Active tourism in Tenerife

Active tourism in Tenerife

February 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The variety of landscapes and the superb climate make Tenerife an ideal location for outdoor activities all year round, from hiking to cycling and climbing to caving, potholing to paragliding. More unusual activities include stargazing in the world’s largest volcanic caldera in the Teide National Park and exploring one of the world’s largest lava tubes […]

Mount Teide

Mount Teide

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Teide volcano is the most characteristic feature of the landscape. This great mountain which today dominates the whole island and from the summit of which all the islands can be seen, arose about 600,000 years ago after violent eruptions which covered almost the whole island of Tenerife. The landscape which is seen today is […]

Walking over the Teno ridges

Walking over the Teno ridges

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This walk covers the highlands of Teno until it reaches the sea at a natural beauty spot. The highland of Teno is an area of great natural wealth which harbours many native plant species.

Garachico

Garachico

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This town, founded in 1499, which had been at one time the most important part of the island was buried in 1706 by a volcanic eruption which ended its days of splendour. At present Garachico is a town full of colour and contrasts with paved streets and buildings of great historical value. It stands in […]

Icod de los Vinos

Icod de los Vinos

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This pretty spot lies 22 km west of Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island. Its delightful old part has a special charm as it combines like no other the traditional architecture of the colonial past with lush tropical vegetation. Its steep paved side streets around the Plaza de la Pila house […]

La Orotava

La Orotava

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lying in the fertile valley of the same name, the streets and buildings are monuments to it past cultural splendour. The old part of the town replete with the manors of traditional Canary architecture has been declared a Monument of Historical and Artistic interest.

San Cristobal de la Laguna

San Cristobal de la Laguna

November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

San Cristobal de la Laguna is the historical town par excellence of the Canary islands. It was founded in 1497 on the shores of a lake which finally dried up during the last century. For centuries it was the most important town of Tenerife being an administrative, political and military centre. La Laguna was also […]

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Puerto de la Cruz is located on the north coast of Tenerife and is the main tourist centre of the island.

Playa la Arena

Playa la Arena

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Playa la Arena is today one of three separate resorts (Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago and Playa la Arena) that have merged into one. Playa la Arena is the most modern of the three and has a beautiful long stretch of blue Flag standard black sand beaches.

Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Playa de las Americas is Tenerife’s busiest tourist playground, a purpose-built hedonistic haven for holidaymakers of all ages who come here for fun in the sun.

Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The popular resort of Los Cristianos lies in a sheltered bay in the south-west corner of the island of Tenerife, merging into the more glitzy purpose-built resort of Playa de las Americas.

Golf del Sur

Golf del Sur

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Situated on the south coast of Tenerife and very close to the Reina Sofia airport, Golf del Sur as its name suggests, is primarily a golfing resort. There are numerous world-class courses on offer, but this should not put off the non-golfer, as there are other activities besides testing your swing.

Tenerife travel guide

Tenerife travel guide

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tenerife is the largest of the seven Spanish Canary Islands.  The island is an extremely popular tourist destination partly because of its year round high temperatures and sunny weather.  Tenerife has it all from stunning beaches, historical buildings and small fishing bays to impressive volcanoes and a perfect climate.