Tenerife has long been one of the best destinations in Europe for a perfect holiday. Here are four great reasons to visit this beloved Canary Island.
With its beautiful beaches and plenty of sunshine all year round, Tenerife is a paradise for sun-seekers. Some notable stretches of sand include Medano, Playa de Las Americas and Playa de las Vista. Tenerife also offers some great watersports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing. With its rich diversity of marine life and warm water, the island is one of the best sites for scuba diving in Europe! Dive in and you’ll soon find yourself swimming next to turtles and rays. Another exciting thing to do here is whale and dolphin watching; you can find colonies of pilot whales and dolphins in the south west coast.
Star gazing is a must do, unique experience that you’ll never forget. Teide National Park was awarded ‘Starlight Tourist Destination’ and ‘Starlight Reserve’ by Starlight Foundation. The clear skies, low-light pollution and proximity to the Equator mean you can pretty much enjoy this dazzling sight any time of the year. The Teide Observatory is also one of the most advanced astronomical observations in the world. You can view the entire northern hemisphere and part of the southern hemisphere from here.
Tenerife’s nightlife is second to none. With hundreds of restaurants, cafes and nightclubs to choose from, travelers are spoilt for choice. For family travelers, there are plenty of child-friendly restaurants. The town of Playa de las Américas is the best location for any party animals coming to visit 1The Verónicas strip is packed with live music clubs, nightclubs and cabaret bars and is perfect for those seeking a fun nightlife.
Tenerife has a varied range of restaurants to cater to different tastes. As Tenerife’s popularity continues to grow, there is a large selection of restaurants serving major cuisines from around the world, including Indian and Italian. However, if you like to try the authentic Catalan cuisine, head to the plentiful traditional Spanish restaurants. Catalan cuisine is a combination of traditional Spanish recipes with African, France, Arabia and Latin American influences. A famous delicious traditional dish is Papas Arrugadas (boiled potatoes served with mojo picón and mojo verde). If you’ve a sweet tooth, you’ll like bienmesabe which is a mix of honey, almond, cream, eggs and rum.
Tenerife is great destination to visit at any time of the year. Whether you like to soak up the sun while doing watersports or go for the dazzling night skies, it has something to suit every taste.