Things to do
The wild coastline of Buenavista Del Norte is a paradise for swimmers and snorkelers, offering endless variety. Explore secret sandy coves and rugged inlets, or dive into the famous lava pools at Garachico, a range of sparkling sea pools naturally formed in the volcanic cliffs. For the best surf, grab a board and head to the black sands of El Socorro Beach. For calmer waters, seek the shelter of San Marcos Beach, where you’ll find loungers for hire and a range of sea-view restaurants.
From the immaculately preserved colonial architecture of La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the 16th century water mills of La Orotava, there’s a wealth of cultural history to discover. Trek into the hills of Teno Rural Park to visit the traditional hamlet of Teno Alto, and be rewarded with a host of authentic gastronomy, from delicious cheeses and goat’s meat to complex local wines. Don’t miss the iconic Punta de Buenavista, a modern, working lighthouse, with a unique corkscrew design.
Buenavista Del Norte is a paradise for active thrill seekers. The area is strewn with cycle routes known for their breath-taking views (and ascents). If you favour four legs over two wheels, there are many stunning riding opportunities, allowing visitors to experience the island’s beautiful flora and fauna on horseback. The jewel in the crown when it comes to sporting activities is the renowned Buenavista Golf course, offering a round you’ll never forget – and where your ball is as likely to end up in the ocean as it is a bunker.