Tenerife Summer Holidays 2011 - What To Do And What To See

Tenerife Summer Holidays 2011 – What To Do And What To See

For this year’s summer holidays, Tenerife is an ideal destination with an excellent choice of hotels and villas, and plenty of things to do and see to keep the whole family happy.

Here are some of the things which are highly rated by the press and previous tourists to act as a guide:

No matter what the Tenerife weather is like – and normally it’s great – no visit to the island is complete without going to see Mount Teide, the volcano that is over 3000 Metres high -and when the Tenerife weather is good you can reach the summit by cable car for 20 Euros.

Impressively, not only is Mount Teide the highest point of Spain and her islands, but is the third largest volcano in the world – and is the biggest drawing natural attraction for tourists visiting the island.

Other attractions when you look at a map of Tenerife include a day trip to the former capital La Laguna. It’s full of traditional buildings and quite different from the modern resorts, but at the same time due to it being a university town it has a vibrant nightlife too.

For family groups Siam Park near Los Cristianos is a great day out, and is regarded as one of the best water parks in Europe. The waves on the lake can get as high as ten feet, but there are sun loungers available for the less energetic members of the party. Entry is around 30 Euros a person, but family tickets are available.

When it comes to eating out, being an island Tenerife specialises in fish dishes, and the best village to try local delicacies is Los Abrigos. It fills up with locals at the weekend who know how good the restaurants are, so it might be an idea to visit during the week while on your holidays in Tenerife.

If you do decide to visit, it’s in the south of the island, and a stroll around the harbour before or after dinner adds to the relaxing atmosphere. It’s a good place to visit any time of the year, but if you’re taking your holidays in Tenerife in June, the town’s festival is on the thirteenth – a clourful and traditional event popular with locals and tourists alike.

But don’t forget the north – it’s different from the south entirely as it’s undeveloped to a great extent, but does still offer accommodation in the form of good Tenerife hotels, and quite a few people organise their whole trip to be in the north.

To see the natural beauty of the north, head for the Anaga Hills. As well as ancient forests you can see the Atlantic, and from here you can really tell just how different the two sides of the island are – one made for modern holidays, and the other unspoiled and as nature intended.

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