Tenerife

Introduction

Whether your reason for travelling to Tenerife is the almost guaranteed sunshine, the good food and wine, or the friendly and welcoming people there is undoubtedly so much more that awaits you once you arrive on this beautiful island.

With the third largest volcano in the world dominating the centre of the island, the scenery is spectacular and the diversity of plants and wildlife are sure to captivate you.

In addition to this, the wealth of activities available is truly astounding. Your days could see you visiting the 17-kilometre long volcanic tube, watching the stars from the tip of Mount Teide, enjoying a spot of stand-up paddle boarding or sailing on the calm and crystal clear waters to watch whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. One thing is for certain, Tenerife will offer you much more than just a beach holiday.

The Basics

Location: 28°28'N / 16°15'W
Population: 898,680
Area: 2034 km2
Currency: Euro
Language: Spanish
Time Zone: GMT +1

Getting There

There is no shortage of flight options to get to Tenerife and so you are really spoilt for choice. For our Whales and Stars package you would be best to fly into the South Airport of the Island but the North is also very accessible.

Climate

Tenerife lies within a sub-tropical climate with average daily temperatures of around 20 degrees throughout the whole year. There is a consistent North-Easterly breeze which keeps the temperatures from sky-rocketing too high.

The rain shadow effect caused by Mount Teide and the other volcanic mountains on the island keep the South-West of the Island very dry and the sea very calm which is perfect for your whale watching boat trips!

Geography

Tenerife is the largest of the 7 islands that make up the Canary Islands. It is undoubtedly a tourist hotspot however there are plenty of quieter, more exclusive areas of this beautiful Island.

Secluded bays near to the Masca Cliffs in Los Gigantes and the panoramic views of the sea from Costa Adeje make for a great holiday destination in the South-West of the Island.

Mount Teide within the Teide National Park is the highest elevation in Spain, boasts the highest point of all the islands in the Atlantic Ocean and is the third largest Volcano in the world. The skies above the National Park have been internationally accredited as some of the clearest skies in the world and forms an integral part of the EU Sky Route.

Plants and Animals

Due to the diversity of natural microclimates, and therefore habitats, means a wealth of different species of flora and fauna many of which are endemic to Tenerife.

Pilot whales and Bottlenose dolphins make these Canarian waters their permanent home due to the deep volcanic craters beneath the ocean providing them with food all year-round with other species making their annual migration here too for this reason. There is also an abundance of sea turtles and many different bird species.

Plants and vegetation is varied and is directly related to the altitudes in which they grow. There is a vast number of banana plantations and vineyards on the island.

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