If you choose Tenerife as your destination, then you’ve made a good decision since you can find a wide variety of self catering accommodation in our site. Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands being 83 km long and 59 km wide. It offers the best conditions for a wonderful holiday where you can actively relax. The south is known for the large sandy beaches on Costa Adeje which has a lively tourist area.
Around Pico del Teide, in the center of the island, you can find a fantastic volcanic landscape which makes it a unique landmark you can’t find in many other places. Teide is the highest peak of the Canary Islands and the entire Spanish territory. The capital which is situated in the north of the island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the north of the island, is an administrative center with a wide range of cultural and historical attractions. La Laguna is particularly interesting for the culture-oriented traveler is also the former capital La Laguna, which was named a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
Tenerife is particularly charming due to the variety of landscapes and vegetation forms. Hardly anywhere you can find such a variety of forms in such a small space. Around the coastal region, in the dry south, you may mostly see succulent plants like palm trees and various species of cacti. The north is a bit more humid therefore agriculture is far better. In the higher areas you can find regions dominated by large pine trees.
El Valle de la Orotava, which has been praised for its beauty by the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, has a particularly beautiful region for all nature lovers. The port called in Spanish Puerto de la Cruz stands at the foot of the valley. It represents the main tourist attraction on Tenerife’s north coast. There you can find one of our country villas, Casa el Tabaibal, where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape. The valley has two worthwhile excursion destinations. One is the botanical garden and the other is an animal zoo called "Loro Parque". For those who prefer to see animals in the wild, a trip by boat is highly recommended, because the seaside between Tenerife and La Gomera is ideal for seeing whales and dolphins.
The subtropical climate of the island in combination with the landscape diversity makes Tenerife an ideal destination for all outdoor activities like water sports, paragliding or cave hiking; everything is possible here. The different climate zones of the island should be considered when booking your holiday accommodation on Tenerife. Generally speaking, temperatures are moderate throughout the year ranging from 20°C in winter to 29°C in summer. It is generally dry in the south and rather humid in the north where you can expect rain in the winter months. The average water temperatures are 18°C in winter and 23°C in summer which are ideal conditions for going swimming all year around.