Vacation in Tenerife
Tenerife is a part of the Canary Islands and from the 7 islands it’s the most popular, about 5 million tourists visit each year for a vacation in Tenerife.
Tenerife has 2 airports, Tenerife South Reina Sofia and Tenerife North Los Rodeos airport.
In the Teide national park what is in the center of the island, you find the highest elevation of Spain. Mount Teide or Pico del Teide 3718 meter and 7500 meter from its base. The volcano is also the highest of the islands of the Atlantic Ocean and the 3rd largest volcano in the world, if it’s measured from its base on the ocean floor.
Teide National Park, 18,900 hectares and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The park has a incredible beauty and the largest number of endemic species in Europe. Teide park is the most visited national park of Europe and the 8th most visited in the world.
On the slopes of the mountain you will find a major international astronomical observatory.
Because of its mild climate the island is known as the Island of eternal spring. The water temperature is around 18 degrees in the winter and 25 degrees in the summer period. Land temperature is around 19 degrees in the winter and 28 degrees in the summer period.
Your vacation in Tenerife
Tenerife is an island what has a lot to offer it is a holiday destination for everybody. Beside Scuba diving you will find many attractions like:
- Water park Siam, Loro park, Jungle and climbing park.
- Botanical gardens, wine museums and wineries.
- Fishing trips, whale and dolphin watching.
- Parasailing and paragliding.
- Surfing, jet skiing, wake boarding, stand up-paddling, fly boarding and kite surfing.
- Hiking, mountain biking, climbing, running and horse riding.
- Karting, paintball and golf.
- Jeep safari’s to mount Teide, visiting mount Teide’s summit and sky watching.
If you visit the island in February, don’t forget to visit the city of Santa Cruz. The city hosts one of the world’s largest carnivals. The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is considered the second most popular and internationally known carnival, after the one held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it’s a must see!
Not in the mood for a carnival, no problem you will find plenty of opportunities to rent a car if you like to visit other places by yourself, for example one of the wonderful beaches.
If you like a mild climate whole year round where you can enjoy on an active way your vacation? Than the Island of Tenerife should be your choice!