one of the seven Canary Islands off the
north African coast. With a little more than
900,000 inhabitants, it’s also the most
heavily populated, and the biggest city is
the capital, Santa Cruz, on the northern
part of the island.
arrive at Reina Sofia airport on the south
coast. The southern part of Tenerife is
warmer and gets more sun, so this is where
the popular holiday destinations like
Playa de las Americas,
Los Cristianos, and Costa Adeje are located.
The only major holiday destination on the
north coast is Puerto de la Cruz, which was
the first holiday destination on Tenerife.
It has undergone a revival, and so it still
attracts a lot of tourists.
beaches, with the characteristic, dark lava
sand, are spread across the island. Some of
the darkest sand can be found on
Playa el Bollullo
on the north coast. Two of the other
popular, natural beaches are Playa de la
Tejita on the east coast and Playa de
Leocadio Machado on the south coast.
A lot of the
beaches on Tenerife have been improved with
new sand, whilst some have been planned by
the local authorities. Without a doubt, the
prettiest planned beach is Las Teresitas,
built a short distance north of the capital
of Santa Cruz. Popular beaches such as Playa
Playa de Los
Cristianos, and Playa Fañabé have
all undergone multiple improvements,
complete with fine, light sand from the
also home to a selection of beautiful, cosy
urban beaches. Two of the best beaches are
Playa de el Médano and Playa la Arena. Both
are small, covered with gorgeous lava sand,
and centrally located.
the beaches, Tenerife offers a range of
exciting attractions. The biggest attraction
is the Teide mountain, which is the tallest
mountain in all of Spain and the
third-biggest active volcano in the world
(latest eruption in 1909). A lot of visitors
choose to take the cable car that stops 200
metres from the summit. For families with
Loro Parque zoo
Siam Park waterpark
are some of the most popular attractions.
Tenerife is also becoming increasingly
popular amongst golfers, and the island now
has more than 10 golf courses to offer.
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Loro Parque is a
big animal park which also has many shows.
The most spectacular show is with the great
Siam Park is the
largest water park in Tenerife. There are
activities for the entire family, from the
greatest daredevils to the very young
volcano Mount Teide is one of the greatest
attractions in Tenerife. With its 3,718
metres above sea level, it is the world's
third highest volcano on an island and the
highest mountain in Spain.
The road ends at 2,356 metres above sea
the Teleférico cable car will take you up to
3,555 metres. The last few hundred metres
must be ascended on foot.