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Tenerife (Island)

An island for getting away from it all

Canary Islands

The ease of wearing summer clothes all year round. The pleasure of walking with the sea always on the horizon. The feeling of your feet leaving prints on the sand. The sudden coolness of the Atlantic when you swim. The joy of sunshine as your travelling companion.

Sometimes, just thinking about it is enough to start the relaxation process. Imagine living every day of your holiday to the full, looking after yourself without even trying, so every day you feel more connected to your surroundings, as you get in touch with nature and the real essentials of life.

A destination to smile about

Tenerife is one of the Canary Islands, also known as the Fortunate Isles. Why? Its springlike climate, its volcanic scenery, its relaxing beaches, its restaurants where haute cuisine and tradition meet, and its many special places to stay always bring a smile to the faces of its visitors. The south of the island is perfect for enjoying the warm weather on the beaches along practically the entire coastline. You can spend days just relaxing on Las Vistas beach, on Costa del Silencio, or by the imposing cliffs of Los Gigantes. Luxury hotels and boutiques cluster around the Costa de Adeje, where you can alternate time on the beach with a little shopping. You can also enjoy the sea in the north of the island in highly recommended spots like the beaches of Puerto de la Cruz or the famous seawater pools of Lagos Martiánez.

Nature and culture to discover

Nature is one of the major attractions of Tenerife. The volcanic origins of the island produce unique landscapes that you can discover among the rural charms of the north of the island, with a route to see volcanoes or a tour of Teide National Park (a World Heritage site). La Orotava valley, the rural areas of El Palmar, and Teno Alto are tranquil places to enjoy nature. The Teide is Spain’s highest mountain, and you can go to the top of it in a cable car or sleep at its foot if you stay in the Parador de las Cañadas del Teide. Watching a sunset from one of the viewing points of the national park, or spending a few hours stargazing, are wonderful ways to relax in nature. Not many people have discovered the culture of Tenerife. Most of the notable architecture is concentrated in San Cristóbal de La Laguna and Santa Cruz. San Cristóbal de La Laguna is a quiet town, a pleasure to explore as you stroll around the pedestrianised centre, with historic buildings in a characteristic colonial style. There are free guided tours of its squares, mansions and monuments, which have earned it World Heritage status. Santa Cruz is the island’s capital. As well as its wide range of shops, we recommend visiting Plaza de España, García Sanabria Park, the market of Nuestra Señora de África, the modern auditorium and the TEA art centre.

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