Tenerife Info

Tenerife, a member of the Canary Islands, is the largest and the most developed of all with over 350 kilometres of wonderful coastline, excellent beaches and great nature.

Tenerife is located on the Atlantic Ocean, about 300 kilometres from the African coast and it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe.

The southern part of Tenerife is perfect for relaxing on the beach, swimming and water sports, especially windsurfing. The northern part of the island has beautiful landscapes.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital city of Tenerife and located in the north part of the island. Playa de las Americas is one of the most popular holiday resorts in Tenerife and it is located on the southern coast of the island.

Playa de las Americas is also known as the new Las Vegas. Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje comes next as for the popular holiday resorts in Tenerife. Puerto de la Cruz is another popular holiday town and well known especially by the British holidaymakers.

As for charming towns in Tenerife; Orotava is a sweet village that offers the best views of the island. San Cristobal de la Laguna is the world heritage city of the island and the second important city of Tenerife. And finally Masca is the most picturesque part of the island of Tenerife.

Holidaymakers may find great day out attractions in Tenerife.

As for things to do in Tenerife; Holidaymakers may spend their days out with relaxing and enjoying the sun and golden sandy beaches and wonderful coastlines.

Beaches in Tenerife are excellent, crystal clear and peaceful. There are eight Blue Flag beaches in Tenerife for the beach lovers in Tenerife. The best golden sandy beaches and wonderful coastlines are mostly situated on the south part of Tenerife and the popular beaches include; the beach of Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Las Galletas.

There are lots of places to visit and see in Tenerife. Teide National Park is also another great place to see and a must. Holidaymakers may also visit and see the archaeological digs at the Pyramid Park in Güimar.

As for theme parks in Tenerife; Jungle Park in Las Águilas, Arona is the only jungle in Europe and the best botanical and zoological park in the Canary Islands. A must and one of the best things to do in Tenerife.

As for water parks in Tenerife; there are two water parks named Siam Park and Aqualand located in the popular resort of Costa Adeje. Also visit new water kingdom theme park named Siam Park. Also, a daily visit to Loro Parque with the biggest parrot collection of more than 300 species is also a must.

As for the festivals in Tenerife; they are one of the best known in the world and Tenerife Carnivals are also the best after those of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The Tenerife Carnival goes for 27 days take place during February and all the islanders gather together during these annual festivities. The main celebrations and festivities take place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Whoever visits Tenerife during February should not miss the vibrant and bustling celebrations on Tenerife Carnival.

As for accommodation in Tenerife; the most of the tourist facilities can be found mainly between the centre of Playa de las Americas, Puerto de la Cruz and Los Cristianos. Tenerife offers great choice of hotels, apartments and villas for the holidaymakers to chose from on their Tenerife holidays.

Weather in Tenerife is great for beach holiday lovers. Tenerife enjoys a perfect warm climate with an average annual temperature is 25°C.

Getting There

There are many direct flights to Tenerife from many major cities of Europe and the world. Flying to the other islands of the Canary Islands and then getting to Tenerife by ferries is another option for getting to the island.

There are two airports in Tenerife that include; Tenerife South Reina Sofia Airport (TFS) and Tenerife North Airport (TFN).

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