‘An island with two faces’ – this is how Tenerife is known. It is every inch a beach destination, but nature lovers will feel at home here as well. Whatever your goal may be: ‘the island of eternal spring’ will not disappoint you…
The north is green, humid and fertile, whereas the south is hot, dry and barren. This is caused by the volcano El Teide, which at 3,718 metres is the highest point in Spain. This mighty mountain breaks the trade wind and creates climatic differences between north and south.
The south is slightly warmer and therefore attracts true sun worshippers. Costa Adeje, Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos are particularly popular for the beaches as well as the vibrant nightlife. In the summer, the average temperature is between 26 and 32 degrees Celsius, although it can rise when hot winds from the Sahara Desert blow in. Fortunately, a refreshing sea breeze often blows along the coast as well.
Tenerife lends itself well to an exploration by car. In this way you can easily visit various attractions, such as the village of Masca in the west. Once a pirates village, it is now the starting point of a firm walk with guaranteed panoramic views.
Icod de los Vinos, where the Dragon Tree is the most important attraction, is located further north. More mysteriousness can be found in the east at the Pyramides of Güímar: it is still unknown who built them, and when. The stones used raise questions as well, because these are not found in the immediate vicinity. Perhaps a good riddle to solve on the beach?
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