Tenerife is without a doubt one of the most popular destinations of the Canary Islands and once you go it really isn’t difficult to see why. There is so much to to see with amazing year round weather, beaches and of course the great Spanish culture to match. I wanted to tell you a little bit more about this amazing place, so I hope you enjoy reading more about it.
Where to stay
There are also a number of 5 star all-inclusive hotels in Tenerife where you can stay and the quality of the accommodation is great with a resort feel. There are many hotels and resorts that are located near the beach and a number of options to suit a range of different kinds of travelers. I love to use Iberostar for the sheer amount of choices, especially the all-inclusives, and the awesome prices those guys provide.
As I touched on before, the Canary Islands are home to some great year round weather. There is little rainfall and the weather is quite warm. In the winter months there is also a lot of sunshine, which makes it a perfect destination at any time of the year and doesn’t matter if you are coming from the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. The peak tourist season is around August when the temperatures average over 21 Degrees Celsius!
Things to do
There is a whole host of things to do on this wonderful island and the weather and unique landscape play a huge part in this. Here are some of my favourite things to do:
- Teide National Park – This amazing national park is highlighted by the highest peak in all of Spain (of course not on the mainland), which features a 16 kilometre wide volcanic crater that can be seen from most parts of the island. The park is great for exploring and if you want to reach the peak and see some breathtaking panoramic views of the island you can take a cable car to the top.
- Loro Parque – “Loro” is the Spanish word for parrot and “Parque” is the word for park, and as the name suggests this is the parrot park. This theme park is home to the largest collection of parrots on the planet. There are also a number of other types of wildlife that call the park home too, such as gorillas, dolphins, chimpanzees and much more. This park is one of my favourites when visiting Tenerife
- Whale watching – The waters of Tenerife are very blessed to be a place where a number of species of whales and dolphins migrate to at various times during the year. You can watch from the mainland or charter a boat to get a closer look. Whatever you decide to do, it will be a very worthwhile experience to see these unique and fascinating creatures.
- Beaches – the beaches of Tenerife are world famous for their water quality and it really is a pleasure to visit one. There a huge number on the island and I would highly recommend trying out as many as you can. My personal favourite is Playa Jardín, especially because it is a black sand beach and has the beautiful Mount Teide towering above it.