A Spanish archipelago that sits closer to Africa than it does to Europe, boasts 13 islands and is the proud owner of a sub tropical climate it isn’t surprising that many of us jet off to the Canary Islands throughout the year. Volcanic landscapes make for dramatic scenery across the board on these islands.
Fuerteventura boasts 150 glorious beaches, Gran Canaria has many landscapes ready for hiking and biking while La Palm is known as the beautiful island thanks to its untouched landscapes. But, the biggest and the best is the largest of all the islands. One that plays host to 10 million tourists a year, here’s why hordes of people book Tenerife holidays each and every year:
- It has the capital – Well, it boasts one of the capitals on the archipelago. The Northern town of Santa Cruz along with Las Palmas, Gran Canaria share this status. It shows its vibrant style every February when the city puts on the second most spectacular and popular carnival in the world with more than one million people in attendance.
- Mount Teide – The Islands have got a lot of their character from volcanic activity, so it is perhaps no surprise that they also house one of the largest volcanoes in the world – in Tenerife, of course. While it doesn’t reach the heights of Nevado Ojos del Salado in Chile and Argentina or Kilimanjaro, its altitude is 2,300 metres. A cable car will get you up there in eight minutes but the more adventurous might fancy the five hour walk to the summit of this active volcano.
- Siam Park – In the south of Tenerife, this is a breath-taking water park that is well worth a visit. Opened by Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Princess of Thailand, this 52 million euro design is now known for being one of the best in the world. Fun for all the family, it works in association with Loro Parque to bring genuine