Tenerife Advice CentreCC Fanabe Plaza, 338 Avenida Bruselas, 38660. Adeje
Tenerife is the largest, most populated of 7 Canary Islands, lying 200 miles west of Morocco in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The position of this group of islands is just off the African coast, which gives the advantage of a subtropical yearlong climate.
Tenerife is best known for its glorious weather but there are so many more surprises to discover on this small island. The great peak of Mount Teide, the dormant volcano is known by locals as Papa Teide and is the highest point in Spain. Teide last erupted in 1904. It can be seen in all its glory, rising above the clouds, from all of the other islands, when visiting Tenerife, you are able to explore its protected pine forest and beyond, which is full of indigenous fauna and flora.
Another fabulous advantage of the great heights, and low cloud cover of Teide is the star gazing that it offers astrology lovers. The summit homes one of the top 10 ranked observatories in the world.
In contrast to the untouched landscape of the volcano, the coast line of Tenerife is under an hour drive from the summit. This is where most of the 5 million yearly visitors take up residence for their holidays. Most of the beaches in the south of the island are man made using the golden reddish sand from the neighbouring Sahara Desert. Whereas in the north of the island the beaches consist mainly of a black volcanic sand which is the natural sand eroded from the volcanos.
There are several ports in the south of the island that offer SCUBA diving and boat trips from which you can see the incredible wildlife just off the coast of Tenerife, including Pilot Whales, dolphins and turtles. Thirty of the worlds 90 cetaceans can be spotted at a distance of only 3 miles from the coast.
Many water sports including Surfing and Kite Surfing have become increasingly popular in areas such as El Medano. Whereas next to the giant cliffs of Los Gigantes, Jet Skiing and boat trips are more popular due to the calm seas and stunning views of the 500-meter-high basalt cliffs. Loro Park in Puerto de La Cruz is Europe’s best recommended Zoo, and its sister company; Siam Park has been nominated the Best Water Park in the World.
The island comes alive in the spectacle of Carnival during the months of February and March each year. Santa Cruz holds the second biggest Carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro and people flock from all over the world to dress up, party, or just watch the procession from the side-line. There is always something to do on this ever-growing island. There is a plentiful selection of restaurants from traditional Canarian to cuisines from around the world. The night entertainment is very competitive in the south of the island, and in recent years, comedy shows, ballets and music festivals have become more frequent.
So, whether you are a nature lover, a keen sports person, a party goer, or simply would like to relax in a lovely climate, Tenerife has something for everyone.
If you want more than just a weekend break to relax then we have many of the most popular 4* hotels in Tenerife for you, for just £95 per week.
This price is put towards accommodation and your personal consultation with a Senior Claims Assessor.
* Accommodation subject to availability and based on 2 people sharing.