The town of Tacoronte lies on the north coast of Tenerife and, up until the early part of the twentieth century, was the place where anyone wishing to explore the island would begin their journey; it being the last stop on the tram line from Santa Cruz.

Today, this is food and wine country. The heart of the Tacoronte-Acentejo region, it has the largest density of vineyards in the Canary Islands and its beautiful hillsides are cloaked in lush vines.

The municipality of Tacoronte was one of the original nine Mencey kingdoms of the Guanche; the natives who inhabited the island before its conquest.

Tacoronte was founded by Sebastián Machado, a Portuguese who had fought alongside Fernando De Lugo during the conquest of Tenerife. In 1508 he founded the small Ermita of Santa Catalina Mártir around which the settlement grew.

Today it is a bustling Canarian town with a wonderful agricultural market that doesn’t see many visitors to Tenerife despite its historic past.

 

Recommended Restaurant in Tacoronte: La Vara

We’re not going with where the King of Spain eats in Tacoronte because we really like the cosiness of this immaculately designed traditional house with polished wooden floors and exposed beams, serving international cuisine; a favourite local choice is Vieja (parrot fish).
+34 922 563 820; Carretera General del Norte, 398

Recommended Accommodation in Tacoronte: El Adelantado

Excellently located in the old town, this lovely seventeenth century refurbished finca set in 14000 square meters of grounds also gives lessons in Bonsai!
+34 922 215 582; El Adelantado, 16

What is Nightlife Like in the Town of Tacoronte?

A real local scene where visitors rarely venture. But for the intrepid traveller there are carnaval themed shows in a large traditional mansion at Fiesta Canaria and karaoke Canario style at M30 near the TF5 motorway.