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Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Archipelago. Featuring a somewhat triangular shape, it is overlooked by Pico de Teide, the highest spot in all of Spain. Its abrupt orography has given rise to a great variety of landscapes as spectacular as the vertical walls of Acantilados de los Gigantes or Parque Nacional del Teide.
Once you book your tourist accommodation, you will probably start to wonder what to see and do in Tenerife. Do not worry. In its landscapes of contrasts you will always find several alternatives to make the most out of your holiday.
If you like sports, the island of Tenerife has eight golf courses, more than 1,000 kilometers of walking trails, a great variety of diving centers and areas for climbing and canyoning, lots of marinas, from which you can practice deep sea fishing and an extensive coastline where you can go kayaking, surfing or sailing.
Also, during the night, you can enjoy a vibrant and lively atmosphere which multiplies in color and shows if you travel during Carnival days . The Carnival of Tenerife is famous throughout Spain for its rhythms and its striking costumes.
While you are staying in your tourist accommodation in Tenerife, you will have the opportunity to taste the Canarian gastronomy, a simple but very tasty cuisine that combines the flavors of traditional Spanish recipes with African influences and Guanches roots. Among the typical products that are produced in Tenerife and which serve as a basis for many dishes of their cuisine are chestnuts, many kinds of cheeses, potatoes, fresh fish and, of course, bananas.
Papas arrugadas is one of the best known dishes. Accompanied by mojo verde or mojo picón, they excellently combine with a good glass of canarian wine. But you should not leave without trying conejo al salmorejo, el gofio, la ropa vieja, el estofado de carne de cabra, el atún en adobo, el escaldón or el puchero canario.
In Tenerife, you will find from tropical crops to semi-desert and wooded areas, each with a unique fauna and flora. Its fantastic beaches and landscapes deserve to be seen at least once in life. Book your holiday accommodation in Tenerife and set sail for the islands on your next getaway.
Tenerife is an ideal destination for a family holiday. There are a lot of activities that are sure to delight the little ones. From walking through Paisaje Lunar de Granadilla to climbing to Volcán de Teide, the sighting of whales and dolphins, in Tenerife you will find many activities for children. They will have as much fun (or maybe more!) as their parents.
You can also spend relaxing afternoons building sand castles on some of the island's beautiful beaches, or paying a visit to Siam Park de Tenerife, the largest water park in Europe.
In any case, you should not miss Parque Nacional del Teide, nor the old town of the lagoon, where you can contemplate the traditional architecture of the island. Both places are UNESCO World Heritage Sites for obvious reasons.
Tenerife has two airports: Tenerife Norte (also known as Los Rodeos) located in San Cristobal de la Laguna) and Tenerife Sur or Reina Sofía, located in Granadilla de Arbona. Both connect the island with the rest of the Canarian archipelago, and with the main peninsular cities of Spain, but also with other European, American and African cities. To move from one island to another you can also travel by boat and in the interior of Tenerife you will find buses, taxis and rental cars.
Staying in a tourist accommodation in Tenerife gives you a unique flexibility to discover the island with tranquility and without haste, letting you enjoy its corners at your own pace. Tenerife offers a wide range of accommodation options of all sizes and for all tastes: romantic accommodation for couples, large apartments for families or groups of friends, accommodations near the beach and overlooking the sea, in the center of the city , with terrace, garden, swimming pool, etc. You will not be short of options to enjoy its warm temperatures, whichever month of the year you go on holiday in Tenerife. Fun, relaxation and beautiful beaches of volcanic sand bathed by the Atlantic Ocean is what awaits you in Tenerife.