The Canary Islands play host to millions of tourists a year and the year round mild climate makes Tenerife the perfect holiday destination whether it be the height of the summer, Easter, Christmas or New Year.
The island is the largest of the Canaries and has so much to offer her visitors. The landscape in itself is an amazing sight to behold. The northern side of the island provides lush, beautiful vegetation. The central area around Mount Teide is often referred to as an almost alien landscape due to the unusual volcanic formations. The southern side is dry and almost desert like – Tenerife holidays can be diverse!
Black Sand Beaches
Like her landscape, the island offers a variety of beaches for those taking holidays in Tenerife. Natural, volcanic black sand beaches provide a stark contrast with crystal blue waters. The rough terrain of shingle and rock beaches gives adventurers a great place to snorkel and enjoy the unusual landscape. Other man-made beaches have been created from sand imported from the nearby African Sahara Desert. Each type of beach is sure to leave a lasting impression of quality, cleanliness and enjoyment for those on their visit.
Tenerife is home to several locally owned water sports adventure companies.
Whether you enjoy parascending, parasailing, jet skiing, diving or boating, it’s all here for while you are on your vacation!
The sea has no speed limit for jet skiers and provide year round fun and excitement for adrenaline junkies. Yachtsmen and women may rent a yacht and skipper, or if you have your licence, just rent the yacht and enjoy the day away from land.
Fishing guides can take you big game fishing as part of your Tenerife holidays experience, sports fishing or reservoir carp fishing with a guaranteed catch. Guided or non-guided tours are available for boaters and divers. Submarine tours are available for adventurers who wish to explore marine life in its natural habitat. You can even enjoy helicopter rides if you prefer above land tours.
If you prefer terra firma to the ocean and water sports, there’s plenty of tourist activities to enjoy. Theme parks are a great way to while away the hours and enjoy your holidays.
Some companies offer safaris, tours and several other land based activities. Horseback riding, 4-wheeling, motorbike riding, cycling, golfing, hiking and go-kart racing are among some of the favourite Tenerife holidays activities. Hiking excursions to Mount Teide are very popular and offer amazing views from the top.
Although there are numerous beaches including blue flag ones, water parks are in great abundance. Siam Park, the largest water park in Europe, is one of the most exciting.
It offers a wide variety of rides and attractions for children and older visitors alike during a Tenerife holiday. Aquapark is an adventure park that allows visitors to view dolphin shows while the trainers share educational information. Camel Park is fun for visitors of all They provide visitors the unique experience of walking among and riding on camels.
And it can be educational for children and adults alike -another example is Eagle Park, home to many more species than the name indicates. It is named for the numerous eagle shows they have each day. Loro Park is located near Puerto de la Cruz, other than the park entrance fee all shows are completely free.
Tenerife has a good reputation for her nightlife for those who like it, and it’s often what attracts the younger holidaymaker to the island, knowing that a cheap Tenerife holiday is fine because they’re going to be out all night, so the accommodation isn’t important – cheap is good probably!
But there’s more at night than just the clubs for tourists to enjoy.
Whether you’re in search of family or adult entertainment, each area has something to offer.
‘The Patch’ in Playa de las Americas is an example of an area that offers nightlife of all types to enjoy – it’s a commercial centre with several bars, restaurants and shops. Entertainment includes such fun as cabaret and karaoke bars. Most bars in this area are child-friendly and serve food during the daytime. Veronicas and Starco are two other areas that are situated very close to each other. Bars and clubs in these areas don’t have a cover charge and most are open until 4 a.m.
But don’t forget if you’re on your holidays in Tenerife that if you stay up all night you won’t get to see the rest of the island – but then you could always another time!