Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tenerife Canary Islands is not only the second most populated island of the Canary Island Chain, but is also one of the most popular with tourists. Each and every year, over four and a half million visitors flock to this island to partake in its unique bounty of culture, natural beauty and entertainment. Whether visitors come to the island to enjoy one of the largest carnivals in the world or the large concentration of cultural attractions, they are sure to leave the island with a huge smile on their face.

One of the best things about the Tenerife is the island has some of the mildest weather in all the world. The island enjoys a mean temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, thanks to the interplay between the warm Trade Winds and the colder Gulf current. This gives the island warm summers that are neither hot nor extremely humid.

One of the first things that tourists will first notice when they land on the Tenerife is the wide diversity of the beaches located there. One of the most popular beaches on the island is El Puertito. This man-made beach is a favorite among sunbathers on the island but is also known as being the centerpiece of Tenerife culture. At this beach, tourists will find antiquated white washed buildings, brightly hued fishing boats and several fish markets. For those looking to take in the quiet fisherman culture of the island will really want to visit El Puertito. Other beaches that are popular on Tenerife include Playa Grande, Playa de los Abriguitos and Playa de Los Cristianos.

Sunbathing and taking in local culture isn’t the only activities available for tourists on the island, however. There are also many activities directed at those who have a passion for the nightlife.Travelers to the island will find many exceptional nightclubs, bars and Tenerife restaurants that will keep a visitor’s itinerary exciting.

The crown jewel of the Tenerife night scene is the annual carnival they hold ever February. This carnival attracts millions of visitors each year and is one of the largest carnivals in the world, second only to Rio de Janeiro’s carnival. Party goers of the Tenerife Carnival will be captivated by the brightly colored costumes, the rambunctious partying and the seemingly endless dancing. Those visitors who are experiencing the carnival for the first time may feel a bit overwhelmed initially, but will soon find themselves drawn into the center of the action.

Other popular tourist attractions on the Tenerife that highlight its unique and natural topography include Teide National Park,Barranco del Infierno (Hell’s Ravine) and Icod de los Vinos. There are also a number of theme parks open to the general public. Some of the most intriquing parks include Loro Parque (Parrot Park), Aqualand Water Park, Las Aguilas Park, Amazonia and Camel Park.

Thinking of heading to Tenerife and the beautiful Canary Islands? Then for more information check out My Destination Tenerife for a more in depth look of the happenings and attractions that await on this island in the sun.


Canary Islands


Canary Islands



El Hierro



Gran Canaria

La Gomera

La Palma



Airports of Canary Islands

Tenerife North Airport


Tenerife South Airport


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