The largest and perhaps the most popular of Spain’s Canary Islands, ideal for singles and couples, nature and adventure lovers alike, Tenerife is a tourist destination, which certainly deserves attention. Buzzing resorts, non-stop entertainment and fabulous beaches make it a great place to spend memorable holidays; while the wide range of land and water activities, from climbing the soaring volcano peak of Mt. Teide, to submarine and camel safaris, to dolphin-watching cruises add to the charm Tenerife has to offer.
Tenerife is often described as the ‘Land of Eternal Spring.’ Why? Because it enjoys one of the world’s best climates, with many days of guaranteed sunshine for the most of year. The island is best visited in every season; however, Tenerife weather in December is at its coolest, with the average temperature being approximately 16°C, and sea temperature being 21°C.
When it comes to attractions and places of interest, Tenerife comes with great offerings. The only thing you should do is to choose where to start from.
The party capital of Tenerife, blessed with top-class beaches, hotels, live music venues, nightclubs, shops and restaurants, Playa de las Americas is a colorful and vibrant hotspot, where your memorable holidays are simply guaranteed. Away from the sand, visitors will also find waterparks, spas and even a casino awaiting to be experienced. And if you are fond of water sports and water adventures, jet-skiing, scuba diving, and windsurfing, as well as boat cruises, dolphin watching trips on a pirate ship and a journey to the seabed on a yellow submarine are just a few of the many activities on offer.
The island’s historic capital, Santa Cruz is a bright cosmopolitan city and a great place to get a taste of Tenerife. Looking out onto the sea, the city is abundant with interesting sites and is an exceptional example of how old and new can merge to create a clearly rich architectural mix with typical Canarian-style streets next to ultra-modern buildings. Filled with numerous museums, bars and restaurants to discover, you’ll never get bored in this lovely city.
The UNESCO-listed Teide National Park is on top of the list of most visitors’ must-see sights in Tenerife. A protected area since 1954, the park is where you’ll find some of the most unique landscapes of the world, including a huge volcanic crater with a circumference of 48 kilometers, out of which rises the highest peak in Spain, Mt. Teide. Although there is a cable car, which carries visitors to the summit, many prefer to hike the route to experience spectacular flora and fauna.
Los Gigantes is another awe-inspiring sight in Tenerife, representing huge sheer black cliffs on the west coast of Tenerife, which can really be appreciated if you take a short boat trip from Puerto Santiago to the foot of the cliffs. The breathtaking landscape is something not-to-be-missed.
As you might expect, the island is rich in accommodation options too, which include everything from simple B&Bs to luxury resorts, offering superb facilities to ensure guests’ pleasant stay. Many of Tenerife’s holiday resorts are geared with families in mind, which means you’ll have endless activities to indulge in and enjoy.
The nightlife in Tenerife is another reason why many flock to this amazing Spanish holiday destination. There is simply no end to rocking nightclubs, pavement cafes, bars, clubs and discos.
The island of ‘a dose of sunshine,’ Tenerife is more than a beach-lovers’ paradise. So, come and experience this magical getaway that will long stay in your memories.