This architectural brilliance by Santiago Calatrava Valls, situated in Santa Cruz de Tenerife was inaugurated in the year 2003. This Arts Complex is a massive auditorium and is a great place to visit in Santa Cruz. This building speaks highly about the Spanish architecture and it occupies an area of 6,471 square meters, divided into two chambers. The main hall named Symphony has a seating capacity of 1616 people and crowned by a dome. This amphitheatre is different from the traditional ones and hence surrounds the listeners with sound. It even has a smaller chamber hall that is a smaller replica of the larger amphitheatre having seating capacity of 422. This building is popular for its great ‘arc’ and the tip of the arc appears suspended in air, defying gravity.
This water park in Tenerife is located in Costa Adeje on the TF1 highway. Inaugurated by the Royal highness it spreads over 46 acres and was constructed at a budget of 52 million Euros. The park is based on Thai theme and has statues of Lord Buddha. The restaurants serve Thai food and there is a Thai floating market in this park. It truly is one of the best water amusements parks around the globe and holds world records for having the biggest dragon statue in the world. It also has the biggest man created wave in the world that raises about 3 meters and it contains the maximum diversities of slides in the world. Siam Park holds the record of having the largest number of Thai buildings in the world outside Asia.
Situated on the outskirts of Puerto de la Cruz this animal park was formerly built for parrots. This 33 acres park has over 4000 parrots belonging to 350 species and sub species. In addition, it has other attractions like the largest dolphin poll in Europe, the biggest indoor penguin exhibition and the longest shark tunnel in the entire Europe. Loro has animals like tigers, otters, jaguars, gorillas, chimpanzee, iguanas, sea lions, alligators, giant tortoise, exotic fish, pelicans, piranhas, flamingos, orcas, and various types of sharks. Plant lovers can witness very rare plants in its orchid gardens. The parks hosts sea lions, parrots, orca and dolphin shows multiple times in a day and receives a footfall of over 40 million people a year and is loved by kids and adults alike.
A safari in the wilderness in Teide National Park and Mt. Teide is a must. Whale tours in the south coast that has 400 short finned pilot whales are enthralling. Splashing in the natural rock pools, 600 meter jaw dropping Los Gigantes Cliffs is the ideal location for photographers and for adventure lovers there is Masca Gorge.
Avenida Jose Manuel Guimera the most popular of all flea markets held every Sunday. The most popular items shopped here, houses hold goods and clothes. La Ortava is the place to shop for agricultural and dairy products. El Medano market comprises majorly of hippies selling their crafts and trinkets.
Los Cristianos Sunday market is famous for its leather goods, ceramics, clothes, paintings, toy. Costa Adeje Market two days a week specializes in clothes, cosmetics, accessories from Armani to Zanetti. Guaza Sunday Market has stalls full of second hand books, clothes, CDs, DVD’s and videos. Alcala this market on Monday sells crafts, costume jewellery, hardware, leather goods, and many more items.
Apart from the availability of international cuisines like Thai food, Chinese, Continental and many other dishes the local food comprise of fish like sea bream, red porgy, gold line bream, comb-tooth blennies and many more. Porc Tacos a festive meat dish that should be tried and beef pork poultry are available. Canarian wrinkly potatoes along with meat are a local favourite. Cheese, confectionery, wines that date back to 15th century and a special dish made from cereals are widely consumed.