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Tenerife, the biggest of Spain’s Canary Islands, is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Whether you’re looking for hikes, vibrant nightlife, marine animals, beaches and mountains, or even unappetizing potato dishes that use the adjective ‘wrinkled’, there’s something for you here.

Here are 11 reasons why you need to visit Tenerife!


1. The Beaches

Tenerife beach

Yeah – and in Paris you should see the Eiffel Tower. The most obvious reasons to visit Tenerife are the golden/volcanic sands and warm crystal clear waters. Dig in.


2. The Star Gazing

Star gazing in Tenerife
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Tenerife’s proximity to the equator and low light pollution levels make it the perfect place for dazzling starscapes no matter what time of the year. Teide National Park has been recognized by the Starlight Foundation as one of the premier star gazing sites on the planet.


3. Tenerife’s Carnival

Tenerife Carnival

You’ll find the second most popular carnival party in the world (after Rio De Janeiro) every February in Tenerife’s capital city Santa Cruz. The cities are twinned partially for this reason.



4. The Marine Life

Dolphins in Tenerife

With 21 marine mammal species swimming off the coast from bottlenosed dolphins to sperm whales to orcas you’ll be spoilt for choice with wildlife excursions.


5. The Food

Canarian dish

With a fine assortment of traditional Spanish and Catalan specialties with a touch of African, French, and Arabic influences you’ll eat like royalty. A popular local dish is papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes), a boiled potato dish with a spicy green pepper sauce.


6. Year Round Sunshine

Sunny day in Tenerife

With winter highs reaching into the 20’s and a maximum monthly average of 6 rainy days you’ll be sure to score some sunshine on your visit no matter what time of the year you book.



7. Mount Teide

Mount Teide in Tenerife

This 3,718 meter tall volcano is Spain’s highest point and is the most visited national parks in all of Europe with 3 million annual visitors.


8. The Nightlife of Tenerife

Tenerife nightlife

Though not as chaotic as other Spanish island cousins, Tenerife is still a great place to let go. Veronica’s Strip in the town of Playa de las Americas is a great place to start, and finish.


9. Los Gigantes

Los Gigantes cliffs - Tenerife

One of the most stunning locations in Tenerife has postcard-like views with its mountain range backdrop that’ll do more than just pad your Instagram like count. The cliffs actually protect the town from the winds and make it the best climate of all the resorts.


10. The Diving

Snorkeling in Tenerife

Year round snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities make Tenerife the Hawaii of Europe. Some of the amazing sea organisms you’ll see include trumpet fish, turtles, barracudas, parrot fish, and stingrays.


11. The Masca Valley

The Masca Valley in Tenerife

One of the most picturesque parts of the island and a great place for hiking is the Masca Valley. The Masca Walk involves a 4.5 kilometer descent through the Masca Gorge and is one of the most spectacular sky-to-sea hikes in the world.



Do you have other reasons to visit Tenerife? Let us know below!

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