Tenerife is the largest and most diverse island of the Canary Islands with 2,034 km² and has about 920,000 inhabitants. It belongs to Spain and is located off the coast of West Africa. Its landmark is Mount Teide, a dormant volcano nearly 4,000 meters high that is also Spain’s highest peak. Tenerife fascinates with its breathtaking, African vegetation – especially in the north and particularly in spring when the mountains are in bloom. The uniformly pleasant climate of around 20 degrees average temperature allows year-round vacation feelings. Here you can swim in the sea even at Christmas.
Tourist magnets are the Loro Parque, the Siam Park and the Parque Nacional del Teide. Massive rock formations, solidified lava flows, ancient forests, fog banks and clouds rolling over plateau roads determine the picture here.
The European standard in terms of traffic, safety, quality of life and medical care is another plus. The resorts on the south and west coasts are bustling with restaurants, bars, cafes, nightclubs, tennis courts, golf courses and various water sports. On the north side of the island, for example in Garachico and Puerto de la Cruz, you will find a more traditional atmosphere and the restaurants offer local food, lots of fish and seafood.