Welcome to Tenerife
Those who want to really enjoy their holiday in Tenerife should not only bring a good mood to the island but also the necessary knowledge what should not be missed there in any case. Thus, here is a selection of sightseeings that will make your holiday unforgettable.
The first thing to mention is the Teide National Park. This is unique because of its volcanic origin and offers wonderful scenic views. For nature lovers it is a real paradise to explore. Pico del Teide is the largest mountain there, at about 3718 metres. But not only the mountain is an eye-catcher, but also the lunar landscape which is located in the south of the Teide. A really worth seeing landscape that was created by volcanic eruptions and gives you the feeling that you have landed on the moon. Before we leave from the sights of nature and dedicate ourselves to others, one last special feature should be pointed out: The Dragon Tree. In the place "Icos de los Vinos" there is the oldest dragon tree of all Canarian island groups that is dated back to 400 years. Recently, the tree was thought to be 3000 years old, but this was a misinterpretation. Actually, the dragon tree belongs to the asparagus plant and therewith, it has no annual rings, a thing that makes the dating difficult. But no matter how old the dragon tree really is, it is definitely worth a trip and a photo.
Another attraction on Tenerife is Siam Park - a water park for young and old. As the name suggests, the aqua park is kept in an Asian ambience and the founders have combined the most popular and exciting water attractions from all over the world in one single park. Siam Park is therefore also the largest water park in Europe. Leisure and bathing fun is guaranteed! The Butterfly Park is also a sight to see on Tenerife. It is informative and interesting at the same time. The three areas of the butterfly park are divided into the breeding and development of butterflies, the first-hand experience of the butterflies as they pass through the park and a hall that offers background information. There you can either find out for yourself or take part in a guided tour. You can discover these sights and many more during your visit to Tenerife.
The flora of the island of Tenerife is very impressive for every visitor. 670 endemic plant species - i.e. from the island itself - such as the dragon tree, have been catalogued. In the coastal regions thrive frugal dry plants, such as the dragon tree and palms, but the landscape is dominated by succulents (spurge and cacti) and of course bananas.
By looking at the Canarian Islands in general, it can be said that they geographically belong to Africa. But politically speaking, they belong to Spain. The archipelago of the Canarian Islands with the 7 islands (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Lanzarote, El Hierro, La Gomera) is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Your holiday destination is not yet fixed? But you know that beach, sun and sea should not be missing on your holiday? Then read on, because here you can expect a destination of the extra class, which does not promise too much. Your destination is Tenerife, one of the islands that belongs to the Canary Islands. Here you can enjoy a perfect beach holiday with warm to hot temperatures all year round.
Tenerife is characterized by a subtropical climate with little temperature variation and mild temperatures that remain almost constant throughout the year. Especially in the European winter months, the island of Tenerife becomes a popular holiday destination because of the mostly sunny weather. Decisive for the healthy, mild climate of Tenerife is the location of the island, which lies in the area of the trade wind belt. The more than 3700-metre-high volcano acts as a weather divide and, due to its height and mass, divides the island into two climate zones.