Tenerife North, South and All That’s In-between

images (1)
Tenerife is one of the most popular Canary Islands, with millions of tourists visiting every year. One of the main reasons is the year-round warm weather. When most people think of taking a holiday in Tenerife, the southern part of the island springs to mind. Tenerife south boasts of hugely popular tourist areas such as Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos and Las Americas but this beautiful island has so much more to offer. There is a huge contrast between the north and the south of Tenerife, so we have gone ahead and put together some reasons we think you should further explore this wonderful holiday destination. During the winter months, Tenerife north is generally cooler than further south and can experience more rain, however it is still warm. This weather attracts many people from Northern Europe looking for winter sun. The summer months can see temperatures just as high as anywhere else on the island. The north of the island is popular with hikers due to the mountainous terrain and stunning scenery. Here you will also find some of the islands most beautiful beaches, famous for their volcanic black sand. It is a must see for anyone wanting to explore the history and culture of the island. Puerto De La Cruz is home to the oldest Anglican cemetery in the Canary Islands as well as the Archaelogical Museum where you can see important pieces of prehistory of the island. In this city you will also find the second-oldest Botanical garden in Spain which opened in 1788 and Castillo San Felipe, a small stone castle. Just outside the city is Loro Parque, a landscaped zoo perfect for family entertainment. The port city of Santa Cruz is popular with tourists and residents alike, not only for the great shopping areas but for the truly Canarian feel to the area. Santa Cruz has traditional Spanish architecture mixed with modern buildings around the city. There are also many museums and exhibitions dotted around. No trip to Tenerife would be complete without a ride out to see Mount Teide. Mount Teide is Spain’s highest peak and rises to 3,718m above sea level. Dominating the centre of the island, Teide National Park comprises of a 10-mile-wide volcanic crater. There are many different excursion trips to Mount Teide from half or full day trips, trips which include visiting other areas of the island like Masca or for a truly unique experience a night time tour, the Tenerife skies are some of the clearest to stargaze. Once there make sure to take the cable car where you will get to see some amazing views of the whole island below and the neighbouring islands across the waters. The southern area of Tenerife has many attractions including Siam Park, numerous boat trips to see the whales and dolphins, a whole host of water sports, Jungle Park and golf clubs. You will also find many beautiful man-made beaches on the south coast of Tenerife, a huge variety of nightlife and many restaurants and bars. Tenerife really does have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a family holiday or a getaway with friends, we are sure that you will find the ideal place for you.