And now for some information about Tenerife
Hispanic culture began all over the Canary Islands at the end of the 15th Century when Spain officially ruled over the archipelago. Since that time, the Spanish influence has dominated the traditions, customs and general culture of these islands, including Tenerife.
Rich and exciting, the culture found here is vibrant and can be discovered in every corner. From the museums and art galleries of the cosmopolitan capital Santa Cruz to the quaint cobbled streets of Puerto de la Cruz in the beautiful Orotava Valley. The typical Canarian villages tucked away in the mountains and of course the culture of the south and west coast; the island is full of signs of the Spanish way of life.
The gastronomy is heavily influenced by Spanish cooking as well as the architecture, and let us not forget the bank holidays or fiestas. The most important of these is Semana Santa (Holy Week), which is celebrated the week before Easter. The notion of having Romerías, special days where people honour their patron saint, also comes from Spain as does the tradition of having a break during the hottest part of the day when many shops and businesses close for lunch and reopen later when the temperature cools.
Beautiful Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands, which form this Atlantic Ocean archipelago. Tenerife’s vibrant capital city Santa Cruz comes alive every year in February or March with the arrival of the Carnival, considered to be one of the largest in the world.
From the volcanic lunar landscape of Mount Teide National Park (the highest peak in all of Spain) to the exciting resorts in the south of the island, Tenerife is packed with beautiful coastlines, mountains, fantastic golden sandy beaches and has two World Heritage Sites (the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna and the Teide National Park) and 42 natural protected areas
The fantastic weather in Tenerife makes it the perfect destination for people who love sport and leisure activities. Do you like fishing? Maybe you want to try out surfing, Diving, Sailing, Water Skiing, Wind surfing, Tennis, Hiking or cycling? Perhaps golf is more your thing? Whatever you like to do, you will find it on the island.
Tenerife Weather and Climate
One of the most wondrous aspects of the beautiful island of Tenerife is its climate. The weather is glorious, that is why the largest of the Canaries has earned the reputation of being one of the best year-round holiday hotspots. The sun shines for more days of the year here than most other places in the world.