One of the most visited islands in the world, Tenerife is a place of great beauty and even greater fun. Whether you are looking for a holiday at the beach on Tenerife, or you're up for a hike in a dormant volcano of Mount Teide, an unforgettable party on the Playa de las Americas, a holiday home on Tenerife is your “base camp” for having the time of your life.
The capital city of the island is Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This is also where you will find the most popular beach on the island, Las Teresitas. The sand on this beach comes from the Sahara desert actually. From a holiday home on Tenerife you should also visit the La Laguna, a university city that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has mansions that are very well preserved, dating back from the 16th to the 18th century. In the Teno Mountains, on a rocky plateau, the village of Masca is one of the most beautiful places on the island, accessed via a stunning road. This village used to be cut off from the rest of the island, so you can imagine that its charm is quite unique. The Pyramids of Güímar are mysterious and fascinating place to visit as well. Explore it yourself and discover the intriguing sights here!
Cultural events on Tenerife are not few at all. As a matter of fact, we may say that the island is quite famed for them. From great parties to museums and exhibitions, from the unique Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to music concerts and all sorts of other events, you will be nothing short of impressed on a holiday on Tenerife. The Carnival indeed a unique event here, one that is surely worth attending: colorful festivities, rhythm, luxury and spectacles, parades and parties for fifteen days on this island... a must live experience. Other than that, for a day trip on this island do not miss the town of Garachico, which was destroyed by the volcanic eruption in 1706 and has risen from the ashes to become a beautiful tourist destinations nowadays, with some stunningly carved rock pools.
The island is dominated by the Mount Teide, an inactive volcano around which there is also a national park. The Mount Teide has a height of 3718 m, it being the highest peak in the country; there is a cable car that can take you up to see some breathtaking views. The Cueva del Viento is the largest volcanic tube in the EU and it is a fascinating labyrinth of tunnels to visit. The Anaga Mountains are also spectacular. The beaches in Tenerife are quite unique, Playa del Duque for example is a great attraction for tourists, as is the Los Cristianos resort, the Costa del Silencio, Las Galletas. The nature of Tenerife is astounding, as the curtain of rocks of Los Gigantes can attest also.
Wellness and spa on Tenerife... it's like an over-relaxing time if there ever was such a thing. On the Costa Adeje for a chance on the south Tenerife there are some amazing places you should visit, such as the Aqua Club Termal and the Vitanova Spa Wellness. From massages and saunas, to hot oil and rocks, you will have an experience to remember. At the Mare Nostrum Spa at Playa de las Americas you can even experience the algae body wrap. Feel relaxation in its every facet.
There are many activities and sports that the island of Tenerife has in stock for you, and among these there are of course the various water sports one can practice here, the sunbathing on the beautiful beaches. From a holiday villa on Tenerife you can go for a hike at the Teide National Park, you can go whale and dolphin spotting on the waters between Tenerife and La Gomera. Take a hike in the Anaga Mountains, in Teno National Park. Walk the trail from the Mercedes Forest to resort of Punta del Hidalgo, going through a forest that has existed since before the Ice Age, and stopping in a hamlet for a traditional dish at a restaurant in a cave. The view all around you will be simply breathtaking.
A family holiday on Tenerife? But of course. It can start by the sea or in the mountains, and it will always be fun. So “says” the Siam Park, a Thai themed aquatic playground with all sorts of rides. And the Loro Parque, with the largest collection of parrots in the world attests to this too. This is set in a Jurassic Park environment and hosts all sorts of animal species. Another greatly fun activity on a holiday on Tenerife is diving. Some great diving places here are the Las Galletas, Los Cristianos, Los Gigantes and Puerto de la Cruz. Explore the best of all of Tenerife's worlds: on land and under water.
The cuisine of Tenerife is made of all sorts of delicious dishes and wines. The local cheeses, the wines and seafood, they all have a Canarian touch of flavor to them. Fish and seafood have an important role in the local cuisine, yet you should also try the Rabbit in Salmorejo sauce, grilled and barbecued meats. The Papas Arugadas (wrinkly potatoes) with Mojo sauce are great, so is the Gofio, roasted and then ground grain cereals, sometimes served with meat and sliced onions. There are five wine producing regions in Tenerife, and the wines here go perfectly with the local cheeses.
Spend your holiday in Tenerife with your faithful friend by your side, enjoy the sea, the sand, the mountains here together. Go for a hike or just chill on a beach on this island, barbecue at your pet friendly holiday home on Tenerife and start your every day here with a smile on your face, this island expects nothing more and nothing less from you, while offering you the best of times in any season.Points of interest, a “must see” list on Tenerife:
Tenerife is one of the most visited islands in the world, and it has a lot to offer to every vacationer. From beautiful sandy beaches to warm waters, from volcanic mountains to beautiful valleys, a unique cuisine and great entertainment of all sorts, you really can have it all... with a holiday on Tenerife.
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