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Tenerife Guide

          

Introduction

Tenerife is the largest of the seven Islands that make up the Canary Islands. Although they are a part of Spain they can be found South of Madeira , 130 miles off of the Northwestern coast of Africa within the Atlantic Ocean and just north of the Equator: an ideal position for them to enjoy all year round sun and warm temperatures.

Tenerife is a volcanic Island with Mt Tiede at its centre, rising to 3,718 metres (12,198 ft) to the summit, being the highest point in Spain.

The Capital of Tenerife is 'Santa Cruz de Tenerife', full of contrasts with its thriving busy commerce centre and peaceful parks.

 

Climate

As far as the climate is concerned the Island is divided into The North and The South. The North of the island has more rainfall and cooler temperatures. This reflects in the scenery which is a lot greener and more lush. When you get into the mountains it will remind you a lot of Wales in the UK.

The South side of the Island is where you find the hotter climates, which most of the time range from 20C - 28C (68F - 82F) during the day, dropping by a few degrees in the evenings and getting a lot higher than this during the summer months of July and August. Fortunately high humidity does not come with the high temperatures in Tenerife.

The South West Coast of the Island (Los Cristianos to Los Gigantes) is by far the hottest part of the south and does not suffer from the wind, which can be found in other areas, giving it the all year round high temperatures.

Winter months are considered to be from late October to March. The temperatures during the daytime are still hot enough to be able to sunbathe but the nights can be a little cooler and you will most likely need a jacket. During these winter months is when, if there is any, the rain will fall. It normally comes hard and fast and then the next day the sun will be out again. It is very rare that there is a prolonged rainfall of more than a couple of days.

 

General Information

Things To Do

The Main Resorts

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