Tenerife

Canary Islands

Tenerife  100% life!

The largest of the Canary Islands and the most populated. With a spring climate, Tenerife becomes the island with the highest number of visits per year. Captivated by its incredible variety not only of landscapes, but also by the enormous range of activities that can be developed.

Definitely getting bored here is impossible. And despite receiving so many visitors, it is still easy to find many corners away from the hustle and bustle and the crowds.

Places full of charm that will give you moments of peace and tranquility. With dream landscapes. Like those in the north with those high mountains, thick forests, deep ravines, vertigo cliffs, with black volcanic sand beaches.

In contrast to the southern landscape somewhat more desert, but also with its own beauty. With blonde sand beaches, where enjoying a sunny day is always possible. And in which practicing any aquatic activity becomes an experience.

Tenerife

Natural Areas in Tenerife

In addition, the island has a large network of protected areas. Being the Cañadas del Teide National Park, its great jewel. Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2007. It keeps the highest mountain not only in the Canary Islands but in all of Spain. El Teide, with its 3728m, thus becomes the great one desired by many hiking enthusiasts or experts who yearn to reach its top.

Activities

There is so much to do on the island that the list would be endless. You can go hiking, biking, climbing, canyoning even playing golf. Developing any maritime sport here becomes an adventure. And if what you are looking for is to be able to go to an amusement park. You will find them here, as well as botanical gardens and large shopping centers. Not to mention the large number of museums and cultural centers. Let’s go fun and entertainment on this island is guaranteed.

Culture and Gastronomy

The culture and folklore on the island of Tenerife is very rich and varied. As a result of the influence of the Spanish and Portuguese. Likewise, their typical dances and music are a beautiful example of that mix, with a touch of Hispanic and Latin American rhythms. Here many celebrations are held every year such as the popular Carnivals. A party that hits the streets full of color, rhythm and joy. Declared in 1980 as a Festival of International Tourist Interest.

The gastronomy of Tenerife

It is simple but it is still exquisite. Its dishes are made mainly with local produce. Being fish and seafood the main ingredients. With a variety of desserts and wines that will not leave you indifferent.

Places that you should not miss on your next visit:

  • Cañadas del Teide National Park, located in the very heart of the island. It houses a life rich in flora and fauna. In addition to a rich landscape that stands out. Between lava flows, cones, caves, they make hiking in this environment spectacular. Access to the park is free. However, to climb Mount Teide you need a special permit, which is recommended to request it well in advance.

 

  • Cliffs of Los Gigantes, these incredible cliffs, the result of erosion, are located on the west coast of the island of Tenerife. Where thanks to those sea beds so full of life they make this the best place for diving. Take a boat ride and be able to enjoy whale watching.

 

  • Icod de los Vinos, is a municipality located in the northwest Tenerife. A place full of history and whose name comes from the good wines that are produced there. One of its greatest attractions is the famous 800-year-old Millennial Dragon Tree and we find it in the Drago Park. This vegetable is an endemic spice of Macaronesia and a natural symbol of the island.

 

  • Corona Forestal Park, located in the southern midlands of the island. It is the largest protected area in the Canary Islands. Perfect for mountain biking and hiking. Pine groves abound in the area. And on the way we discover numerous viewpoints with spectacular landscapes. The lunar landscape is one of them a place that seems taken from another world. Quite a geological demonstration worth seeing. To get there we must do it through the path (PR – TF 72).