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About Tenerife
Tenerife is the largest and the most developed of all among the Canary Islands with over 350 kilometers of coastline and wide variety of beaches.

Tenerife is a volcanic island and one of the most popular holiday destination in Europe.

Tenerife is a tourism paradise at all. Traditional villages located in the north and fun resorts located in the south.

The weather in the Tenerife is really amazing and it’s also one of the reasons to visit Tenerife in your Canary Islands holidays.


Popular Towns and Holiday Resorts in Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital city located in the north. Playa de las Américas is a luxurious holiday resort and one of the most popular holiday resorts in Tenerife, located on the southern coast of Tenerife. It is considered as the new Las Vegas and neighbor to the other well known holiday town Los Cristianos which has eventually become a nice tourist town built to meet the holidaymakers' all needs. Puerto de la Cruz, the historic town is a great holiday resort and well known especially by the British holidaymakers. Ideal destination especially for family holidays. Orotava is the pretty village offering the best views of the island with its colony houses and big balconies. San Cristobal de la Laguna is the world heritage of the island and the second important city of Tenerife. And Masca is the most picturesque part of the island.

Things to Do in Tenerife
If you like plenty of sightseeing in Tenerife then you may climb to a different climate up to Mount Teide, Spain's highest peak and the stunning cliffs at Los Gigantes. Teide National Park trip is a must.

You may make a squash at the water park in Playa de las Américas. Jungle Park in Las Águilas, Arona is the only jungle in Europe and the best botanical and zoological park in the Canary Islands. A must. Also visit new water kingdom theme park named Siam Park. A visit to Loro Parque with the biggest parrot collection of more than 300 species is also a must.

If you like carnivals, then visit Tenerife on February for the Tenerife Carnivals.

Tenerife beaches are really amazing, clean, good looking and peaceful. There are 8 Blue Flag beaches in Tenerife. Golden sandy beaches and wonderful shorelines are best in the south of the island ranging from the busy beach of
Playa de las Américas, charming Los Cristianos to peaceful Las Galletas. There are also lots of nudist beaches in Tenerife.

Casa Ossuna Museum, the Friends of the Country Economic Society Museum, the Concepción Church's Museum and the Cathedral's Museum in La Laguna are the culture attractions.

Boat trips and cruises, snorkeling and scuba diving tours, submarine safaris, surfing and water sports are the other popular leisure activities and tourist attractions of Tenerife.  In addition to those, daily trips made from Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Los Cristianos to the nearby Canarian islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro is very popular for the nature, hiking and snorkeling lovers.

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Entertainment & Nightlife
Tenerife nightlife is very fast pace and crazy. Casino Taoro has more than 100 years of history. San Eugenio is full of Irish pubs. Live jazz and reggae bands play at Bar Vai Moana in Las Galletas. Tenerife is also the mainland of the freedoms, you can make your mind from lots of gay and lesbian bars in Tenerife, these activities are legal in Tenerife.

As for the accommodation in Tenerife; most of the tourist accommodation and Tenerife hotels can be found mainly between the centre of Playa de las Américas – Los Cristianos and other coastal resorts of smaller size among which los Gigantes stands out for its beautiful location at the foot of the cliffs of the same name.


Contrary to other Canary Islands, shopping facilities are much more developed in Tenerife and there are several huge shop centers like Plaza del Duque Shopping Center. As the Canary Islands are duty free, you may find all kind of branded goods in your Tenerife holidays.

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