This is the largest and most picturesque island in the entire Canary archipelago, which immediately embraces and makes you fall in love with it. It is practically “Heaven on Earth” because it is always warm here, there is no rainy season and it is comfortable to relax here all year round.
Meet Tenerife Island!
The island is located in the center of the archipelago of the seven Canary Islands. Mainland Spain is quite far from the island, and the closest mainland zone is the Western Sahara, in Africa, 115 km away.
The population of Tenerife is a little over 1,000,000. This is about 48% of the total Canary Islands population. The largest and most populated cities are Santa Cruz and San Cristobal de La Laguna. But these figures are very conditional because they include only those who officially live on Tenerife. In fact, due to numerous tourists, there are many more people on the island and this flow of tourists does not stop for a second. On average, up to 5 million people visit Tenerife per year. This is possible only because the island has all the necessary infrastructure for high-quality and comfortable rest.
In Tenerife, you can find entertainment for every taste:
- Amazingly beautiful Loro Parque, that focuses on a zoo, dolphinarium, botanical garden and much more;
- Calm white coves and lagoons;
- Noisy Las Americas and Costa Adeje Resorts;
- Calm beaches of Playa de la Arena, where, they say, lies the healing sand;
- Diving coves in the south-west of Tenerife with sunken ships;
- and much more.
At first glance, it may seem that this is an ordinary Spanish tourist island, where there are a lot of young people, lively music and parties are on around the clock. It’s not. Tenerife is diverse, and it is one of the few places where you can combine a relaxing family vacation with crazy parties.
Because of this, Tenerife is called the “Island with two faces. “A vacation in Tenerife is limited only by your imagination – you can go on interesting tours, sunbathe on the shores of the majestic Atlantic Ocean or go on an extreme journey.
Season and climate in Tenerife
The mild climate has become the winning card of Tenerife. In Summer it is not hot here, and in Winter there is no frost. You will always feel comfortable warmth from the sun and a refreshing breeze.
There is no rainy season on Tenerife. It is reliably protected by a mountain range from the cold northern trade winds. The temperature in the north of the island differs from the southern part, but not much, about 1-1.5°C.
Occasionally, the difference in temperature may reach 3°C or more, but here the climate is radically different. Tenerife is divided into 2 parts by a volcano, so when choosing a place to rest, you need to understand the features of the island:
- The southern part of the island is sunny and dry. There, it’s nice to spend time on the beaches, but keep in mind that it has a lot more people. The waves there are also smaller, which is safer for families with children.
- The northern part of the island has high humidity and a lot of tropical vegetation.
The average air temperature on the island is 24-26°C, and the water warms up to 23°C. The coldest month is January. At this time, the temperature can drop to 19-20°C, but is still very mild,, which is as balanced as possible for people from all regions.
Rarely, in the winter, there are storms and people are forbidden to go into the water. Despite the warm weather, a red warning flag is set on the beach, signaling that swimming is prohibited.
Volcano, which can be viewed from any part of the island, is the main attraction of Tenerife. In winter, the top of the volcano is covered with snow, and groves with tropical vegetation grow abundantly around the volcano itself.
There is no such thing as season in Tenerife, but the most comfortable months are from May to October. At this time, the weather is warmest and even the waves on the north coast are not very high.
One of the reasons why the Tenerife island is so popular among tourists from all over the world is a well-developed infrastructure.
- A developed transport network will allow you to reach any part of the island, even if you do not plan to rent a car on vacation.
- Two airports carry tourists around the clock and without delay.
- A large number of hotels of different categories with good service.
- Tasty and affordable food according to island tourists.
Do not forget about shopping and the fact that Tenerife is a special economic zone, so prices in stores and fashion boutiques are quite low and you can buy many items cheaper than on mainland Spain.
All that you want to do on vacation can be done in Tenerife. There are no prohibitions, and everything is created in order to relax and enjoy life. This is the main rule for all who come to Tenerife. Once you have entered the island, leave all your worries outside and enjoy life. An unforgettable vacation is awaiting for you.