Tenerife is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, off West Africa. It’s dominated by Mt. Teide, a dormant volcano that is Spain’s tallest peak.
Tenerife may be best known for its Carnaval de Santa Cruz, a huge pre-Lent festival with parades, music, dancing and colorful costumes.
The island has many beaches (with sands from yellow to black) and resort areas, including Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas.
Year-round sunshine, palm-fringed beached and exquisite volcanic landscapes are just a few reasons why Tenerife is a seductive winter sun destination. Courtesy of the arrival of chic beach clubs, fine restaurants and stylish hotels, Tenerife has seriously upped its game in recent years.
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has, much to enjoy beyond the touristy hotspots. Make time to get acquainted with the island’s rich biodiversity walking the rugged Anaga Mountains. Find the hidden village of Masca. Or have some aquatic adventures at Loro Park and Aqualand.
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- Puerto de la Cruz
- Los Cristianos
- San Cristobal de La Laguna
Passengers arriving from any country not belonging to this area, such as Great Britain and Ireland, must go through a passport control on arrival at the Canary Islands airports.
Tenerife South Airport (IATA: TFS, ICAO: GCTS), officially known Tenerife South–Reina Sofía Airport, is the main and busiest international airport serving the island of Tenerife and its capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in Canary Islands, Spain, along with Tenerife North Airport.
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TOP THINGS TO DO IN TENERIFE
Tenerife is the island of a thousand experiences. There are a thousand things you can do at any time of year, thanks to the mild climate and the enormous range of activities on offer on the largest of the Canary Islands.
Enjoy a day at the beach, walk along one of the trails that venture into the lush forests, discover impressive volcanoes and awe-inspiring landscapes that are almost otherworldly, and striking ravines and cliffs.
Spend an evening gazing at the endless stars in good company or make that dream of seeing dolphins and whales swimming in the wild a reality… WOW!
- VISIT PICO DEL TEIDE
- ACANTILADOS DE LOS GIGANTES
- VISIT ESPACIO DE LAS ARTES
- AUDITORIO DE TENERIFE
- JARDIN BOTANICO DE TENERIFE
“Experience: an event or occurrence which leaves an impression on someone.”
BEST TIME TO VISIT TENERIFE
Spring and fall are considered to be the best time to visit Tenerife. From March through October the weather gets really hot, perfect for the beach activities. Mild winter months are for paragliding and exploring the island.
THE NICEST PART OF TENERIFE
Puerto de la Cruz is the best place to stay in Tenerife north. If during summer you prefer to escape the hot climate in the South of the island, then Puerto de la Cruz is a perfect choice, being situated on the North West coast.
IS IT EXPENSIVE TO EAT OUT IN TENERIFE?
Eating out doesn’t have to be expensive in Tenerife (although you can definitely find some restaurants suitable for fine dining and even Michelin stars restaurants). … All You Can Eat Buffet meals in Tenerife – 9€ to 14€ per person.