10 best things to do in Tenerife in February

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Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, is a diverse and vibrant destination that offers a multitude of activities throughout the year. February is an excellent time to visit, as the island enjoys mild temperatures and fewer crowds. Here are just some of the 10 best things to do in Tenerife in February:

1.         Teide National Park: Start your journey by exploring Teide National Park, home to Mount Teide, Spain's highest peak. In February the park's landscapes are often dusted with snow, creating a stunning contrast with the island's usual subtropical climate. Take a cable car to the summit for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes and nearby islands.

2.         Whale and Dolphin Watching: Tenerife is renowned for its marine life, and winter months is an excellent time for whale and dolphin watching. Join a boat tour from Costa Adeje, an ocean excursion from Los Gigantes, or an eco whale and dolphin watching cruise from Los Cristianos to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. The nutrient-rich waters attract various species during this season.

3.         Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Don't miss the vibrant and colourful Carnival, one of the biggest in the world. Enjoy parades, music, dance, and elaborate costumes throughout the streets of Santa Cruz.

4.         Hiking in Anaga Rural Park: Explore the lush landscapes of Anaga Rural Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The cooler temperatures in the early part of the year make it an ideal time for hiking. Wander through ancient laurel forests, discover picturesque villages, and enjoy panoramic views of the rugged coastline.

5.         Wander through the historic streets of La Orotava: Known for its well-preserved colonial architecture, botanical gardens, and the annual flower festival. Then why not take in a tour of a local banana plantation.

6.         Surfing: For water sports enthusiasts, Tenerife offers excellent conditions for surfing, as well as windsurfing and kiteboarding. The trade winds that sweep across the island provide ideal opportunities for beginners and experienced surfers alike.

7.         Gastronomic Delights: Indulge in Tenerife's diverse culinary scene. Try local specialties such as papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes), mojo sauces, and fresh seafood. February is also the season for delicious winter fruits, so don't miss the chance to taste the island's unique flavours.

8.         Stargazing at Mount Teide: Tenerife boasts some of the clearest skies in the world, making it a prime location for stargazing. Head to Mount Teide at night to witness a spectacular display of stars. Guided stargazing tours at the observatory are also available for those who want to learn more about the constellations.

9.         Golfing: Enjoy a round of golf at one of Tenerife's top-notch golf courses. Costa Adeje in particular offers beautifully landscaped courses with stunning views of the ocean and surrounding landscapes.

10.       Relax on the Beaches: Finally, while the water may be cooler in February Tenerife's beaches are still inviting. Playa de las Teresitas, with its golden sand, is a popular choice. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shore or simply bask in the sunshine.
 
Tenerife in February offers a diverse range of activities, from exploring natural wonders to indulging in cultural festivities. Whether you're an adventure seeker, a nature lover, or someone looking to relax on the beach, Tenerife in February has something for everyone.