Route around the north of the island: nature, culture and leisure

Route around the north of the island: nature, culture and leisure

A route around the north of Tenerife combines nature, culture and leisure to perfection. Between Mount Teide and the Atlantic Ocean, the north of the island is the ideal place to discover island traditions, its gastronomy and its craftwork, while also enjoying its coasts and pleasant temperatures all year round. La Casa del Vino La Baranda, the historic quarter of La Orotava, and Puerto de la Cruz are three options for visits along this route.

 

The history and flavour of the wines of Tenerife

La Casa del Vino La Baranda is an old Canary Island estate dating back to the 17th century containing the Tenerife Museum of Vine and Wine and the House of Honey. You can taste and purchase island wines in its tasting room. It also has a restaurant where you can try traditional recipes made with a modern approach. La Casa is open everyday except Monday.

 

Walk through the historic quarter of La Orotava

The route can continue to the nearby Orotava Valley, dominated by the impressive image of Mount Teide, green slopes and clean, sunny skies. In the upper valley, the historic quarter in the town of La Orotava and its artistic and architectural heritage are worth a visit, wandering through its pleasant cobbled streets with specialist establishments offering an attractive range of Canarian craftwork.

 

Puerto de la Cruz – tourism and art

At the end of the 18th century, Puerto de la Cruz —the old port of La Orotava— was one of the main places of interest for the incipient international tourist. It is still an important tourist town today with a marked historical character, a lively atmosphere in its streets and along its promenade, where locals and tourists mix naturally, and the original way in which you get to the sea through the Lago Martiánez complex with its beach of the same name – both areas designed by the renowned Canarian artist César Manrique.