The northern area of Tenerife has a much greater wealth of beaches, characterized by volcanic black sand, and where you can find some of the beaches located in the very city of Puerto de la Cruz. And in the surrounding villages, wild beaches of difficult access but the efforts to get there are worth it, as being more hidden, they have a purer nature and far fewer people
The north of the island is the temple for tourists who come to Tenerife to enjoy hiking, being able to find a lot various and beautiful paths to enjoy nature in its purest form
It does rain more in the north, but after the hot summers, the rain is very welcome. The north is more cloudy too. Some days can be worse than others and usually clouds come and go. But, if you are really looking for a lot of sunshine, the north of Tenerife is a bit more unpredictable.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital city of Tenerife with a population of approximately 250,000, Santa Cruz is a cosmopolitan, cheerful and vibrant metropolis, The city is ideal for taking a stroll and relaxing along its avenues and pedestrianised streets, It has one of the busiest ports in Spain, being crossroads between Europe, Africa and America.
On the North of the Island there is an amazing rainforestlike area which usually is called Anaza because of the small village being in the center of this very green and hilly part of the island. If you like the green forestal places, you will find yourself amazed over here.
One of the oldest town of the island is also situated on the North, called Puerto de Cruz. It is having a totally different landscape than the south. Old town with shops, restaurants, and a real urban canarian life. The weather is close to what is on the South usually however these parts of the island get more rain and chilly days than the southerns, this is also the reason why many tourist from Northern Europe like these areas of the island.
If you want to see the whole North area you will have to travel as west as Icod de los Vinos and Buenavista del Norte which are less populated areas but giving home to the most banana plantations due to their perfect climate. These areas are also rich in natural rock pools where people tend to relax and swim enjoying the nearness of the ocean and the romantic ambience.