Tenerife

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Tenerife

With the best climate in Spain, Tenerife is a place to kick back and relax. This island, crowned by Mount Teide, has picturesque villages, incredible landscapes and idyllic beaches. Enjoy nightly fiestas and you will be able to guess why over five million people have chosen this Island as their holiday destination.

The Island

Tenerife is a volcanic island in the Atlantic Ocean where winter feels like spring thanks to the fabulous average year-round temperature of 23ºC. A place where the people are genuinely friendly, an idyllic paradise with such diverse scenery you’ll think you were at a thousand places around the world at the same time, or even on the moon: the Teide National Park (a huge volcanic area straight out of the movies) will make you believe you’ve travelled to a different planet. Tenerife is a holiday destination offering hundreds of things to do, seducing and enticing sun-seekers from all over Europe to its beaches to enjoy some relaxation, sunbathing and water sports or to immerse themselves in magical natural settings that range from surreal desert landscapes to lush green mountains. And all within easy reach. It is an island that offers so many ways to have fun, and those who know us return year after year to relive incredible experiences and happy memories. You’ll find modern accommodation, endless activities and ideas, exquisite cuisine, traditions, culture, a safe environment and hospitality. What more do you need? Just come ready to have the best time of your life.

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Events

Tenerife is proud of its authentic traditions, fiestas, gastronomy and friendly people. Religious festivals and processions are a prime example of local culture, as are local festivals and the wonderful carnivals. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, you can find information on all scheduled events at: www.webtenerife.co.uk/events/

Beaches

On the island there are around 70 kilometres of beaches where you can enjoy a variety of activities, including pedalos, jet skis and parasailing. Or you can just relax, let the sea breeze cool you down and have a quick dip whenever you fancy. Most beaches on Tenerife have been awarded the Blue Flag for the quality of the water, the services available and their easy access. Beaches with golden sand are mainly to be found in the south, from Güímar to Adeje. Las Vistas, Las Galletas, El Médano, Torviscas and Fañabé are some good examples. For more information, visit: www.webtenerife.co.uk/places-interest/beaches/ www.webtenerife.co.uk/places-interest/swimming-pools-and-pools/

Outdoor Adventures

For some people a holiday is not a holiday without doing their favourite sport. Tenerife is for you if your idea of relaxation is to ride into the horizon on a road or mountain bike, take to the windswept shores on a windsurfing board, put your trainers on and run across mountains. Thanks to its excellent conditions, the island is appreciated by professional athletes who come to train and prepare for elite competitions. Cyclists Chris Froome and Alexander Vinokurov, swimmer Britta Steffen, tennis players Ana Ivanovich and Tomas Berdych, football teams, national swim teams, and more, are some of the athletes who train in Tenerife.

Do & See

There’s no time to be bored in Tenerife, home to numerous theme parks, 43 protected nature areas, and an endless list of outdoor activities. Ride through spectacular landscapes on your mountain bike or on horseback, climb the many rock walls and mountains, and paraglide over gorgeous landscapes of Tenerife. There are over 100 sites that are ideal for this increasingly popular sport.

Dining

The local gastronomy is a further example of Tenerife’s authenticity and certainly the most delicious. Dishes made from local produce create a marvellous fusion between traditional and avant-garde. Find more information and dining suggestions at: www.webtenerife.co.uk/activities/eat-drink/

Bars & Nightlife

When the sun goes down, Tenerife truly comes to life. Our excellent climate allows you to enjoy a drink at an open-air terrace bar any time of the year. Some have sea views, others are in parks, amid busy shopping streets or at peaceful marinas. Find more information and events at: www.webtenerife.co.uk/activities/nightlife/

Shopping

Out on the streets or in the convenience of a shopping centre, whether you are looking for the best bargains or the most exclusive items, searching for the perfect ingredients for a special meal or on a quest to find the right gift for somebody - no matter what you are looking for, all you have to do is head out, clear your mind and spend some leisurely time browsing stalls and window displays, for you can find everything you want and need in Tenerife.

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