The rugged island terrain and the variety of climates has produced a territory of many different landscapes and forms, from the Teide National Park to Los Gigantes Cliffs with their vertical walls, with semi-desert areas with their drought-resistant plants in the south, valleys of tropical and sub-tropical crops, areas of laurel forests in the Anaga and Teno massifs and large areas of pine forest above the laurel forests. Moreover, its warm weather allows enjoying the best beaches anytime of the year. As the largest island, there is a diverse range of beaches in Tenerife, from those beaches with golden sand to those with volcanic black sand. However, let us not forget, that Teide reaches a height of 3,718 meters and as one goes up towards it, can encounter high-mountain conditions. It is therefore advisable to pack an item of warm clothing when visiting Tenerife!


The Canary Islands are located at 100 km off the coast of continental Africa. The archipelago is made up of seven large islands: Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma y El Hierro. There are also six minor islands: La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste and Isla de Lobos. The archipelago lives in an endless spring, with an average annual temperature is 22 ºC.


Tenerife is a volcanic island that was originally formed in the late Tertiary Age. Seven million years ago, the areas of Teno, Anaga and Adeje emerged from the sea and later joined together to form the Dorsal Mountain Range. In the centre of the island, the impressive cone of El Teide (3,718 m) rises up over the Caldera de Las Cañadas, forming the highest point of the island and, indeed, of whole Spain.


Tenerife is considered a paradise island for its breathtaking scenarios and warm weather during the whole year. Despite the increasing population of holiday makers, Tenerife retains much of its traditional charm. There are plenty of small towns across the island that boast lovely old streets filled with examples of colonial architecture, such as La Orotava, Garachico and San Cristóbal de La Laguna. A network of national parks in the Canary Islands attempts to conserve their most characteristic ecosystems. Hence, the Mount Teide National Park, in the centre of the island of Tenerife, shelters the best examples of the supra-Mediterranean vegetation level. On the other hand, with an average altitude of over 2,000 metres, the Mount Teide National Park offers one of the most spectacular examples of volcanism in the world and represents the best example of alpine volcanic ecosystem in the Canary Islands.





Tenerife has succeeded in combining tradition and modernity in all its cultural manifestations. The island’s gastronomy provides examples of this interesting duality and offers the visitor a wide range of produce in which the quality of the product is constant. Traditional cuisine is characterized by simplicity, quality and freshness of the ingredients. The visitor has an endless choice of typical restaurants in which to sample the island’s delicious specialties. The starters bring to the table colour, aroma and flavour: sweet pudding, meat casserole, sardines, fried chicharro, octopus, and limpets.