valuable information Tenerife for passengers.
Tenerife is the largest island of Canaries. The capital of the island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is the seat of the local government (cabildo insular).
Due to its wonderful beaches, its excellent climate, two Unesco world heritage sites and the Teide National park it is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. The island of eternal spring can roughly be divided in 4 different areas of interest: Santa Cruz, Tenerife north or Isla Baja, El Valle de la Orotava and Tenerife south.
Travelers to the island can choose between two airports: Tenerife South airport (Reina Sofia) and Tenerife north airport (Los Rodeos).
The island of Tenerife was sculped by different volcanic eruptions, the last one happened at Cañadas de Teide in the eighteenth century.
The Teide volcano, which rises 3,718 meter above sea level is visible from most parts of the island. It is not only the highest mountain of the Canary Islands, but also the highest point in all of Spain. At some points the crater of the volcano is seventeen kilometers long.
Valleys and ravines are a characteristic element of the landscape of Tenerife.The most important valleys are Valle de La Orotava and Valle de Güímar. The most important tourist resort on the nothern part of the island, Puerto de la Cruz, is situated in the Valle de la Orotava.
On the northern part of the island the coastline is typically steep and rugged. But Tenerife also offers some nice sandy beaches, like the Playa del Médano or the Playa de las Americas, with much finer sand than the beaches of black sand on the northcoast.
Tenerife enjoys a warm climate all year round which is controlled by the humid tradewinds to a great extent. The humid winds condense on the northern part of the island whilst the southern part of the island is a lot dryer. These climate differences on the island have a huge impact on the landscape, with green lush valleys to the north and dry arid areas in the south.
The Canary Islands are one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe and tourism is the main industry of the archipel. That is no wonder, because Tenerife offers exotic flora and fauna, beautiful beaches, spectacular coastlines and a fantastic landscape with volcanoes, mountains and lush green forests and is a mini continent in itself. Here are 10 reasons to visit Tenerife you shoud not miss during your holidays on the island.
The dry and warm southern part of the island offers modern tourist resorts like Los Cristianos and Palaya de las Americas. The harbour town of Puerto de la Cruz is the main resort in the green northern part of Tenerife.
Getting around on the island is easy. There are no trains on Tenerife, but the local busses known as 'guaguas' are cheap and efficient. Cheap car hire companies can be found at both airport and in all tourist resorts on Tenerife. A rent a car is the ideal way to do an island tour, because you get to see everything in just one day.
Tenerife is an ideal destination for outdoor activities and adventure sports. The range of water sports is extensive. Activities like sailing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, windsurfing and kayaking can be practised all year round. The island is also suitable for outdoor sports like climbing, cycling, paragliding, hiking, canyoning, horse riding or rappelling.
If you consider spending your holidays on Tenerife take a look at our travel guide which also offers a lot of useful information about holiday accommodation and small hotels on the island.
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