Tag: "Tenerife travel guide"

Playa de Arenas Tenerife
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Playa la Arena

Playa la Arena is today one of three separate resorts (Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago and Playa la Arena) that have merged into one. Playa la Arena is the most modern of the three and has a beautiful long stretch of blue Flag standard black sand beaches. A promenade runs along the seashore and is flanked […]

Golf del Sur, Tenerife
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Golf del Sur

Situated on the south coast of Tenerife and very close to the Reina Sofia airport, Golf del Sur as its name suggests, is primarily a golfing resort. There are numerous world-class courses on offer, but this should not put off the non-golfer, as there are other activities besides testing your swing. The San Blas commercial […]

Los Gigantes resort in Tenerife
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Los Gigantes

Los Gigantes lies at the foot of the imposing cliffs of los Gigantes at an average height of 500 metres and 30 km northwest of the playa de las Americas. This spot which is not as crowded as las Americas or los Cristianos, has first class hotels associated with a sports port, excellent views of […]

Los Cristianos, Canary Island Tenerife, Spain
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Los Cristianos

Although nowadays los Cristianos and the Playa de las Americas are together, the former keeps its own personality having been built around an old maritime villa. In its bay there is a nice beach and bustling harbour with ample sailing facilities. Everyday boats depart from the port of los Cristianos to the island of Gomera […]

Playa de las Americas, Tenerife Island, Canaries
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Playa de las Americas

Playa de las Americas is the main tourist resort in Tenerife. It stretches along the coast which is sprinkled with small beaches which lie alongside an attractive promenade. One can find everything in its streets: shops, bars, restaurants etc.

El Medano, Tenerife
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El Médano

El Médano beach resort is one of the best and largest in the island and is an ideal place for windsurfing. As it is orientated to the southwest it is exposed to the gusts of trade winds which makes it an excellent spot where a number of championships have been held in different sailing classes. […]

Costa del Silencio, Amarilla Bay
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Costa del Silencio

Separated from the Cristianos towards the south west by the nature park Malpais de La Rasca, Costa del Silencio is another tourist area with several beaches of volcanic sand grown up around the Belgium complex Ten-Beland the fishing village las Galletas.

Tenerife, The largest dragon tree in the world, Icod de Los Vinos
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Icod de los Vinos

This pretty spot lies 22 km west of Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island. Its delightful old part has a special charm as it combines like no other the traditional architecture of the colonial past with lush tropical vegetation. Its steep paved side streets around the Plaza de la Pila house […]

Garachico, Tenerife
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Garachico

This town, founded in 1499, which had been at one time the most important part of the island was buried in 1706 by a volcanic eruption which ended its days of splendour. At present Garachico is a town full of colour and contrasts with paved streets and buildings of great historical value. It stands in […]

San Cristobal de la Laguna, Tenerife
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San Cristóbal de La Laguna

San Cristobal de la Laguna is the historical town par excellence of the Canary islands. It was founded in 1497 on the shores of a lake which finally dried up during the last century. For centuries it was the most important town of Tenerife being an administrative, political and military centre. La Laguna was also […]

Santa Cruz, Tenerife island, Canaries
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The capital of Tenerife is the second most populated city of the Canary Islands with more than 200,000 inhabitants. Its present importance comes from the development of its port and its commercial calling which made it progressively absorb the civic centres of la Laguna until it reached the status of capital at the beginning of […]

Valle de la Orotava
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La Orotava

Lying in the fertile valley of the same name, the streets and buildings are monuments to it past cultural splendour. The old part of the town replete with the manors of traditional Canary architecture has been declared a Monument of Historical and Artistic interest.

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
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Puerto de La Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz is the second largest tourist city on the island with accommodation for around 30,000 tourists. In contrast with the modern resorts of the south, El Puerto has had a great tradition as a place of relaxation since the end of the last century when the spa, which today is the Hotel […]

Teno Cliffs
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Exploring Tenerife: walking over the Teno ridges

This trip covers the highlands of Teno until it reaches the sea at a natural beauty spot. The highland of Teno is an area of great natural wealth which harbours many native plant species.

Tenerife, Playa de Las Teresitas and San Andres, Canary Islands
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Tourism in Tenerife

Have you discovered Tenerife yet? Many UK holidaymakers describe Tenerife as their dream holiday island. So, what is it about this island which makes it so popular with the UK holidaymakers?

Tenerife, Los Cristianos beach
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Tenerife holiday guide

Tenerife is the largest of the seven Spanish Canary Islands.  The island is an extremely popular tourist destination partly because of its year round high temperatures and sunny weather.  Tenerife has it all from stunning beaches, historical buildings and small fishing bays to impressive volcanoes and a perfect climate.