If you have selected Tenerife as a destination, you have made a good decision. Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and one of the most versatile islands with a length of 83 km and a width of 59 km. It offers the best conditions for a wonderful holiday to active relaxation. The south is known for its large sandy beaches on Costa Adeje, where a lively tourist life takes place. The fantastic volcanic landscape around Pico del Teide in the center of the island is unique and a landmark of the island. Teide is the highest peak of the Canary Islands and the entire Spanish territory. The capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the north of the island, is an administrative center with a wide range of cultural and historical attractions. Particularly worthwhile for the culture-interested traveler is also the former capital La Laguna, which was designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
The particular charm of the island of Tenerife is due to the variety of landscapes and vegetation forms. In hardly a place on this earth will you find so manifold a variety of forms in a small space. In the coastal region in the dry south, mainly succulents, palm trees and various species of cacti grow. The more humid north is characterized by agriculture and in the higher regions by large pine forests. The Valle de Orotava, which has already been praised for its beauty by the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, offers a particularly beautiful region for all nature lovers. The port of Puerto de la Cruz at the foot of the valley is the tourist center on the north coast of Tenerife. The valley has two worthwhile excursion destinations with the botanical garden and the animal park "Loro Parque". For those who prefer animals in the open, a trip by boat is recommended: the seaside between Tenerife and La Gomera is ideal for seeing whales and dolphins.
The santropic climate of the island combined with the diversity of the landscape makes Tenerife an ideal destination for all outdoor activities, from water sports under and over water, paragliding to cave walks, everything is possible here. The different climate zones of the island should be considered. 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, and rain is expected in the winter months. The average water temperatures are 18°C in winter and 23°C in summer and offer ideal conditions for bathing holidays.