If you are going to tour the island of Tenerife in camper vanyou can't miss the fascinating north of the island. This region is noted for its lush forests, cliffs, charming villages and, of course, its stunning natural pools by the ocean.

Start the route by heading to the city of Puerto de la Cruz. This was the first tourist centre on the island and retains a unique colonial and stately atmosphere. Stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of the old town and admire the old Canarian-style palaces.

Park your camper van near the coastal promenade to explore the beautiful northern coastline. Walk past the saltwater ponds known as "Charcos de Puerto de la Cruz" and see them interconnected by small waterfalls. Further on you can swim in the natural pool of El Caletón, but be careful because of the breakers in the sea.

Continue the route until you reach the impressive Cliff of the Giants, with its vertical 500-metre drop to the ocean. Stop at the viewpoint to enjoy this natural spectacle or walk down to Guijemes Beach to admire the cliff from below.

On the way to the Punta de Teno lighthouse, you will find the charming villages of Masca and Teno Alto, set in places of captivating beauty. You can also visit Garachico and see the natural pools that were formed after the volcanic eruption of 1706.

The tour ends at San Marcos Beach, known for its black sands and clear waters, ideal for snorkelling. From your camper van you can sleep in front of its relaxing sea views.

As you can see, the north of Tenerife is ideal for a getaway full of breathtaking nature, charm and unique places from the comfort of your camper van. Don't miss the chance to discover it!

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General advice:

Most of the sites have areas for overnight stays and some of them for camping, but it is always advisable to check in case you need to book in advance.

If you don't spread out (open the awning, open the windows to the top, make food outside, etc.) you can sleep anywhere, as you are not considered to be camping, however, here are some places where you are allowed to stay:

- Official Camping Areas: Tenerife has designated and conditioned camping areas for motorhomes and campers. Some of them include services such as toilets, showers and water points. Would you like to know which ones?

- Montaña Blanca Recreational Area (near the Teide National Park).
- Tamadaba Camping Area (north of the island).
- Chío Camping Area (west zone).

-Staying Areas for Motorhomes: Some municipalities have set up specific areas for the overnight stay of campervans and camper vans. These areas may have basic services and parking regulations.

- Guía de Isora Staging Area (south-west).
- La Laguna Motorhome Area (near Santa Cruz).

-Beaches and Parking Areas: At some beaches and parking areas, you are allowed to park and spend the night with a camper van. Be sure to check local regulations and be respectful of the environment.

- El Médano beach (south).
- Las Gaviotas beach (north).

-Rural and Natural Areas: In certain rural and natural areas, it is possible to find places where camping is allowed as long as the rules are followed and the environment is respected.

- Rural areas in Anaga (northeast).
- Areas close to footpaths and hiking trails.

Remember that it is essential to follow local regulations and be a responsible traveller. Avoid camping in unauthorised sites and respect the natural environment and local communities. Always check for up-to-date information before your trip and consider consulting reliable tourism and motorhome sources in Tenerife for the latest recommendations on where to sleep with your campervan.


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