The Spanish-owned Canary Isle of Tenerife sits just off West Africa and it makes for a wonderful holiday destination all year round. Tenerife is extremely popular with European travellers due to it’s proximity to Europe, it’s beautiful landscape and the emergence of cheaper holidays from companies such as Monster.travel, if you haven’t been yet, then you should, and here’s 5 reasons why.
The climate in Tenerife is warm all year with average temperatures sitting at around 23 degrees celsius. The climate is what makes Tenerife such a popular destination for European holiday makers during their Winter months as tourists leave the cold behind in search of a sunny week away on the beach. Tenerife does experience some degree of rain in the northern regions but the effect of this high altitude rain means that the South remains arid all year.
Mount Tiede Volcano
The island is dominated by the Mount Tiede volcano, Spain’s highest peak at 3,718m above sea level, the volcano sits in the centre of the island and has a 10 mile-wide volcanic crater. A trip to Tenerife wouldn’t be the same without taking a cable car up to the peak and enjoy the incredible panoramic views of the island and the rest of the Canarian archipelago.
The beaches is Tenerife are beautiful, there is a great mixture of adventure beaches offering water-sports, secluded beaches in small coves and sprawling beaches that appear untouched around the island. The sand varies greatly in colour from beach to beach, from golden white man-made beaches to black sand beaches as a result of the volcanic ground being eroded by the sea.
If you fancy a day of fun and adventure then head up to Siam Park water park, the theme of the site is Siamese and it was even opened by the Princess of Thailand. In 2015 the park won Tripadvisor’s ‘best waterpark’ title and is considered by many to be the best water park in the World. The park has a huge variety of slides such as racing slides, multiple person slides, rapids and the longest lazy river in the World. As well as the rides there is an artificial beach, floating lagoons, wave pools and swimming pools and you can be sure of a fun day day out. The park currently holds multiple World Records such as the largest man-made wave in the World and interestingly the largest Thai building outside Thailand. If you love water parks, this is your Mecca.
Take the Plunge
Because of Tenerife’s volcano, it’s impact on the on the underwater landscape has created a world of underwater caves, basalt columns and thousands of nooks and crannies that house some fascinating marine life. There are diving tours available all around the island and you can expect to see bottlenose dolphins, short-finned whales, several varieties of turtles and a broad spectrum of colourful sea urchins when you take the plunge.