Although Spanish is the official language of the Canary Islands, they are actually closer to the continent of Africa than they are the mainland of Spain. This means that the climate in the archipelago on the islands such as Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura is quite consistent, offering a warm temperature throughout the year. However, with quite an abundance of places to choose from when picking where to go, Tenerife can get looked over often – despite being able to offer so much…
A Fiery History
Tenerife is the largest of all of the isles that make up the Canaries, and it has much of the same background as the others – made from the residues of active volcanoes. There is a huge volcanic crater in the middle of the island at the Teide National Park, with Mount Teide dominating the views over it. Again, although not strictly residing in Spain, this is the highest of any peaks that Spain have to offer.
Mixing Fire With Water
One of the best aquatic theme parks in the whole world is the Siam Park in Tenerife. This offers steep, fast slides for you to slip down at high speeds as well as deep pools for you to relax in as the day goes on. Not only that, but there are shows from dolphins and other marine creatures for you to view at specific times – what more could you want from your holidays to Tenerife? It’s great for both adults and kids, so don’t limit yourself if you don’t fit the arbitrary criteria of having to be a child to enter. It’s especially good at filling the whole day if you have nothing else better planned – although this is probably one of the best things that you can find to do! If sitting all day in a water park doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can get out onto one of the many glorious beaches (there are black beaches on the West side of Tenerife that have been made up from volcanic ash should you fancy a change) and go on one of the many dolphin and whale watching trips that are on offer to you. Make sure that you go with a recommended tour guide to ensure that you are fully covered insurance wise, as well as being safe out on the water; it’s a great day out.
The History Of The Island
While a lot of people just have Tenerife noted down as a holiday destination, there is a vast history that has made up the island over the years to what we know it as today. The Cueva del Viento is a labyrinth that runs underneath the town of Icod de Los Vienos, going on for eleven miles over three floors. There are guided tours that you can get around this volcanic feature, but don’t expect to do the whole route in a night – it’s far more than anyone can be expected to walk in the average day, never mind packed into one night.