Tenerife is a land of legends. They say that it is a place with “eternal spring”, a perfect climate, the gentle ocean, and a special atmosphere of happiness and harmony. In reality, the island does have a stable temperature all year round, plenty of beaches, mountains, and even a volcano. But first things first.
Sights on Tenerife That You Can Visit with Your Pet
We recommend starting your journey around the island from the west coast. Awaiting you and your pet here are winding mountain roads and transitions between several climatic zones - so be prepared for drops in pressure. Your end point is the village of Santiago del Teide. A century ago, this was a great place to observe volcanic eruptions, but the volcano has been sleeping peacefully since then.
You are sure to pass through a variety of landscapes along the way. The arid coastal region contains sparse vegetation and banana plantations. Before long you will see steep slopes overgrown with strange plants, including cactuses, the fruits of which are used to make jams! As you ascend a little higher - the true wonders begin! You will find yourself among the clouds - a truly incredible feeling. They envelop you like a thick fog. Drops of moisture settle on your face. If fortune is on your side, you may see a rare natural phenomenon - horizontal rain. We have no doubt that this will not only surprise you, but it will also delight your pet.
After that, visit Teide National Park. There is an incredibly healing aroma of freshness in this place. Take a look at the Teide volcano’s crater. The landscapes here are “lunar” in their appearance, and include an array of incredible colors: reddish-brown, blue, dark green, scarlet - it's hard to believe that this place is on Earth.
And, of course, watch the sunset on the volcano. You overlook the clouds as the sun dips beneath the waves of the ocean, bringing on a beautiful new twilight. This special experience alone is worth the flight to Tenerife!
Drive to the other end of the island and climb to the observation deck to see Masca Gorge, an incredible place with breathtaking scenery. The gorge itself is the deepest on the island and reaches a depth of 4200 feet. Throughout the route, you can take amazing photos with your furry friend.
Make your way to the town of Garachico - a beautiful place known for its partially preserved streets and architecture after surviving a volcanic eruption in the 18th century. Walk along the paved sidewalks, enjoy the ocean breeze and views of the endless azure expanse.
Want to see something even more impressive? Take an excursion to the thousand-year-old El Drago Milenario tree, the symbol of the island. You can stroll through the park, relax under the shade of trees and taste the best local products - wines and cheeses - all right here.
After that, visit the town of La Orotava, with architecture that will take you back several centuries in time. You will be pleasantly surprised by the coolness and greenery of the local botanical garden. Wander the streets here, take pictures, and walk around with your four-legged pet.
Next you will find Candelaria - the center of pilgrimage on the island. This village features a square with nine statues honoring the kings of the Guanches. They seem to be guarding the cathedral, where the most important relic of Tenerife is hidden - the statue of the dark-faced Virgin of Candelaria.
Pet Friendly Hotels in Tenerife
El Refugio de Maria - welcomes guests with pets
The dog-friendly El Refugio de Maria is located in La Orotava. This hotel features a restaurant, free WiFi, and private parking on site. A continental or à la carte breakfast is served every morning.
Each room has a patio with ocean views, a kitchen with a fridge and a stove, a private bathroom with a shower and of course a sitting and dining area.
Enjoy the gorgeous views from the room's window of the azure ocean, mountains, and green vegetation. The terrace also offers a breathtaking view. This is a great spot to sip a coffee or a glass of wine.
In addition, the hotel has a cozy restaurant featuring delicious food. The atmosphere of this place will definitely put you in a festive mood!
If you are planning to stay with your dog, notify hotel staff in advance when booking a room on their website.
Finca la Jaraca - dog friendly hotel
This is a wonderful house with its own garden, located in the town of Tacoronte, 8 miles from the city of La Laguna.
The rooms have a small living room with a TV, a cozy kitchen with a dining area and a private bathroom with a shower, plus free Wi-Fi. Guests have access to a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee machine.
Continental breakfast is served every morning, with homemade dishes and products from the surrounding area and farm.
You and your dog can relax on the terrace or go for a walk. This is a very picturesque place.
Don’t forget to inform the administrator in advance that you will be arriving with a pet, so that they will have time to prepare your room.
Lagarto House - pet-friendly hotel
To truly understand how special Lagarto is, you should definitely live here for a while. This is a magical authentic area with its own unique energy, green nature, and unforgettable landscapes.
It’s the perfect place for relaxing and walking your dog. You can also kick back by the swimming pool and adjacent secluded garden.
The recreation area is perfectly set up for living. There are tables outside for picnics and chatting with friends, as well as benches under a canopy in case of bad weather.
The hotel staff are very sociable and friendly. They are happy to answer all of your questions. They will tell you where to go and how to get there, as well as recommend interesting places nearby.
There are a variety of activities for guests: walking and cycling tours, canoeing, diving, beach trips and much more.
Please inform hotel staff that you will be bringing your dog when making a reservation.
We know that traveling in Tenerife with your dog will be an unforgettable experience! It has everything you need to make the trip comfortable - hiking trails in the mountains, beaches, picturesque gorges, as well as dog-friendly hotels and eateries.
This is just a small overview of the most accessible places on the island. There are, of course, many more. Enjoy your vacation in Tenerife, and make it an adventure!