The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean approx.100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Morocco. The most known islands are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. The Canary Islands are a significant Spanish tourist destination, favoured for their pleasant subtropical climate, natural attractions and beautiful beaches.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and plays an important part in Spanish tourism. The capital of the island is Santa Cruz de Tenerife. We visited Tenerife in Spring, even though it is a year round destination. Tenerife is also called »Island of Eternal Spring« known for its pleasant temperatures: 18–20 degrees Celsius in the Winter and 24–26 degrees Celsius in the Summer.
From La Caleta to Los Cristianos
The south of the island is hotter and drier. It has many well developed resorts like Playa de la Americas and Los Cristianos. We stayed in Riu Palace Hotel in Costa Adeje by the long coastline promenade, which stretches from La Caleta to Los Cristianos. Along the promenade there are numerous beaches, hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and a marina. It is very enjoyable walking by the sea either in the morning or in the evening. No matter which hotel you choose to stay in between these two places, you will always have access to this beautiful promenade.
The best way to explore the island is by renting a car. You can drive all around, but you absolutely cannot miss the centre of the island, Mount Teide.
Tenerife is an island created volcanically. While visiting you have to see the highest point, Mount Teide, which is 3718 m (12,198 ft) above sea level and the highest point in all of Spain. Mount Teide and its surroundings represent Teide National Park, a special natural feature of this particular island, attracting large numbers of tourists every year.
Tenerife is a very beautiful island and a destination definitely worth seeing. Pleasant temperatures throughout the whole year make the stay very enjoyable. Beautiful beaches, rich vegetation and natural attractions make Tenerife one of the most interesting places to visit. We absolutely love it!