Famous for being ‘the eternal island of spring,’ Tenerife is an exceptional weekend getaway destination. The stunning European island is a captivating family destination with remarkable geography; from desert landscapes to lush green mountains and stunning seascapes. Whether you’re a family, a solo traveller, or couple, Tenerife deserves to be on your 2018 bucket list.
Perfect Climates for Vacations
The largest of Canary Islands, Tenerife is one of those places in Europe where you can visit all year round and expect suitable climates. With an average temperature of 75F year-round, the sun will be shining throughout your excursions in Tenerife.
Home to a Huge Carnival
Thousands of people in Tenerife join for this epic event of the year. The carnival is the most ‘Brazilian’ fest of all the Spanish carnivals. It attracts large crowds from all the world because of its huge ambience. Although it covers all Tenerife between February to March, the biggest celebrations take place in Tenerife’s capital, Santa Cruz. For fifteen days, thousands of people in fancy dresses, wigs and face pain cover the whole city with music, sequins, feathers and nonstop fun. Here’s a tip if you want to experience this carnival; put on your fancy costumes, dive-in and have a party all night!
Enjoy Luxury Hotels
Whether you’re looking for a hotel full of music, easy accessibility and authenticity, private yacht for private events, or a resort for a family stay, Tenerife has it all. Having more 5 star hotels than Madrid or Barcelona, Tenerife boasts a wide array of accommodations that can make your stay extraordinary no matter what your budget is. At the Gran Melia Palacio de Isora and the Bahia del Duque, indulge your family in luxury.
Visit, Best Spa in Europe
To experience the ultimate luxury experience, the Oriental Spa Garden at the Hotel Botanica in Puerto de la Cruz should be the next stop on your list. It has been ranked #1 spa in Europe by Conde Nast. What brings people in here is its thermal spa water from the volcano, Mt. Teide. It not only has thermal pools, saunas and steam rooms but also offers a few unique treatments such as chocolate treatment, volcanic body wraps and wine therapy.
With 43 miles of beaches and 250 miles of coastline, Tenerife is the best place to relax and spend a splendid evening with your family. Plus, the weather allows you to enjoy your day at the beach along with other adventures and excursion activities. Surround yourself with palm trees and expand of the golden sand at the Playa del Duque, or volcanic, black sand in the southwest coast at Playa de la Arena, the list is endless.
Authentic Wine and Food
Spanish wine is the result of unique flavours, aromas and colours. In Tenerife, wine holds up to this hallmark.
For gourmands, the cuisine is another symbol of Tenerife’s culture. Traditional foods are bit rustic but delicious and simple. Also, there are shops in villages and town that offer fresh fruit and vegetable, mainly grown on organic farms.
Trek to Spain’s Giant Mountain
You will feel on top of the world on Mt. Teide, a UNESCO world heritage site. Interestingly, Spain’s highest peak welcomes more than three million people in a year at 12, 194 ft above sea level. To get there, you will need to take a three-hours long trek which takes you to Altavista, located at 10, 728 ft above sea level. From there, you’ll have an hour of hike left to reach its apex. If you don’t like hiking, a cable car runs every day to reach there.
Even though there are many destinations to plan a vacation, they make you choose between beaches, the mountains, or watersports. But in Tenerife, you don’t need to- it has it all! From whale and dolphin watching, hiking, diving, and stargaze to a private party, indeed, everything!