There are not many places in the world that can boast the exceptional qualities that Tenerife has to offer for a fantastic holiday, the kind of holiday you will never forget. This is a truly unique region of the Canary Islands because, besides having a superb climate and a coastline on which every beach is an authentic jewel, the island also has several areas that have been listed by Unesco as World Heritage Sites. These include the historic centre of La Laguna and the unparalleled beauty of Mount Teide. Cities such as Santa Cruz de Tenerife are a popular destination for many travellers, who are captivated by the magic and charm of Tenerife. In addition, there are ferry trips to the neighbouring island of La Gomera. .
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For many people, Tenerife is a place they have always dreamed of visiting and, indeed, it is an idyllic place to take a holiday with the family or as a couple and enjoy all the luxury and exclusivity the island has to offer. Tenerife itself has everything you could possibly desire for a perfect holiday, so all you have to do to make your holiday complete is find the ideal hotel for your stay.
If you are looking for hotels in the south of Tenerife, La Caleta is a picturesque town on the south coast of the island in the region of Costa Adeje. It is one of the few places on the islands that has preserved its historical traditions as a fishing village.
Los Gigantes is a small resort in the west of Tenerife, named after the gigantic cliffs that line the coast beside the resort, creating a breathtaking landscape. There is nothing like waking up to the spectacular views of the Teide and the Atlantic Ocean. What more could you want for a perfect morning? Barceló Santiago is a superb spa hotel for a relaxing holiday. Just 200m away from the nearest beach, this hotel is a perfect choice for those who appreciate natural beauty. Nightfall at Los Gigantes is absolutely stunning and it is probably one of the best spots on the island to enjoy an unforgettable sunset.
Visit La Laguna, take a trip to Teide National Park, sunbathe or enjoy water sports on the beaches of Tenerife , such as the Playa del Duque or the Playa de los Cristianos. Among all the islands of the Canaries, Tenerife offers one of the widest ranges of possibilities for an unforgettable holiday.
The sea is not the only option for those wanting to spend a day enjoying water activities. There are two water parks on the island of Tenerife, both located in the Costa Adeje area. Spend the day enjoying colourful rides, relaxing rivers and pools or thrilling water slides - isn't that fantastic idea?
The attractions of Siam Park Tenerife have become the world's number one for the fifth year running, and it is well worth a visit: Siam Park is the most spectacular water park in Europe. Siam Park has a Siamese theme and offers visitors more than 18 different attractions.
Tenerife is an island of outstanding natural beauty. Its spectacular terrain, with mountains and valleys throughout the area, offers some of the most breathtaking views in Spain. Mount Teide is undoubtedly one of the most important spots to visit on Tenerife.
Teide National Park is the largest and oldest national park in the Canary Islands and offers a unique volcanic landscape of craters and rivers of petrified lava, with a picturesque central feature: the impressive Teide volcano, which rises to 3,718 m above sea level - the highest peak in Spain.
The city of La Laguna is the second largest city on the island and is located near the capital of Tenerife. The full name of the city is San Cristóbal de La Laguna and it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich historical legacy.
La Laguna was once the capital of the island, until the status was transferred to Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1821. Over the passage of time, it has retained its charm and traditions in its historic centre and it is well worth spending a day strolling through its streets.
On Tenerife, there is no shortage of spectacular beaches for sunbathing and water sports. Tenerife is renowned for having some of the best beaches in the country. Being the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife has beaches to suit all tastes: fine golden sand and black volcanic sand, rocks and cliffs, calm turquoise waters or large, rolling waves breaking on the shore. There are so many wonderful beaches to see on Tenerife that no holidaymaker will ever be bored.
As far as nightlife is concerned, Tenerife is one of the most attractive holiday destinations. The best known place in terms of nightlife is Playa de las Americas: when night falls, it becomes the heart of Tenerife, with its cabaret bars, karaoke bars and nightclubs. There is a lively nightlife here all year round; the party never ends at Playa de las Americas.
On Tenerife, the nightlife of La Caleta and Playa de los Cristianos on Tenerife is not to be sneered at either. In La Caleta, the nightlife is concentrated around the main street of the city and it is the ideal place for dancing to retro music. There is also a lively nightlife at Playa de Los Cristianos and there are many fantastic places to dance the night away.
Tenerife's culinary tradition has been shaped by the island's climate and landscape. The products used in the cuisine are mostly local, and its most typical dishes are based on fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and meat. With regard to the vegetables, special mention must be made of the "papas" (potatoes) which should be savoured with the Canary Islands' most famous sauce: "Mojo sauce".
Where to eat on Tenerife? Therestaurants on Tenerife offer a wide selection of both traditional and modern dishes, although to try the best of Tenerife's cuisine you are recommended to visit small local restaurants. For example, if you want to try the best seafood on the island, your best bet is to choose a restaurant on the coast, in a small fishing village.
For those enjoying their holidays on Tenerife with the family, many restaurants offer special menus for children, so there is no need to worry. And although the whole island has a wide range of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, dining in the south of Tenerife is one of the favourite experiences of visitors to the island.