5 great reasons to come to Tenerife
There are many great reasons to come to Tenerife, we sat down, had a café con leche, put our heads together and came up with our top 5 favourite reasons to holiday or live in Tenerife.
Clearly with all year round sun and average temperatures of 17C, it is hardly ever cold. We have one of the most stable climates in the world. It’s not all sun and blue skies, it has to be said, but whenever the rains come, they never last for long, so you can be pretty sure of having sun sometime during a 2 week holiday.
2. Food, Drink & Fiestas
Having been part of Spain for just over 5 centuries, there is clearly a Spanish flavour to the food and drink. Paella, Tortilla Española, various tapas and Spanish wines abound around the island. Being so close to Africa, there are also some spicy influences from parts of Morocco as well. Wine has been produced here for hundreds of years too and thanks to the weather, there are many fine wines from Tenerife, both north and south of the island. There are many fiestas celebrated throughout the year…sometimes you have to wonder how many saints there are to be celebrated…!!! Most of the fiestas here, as in the peninsula, are related to religion, but also most towns have their own fiestas annually too.
3. The views and Mount Teide
Oh, the views…!!! Being a volcanic island there are some very high mountains…very high. The big benefit of this is that there are some beautiful places to visit, park the car, get out for a walk and sample the views down to the coastlines. Mount Teide is 3718 metres above sea level. This makes it the highest point in Spain and the third highest volcano in the world…there are plenty of fantastic views on the way up to the top and once you get there you can pretty much survey all 1500km of the coastline.
4. Going out and nightlife
It seems almost part of growing up that children want their first holiday on their own…going with friends…and the destination must have a great nightlife. Well, for years Tenerife has been that destination and many young men and women have experienced their first holidays here on Tenerife. It doesn’t have to be all cheap cocktails, shots and then off for some chicken and chips…oh no, we have a fantastic selection of local bars serving the previously mentioned selection of Spanish food and drink, we have typical Spanish restaurants, international and speciality restaurants too.
5. Sport and Relaxation
Tenerife is full of water sport activities…it’s pretty much well know for them. But there are many more sports to choose from here. With at least 5 golf courses within a 40 minute drive of each other, there is plenty of selection. Cycling is very popular, due to the weather you can pretty much guarantee that you could be out cycling every day, in fact the Olympic Gold medalist and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins trained here at the base of Mount Teide, so that he could get some high altitude training in. Beautiful beaches with golden and the more natural black sand are plentiful here in Tenerife, there are coves and large tourist beaches all over the island.
Those are our top 5 reasons to come on holiday or maybe even come to live in Tenerife, what do you think? If you have any other ideas, why not add them to the box below and have your say.