The Spanish island of Tenerife was formed over 3.5 million years ago as the result of a volcanic blast. It’s one of the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, and a traditionally popular tourist destination in the Mediterranean.
The location is famous for its steep rising roads and meandering traffic. Given the way that the island was formed, you’d expect a great deal of flavour to the scenery, and Tenerife certainly delivers.
Blessed with some stunning landscapes, the beaches of the southern part of the island are spectacular and densely populated in equal measure. Tenerife is one of the favourite choices for those looking to escape urban life and enjoy a relaxed week at the sea side. The summer months are renowned for bringing extreme humidity to the area, but with the beautifully calm waters at your disposal, it’s worth the sunburn.
Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos make for two of the most popular resorts on the island. The Tenerife nightlife is guaranteed to appeal to young adults and there’s a vibrant atmosphere for clubbing addicts to enjoy.
Tenerife also prides itself in a rich vein of cultural appeal. Regular exhibitions of artistic achievement take place during the course of the year, and there’s something for everybody on the Spanish island. The Museo de Historia and Museo de Antropología make for two enjoyably educative experiences. The Museo de Historia, in particular, can be found packed to the rafters with relics from the last 500 years.
As far as attractions for the family go, Tenerife is home to a variety of theme parks – for all ages up.
Loro Parque provides one of the most enjoyable days out that you’re likely to find anywhere on the Canary Island. Book a day in advance and enjoy the huge array of exotic animals on show. The resort is widely appreciated as one of the very best parks in the world and with 135,000 whole square meters of Tropicana to explore; you can expect to catch the sight of tigers, gorillas, parrots and several dozen species of aquatic life.
The kids will love the chance to see so many of their favourite animals gathered in natural environments, and indeed, any nature lover should give the park a visit.
Tenerife really comes to life when the sun sets on the island. Casinos rake in a tidy profit from the many legions of tourists, and the bars can be found packed with foreign faces. Tenerife is also famous for its fine cuisine, and food is provided for just about every taste that you could possible require.
The clear beaches are a great base camp to spend hours on end appreciating the summer sun. Water activities are popular with jet skis heading out on to the ocean, but if you don’t like the salt water, there are multiple alternatives in the form of aquatic parks and large swimming pools.
Tenerife is everything that a summer holiday resort should be. It has some magnificent scenery, an unmatched number of attractions for the kids, and a healthy grain of culture to satisfy the rest of us. Just be sure to book early if you plan on visiting. Tenerife is an extremely popular destination and prices can rise with the demand so high!
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