Reviews for Tenerife

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Mrs Julie Clarke

Very clean, quiet resort. Good facilities.

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Tenerife

The island of Tenerife is the largest of the Canary archipelago and is known as the island of eternal spring because of its all year round excellent climate.

The island is full of stark contrasts and has a great variety of scenery which varies through the regions. A mountain chain runs through its centre fro Anaga to Teno and on both of its slopes there are large, exuberantly fertile valleys, among them especially La Orotava and Gumar.

In the heart of the chain there is a gigantic, natural crater, called Las Cañadas del Teide, which is
about 29 km across and has officially been declared a National Park. It lies over 2,000 m above sea level. North of the crater stands El Pico del Teide (Mount Teide), a 3,718 m high mountain, which is the highest point in Spain. It
is snow covered in the winter and marks the island with its unique silhouette.

History
Like the rest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife’s birth dates back around to 8-12 million years ago, with the development of its volcanic mountains in the Atlantic.

It is believed that there was originally three islands, with the mountain ranges of Anaga, Teno and Valle San Lorenzo, but at some point, with massive volcanic activity, the areas merged
together and became Tenerife as we know it today.

The original inhabitants of the island, were revered as being the most fearless of all the Canary Island inhabitants; it is believed that the first people were of aboriginal and of northwest African origin, they were named Guanches. They were conquered by the Spanish over 500 years ago, not without putting up a great fight.

Natural Tenerife

Tenerife has an extremely varied plant life; large, wooded mountains, extensive areas where banana, tomato, potato and other agricultural products are grown. Its coast is rocky and lined by cliffs in some places, while in others there are beaches with soft, clean sand, which are sometimes black and sometimes golden.

Tenerife’s Resorts
Tenerife’s all year round agreeable climate brings thousands of tourists every year to the popular
seaside resorts of the island.

The resort of Playa de las Americas, popular with the younger tourists, has developed into a vibrant
playground of clubs and bars, and is definitely not for the fainthearted! Its neighbour Los Cristianos, however, offers a slightly more laidback destination, although it is still bursting with attractions and amenities for the holidaymaker.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital city of the island is also an upbeat and buzzy holiday destination; whereas the resort of Puerto de la Cruz is definitely a destination for the more discerning holidaymaker; a lot more peaceful and more popular with an older crowd.

The coastal village of Adeje has been described as “heaven on earth”, in an article written for the British newspaper, Daily Telegraph. The area has a rugged beauty, with beautiful clean beaches and ample facilities.

Beaches
Due to its volcanic nature, many of Tenerife’s beaches are not natural, but man-made. Those that are natural have their characteristic black sand.

However, the increasing popularity of the island as a tourist resort, led to the development of
Tenerife’s man-made golden sand beaches.

Cultural Attractions
The town of La Orotava, which is set within a valley of banana plantations, is a wonderful historical old town, which houses some interesting monuments and has been designated a monument of artistic national interest.

La Laguna is the old capital of Tenerife, and the island’s cultural and religious epicentre; situated in the Aguere Valley in beautiful natural surroundings, La Laguna is full of outstanding architectural buildings and monuments.

Outdoor pursuits
Tenerife is a great destination for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. The mountainous and volcanic island has many interesting routes, normally heading up a mountain, and you don’t have to be a skilled mountain climber to tackle Tenerife’s mountain ascents.

In the town of Adeje you can take a boat trip to see whales and dolphins or visit the Black Pyramids of Guimar, in the town of Guimar, which is located 26 kilometres from Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

In Corralejo there is a professional dive centre where you can enjoy a scuba diving experience to the underwater volcanic rock formations. Here you can take PADI Certificate courses.

Golf
The all year round warm weather makes Tenerife a popular destination for golf holidays. There are a host of excellent courses across the island, including the Playa Las Americas course, Golf del Sur, Los Palos Golf, Golf Adeje, Amarilla Golf and Golf Club Real.

Cuisine
Fish plays an important role in the gastronomy of Tenerife, naturally being an island. Especially delicious are Langoustines, Mussels, Octopus, Atlantic Mackerel, and Sardines.

Meat dishes are popular, but most meat tends to be imported in, as there is not much livestock on the island. The exception to this is rabbit, which is reared in Tenerife: a speciality rabbit dish is Conejo al salmorejo (Rabbit in Salmorejo sauce).

If you are visiting the seaside resort of Adeje then you should try the local speciality of Spicy Canarian Chicken.

A special accompaniment to many dishes is called Papas Arugadas, which literally translates to Wrinkly potatoes. The potatoes are boiled in their skins with sea salt, which leaves a fine crust and served with delicious Mojo sauce.

Climate
The Canary Islands enjoy practically all year round good weather. They are nicknamed the Islands of Eternal Spring and temperatures rarely drop below 16ºC and rise to around 30ºC in the summer. The climate is influenced by the island close proximity to North Africa.

 

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Reviews for Tenerife

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Los Gigantes review

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Los Gigantes review

Nice town but hard to walk near sea and local beach, although pretty with stunning cliffs, was very stony and hard to get into water
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San Miguel de Abona review

Didn't really stay in San Miguel de Abona, but in Golf Sur close to the coast.
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Playa de las Américas review

Plenty of activities, cafés/bars/restaurants etc
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Las Galletas review

The best: 1) The view from the apartment towards El Teide 2) You are not very close to the tourist magnets Los Cristianos and Las Americas
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Costa del Silencio review

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Costa del Silencio review

Een mooi rustig gelegen plek.
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Arona review

Het huis staat in Palm Mar, net dorp winkels en restaurants op loopafstand van het huis, op 15 minuten rijafstand van Los Cristianos en Playa de las Américas.
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