Discover the beauty of a Tenerife Holiday
Being a volcanic island, it’ll be no surprise to hear that Tenerife has the highest volcano in Spain, Mount Teide, standing tall at 3718 metres high. It’s visible from every coastline on the island, and has its own national park, thanks to the incredible landscapes which were formed by volcanic matter over thousands of years. Fortunately for modern-day holidaymakers, the last great eruption was in 1492.
The coastline of Tenerife can be steep and rocky, but there are some beautiful sandy beaches in the south in the resorts of Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos. These bustling resorts are the main tourist areas, and have accommodation options to suit all types of travellers, from those on a budget to the lucky ones with 6* wallets. And anyone looking for different entertainment options on holiday will find a plethora here.
The North is home to the resort of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island’s capital. This is the area where cruise ships arrive - a picturesque port in which you can enjoy sights such as the Museum of Painting and Sculpture. Take an excursion to Monte de la Esperanza, a small mountain approximately 20 kilometres from Santa Cruz, for some absolutely stunning views. Or head for Loro Park, one of Europe’s most popular animal parks, where you will see parrots, penguins, Orca whales, and many many more varieties of animal life.
There’s also something in Tenerife to suit all kinds of culinary tastes, too. The typical food of the Canary Islands is made up of simple meat or fish, served with vegetables or salad, but you’ll also find tasty tapas, international cuisine and fast food too. Imagine sitting al fresco, sipping chilled wine or beer, tucking into fantastic food and just chilling out as the world passes by.
Tenerife truly does have it all, so whatever your holiday dreams are made of, choose this characterful Canary Island for your next getaway.
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- 30th September 2014
- Helen McHarg