Tenerife’s rugged coastline and volcanic mountains are changing the profile of visitors to this island off Africa’s northwest coast. Part of Spain’s Canary Islands, Tenerife enjoys year-round mild temperatures and 352 days of sunshine. That enviable weather, combined with cheap booze and all-inclusive hotels, once attracted travelers who turned the island’s southern shores into a party hotspot.
Today, though, nature enthusiasts come to the area for its outdoor offerings, many of which center around the famed Montaña Roja, or Red Mountain, a formerly active volcano that is today a peaceful peak. Some travelers base themselves in the tiny coastal village of La Tejita, a newly popular location for the wellness and digital nomad community. It’s also a good place for you to stay as you hike, trail run, swim, kitesurf, or find some other way to savor southern Tenerife’s impressive landscape.