October 25th, 2010
Enjoy the pleasures of swimming and sunbathing on one of the many beaches around Tenerife while glancing up towards the spectacular snow tipped volcano El Teide. Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and the evident contrasts is more apparent than on any of the other islands. The south being famous for its long stretches of white sandy beaches, the north famous for its rocky coastline and stunning green nature, while the central part of the island is dominated by lunar like landscape which is the result from all the volcanic activity on the island.
Where to stay
Find your perfect holiday home in Tenerife and then relax and marvel around the island to see the top attractions and sites. There are numerous places to stay while visiting Tenerife; bigger tourist destinations include Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas in the southern part of the island, know as the perfect destinations if you are looking for fun and guaranteed sun. The north offers the authentic Canarian culture and fertile and green landscapes which is a great contrast to the barren south. Places of interest to rent a holiday home in the north are Puerto de la Cruz, La Orotava, Santa Ursula, or San Juan de la Rambla.
The island of Tenerife is a great family destination due to the many activities and theme parks spread across the island. There are many great chances to enjoy the year long warm weather while sharing a day of fun with the family. For some inspiration have a look at the list below, and get ready for some Splashing Fun!
Aqualand Costa Adeje – One of Europe´s largest water parks and definitely Tenerife’s most famous one. There are dolphin shows, children areas, and many different slides for all ages. The water park in located near Playa de las Americas in the souther part of the island.
Loro Parque – “Loro” actually means Parrot, however there is much more than just a parrot park. The world’s largest collection of parrots is located within an amazing tropical garden and the park also includes a great variety of other animals such as penguins, dolphins, orcas, and sea lions. Within the park there is also aquarium with a underwater tunnel. The Loro Park is located in the north, in Puerto de la Cruz.
Siam Park- Tenerife´s new water kingdom and is also known as one of the best water parks in the world. It will bring you into another world as the park is inspired by Thailand and offers an opportunity to enter an exotic and adventurous world with many adrenaline pumping attractions.
Teide National Park
The landscape surrounding the volcano of El Teide is so spectacular that it comes as no surprise that it is Spain´s most visited national park with over 4 million annual visitors. The central point is the highest elevation in all of Spain, standing at 12,198ft, and Mount Teide, an active volcano, is the third largest volcano in the world. The national park is a declared a World Heritage Site and consists of both amazing lunar, barren, and lush forest nature.
The pride of Puerto de la Cruz is the man-made coastal transformation which was created by the famous Canarian artist and architect Cesar Manrique. It is an artificial lake which contains 27,000 m3 of sea water, and has several pools both for adults and for children. Enjoy Lago Martinez everyday during your holiday by renting a holiday home in Puerto de la Cruz.
Carnival of Tenerife
During the month of February one cannot miss the biggest carnival celebration in the world apart from the event held in Rio de Janiero. During the second month of the year the island comes alive with music, dancing, colorful costumes, and street parades. It is one of the most dazzling and flamboyant experiences, and loads of fun that lasts up to three week!
Los Gigantes which means the “Cliffs of the Giants” are breathtaking cliffs which ascend to the heights of over 500 to 800 meters. The sheer rock walls that plunge into the Atlantic are found on the western coast of Tenerife. The best way to experience the vastness of the cliffs is by boat, and once you see the greatness of the nature in front of you, you will understand why the they were considered sacred to the islands ancestors. Would you like impressive views from your holiday home? Then theese apartments in Los Gigantes will give you just what you are loooking for.
The six step pyramids located on the eastern coast of Tenerife are mysterious as the origins are still unknown to archaeologists. The Norwegian anthropologist, Thor Heyerdahl, indicated that the pyramids where constructed on similar principles to the ones in Ancient Mesopotamia, Mexico, and Peru, insinuating that the Canary Islands was a major transshipment point for trade between the Mediterranean and the Americas in ancient times.