Tenerife, an island archipelago located south-west of Spain, is the largest of the Canary Islands.
Its pleasant subtropical climate is due to its location off the African coast. This makes Tenerife one of the few European holiday destinations with an enjoyable climate all year round.
The volcanic origin of the island has resulted in a beautiful, varied and, above all, surprising landscape. The Pico del Teide came into existence when an ancient supervolcano erupted. Although the most recent eruption of Mount Teide happened in 1909, the potential for new eruptions still exist. Visiting Teide National Park is like stepping into a science fiction film, with its black chunks of lava stone, plains of volcanic sand, and rock formations. Yet the fertile lava soil fosters all sorts of plants and shrubs.
For an active holiday, Tenerife with its strong trade winds from the Atlantic Ocean, is a true paradise for surfers and windsurfers. Or you can explore the other sides of this beautiful island by paragliding or diving. Cyclists and hikers also get their money’s worth through the island’s varied mountain landscape.
Still, the majority of tourists visit Tenerife for its pleasant weather. Relax at the beach or swimming pool. And not far from the coast, you can encounter 26 different species of cetaceans, from blue whales to dolphins, and even orcas.
Visit this popular island and experience it yourself!