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Tenerife, a Spanish island, is the largest of the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. Tenerife has an area of 2034.38 square kilometers, and 886,033 inhabitants, which make it the most populated island of the Canary Islands and Spain. It also has the metropolitan area most densely populated of the Canary Islands to 1156.33 m/km ² (Santa Cruz de Tenerife-La Laguna).

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island and the head of the island council (cabildo insular). It is the second largest city in the Canary Islands after Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and is capital of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands alongside that city, sharing governmental institutions such as Presidency, Parliament and ministries.

The island is home to La Laguna University, which was founded in 1792. La Laguna (World Heritage Site) is the second city of the island and the third one of the archipelago. El Teide is also a World Heritage Site.

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Costa Adeje - extends from Playa de las Americas through Puerto Colon, Torviscas, Fanabe, Playa del Duque all the way to La Caleta.  Popular area with tourists.  The area, naturally has wonderful beaches and views, but also offers plenty for golfers. Click to view map


Costa Adeje Gran Hotel, Adeje, Tenerife
Among the Costa Adeje Gran Hotel's architectural highlights is a grand hall with a glass ceiling which is also the floor of the swimming pool above.  Located 500 meters from the sandy beach, the hotel offers sweeping views of the ocean, mountains, and neighboring island of La Gomera.  The mini spa offers a Turkish bath, sauna, steam room, therapeutic massages and body peels. Traditional Spanish tapas are served poolside. Families enjoy the supervised children's activities and children's pool, playground, and mini golf.   Guests can visit the fitness center, play golf at one of five nearby courses, and dine on Mediterranean cuisine at the hotel's restaurant, also offering live entertainment.  Modern guestrooms have tile floors, and balconies with views.
Dream Gran Tacande, Costa Adeje, Tenerife
The Dream Gran Tacande is a colonial-style resort hotel built around volcanic stone columns and a fountain, 100 metres from Playa del Duque beach.  Guests wishing to venture out of the hotel will find the Playa Fanabe beach one kilometre away and the Playa de Las Americas resort two kilometres away.  Relax beside the outdoor pool, with a separate pool for children, or take the short, 100 metre stroll to the beach. Guests are guaranteed a pampering in the Vitanova Spa and Thalassotherapy Wellness & Beauty Centre. The hotel offers a choice of dining options, including the Buffet Zurron restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating, open for breakfast and dinner; the á la carte Bocana Grill restaurant, open for lunch, and Bocoy, a formal á la carte restaurant with impressive views of the ocean, fine cuisine and an extensive wine list.
Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort, Costa Adeje, Tenerife
The Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort rises majestically next to the beautiful beach of El Duque. Its architecture is inspired by canarian houses of 19th Century and the harmony of its colours, carrying us to a place where time acquires a new dimension.The traditional style of uniforms and the exquisite staff service, along with an extensive program of activities and a wide gastronomic offer, make this resort a real paradise and a delight for all senses. Inspired by the great climate and natural landscape of the island of Tenerife, the internationally acclaimed spa consultancy firm ESPA has created exclusive treatments and rituals based on the unique resources offered by the environment; marine extracts, volcanic lava and aloe vera, raw materials indigenous to the Canary Islands.  Each guestroom has a different environment in which everything has been set in order to offer you a maximum comfort.
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H10 Costa Adeje Palace, La Caleta, Adeje, Tenerife
The H10 Costa Adeje Palace is a modern resort set in lush gardens, and located in Costa Adeje, overlooking La Enramada Beach, ten kilometres from San Miguel Castle. The H10 Costa Adeje Palace's main restaurant serves a buffet of regional and international cuisine in a bright informal setting with white tablecloths, while La Choza Restaurant is a grill and snack bar, set on a sun-drenched terrace beside the main swimming pool, where gourmet Spanish cuisine and an array of wines are served.  Three freshwater pools (one heated) and one kid's pool are surrounded by lush gardens with streams and waterfalls, and entertainment includes animation programmes and evening shows, with a discotheque open till late, a games room and a mini-club for children. The Wellness Centre has a gymnasium, hot tub, indoor pool, sauna, Turkish Bath, massage treatment room and beauty salon. 
Hotel Colon Guanahani, Costa Adeje, Tenerife
The Hotel Colon Guanahani is located in Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain. Siam Water Park is three kilometres away and the national park is 23 kilometres away.  This modern hotel has outdoor heated outdoor swimming pools with a separate pool for children. There is a squash court and a beauty centre which provides treatments and massages.  Hotel Colon Guanahani serves an international buffet in the main dining room. There is also a patio for outdoor dining. Bar Sala offers live music some nights and serves drinks. La Pergola is situated by the pool and offers light snacks and drinks. The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast buffet and room service during limited hours. The hotel offers half-board and full-board rates.The 154 guestrooms are air conditioned and have televisions with satellite channels. 
Hotel Fanabe Costa Sur, Adeje, Tenerife
Situated in the Fanabé district of Costa Adeje, within 500 meters of the beach, the Fanabé Costa Sur is a modern five-story hotel one kilometer from the Acuapark. The circular main swimming pool has a children's area, and there are also two rooftop pools and a poolside snack bar. Guests can enjoy sports such as tennis, volleyball, minigolf and French boules, and relax afterward with a sauna or massage. Decorated in light neutral colors, the air-conditioned guestrooms have wood furnishings and furnished balconies. All have satellite TV, pay movies, minibars, safes, and direct-dial phones.  Recreational options in the area range from whale-watching to scuba diving, and Mount Teide is 50 kilometers (32 miles) away. 
Royal Sunset Beach Club, Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje
The Royal Sunset Beach Club is located in Playa de las Americas, Spain, 6.5 kilometres from the coastal town of Los Cristianos, and 11 kilometres from Arona.  There is an outdoor swimming pool and a spa tub, and wireless Internet is provided in the air-conditioned public spaces (surcharge).  Royal Sunset Beach Club's onsite restaurant serves international dishes, and light refreshments are available at the poolside bar.  The hotel's 126 guestrooms have kitchens with microwaves and refrigerators, coffee and tea facilities, televisions, and complimentary toiletries.
Sunset Harbour Club, Costa Adeje, Tenerife
The Sunset Harbour Club is located in Adeje, Tenerife, 150 metres away from the beach and 800 metres away from the marina. The entertainment areas in Playa de las Americas are eight kilometres from the hotel.  Numerous aquatic activities are available a short distance from the hotel, including surfing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, and parasailing.  The hotel offers a spa tub, an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a children's pool.  The 140 apartments provide terraces or balconies, as well as kitchenettes with refrigerators.  All have sofabeds and telephones.  Numerous aquatic activities are available a short distance from the hotel, including surfing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, and parasailing.
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Top Attractions in Tenerife   by Dan Williams

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Winter sun breaks on the island of Tenerife are enjoyed by many people, especially those seeking an escape from the harsher winter weather of northern Europe. Faced with at least 4 months of short days, cold temperatures and potentially wet weather, the warm dry winter climate of the island of Tenerife is obviously very attractive to northern Europeans and can be reached using one of the many flights to the island provided by low cost airlines.
Despite being part of Spain, Tenerife and the other Canary Islands are in fact closer to Africa than any part of Europe. The group of islands lie approximately 450 miles off the coast of Morocco and owes its climate to this location. If visiting the island here are few highlights that should make spending time on Tenerife all the more enjoyable.

When ask you ask anyone about which is the best beach on Tenerife you will get a number of different answers. Because different people like different things the title of the best beach is a debated one. If your preference is for a popular, easily accessible, clean and well maintained sandy beach that satisfies the typical sunbather's dream, then the stretch of sand on the beautiful Las Vistas beach at Los Christianos will be your favourite. It can become busy during peak periods but is there is plenty of capacity and it is flanked by two other similar beaches, each in its own natural bay. A nice promenade along the Paseo Las Vistas provides a pleasant way to pass an evening, especially if there is a beautiful sunset.

Mountain Town, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Mountain Town, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
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If your preference is for a remote, secluded beach and you don't mind the black volcanic sand that makes up many of Tenerife's beaches then the beach at El Bullullo on the north coast is both off the beaten track and beautiful, but can be hazardous for bathers if winds are strong. On the east coast of the island the beach at Playa de las Teresitas, although man-made is considered one of the most beautiful. It is 1.5 kilometers long and is an ideal beach for families as some shade is provided by palm trees. Remember that black sand is the natural sand of the island and any golden beaches will have been made from sand imported from the Sahara desert.
Winter Scene, Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Europe
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Tenerife is also famous for it's volcano, the third largest in the world. Teide is fortunately an extinct volcano and is the highest mountain in Spanish Territory, reaching a height of 3717 meters. Despite its altitude, the mountain top is reachable by path for anyone used to some hill walking, although walkers will require one of the free permits otherwise their visit will be restricted to one of two viewpoints. For those unable to complete the walk a cable car also takes visitors to the height of the viewpoints. The area is a designated national park and there are some concerns about erosion damaging the summit code. Anyone wishing to visit the peak is advised to do so soon as it possible that the cable car will be closed down once its current license runs out. The walk to the summit is likely to take up to five hours and it is recommended that walkers set off before dawn to avoid the midday heat and possibly experience a dramatic sunrise.
To experience the opulence of days gone by a visit to the town of La Orotava on the north-west coast of the island is advised. Situated in the valley of La Orotava, whose slopes are used to grow bananas, the town was where the noble and wealthy families chose to settle following the Spanish conquest. The architecture still boasts many fine examples of Renaissance mansions and beautiful churches. Visitors will also find exclusive shops and restaurants. The town is also famous for its wonderful gardens and for anyone visiting in early June the Feast of Corpus Christi sees the streets covered in carpets of flowers and the Town Hall providing the backdrop for an amazing flower tapestry.

Tenerife is also popular as a winter training venue for top sportsmen and women, providing warm winter weather and good facilities. Those facilities have recently been enhanced by the opening in October 2008 of the T3 AthleticSphere, a venue costing 15 million euros. 

Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean, Europe
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Swimming is the main focus of the centre with both a 50m pool and a 25m warm up pool available for use. The T3 also has the most advanced countercurrent swimming machine in the world, a fine gym, 2 football pitches, 3 tennis courts and 3 squash courts amongst its facilities. Accommodation is provided in luxury hotels in the nearby village of La Caleta.

So you see, whether you want beaches, spectacular mountain scenery, picturesque villages or state-of-the-art sports training facilities, Tenerife has something for everyone.


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About the Author - If you found Dan Williams' information useful you can find out more about flights to Tenerife and other attractions on the island on the FlyThomasCook website.

The El Teide Volcano Tenerife's Sleeping Giant!   by Larry Austin

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Belonging to the Canary Island group, Tenerife is a unique volcanic island which is one of the largest of its kind in the world. Home to the dormant Mount El Teide volcano, this ancient island gives visitors a chance to explore the area's lunar like landscapes and experience the stunning natural beauty that surrounds it.

The imposing Mount El Teide which rises 3,718 metres above sea level is Spain's highest mountain and it is little wonder that it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. Situated near the Montana Blanca and Pico Viejo areas, Mount El Teide is set amidst the 18,900 hectare Teide National Park which boasts of spectacular flora and fauna that call this part of Tenerife home.

Those finding accommodation at Tenerife apartments and hotels in Puerto de la Cruz and Playa de las Americas can catch the local TITSA bus service which connects these areas to Teide. Visitors planning to ascend the volcano can do so by cable car, by foot or by a combination of both.
Taking the Teleferico Cable Car is the easiest way to head up Mount El Teide and though the service does not run all the way to the peak, the bird's eye view that awaits passengers is truly awe inspiring. The eight minute ride stops off at the La Rambleta area which is only around 200 metres from the summit and those who have obtained permits can trek their way to the top.

Diehard adventurers wanting to truly experience Mount El Teide and its natural volcanic setting can alternatively plan to hike up to the summit by foot. Starting from Montana Blanca, this mountain path is demanding as it is breathtaking and the six hour climb is no walk in the park! Visitors planning to take on the challenge should keep in mind that as the path reaches higher altitudes breathing becomes less easy and those with heart conditions should be wary. As mentioned before, it is worth remembering that one needs to get a permit (given free of charge) from the Administration Office of the Teide National Park (in Santa Cruz de Tenerife) in order to reach the peak.

Mount Teide (Pico De Teide), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Mount Teide (Pico De Teide), Tenerife, Canary Islands
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Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers wanting to maximize their time exploring the wide variety of flora and fauna at the surrounding Teide National Park should look to stay at apartments and Hotels in Tenerife that are within easy reach of this naturally rich area.

Despite the rugged landscape of Mount El Teide, one will find a surprisingly diverse array of plant life that have adapted to the seemingly inhospitable conditions. Home to Canary Island pine and cedar trees, the Teide National Park is also where one can discover such plant varieties as the Teide Edelweiss, the Teide Daisy, the Dwarf Bugloss and the Canary Island Wallflower. Some of these species are endemic to the area and make the park a rich repository of Tenerife's natural wealth.

Those interested in wildlife will also have plenty to see and discover at the Teide National Park. This is especially the case when it comes to insects since the park has become a home to over 700 species! Among the many animal, insect and reptile species one may come across when enjoying a trek include beetles, butterflies, the Canary Island Lizard, rabbits, wasps, the Algerian hedgehog and honey bees.

No matter where ones Tenerife apartment or hotel is, making a trip to the Mount El Teide volcano and its national park is well worth the time and effort. Those wanting to find out more about what one can see and do in the area can refer "Discovering Tenerife's Mount El Teide Volcano & National Park."


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About the Author - Larry Austin is a freelance journalist and who writes on topics related to travel, hotels and destination reviews.Tenerife is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Spain and is a specialist for Hotels in Tenerife.

Latest update: June 5, 2015