Tenerife

The largest and most popular of the Canary Islands, boasting the greatest number of tourist attractions, is the triangular shaped island of Tenerife. Home to Mount Teide the highest mountain in Spain, Tenerife also features numerous beaches, magnificent sea cliffs, bustling new resorts and traditional towns and villages. The coastline stretches some 269km and features spectacular cliffs and coves, some golden sands (Santa Cruz) and many black volcanic sand beaches. Tenerife is renowned for its Carnivals and although the island enjoys a distinct European culture, religious festivals and fiestas are enjoyed with traditional Canarian enthusiasm – guaranteeing that there are a whole host of things to do on luxury Tenerife holidays. Tenerife's three nearest neighbours are the popular La Gomera and lesser known La Palma and EI Hierro

Playa de las Américas, one of Tenerife’s most popular holiday destinations, is located on the south coast. Originally a quiet fishing village, it developed into the social hub that it is today. The beaches are the resorts main attraction. There are a number of beaches with Playa Los Cristanos and Playa de las Vistas being better for families with their shallow waters. Lined with restaurants, bars, shops and a number of water sports centres, you’ll never be stuck for things to do in Playa de las Américas.

With an award winning zoological theme, Loro Parque boasts a band of gorillas, a bat cave, a dolphinarium, penguinarium, plus the world’s largest collection of parrots. Siam Park is a magical water kingdom with attractions ranging from a meandering lazy river to a 28m tower dropping into a mysterious aquarium. For family things to do in Tenerife these parks are ideal for day-trips.

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