The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean app. 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Morocco border. The most known islands are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. Canary Islands are Spanish significant tourist destinations. Canary Islands are popular among tourists especially because of pleasant subtropical climate, natural attractions and beautiful beaches.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and it is one of the most important Spanish tourist destinations. The capital of the island is Santa Cruz de Tenerife. We visited Tenerife in spring even though entire year is suitable for visiting Tenerife. Tenerife is also called »Island of Eternal Spring« with 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 places 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 promenade there are numerous beaches, hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and marina.
It is very enjoyable walking by the sea either in the morning or in the evening. No matter in which hotel you are staying between those two places you have access to this beautiful promenade.
The best way for exploring the island is rent a car. You can drive all around the island; but you absolutely cannot miss the center of the island, Mount Teide.
Tenerife is an island created volcanically. While visiting Tenerife you have to see the highest point of Tenerife, Mount Teide which is with 3.718 m (12,198 ft) above sea level also the highest point of Spain. Mount Teide and its surroundings represent Teide National Park with large number of tourists every year.
Loro Parque is Zoo Park located in Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife. The park was initially conceived as a paradise for parrots but now it is the biggest attraction of the Canary Islands. The park is famous for numerous parrots, penguins, sea lions, pelicans, gorillas, chimps, tigers; but the most visited are dolphins and orcas spectacular performances.
Tenerife is very attractive destination and very worth seeing. Pleasant temperatures during whole year make the stay very enjoyable. Beautiful beaches, rich vegetation and natural attractions make Tenerife one of the most interesting tourist destinations. We absolutely love it!