365 Days of Volcanic Island Adventure
Tenerife is a volcanic island just off the Moroccan coast and about 1300 km (808 miles) from the Iberian Peninsula. It is the largest of seven islands that make up the Spanish Canary Islands, often referred to as The Canaries.
Among its many attractions are its beautiful white and black sand beaches, its volcanic lunar-like landscapes, similar to those in Maui, an average year-round temperature of 73.4°F, 23°C, its Spanish culture and so much more. Tenerife is a vacation paradise with diverse landscapes that can be enjoyed all year.
There are endless activities and experiences, delicious cuisine, traditions and culture, not to forget it is a safe environment with welcoming hospitality.
The island offers a vast array of modern and classic accommodations in the city and rural areas as well as by the sea. There are various accommodation options to suit every budget, from well-known 5-star resorts, to boutique hotels, spa hotels and beach villas. Several Cruise lines also include Tenerife as a port of call.
The island is small enough that you can drive its circumference in about 3.5 hours – although you’ll probably want to take more time to enjoy some tops along the way. You may also get stuck behind a banana trucks (yes, they grow bananas in Tenerife), so just stop at a convenient point and take some photos or have a picnic.
These are just a few of the features that make Tenerife an ideal destination, not only for sun lovers but also, for anyone looking for an island vacation that offers a diverse range of experiences and stunning volcanic landscapes to explore.
Tenerife’s main attraction is Mount Teide, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the centre of the island. It is the third largest active volcano in the world, with stunning views of volcanic craters, lava flows, and the valley below, which visitors can’t help but want to experience.
If you’re an active adventure seeker, you can hike the lunar landscape in Teide National Park and even hike to the top of the mountain (with a permit).
For the less active, you can take a scenic drive on a paved road to almost the top and take cable car to the summit instead. Either way, it’s worth it for a magnificent panoramic view of the island, the surrounding ocean and, on a clear day, even the other Canary Islands.
Watching the late afternoon sun set on a “sea of clouds” or star gazing on a clear night are two more experiences on Mount Teide that will take your breath away.