Interest facts about Tenerife

Tenerife, which is the most …

The island of “eternal spring”, where millions of tourists come every year. And what else is famous for Tenerife and what trace did it leave in history? Why can I add the prefix “most”? The very first in the Canary archipelago, in Spain, in Europe and in the world.

Tenerife – the largest island of the Canary archipelago, an area of ​​2,034.38 km² (2057 km ²), has the longest coastline at 342 km. It is the most densely populated island of Spain – 445 people / km² (according to 2014 data).

The Teide volcano rises to a height of 3,718 meters relative to the ocean level and is the highest point of the Kingdom of Spain, as well as the Atlantic island. The Teide volcano ranks 10th in the list of the world’s highest peaks and 8th in the list of peaks located on the islands (after Mount Fuji (Japan), Mauna Kea (Hawaii, USA)). But if you take into account that Teide is an island volcano and take its height relative to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean (about 7500 meters), then it goes to the third line in the world in height and its volume.

Cueva del Viento (cave of the wind) – the largest volcanic cave in Europe and the fifth in the world. It has three tiers and its length is more than 17 km.

Anaga (Parque Rural de Anaga) The number of endemics in this natural reserve of the island is equal to the number of endemics throughout Europe. Tenerife by the way is the largest island in terms of the number of plant endemics among other islands of the Canary archipelago. In Tenerife, plant endemics are 116. Gran Canaria has about 90 of them, La Palma has 40 species, La Gomera 30, El Hierro, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura have 15 species. Part of the endemic plants grow on all and almost all islands – El Cardón, El Pino Canario, La Palmera. In total, the Canary Islands have about 500 endemic species, including the flora and fauna of the islands and coastal waters of the ocean.

Parque Nacional del Teide National Park is recognized as the most visited national park in Europe and second in the world (after Mount Fuji), and the Nuestra Señora de las Nieves Chapel (located next to the Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide) is the highest Christian church in Spain. In the national park is an observatory, where is the largest telescope in Europe – Gregor.

The first major battle in Tenerife with the island’s aborigines, named La Matanza de Acentejo (“Massacre at Asentejo”), was lost by the Spaniards. Of the 1,900 foot soldiers, 160 horsemen and 600 Guancheans from Gran Canaria, about 2000 people were killed and seriously wounded. This was the largest defeat in the history of the Spanish conquests in the Atlantic, in terms of losses suffered by Spain.

The Faro Punta de Anaga is the current and one of the oldest lighthouses in the Canary Islands (1864). In the same year, Faro Punta de Jandía was commissioned on the island of Fuerteventura. The lighthouse still retains its original Fresnel lens, which was provided by the Paris company Barbier and Fenestre. The lighthouse is located at an altitude of 247 meters above sea level, its light can be seen at a distance of almost 39 kilometers from the coast.
The oldest lighthouse of the Canary Islands, La Farola del Mar (1862), is located in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Currently he is not active.

The Masonic Temple of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Templo Masónico de Santa Cruz de Tenerife). The temple is considered the best example of a Masonic temple in Spain, and prior to its occupation the Franco military regime was Spain’s largest masonic center. In the history of the existence of Freemasonry in Spain, only four buildings from 1868 to 1936 were originally designed as Masonic temples, of which only the temple in Tenerife has survived to this day. The Masonic temple in Tenerife is also the last of the surviving in Europe, executed in the Egyptian style.

* Refineryís Santa Cruz de Tenerife refinery (Refinería de Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
belongs to CEPSA. It is the oldest refinery in Spain (it has been operating since 1930) and the largest in the Canary Islands. The plant supplies its products to the islands of the Canary archipelago, as well as to the countries of Africa and South America.

* Air crash at the North Tenerife Airport.
– On Sunday, December 3, 1972 at takeoff crashed Convair CV-990-30A-5 Coronado resulting in the death of 155 people. At the time of the events, it was the largest plane crash in Spain. The airliner started dispersal at 6:45 am, pulled away from the ground
– March 27, 1977 at the airport of Los Rodeos, there was the biggest air crash in the world. On the ground, two Boeing-747 collided and 583 people died. The dispatcher’s commands were misunderstood and a pilot error occurred. It happened as a result of an explosion (terrorist act) in
– On April 25, 1980, there was another plane crash involving Boeing 727-46 of the British airline Dan-Air Services, killing 146 people. This is the largest catastrophe in the history of aviation in the UK. The reason for the disaster was that the commander of the air

* The carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is considered world famous and the second most popular in the world after the carnival, held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the twin city of Rio de Janeiro for the same reason. About one million people take part in it. Carnival in Tenerife is celebrated from the first European settlements and the first written references date back to the end of the XVIII century.

* Siam Park opened its doors to visitors on September 17, 2008 and immediately gained immense popularity among visitors.
The park currently owns the following world records:

– The longest lazy river (taking into account the rise of 8 meters).
– The largest artificial waves in the world (up to 4 meters high).
– The largest number of Thai buildings located in the water park (outside Asia).

* “The greatest treasure of Spain” in the Canary Islands – the black-faced Virgo Candelaria or La Morenita (black-faced virgin). The devotion and worship of the Maiden of Candelaria is ingrained in many countries of South and North America – Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, as well as in other countries. In 1559 the Virgin of Kadelia was named the patroness of the Canary archipelago. On November 13, 1889, the canonical coronation and the recognition of the Virgin of Candelaria were held, as the fifth image of Spain belonging to the Theotokos.

Tenerife in august

Dry, sunny and warm – briefly about the weather in August on the Spanish island Tenerife. In general, during this period, temperature fluctuations are not observed – the weather is stable, hot and sunny. Having a rest at the end of summer in Tenerife is wonderful. The average daily temperature of the August days is marked at 28-29 ° C. Sometimes there are days when the air warms up to 32-33 ° C. But there may be temperature drops, however, they are also not significant, so it will not be necessary to freeze on the resorts of the island.
With the onset of the evening in the resort town of Tenerife comes coolness. This decrease in temperature is not significant, but the absence of sunlight significantly changes the situation. In the evening, you can enjoy a comfortable warmth – this is the kind of air where a person is not hot at all, but still not cold. The temperature in the evening is kept at an average of 20-22 ° C.
Windy weather in August is not uncommon. Summer – a season of winds in these latitudes and the island of Tenerife was no exception. But the cool wind from the ocean does not bother tourists. Often he even makes walks more enjoyable, as it carries a slight coolness on a hot, sunny day.
Rainy days in August are very few. It is believed that the last month of the summer is more humid than the previous month. But this moisture basically appears in the form of a fog, which is observed only in the mornings and very quickly dissipates with the appearance of warm sun rays.
In Tenerife in summer, most tourists come for beach holidays. That’s just to please the very warm water of the Atlantic Ocean is unlikely to be able. In August, the water warms up to 24 ° C. And this is considered a very good indicator for ocean waters. Bathe in such water is not too comfortable, but it is quite possible for adults and children. Moreover, staying in the hot sun quickly causes a desire to refresh yourself in cool water.
The northern part of tourists does not enjoy such great popularity, but it is loved by surfers and travelers who come to admire the natural beauties. The thing is that in the south of the island in summer it is very warm, arid and not comfortable for everyone. Here everything is thought out for a beach holiday, as well as for evening entertainment. However, as in any other resort regions. But the north in the summer attracts attention with its natural beauty. Due to the fact that it is cooler and higher humidity, the nature in this part of Tenerife is admired with its natural colors and exquisite pomp. To look at such beauty is necessary. So even if you come to Tenerife to simply soak up the hot sun and relax on a deckchair by the ocean’s edge, find at least one day to travel to the island’s natural parks. And do not forget to go to the Teide volcano – after all, it is the main attraction of the island. Of course, in summer the weather does not allow for long walks in the open sun. But the excursion program is thought out in such a way that staying in the open sun is minimized. Although, this is not a reason to forget sunglasses and a hat.
August in Tenerife will give a lot of new impressions, positive emotions and will allow you to purchase a luxurious even tan. Fruits in August are almost all the same as in July, only in August the beginning of the grape season. Local varieties are sweet, with a thick juice. If the hotel you do not see such grapes on the table, you can always buy it in the local market or in the villages from the owners of the gardens.

 

 

Holidays in July

You can have a rest on the island of Tenerife all year round. It always keeps a comfortable temperature, and water does not fall below 19 degrees. It is for this reason that it has long been called the “island of eternal spring”. But still, no matter how sunny at the resorts of the Spanish island in winter, the best time for a full-fledged beach holiday is the summer.

Tenerife in July is pleased with the beautiful temperature and summer heat. Temperature fluctuations are small. The average daily temperature is kept at 27 ° C. Naturally, there are days more cool and hot. But, all the same, the air temperature does not rise during the day usually more than 30 ° C. And this attracts tourists to resorts, because the higher temperature regime is already exhausting. Cool days are pleasing with freshness, but you can not be afraid of the cold – below 22 ° C the thermometer does not drop.

At night a little cooler than in the daytime – the warm sun hides, the air becomes fresh. The average night temperature is marked at 19-22 ° C. And this is not cold at all, is it? It is possible, of course, that a light blouse will be needed, but most walk perfectly in light dresses and enjoy the evening cool after a hot summer day.

Rain in July in Tenerife is small, almost none. This month is considered one of the driest in the year. Perhaps one day the sun will be covered by gray clouds, which will bring a slight drop in temperature. But it is unlikely that these clouds will please the rain. But the wind in July is not uncommon. Summer on the islands of the Canary archipelago is quite windy, but tourists almost do not get discomfort.

If you can take sun baths on the island without problems, then the water is not yet happy with the high temperature. The fact is that the ocean warms up slowly and for a long time, including in winter, keeps at around 20-21 ° C. This is the temperature of the water waiting for tourists in early June. Swim in the invigorating waves at once dare not all, but the hot rays of the sun help tourists decide. Moreover, it is very comfortable to get out of the water in July – the sun quickly warms and dries on the beach.

Gradually hot summer days still contribute to rising water temperatures in the ocean. And by the end of the month it already reaches 23-24 ° C. During this period, tourists try to come to the island, who like to spend maximum time on the beaches, enjoying sunbathing and bathing in salt water. And this is not accidental, since in summer there is enough hot, cloudless weather, ideal for beach pastime.

In July, the island receives thousands of guests. The tourist infrastructure works 100%, because the island’s guests like not only to relax on the beaches, but also to have fun, to see the sights. For long trips, acquaintance with the history of the island, its unique natural views and magnificent architecture, it is better to choose another time of the year, when the sun’s rays are not so hot and the weather has long walks. But for short excursion programs, many go with great pleasure. After all, a beach holiday, no matter how wonderful, is boring. And it does not stop sometimes to diversify with new emotions and unforgettable impressions, which are so easy to get on Tenerife. In July the sweet cherry season ends, but many other fruits are ripening. Especially tasty now is figs, peaches and nectarines.

Summer holidays

Summer on the island of Tenerife comes in a timely manner. In June, it’s quite warm, so the number of tourists is growing noticeably. But, if you compare with July-August, there are not so many holiday-makers.
The air temperature in the beginning of summer is excellent – during the day the thermometer’s column does not fall below +22 ° С, it keeps at about + 27 ° С. Sometimes there are hot days – the temperature exceeds + 30 ° С. But near the ocean this heat is much easier to bear.
It becomes comfortable at night – the average temperature is + 20 ° C. It is no longer necessary to pull a warm sweater on your shoulders, but you will not have to suffer from the 24-hour stuffiness characteristic of some other resort regions.
The local residents do not wait for rain in June. They happen, but very rarely and always
short. The probability of rain in the summer months on an island in the Atlantic Ocean is only 2%. The winds die even in the north of the island, which is considered colder. The northern part is rarely visited by tourists in search of a beach holiday, but there is an accumulation of surfers and divers choosing small beaches in order to fully enjoy their favorite pastime.
The Atlantic Ocean begins to warm up in June. And if at the beginning of the month the water can still be at the level of winter and spring – +20 ° C, then by the end of June it reaches 22 ° C. For ocean waters, this temperature is generally considered to be quite high. If you are going for a bath in warm water, it is better to consider other options.
At the beginning of summer in Tenerife you can enjoy a wonderful holiday on the beach. Despite the cool water, more people are coming to the ocean. Pushes to such a bold step their hot weather, causing the desire to refresh slightly. In this weather, cool water does not scare so much as in winter, because it’s worth to get out of the ocean, as the hot southern sun gently warms and dries the skin. Lovers of warm water will be able to swim in the pool – so if the water of the Atlantic Ocean is still cold for you, choose hotels where there are large heated pools.
To go on excursions in June in Tenerife are not all solved. The hot sun does not
promotes long day walks. But trips to the mountains and the northern part of the island are in demand – tourists understand that even in summer the climate in that area is more comfortable for a long stay under the open sun.
An excellent choice – a trip to the park or water park. These excursions will bring a lot of pleasure to adults and children.
There will be classes for tourists in the evening. If you are not tired of daytime rest, then be sure to choose in the evening to walk along the streets of the city. Young people like to visit entertainment facilities, which are many. And elderly couples and families with children can go on a quiet walk with a pleasant pastime in local restaurants and cozy cafes.
Holiday prices in Tenerife in June, as in May, remain moderate. This is due to the large number of destinations in Europe, located much closer. Many European resorts offer tourists affordable prices, and the sea in the early summer there heats up more quickly and pleases with warmer water than in the Atlantic Ocean. June pleases with local fruits – mushmullah, plum, watermelons, nectarines, melons. It starts the season of sweet raspberries, which you can buy on the market, or dial in the forest.

In the May at Tenerife

In Tenerife come all year round – who is behind the beach vacation, who is behind the impressions of sightseeing trips and magnificent nature, who simply rides to relax from the gray and cold winters in the warm spring. The comfortable air temperature here lasts all 12 months, and the water in the ocean seldom drops below 20 degrees. But it is believed that the beach season opens in May – the last month of spring attracts warm sunny days.

The air temperature in May is noticeably higher than in the early spring. The average temperature is at +21 ° C, but often there are really hot days when the air warms up to +26 .. + 27 ° C. The nights are still cool, sometimes the thermometer drops to + 15 ° C, so it will not be superfluous to grab warm things for rest. Rains in May days in Tenerife are unlikely to be caught unawares – the weather is mostly sunny, warm, rainfall at this time of year rarity. A few days a month a slight rain is possible even in the southern regions. But it will not spoil the mood, because it will pass quickly and leave behind a train of freshness. Much less and unpleasant winds, characteristic for early spring.

In May, Tenerife tourists are greeted by the gentle waters of the ocean. Sunbathing on the beach under the bright rays of the sun is so nice, however, bathing will need courage, since the water even in late spring does not have time to warm up above 20 ° C. The only good news is that it is much more comfortable to get out of the invigorating water – the hot sun will warm up quickly and will not freeze after bathing. Willing to cheer up in the water in May, still more than in early spring.

In the north of the island the temperature is cooler. Less warms up the air, more rainy days and winds. Water in the ocean does not differ in temperature, but in this area the ocean remains unsettled. Large waves in the northern regions attract surfers who are not afraid of cool water. Fans of extreme sports, active pastime with pleasure conquer high foam scallops of Atlantic waves.

If you swim in the cool water you do not dare, and sunbathing round the clock on the beach is boring, you can go on excursions. Sightseeing of the island of Tenerife is possible at any time of the year. Beautiful nature, picturesque villages, original buildings in the cities will attract the attention of tourists. An excellent solution is to spend a holiday in May in Tenerife with children. Bright sunshine will help to acquire a beautiful tan, plenty to sweat in the warm pools of good hotels of the island, and in your spare time you can go on an exciting excursion. Variants for traveling with children are mass – Eagle Park, Monkey Park, Loro Park, Ostrich Farm and others. For unforgettable impressions, tourists go to Siam Park – a modern water park with a huge number of spectacular rides. In May, you can already enjoy local fruits – the season ends with a fragrant strawberry, in the markets they sell strawberries, nectarines, apples. Try juice from fresh lemons – they are very different from those to which we are accustomed.

Europeans like to rest in May in Tenerife. At this time, it’s not too hot here, but it’s not as cool and windy as it is in winter. May is considered a dry month, so the rain will be taken by surprise and will not be a hindrance for a great pastime. In late spring, many excursions are available to tourists – sea or mountain excursions, walks in parks or trips to historical sights. However, the cost of recreation in Tenerife in May is not too high, because the season is difficult to call a full-fledged beach. And many competitors do not allow to raise prices – European resorts start opening their doors for tourists in May.

Villas for rent at the Tenerife

Tenerife is an island of contrasts. On a relatively large area, compared to other Canary Islands, there are several natural and climatic zones and the island offers a wide variety of entertainment and recreation. Classes for their taste and desire in Tenerife will find lovers of fun, dances and parties, and tourists with children who prefer a quiet, beach vacation and the comfort of a good hotel. In the event that you plan to stay in Tenerife for more than two weeks and like to make your own schedule, the ideal accommodation option will be a private house or villa. At the same time in the case of renting a villa immediately for a month, you are likely to be given a discount or a favorable price, not tied to a daily lease.
Villas are a popular type of residential property on the island. Whichever resort you choose, you will have the opportunity to choose a comfortable and comfortable villa at an affordable price. Closest to the capital of the island, the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the resort of Las Americas is famous for its eternal fun, music, restaurants and discos. Rest here prefers young people. Villa can be an excellent solution for a large and noisy company.
If you prefer the North and such resorts as Los Cristianos or Costa Adeje, then there you can easily find a comfortable family villa with a secured territory, parking and even personal access to the sea. The coast is cut with cozy bays, in which there are never waves. Bathing here is safe even for the youngest children. The beaches of this resort have been awarded the Blue Flag award for many years in a row, symbolizing the purity of the water and the beach, complemented by high-quality service. At these resorts are not as crowded as on the southern part of the island, and the public here prefers evening walks, leisurely dinners and expensive shopping.
If your dream is complete unity with nature, absence of annoying neighbors and perfectly clean air, then your resort is Puerto de la Cruz.
Disadvantage from the point of view of beach infrastructure can be called a rocky coast and the absence of sandy beaches. However, the beauty of the ocean, the blue of the sky and the vastness of the water surface amaze the imagination and have a truly curative effect on man. Most of the villas in this resort are equipped with swimming pools, so that vacationers have an alternative to the troubled ocean.
The answer to the question “How to rent a villa in Tenerife?” Is quite simple. Such services render virtually every real estate agency on the island. The rental price will depend on the amenities at the villa, season (high / low season), proximity to the sea and other factors. Also a great choice on the sites www.airbnb.com and www.homeaway.com.

Accomodation at the Tenerife

Tenerife – the largest and most hospitable island of the Canary archipelago, offering tourists and island guests a large number of accommodation options. Here, all comers will be given a choice of hotels of different levels and categories, villas, houses, apartments and studios, apartments, townhouses and cottages. You just need to decide on the city or province in which you want to live, and the number of people. The rest is a matter of taste and a matter of value.
Those who prefer to rest on the “Half Board” or “All inclusive”, a good infrastructure and a noisy company, will easily pick up a hotel in one of the resort areas of Tenerife. In the South, tourists prefer the resorts of Las Americas, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje. The north is famous for places such as Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. For those who want to live in the city, Tenerife offers a wide variety of options for renting apartments, studios, townhouses. The cost depends on the area, location, proximity to the sea and the main attractions, as well as the level and quantity of amenities.
For discerning customers, Tenerife has prepared chic villas with their own secure area and access to the sea, comfortable cottages and private houses, equipped with everything necessary for a carefree holiday. Rent is done by the day, solitude and confidentiality are guaranteed.
Whatever you choose, this Canary Island will show you the highest level of comfort and service, and you will definitely want to come back here.

Holidays in April

April is an important month for Christians and Catholics – it is in the middle of spring that the Easter holidays fall, which can be an excellent occasion to go on holiday to the sea. The prospect of a beach holiday in the vastness of the motherland in April does not please at all – the weather conditions do not allow. But on the island of Tenerife at this time just very comfortable to relax.
April in Tenerife attracts the bright sun, the warmth and beauty of nature. In the daytime, the air warms up to +25 degrees in the southern areas, and in the north the thermometer often crosses the mark of +20 degrees. The duration of the light day is longer, so the sun’s rays are already perceptibly baked. And, if you can walk and sunbathe in March without fear of getting burns, then in April you will need sunscreen and a hat.
A little cooler at night – the temperature at this time of year at night is marked by an average of +15 degrees. But even such a drop in temperature will not make you wear warm jackets and sweaters. Quite enough light jackets for a comfortable walk in the evening streets.
The water in April in the Atlantic Ocean is still cool. It remains at winter level – +19 .. + 20 degrees. So, lovers of warm water will have to wait until the summer, and those who are not afraid to freeze, it is possible to open the swimming season. Especially because to leave the cool waters of the ocean in April is already comfortable, thanks to the bright and warm warming sun. By the way, people on the beaches of Tenerife in April is already significantly more, because the weather allows you to take sun baths, even if the ocean is not too tempting with warmth.
Many tourists like April for a comfortable temperature regime, the absence of winds and sandstorms, which are not uncommon in late winter or early spring. Rains in April are not often. Precipitation falls just a few times a month, even in the northern regions.
Downpours stop in the mountains. April is a great time for families with small children, who also often suffer heat badly. The only negative – children are unlikely to swim in the ocean. But to replace the beach entertainment in the water will help the water park or wonderful attractions, working on the island all year round. Pleasure at this time of year walks in the park areas, gardens or nearby villages. Nature in April comes to life, impressive with juicy colors, lush flowering. This is particularly noticeable in the northern regions, since there is more rainfall there, which positively affects the vegetation. But the southern shore of the island is also buried in greenery and enchants with delightful landscapes. Boat trips will bring a lot of pleasure. Warm wind and gentle rays of the sun will accompany you on an entertaining trip. On the north coast, surfers gather, who come to these regions in search of excellent waves for skiing. The bright and diverse world of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean attracts the interest of divers all year round, to which the water temperature is not at all important due to a durable wetsuit. And in the southern region it is not uncommon to meet fishermen, because April in Tenerife is the season of catching blue marlin.
Rest in April will remain in memory for a long time due to the ideal air temperature, comfortable climate and friendly atmosphere, which is constantly observed in this corner of the “eternal spring”.