Tenerife is a Spanish volcanic island belonging to Canary Islands archipelago, which in the past were called, by the ancient The Lucky Islands. It is the largest and the most populated of all seven inhabited islands. Already inactive volcano Pico del Teide, which is placed in the heart of the island is the highest peak in Spain.

Northern ends of the island are cooler and greener than the southern sunny areas, which are full of sandy beaches. The diversity of the island is surprising, when it is chilly and rainy in the north, the sun is shining in the south. Tenerife is often referred to as a miniature of the continent, as we can meet here separated by a mountainous, volcanic center, tropical areas rich in flowers on the north and the southern areas burned by the sun. Tenerife is the place to commune with nature, however an excellent tourist facilities is also very attractive for the typical hotel sunbathers.


Fortunately, it is a large island where everyone can find something for themselves. Through vibrant cities such as Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which is the capital of Tenerife, you can visit the typical sleepy little towns such as La Laguna, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. Tourists can also visit Orotava or Garachico and see what life is like on an island outside the tourist zone. Residents of Tenerife are very open and friendly, and during the siesta they treat themselves with local sweet bananas, which are smaller and as they say, better than those from South America.

Tenerife is also a place where every year in February, there is a colorful carnival, transforming the island in a tangle of colorful processions and dances till dawn. For the Spaniards there is always a good reason to have fun, so apart from the carnival, also street parades, markets and religious processions are taking place there, as each town has its patron.

July 2012