For three days in May artistic anarchy is the order of the day in Puerto de la Cruz as Mueca, the international festival of art in the street, transforms the town into a surreal wonderland.
In December 1973 to January 1974 Santa Cruz hosted an International Street Sculpture exhibition featuring works of art from prominent artists such as Henry Moore, Joan Miró and local boys Oscar Dominguez and José Abad. Today those exhibits are still in place and form the basis of a pleasant city walk taking in art and scenery as you go.
Sophisticated La Orotava in north Tenerife isn’t a tourist town but, like Garachico, during daylight hours it attracts bus loads of visitors. It has a noble history and some of the best colonial architecture on Tenerife.
From fishing village to busy port and marina, Los Cristianos is constantly evolving but always keeps its respect for the Atlantic Ocean and nature’s ways. Cruise ships are set to become a key part of the future and the harbour wall is bracing itself for a new look.
Tenerife is gaining a reputation as a top walking destination with a diverse countryside that offers a range of hiking routes that most places could only dream about.
However, not everyone wants to scale Spain’s highest mountain, El Teide or trek for 20 kilometres through ancient forests. Some people just enjoy stepping outside of their hotel and going for a walk.