With mountains, lush forests, a stunning coastline, sandy beaches and volcanic landscape its quite possible that Tenerife has it all. Getting to ‘the island of eternal spring’ has never been easier with multiple flights to Tenerife departing from most UK airports.
Budget airlines such as Easyjet and Monarch to more sophisticated airlines such as British Airways will get you there. Flights to the south of Tenerife (Tenerife Sur or TFS) are close to the resorts of Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Los Gigantes and regularly fly from most British airports. Flight time from the UK to Reina Sofia airport in the south varies from 4 to 5 hour depending on where you fly from. Flights to the north (Tenerife Nor or TFN) are less regular and from a smaller selection of UK airports.
There’s hotels to suit every budget and taste in every resort on the island. Playa de las Americas provides a massive selection of hotels and there’s some bargains to be had if you do a little digging. Anything from 2 star studio apartments to 5* luxury penthouses are available in Tenerife
Tenerife is an outstanding island located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. The volcanic eruption some thee million years ago means the island has very fertile soil and has produced some interesting plant life.
The cuisine in the Canary Islands tends to be a fusion of traditional Spanish food with African or Latin American influences but there are certain specialities including Mojo sauce and Canarian potatoes.
Papas Arrugadas are new potatoes cooked in sea water and baked and Salsa Mojo is made of vinegar, garlic and oil then flavoured with red or green peppers. Typically these dishes are served with fish.
After experimenting with the Canarian cuisine you might want to head into the mountains for some exercise and tranquillity. Hiking among the volcanic scenery, combined with peaks and dark mysterious forests is fascinating, diverse and dramatic.
If you’ve still got some energy in the evenings, you can hit the hot spots at one of the resorts in the south where lively bars, discos and cafés abound.