The climate on the island is one of the best in the world and the year round sunshine and mild temperatures make it ideal for all kinds of activites.
It's so mild that the average temperatures across the island hardly ever fall below 18 degrees centigrade and makes it a very comfortable climate to live in.
The infrastructure on the island is very good and provides all the amenities you would expect from a developed region. All the standard services are constantly being improved and upgraded so that the quality of life is at an optimum. With the main port located in Santa Cruz, the transport network can distrubute goods throughout the island very easily.
Some of the local dishes you might hear about which are typical to Tenerife are:
Papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes).
Ropa Vieja ("old clothes", ) contains beef, chicken or pork, or a combination of any of the three mixed with potatoes and garbanzo bean just one of many stews.
Baifo, the Guanche word for a young goat marinated in an elaborate mixture made with bay leaves, garlic, thyme, oregano and whatever else the cook chooses to add and is popular for Christmas.
Mojo, is a piquant sauce which may be orange, red, or green depending on its ingredients that is eaten with fish or meat or potatoes and is the most typical food of the Canaries.
Rancho Canario, is a soup that resembles the cocido Madrileño and contains chicken, pork, chick peas, thick noodles, potatoes, cabbage, and carrots. There are many variations but the vegetables are always present. Sometimes the dish is prepared as a creamed soup.
Tenerife local cuisine is exquisite and is worth sampling. Read more about the Tenerife food experience. Aside from local cuisine, the island offers every other worldwide cuisine you can imagine and I don't think there are any which are not available in Tenerife.
Variety of Beaches
Tenerife offers an excellent variety of beaches, from black volcanic, to golden Saharan sand. Wherever you decide to stay on the island, you'll find that there is always a beach nearby that has all the necessary facilites. To get an idea of some of the beaches available, take a look at our selection of beaches.
The volcanic landscape makes it ideal for hiking and there are countless places to discover around the island. Mount Teide is the main attraction but there are numerous other places that exude the unique beauty of Tenerife. The landscape brings a sense of peace and tranquility that only deep meditation can touch.
The people behind In-tenerife.net have been uncovered as scammers who have stolen content from reputable Tenerife related websites to make their site look legitimate.
In-Tenerife.net is registered in Romania with no name or address given and the only contact details visible on their site is an email which does not work and seems to have been blocked, most likely because of the numerous complaints they receive from content owners requesting removal of stolen content from the site.
In-Tenerife.net has received a hefty penalty from Google due to copyright theft and plaigiarism and it is unlikely the site will ever recover from it because these types of penalties are normally permanent due to the scammy nature of the site.
The site seems to be planning a property platform in the backend and users are advised to avoid this site as the circumstances surrounding it are very fraudulent.
Their facebook page also steals content from other pages without consent or giving the correct attributions. From our investigations, the not so proud owners of In-Tenerife.net are likely of Romanian/Italian extraction and are attempting to use the site as cover for fraudulent transactions in the future.
Please be careful and remember that name well if you plan on either visiting or living on the island of Tenerife.
Thank you for reading the findings of our investigations and hope this helps protect you from potential problems with these people in the future.
The Canary archipelago is situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean between the European, American and African continents. Because of its position, some of the islands are well frequented by surfing enthusiasts .
The most popular island for surfing is Fuerteventura owing to the fact that its beaches far outnumber all the other islands. Another reason why Fuerteventura is so popular with the watr sport crowd is that the wind conditions are perfect.
In the Southwest of the island you'll find a real windsurfing paradise. Places such as Sotavento and the whole coast of Costa Calma are highlights for windsurfers and kitesurfers.
Along the coastline you can find some excellent surfing schools where you can make attend surfing courses and rent surfboards along with all the necessary special surfing equipment.
Some of the surfing schools on Fuerteventura organize surf camps for beginners and advanced surfers. By joining one of the camps you can get to know the best surf spots dotted all over the island.
For windsurfers and kite surfers the south coast is more adequate while for classic surfing, it's best to try the beaches further up in the Norht of the island.
Another famous beach for surfers on Fuerteventura is El Cotillo in the North of the island, near Corralejo. This beach is fantastic for advanced surfers and really tests your skills to the maximum.
All over the coast between El Cotillo and the National Park of the sand dunes of Corralejo you can find plenty of beaches and surf spots with beautiful picturesque surroundings to have a great surfing experience.
The second famous island for surfing in the Canary Islands is Tenerife. You can find beaches both on the Northwest coast and in the South.
A real mecca for windsurfers and kite surfers on Tenerife is the beach at El Medano. Over the years it's become very popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers alike.
There are other smaller beaches in the surrounding area that you can try that carry less surfers and afford you more room. It's important to be aware of the currents as they can change very quickly and can be dangerous if you are not aware of them.
Near to the touristic resort of Las Americas you can find some surf spots for beginners where you can practice and the waves are not as large as in the North of the island.
If you want to surf in the North of Tenerife, then you should try Puerto de la Cruz or the Socorro Beach near to San Juan de La Rambla. quite a famous surf spot in Puerto de La Cruz is Playa Martianez, where you can find a surf school and some nice bars. There are other surf spots on Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, but for the most part and for those who are proficient at surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, Tenerife and Fuerteventura offer far better beaches and conditions for those looking to test their abilities and skills.
Lucia is an avid surfer and also blogs for Tenerifeloca.com who specialise in holiday accommodation on Tenerife.
Located close to the northern coast of Africa, the Canary Islands are an archipelago consisting of seven different islands. The islands are beautiful destinations, thanks to their 22ºC average year-round temperature, their beaches and incredible variety of natural landscapes, and they each offer a wealth of sightseeing experiences for the visitor.
No matter which one of the 7 islands you visit, you will find a wealth of things to do at your fingertips. Their beaches, their volcanic nature, their energetic and friendly lifestyle will make you want to visit time and time again. If you’ve grown tired of the same types of holidays or particular holiday hot spots then the Canary Islands are a must-visit destination!
The following is a list of the top sightseeing targets to consider if you make a trip to any of the Canary Islands:
Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote
Timanfaya National Park is a charming nature reserve completely made of volcanic soil in Lanzarote. Shaped by devastating volcanic outbreaks in the 18th century, the unreal scenery of Timanfaya is out of this world. By visiting the park, you will witness remarkable craters, lava sculptures, and volcanic cones in an intense display of colours from dark red to purplish black.
Because of Lanzarote’s dry conditions, vegetation there grows slowly therefore very little has changed over the last 300 years, meaning you can appreciate the raw beauty of the landscape. In fact, the park is named after the active volcano; Timanfaya Volcano.
Maspalomas Sand Dunes , Gran Canaria
The Dunes of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria are a remarkable 4km field of sand, situated in between the resorts of Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés, and deserves a place on every visitor's itinerary.
The dunes are protected by a nature reserve but can still be accessed by tourists to take part in a variety of activities including horse and camel riding. It is recommended that each visitor keeps their flip flops on as the sand can become scorching, even during the winter period.
Certain areas within the dunes are nominated as naturist zones and nude sunbathing is allowed within these areas. Behind the dunes, there is also the Maspalomas golf course which is the largest course on the island. The Maspalomas sand dunes can also be reached on foot from Playa del Ingles and Meloneras resorts.
Island of Lobos, Fuerteventura
For those holidaymakers who find the hustle and bustle of everyday life on Fuerteventura too much, there is always a tranquil sanctuary - Lobos. Just a short boat trip from Corralejo you will find the Nature Reserve of Lobos – a peaceful setting, with crystalline waters that will undoubtedly take your breath away.
The island is small enough to be walked round in a few hours, but large enough for you to be able to feel that you are the only person on the island. There is also the chance to spot a variety of flora and birds not to be found anywhere else on the planet. Interestingly the name of the island came from the large population of Monk Seals that once lived there, however they are all but extinct from the island now after they were mass hunted.
If you’ve recently become engaged and have the dress and date sorted, your thoughts might have turned to where to holiday on your honeymoon. These days a traditional honeymoon is considered to be spending a week or two in a tropical location, but mini-moons, where newlyweds go away for a few days fairly locally, are also on the rise.
Regardless of how long you’re going away for, a honeymoon is a magical trip unlike any other – after all, you get to spend one-on-one time with your partner and relax after your wedding, which can often be a stressful, if happy event.
Tenerife has plenty of honeymoon holidays that could work for you and your budget. Here are 4 of my favourites:
Due to its island's location, Tenerife is an ideal destination for adventurous couples. From hiking in the volcanic hills to scuba diving in the Atlantic, there is plenty to pack in to a week long holiday.
Walking holidays are also popular, as are paragliding package deals. The Teide National Park in the heart of the island is Spain’s largest national park and is a great destination for walkers and photographers. Take a cable car to the peak and work your way back down on foot for an active afternoon full of lunar looking landscape scenary.
For cash strapped couples the Canary Islands are a great choice, as they are easy to get to from most European destinations and four or five days in Tenerife can be just enough to experience the magic of these volcanic islands.
One way to keep it cheap is to shop around for budget Tenerife hotels or hire out an apartment in Santa Cruz or Playa de les Americas, where there’ll be plenty of shops, bars and restaurants within a short walk of your apartment. Keep breakfasts and lunches cheap so you can splash out on dinners at the many restaurants available that provide extensive choices of cuisines and entertainment.
If you have money to splash you could experience the five star treatments on offer at The Oriental Spa Garden, sat in the grounds of Hotel Botanico in Puerto de la Cruz. Indulge in an open-air massage on a Thai pagoda, or pick one of the 20 treatment rooms for scrubs, wraps, massages and facials.
You don’t even need to leave your new fella as there are also packages available for couples, so you can both treat yourself to Turkish baths and treatments in the spa’s private Dragon Spa. If you want a truly pampering holiday then this is the one for you.
Post Wedding Wellness
Pamper your body, relax your mind and get fit too with a luxurious ‘wellness’ holiday at the Abama Golf & Spa Resort in the southern area of the island. The stunning terracotta buildings have African and Mediterranean influences and sit majestically overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
While the location is quite remote, the resort is packed with entertainment including a sprawling golf course, infinity pools and spa. You can even hire personal trainers if you’re determined to keep up your fitness routine. There are also numerous bars and restaurants to dine in each night.
With their gorgeous scenery, warm climate and distinct lack of rain, the Canary Islands are a fantastic destination for every budget. So whether you’re after a honeymoon to invigorate your spirits or one to relax your mind, Tenerife is the perfect destination for your romantic getaway.
Do you know any other Tenerife locations that would be fit for a happy couple?.