norte y Santiago del Teide and is located on the TF – 436 road.

From this viewpoint you will find spectacular views of the Barranco de Masca, as well as its farmhouse. You can also contemplate the Teno mountains,  Teide Mountain and the islands of La Gomera and La Palma. 

THE MINES OF SAN JOSÉ

The viewpoint of the Mines of San José is located in the municiplaty of La Orotava and is located within the Teide National Park, on the TF – 21 road.

The views that you will find in this viewpoint are very different from those of the other viewpoints, since the panoramic is characterized by being a golden gravel plain that has an air similar to that of a desert, but with volcanic type rock formations.

In the background you can see the mountain range of the Cañada del Teide and behind you will find the Teide peak.

THE MONTAÑA BERMEJA VIEWPOINT

The Bermeja Mountain viewpoint is located in the Corona Forestal Natural Park in the municipality of La Orotava, on the TF-21 road.

This viewpoint presents an unique landscape of the Forest Crown of the park, the “sea of clouds” and the Teide Mountain.

Warning: In order to access this viewpoint, you have to follow a small path, which starts from the free car park below.

THE PICO VIEJO VIEWPOINT

The Pico Viejo viewpoint is located at the top of Mount Teide, which is located in the municipality of La Orotava. In this viewpoint you will have spectacular views from the highest mountain on the island of Tenerife. From it, you will be able to appreciate the crater of Pico Viejo del Teide, the Llanos de Ucanca, the Roques de García and the Degollada de Guajara.

If you go up to the Pico Viejo one day where the sky is clear you will be able to observe incredible views of the islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro.

Important Note: To access this viewpoint, you must use the Teide National Park teleferic and ask for permission to go up to the Teide peak.

Viewpoints in La Laguna

Next, we present you some of the viewpoints in the municipality of San Cristóbal de la Laguna, with offers you the best views of nature, coast and agricultural life.

THE AGUAIDE VIEWPOINT

The Aguaide viewpoint is located at the end of the road to Chinamada, in the Carboneras area. This viewpoint offers incredible views of La Punta del Hidalgo and Roque de los Hermanos. In addition, if you positioning yourself on a cliff 500 meters high, you will be able to observe the majestic Atlantic Ocean. 

THE PUNTA DEL HIDALGO VIEWPOINT

Important Note: In order to access this viewpoint, it is necessary to take part of the path to the road to Chinamada.

The Punta del Hidalgo viewpoint is located in the coastal area of La Laguna, on the TF – 13 road.

From this viewpoint you can see a wonderful view of the coast of Punta del Hidalgo, as well as its majestic lighthouse.

Important Note: To access this viewpoint you can do it by car or through the Punta del Hidalgo trail.

THE BOQUERÓN VIEWPOINT

El Boquerón viewpoint is located between the areas of Valle de Guerra and Guamasa, on the TF – 156 road. This viewpoint has views of very agricultural characteristics. From it you can see the Valle de Guerra region, Mesa de Tejina, Tejina, Punta del Hidalgo, part of the Anaga Rural Park and Roque del Boquerón.

Curiosity: This viewpoint gets its name from the Roque del Boquerón located in the lower part of it, which represents a sample of recent volcanic activity in La Calderita and Valle Molina.

THE JARDINA VIEWPOINT

The Jardina viewpoint is located at the beginning of the Anaga Rural Park, on the TF – 12 road, at kilometer 25.

This viewpoint offers wonderful views of the city of La Laguna, as well as fields of crops, small towns and diverse vegetation. Also, if you visit this viewpoint on a good sunny day, you can glimpse Teide in the distance.

THE CRUZ DEL CARMEN VIEWPOINT

The Cruz del Carmen viewpoint is located further in the Anaga Rural Park, on the TF -12 road, 23 kilometer.

This viewpoint offers you an amazing panoramic view of la Vega Lagumera, Teide and all the zone of this island.

If you are passionate about hiking or want to know a little more about the nature that surrounds Anaga, this viewpoint is the starting point for different trails such as the Path of the Senses.

THE PICO DEL INGLÉS VIEWPOINT

The Pico del Inglés viewpoint is located in Santa Cruz of Tenerife municipality, and also inside the Rural Park of Anaga, on TF – 114 road.

This viewpoint has wonderful views of the Anaga Massif to the city of Santa Cruz. If you go on a day where the sky is sunny and clear, you can also see The Teide  Mountain  and the islands of Gran Canaria and La Palma.

Tenerife South viewpoints

The south part of the island of Tenerife is not characterized by having many viewpoints like the north, but we have made a selection of the best three:

THE ARCHIPENQUE VIEWPOINT

The Archipenque viewpoint is located in the coast zone of the municipality of Santiago del Teide, on the TF – 454 road, 6 kilometers. In this viewpoint, you can observe the amazing viws of Los Acantilados de los Gigantes and the coast town of Puerto Santiago.

In this viewpoint, you can observe the amazing views of the Acantilados de los Gigantes and the coast town of Puerto Santiago.

THE CHIÑAMA VIEWPOINT

The Chiñama viewpoint is located in the high zone of the Granadilla de Abona municipality, on TF-28 road. From this viewpoint, you will have amazing views of the south coast zone of the island and of the Granadilla and the Médano town, also of The Montaña Roja.

THE MONTAÑA AMARILLA VIEWPOINT

The Montaña Amarilla Viewpoint is located in the coast zone of San Miguel de Abona municipality. In this viewpoint, you can observe amazing views of the Montaña Amarilla, that was the result of a marine eruption, therefore it was formed by a set of volcanoes perfectly aligned.

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