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Things to do in San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Our most recommended things to do in San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

1. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Hiking in the Anaga Mountains

Discover the Anaga Rural Park forest on a 3.5-hour walk to the volcanic dome close to the hamlet of Taborno, coming down through the magnificent laurel forest of Anaga, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve since 2015. Hike while enjoying amazing views as the path comes out of the forest and approaches the cliffs facing the northeast shore of the island. Taborno is a hamlet right on top of the crane of two different gorges. It is considered a viewpoint hamlet.  Witness the local country life of the island and listen to your guide that will explain the local uses in such an amazing mountain chain. Anaga is one of the places in Tenerife where some aboriginal pre-Hispanic uses have been kept longer. After the walk, lunch will local products will be served.

Tenerife: Full-Day Gastronomy and Wine Tour

2. Tenerife: Full-Day Gastronomy and Wine Tour

Enjoy the tastes of the Canaries during this 8-hour tour that takes you to bodegas where you’ll sample the fabulous gastronomy and wines. The first stop on the tour is to see the World Heritage city of La Laguna and its fascinating architecture. Head next to the village of El Sauzal and Wine Museum Casa del Vino where you’ll have the opportunity to taste different kinds of cheese and sample the glorious wines. Then it will be time to move on to the next winery, Bodega Monjes, which features stunning views of the Tacoronte valley and the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll enjoy a 4-course lunch typical of the Canary Islands and have a chance to sample a different wine with every course, all while enjoying a fantastic ocean view.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2-Hour Hiking Tour in Anaga Forest

3. Santa Cruz de Tenerife: 2-Hour Hiking Tour in Anaga Forest

Explore the beautiful and ancient Laurel Forest and get in contact with the nature on this hiking tour. Take a simple walk without great difficulty and feel and smell the pure air of this laurel forest. If you think of yourself as a novice hiker, or simply want a more relaxed and slow–paced hike, step onto the route through the Anaga Forest. Discover all of life's natural treasures as you amble through the wondrous nature of what was once an isolated territory and see the original Canarian architecture. Wander through a landscape which, millions of years ago, was an independent island separated by the sea from the rest of the insular territory. Even today, it is still considered as a separate world, an island inside another with its own identity.

Tenerife: Private Taganana and Anaga Day Trip with Pickup

4. Tenerife: Private Taganana and Anaga Day Trip with Pickup

We invite you to discover the most spectacular and surprising corners of Tenerife, which include transportation by private car/minivan, driver/guide, and everything you need to spend an exclusive and unforgettable vacation. Once we pick you up at your accommodation We will go to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island is a fascinating city. where even the simplest things seem extraordinary here. We will resume the march towards the coastal town of San Andrés, located next to the famous beach of Las Teresitas. The most emblematic beach of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with golden sand stands out for being populated with numerous palm trees Our tour continues through the beautiful natural landscapes of Taganana and Anaga, declared Biosphere Reserves, which have managed to conserve their natural values in an exceptional way. We will also make a stop in the beautiful old town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, one of the 15 Spanish cities declared a World Heritage Site.

South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

5. South Tenerife: San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Anaga Tour

Start with pickup form Playa de las Américas, and first visit the town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in tradition, legends, and beauty. See the many churches, historical buildings, and charming streets of a town described as the "Florence of the Canary Islands". Then, make your way to Anaga, a volcanic rock formation that is between 7 and 9 million years old. Explore the area's landscapes which are adorned with geological formations such as roques, or old volcanic chimneys and dikes, which are fractures filled with solidified magma forming sheets of rock that look like walls. See beautiful cliff faces and deep ravines. Explore the nearby forests of laurel and dragon trees before returning back to your accommodation.

Tenerife: Private Day Tour of the Island with Hotel Pickup

6. Tenerife: Private Day Tour of the Island with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy the island of Tenerife on a private tour where we will tour the most emblematic places of the island Santa Cruz de Tenerife, San Cristobal de la Laguna, La Orotava, Puerto de La Cruz, Icod, Garachico, Los Gigantes, Costa Adeje ,Candelaria. You will know the peculiarities of the intricate landscapes of the island. The sun, wind and adrenaline combine to print an indelible memory of your stay in Tenerife. Enjoy the island of Tenerife on a private tour where we will visit the most emblematic places on the island. Once we have picked you up at your hotel we will go to Candelaria where the patron saint of the Canary Islands, the Virgin of Candelaria, is located, we will continue to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island, it is a cosmopolitan and fascinating city, we will continue our journey to San Cristóbal de la Laguna, World Heritage of Humanity, we continue our way to La Orotava where we will visit its historic center. We advance to Puerto de La Cruz, the first tourist city of Tenerife, we continue to Icod de los Vinos where we can admire the famous thousand-year-old Drago, then we will visit Garachico, where its cobbled streets invite us to explore the heart of the town, its churches and historical buildings. We continue to Los Gigantes, cliffs that live up to their name, as they are one of the most spectacular landscapes in Tenerife, and continue to Costa Adeje, the destination in the south of Tenerife where luxury and exclusivity come together. You will know the peculiarities of the intricate landscapes of the island. The sun, the wind and the adrenaline combine to print an indelible memory of your stay in Tenerife. The order of the itinerary can be changed depending on where your hotel / accommodation is located

Tenerife: Anaga UNESCO VIP TOUR

7. Tenerife: Anaga UNESCO VIP TOUR

Enjoy a 5-hour nature and culture tour that takes in the historic sites and natural beauty of Tenerife. This is an opportunity to experience the diversity of the island’s landscapes – from its forests and beaches, to its volcanos and other mountains. Stop along the way to taste Tenerife’s traditional barraquito coffee, and visit a variety of towns that feature the best examples of traditional Canary architecture. A local guide will provide commentary en route about island history, culture and customs. Round-trip transfers from your Santa Cruz accommodation are included in the tour price.

Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Private Tour

8. Tenerife: Anaga Rural Park Private Tour

Discover one of the last laurel forests in the world on a private tour of Anaga Rural Park, where time appears to have stood still for centuries. Start in the typical fishing village of San Andres, just outside Santa Cruz de Tenerife, near Teseritas Beach. You will be immersed in the natural world almost immediately. Your guide will provide information on the history of one of the oldest sides of Tenerife, sculpted by millions of years of volcanic erosion. Cross the Fayal-Brezal to discover places full of rural traditions, and friendly locals who are always waiting for visitors. Learn the legends and stories of the aboriginals, and the 1st governors who conquered the island. At the summit of Anaga, you will experience one of the best secrets of the Alisio wind; revel in the magic of the humid Laurisilva forest. Then, visit isolated villages that are still lived in by locals to see traditional rural architecture. Enjoy a unique view from a privileged vantage point, directly over a cliff that towers 550 meters above sea level. End with a walk in the UNESCO World Heritage city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, and discover why it is sometimes referred to as the “Florence of the Canary Islands.”

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What people are saying about San Cristóbal de La Laguna

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 216 reviews

This is a private tour with an excellent program. We were picked up from our hotel in the morning, and our guide,Angel, was amazing and kept us entertained the whole time! We had plenty of stops for some short walks and to take a few pictures. All in all, it was a great experience, I highly recommend!

Excellent experience. Joel Torres was an enthusiastic and lovely guide who fine-tuned the tour in accordance with our wishes. He shared his detailed knowledge of the Island in a very engaging manner and it was such a pleasure to spend time with him. Highly recommended.

Really good trip, the guide was excellent knew every question we asked and told us so much about what was interesting on the way. Next time I will book more trips

Nice hike in interesting terrain. Under trees most of the time, so good for those warm days.

It was very informative fron angel. And great tour all round.