Tenerife - the largest Canary Island

80km long, 50km wide, 906 854 inhabitants and a 3718m high volcano (Teide) – that's the Canary Island of Tenerife, which is in the middle of the Atlantic.

This volcanically active island is geographically closer to the coast of Morocco (250 km) than to the south coast of Spain (1300 kilometers), what the holidaymaker can feel in the enjoyable climate. Year-round, the weather is determined by spring-like temperatures that can rise to over 35 degrees in summer. However, there is no uniform climate. On a car trip across this "mini-continent" you will cross different weather conditions from the brightest sunshine in the south to a light rain in the north. Therefore sturdy shoes and a raincoat are always essential for the hiking trails around the Teide.

The largest Canary Island also carries numerous cultural treasures, e.g. the enigmatic Pyramids of Güimar. Historic towns (as La Laguna or La Orotava) are scattered across the Island as well as unique landscapes, e.g. the Teide (UNESCO World Heritage Site).

In addition, the only in Tenerife domestic plants are especially interesting for plant lovers. The Canarian dragon tree, various Euphorbiaceae, huge red poinsettias are just a few examples. They are to marvel at the great outdoors or in the at the botanical gardens in Puerto de la Cruz.

Playa Teresitas - Teneriffa
Siam Park
Auditorio - Santa Cruz de Tenerife

On a circa 13, 5 hectare area you can admire parrots, sharks or Bengal tigers. Opened in 1972, the zoo is cooperating with the south seated and 18.5 hectares large water park – the Siam Park. Every day there are 700 m³ sea water converted in 25 degree warm freshwater. Opened in 2007, you can have a blast with 4-person slides, 6-series slides, colorful laser effects, or watching the sea lions in their enclosure.

Sun worshipers can enjoy their time on the volcanic island on one of the sahara white sand beaches in the south. The tourist beaches Las Americas or Los Cristianos feature calmer seas and the possibility for different water sports. If that is still not enough, there is also the possibility to observe whales and dolphins by ship in the west seated Playa Paraíso.

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