Tenerife – Europe’s eternal suntrap
A dormant volcano and a traveller’s holiday paradise and with flights to Tenerife all year round there is no excuse not to visit. What makes Tenerife one of the most visited destinations in Europe is not that it is home to mount Teide – the highest point in Spain. It’s not all the flights and hotels on offer in Tenerife. It’s not the fact that every February, one of the largest Carnival celebrations is held here. Nor is it the stunning coves and beaches dotted around the coastline but instead it is the unique climate, which is unlike anywhere else in Europe, and so all the island’s stunning natural beauty that awaits you round every corner, over every mountainous peak or under each Atlantic wave can be enjoyed all year round. Book your holiday to Tenerife and stay in the south of the island where you will find some of the most popular resorts due not only to the incredible facilities and attractions on offer but also for the vibrant nightlife that bubbles over onto the streets of Los Cristianos and Playas de las Americas. However if you prefer a more traditional resort with a historic centre and botanical gardens then perhaps Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island is the place for you.
The number 1 water park in the world that on its own makes a holiday to Tenerife worth it! This water kingdom, located on the Costa Adeje, boasts a number of exhilarating rides that will leave even the most valiant of thrill seekers satisfied and when you need to calm down from all the excitement you can relax and float along on the longest lazy river in the world.
A must visit on Tenerife! If you don’t feel like climbing to its 3,718 metre high summit you can still enjoy breath taking views on one of the many less challenging hikes, where you will be able to enjoy lunch with the hordes of sometimes overly friendly lizards and pretend you are space travellers on this red Martian landscape.
Though dependant on the time of year, it really is recommended that you go in search of these mythical creatures that play beneath their blue Atlantic habitat. Take one of the many organised tours and get up close and personal with some of the largest and most beautiful mammals on earth.
- Language: Spanish (English widely spoken)
- Currency: Euros
- Local time: WET / UTC +1
- Annual weather average daily temp: September - 27°C
- Annual weather average low: January - 19°C
- Tenerife-North Airport – 11km from Santa Cruz
- Tenerife-South Airport – Located in Santa Cruz
- Boats from Santa Cruz to other islands