Tenerife is the crown jewel of the Canary Islands, an amazing volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, whose gastronomy, culture, climate and diversity make the experience of the lucky ones who visit it incomparable.
This large island offers a contrasting climate and landscape thanks to which it is capable of seducing any type of tourist, offering an endless number of experiences for all tastes and ages.
The south of the island is the tourist area par excellence, a wide coastline full of golden sand beaches ideal to enjoy the vacations at any time of the year, thanks to the warm and sunny climate that this area never seems to lose, which not only makes the days perfect, but also allows any kind of activity, such as surfing, scuba diving or whale watching, among many others.
Some of the most outstanding areas in the south are Playa de las Américas with a varied offer of all kinds of beachside establishments, Costa del Silencio with its recondite eaches of clear waters, Costa Adeje with its shopping centers and colonies of dolphins and whales that are located on its coast, Los Cristianos with its tranquility, Los Gigantes with its cliffs, or El Médano with its wind that calls windsurfing and kitesurfing followers.
If we move away from the beach, this southern area also has several leisure parks where you can enjoy your vacations with friends and family, among which Siam Park, the best water park in the world, is worth mentioning. There are also many places for endless excursions on the arid terrain of this part of the island.
But if we go a little higher, we reach the center of Tenerife, the mountain, full of incredible beauty and biodiversity, which we can surround ourselves with a good pair of boots and a lot of enthusiasm. We can witness how the green hillsides and the huge pine trees compete with the incredible volcanic terrain, in which the volcanic cones, lava flows and rocks present shapes and colors that have turned the landscape into a great geological monument difficult to forget.
Step by step, we get even closer to the heart of the island, El Teide, a volcano that reaches 3,718 meters high from sea level, being the highest peak in Spain and a must on the trip to the island.
The Teide National Park, which occupies the center of the island, is the largest and oldest of the Canary Islands parks, and since 2007 is part of the Patrimony of the Humanity, and not only for the peak of El Teide, but also for other places of great interest such as Pico Viejo, Roques de García, Montaña Blanca or the Teide Observatory. All worthy to be visited, either on foot or on wheels.