Tenerife offers up a world of diverse landscapes guaranteed to entice any photographer. You’ll love its rugged volcanic landscape, black sandy beaches and thick verdant forests. If you want to wow your Instagram followers (or play it old school and just impress your friends and family like we did before social media) here are the top Tenerife Instagram spots every photographer should visit.
Mirador Playa de Las Teresitas
This is the spot where you can snap the most iconic shot of Tenerife. Mirador Playa de Las Teresitas is one of the easiest photo spots to get to and offers a huge payoff. Hop in your hire car and head for Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the north of the island. Keep going until you’re on the road that connects San Andres with Igueste San Andres. It’s parallel to Las Teresitas beach. You’ll know the spot by all the cars parked on the side of the road while people snap photos. Make sure you go on a clear sunny day for the best results!
Playa de La Tejita
Playa de La Tejita is so captivating because it changes its look according to the weather. More than 1 km long, it’s one of the longest natural beaches in Tenerife. The best time to visit this Tenerife Instagram spot is definitely first thing in the morning. Try to arrive just as the sun is rising behind the colossal Montaña Roja. You’ll find the waves gently rolling upon the shore and tiny coastal birds skittering around looking for their breakfast. You can easily reach Playa de La Tejita by car or public transport. It’s in the south east of Tenerife, in between Los Abrigos and El Medano.
You won’t be surprised to find the island’s main attraction is also one of Tenerife’s most-photographed spots. This dominating volcano provides photographers with a diverse range of shots throughout the year. Snow often dusts Mount Teide in winter. In late spring, blooming red tajinaste flowers cover the national park in which the volcano sits. If you’re a skilled nighttime photographer, try visiting during summer when you can take amazing photos of the Milky Way.
People don’t think of Tenerife as being lush and green, but that’s before they see Masca. It’s set in the north west of the island, at the top of the valley. This is where the popular Masca walk begins and is the best place to take photos. From here you can see the Canarian houses that make up the tiny village. The mountain face and jagged green-clad cliffs have a walking trail carved into them. The sea glistens in the background. The walk is temporarily closed while repairs are made. But Masca Valley is still worth the trip, just because it’s one of the best Tenerife Instagram spots.