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Tenerife Island

Tenerife is a beautiful volcanic island and widely accepted as the best Canary Island to visit during winter and spring. The popular Canaries are a grouping of 7 main islands and several smaller islets. These islands lie off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Tenerife is the biggest and most populated of the Canaries with some 900,000 permanent inhabitants.

The city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of both Tenerife and the joint capital of the Canaries. Las Palmas shares the capital city status every four years when parliament changes.

This island like all the Canaries is much busier when the temperature is colder in northern Europe. The is very much the case in January for example which is the coldest month in most of Europe.

The volcanic composition of this island is noticeable when visiting the beaches. Black sand is found at the many holiday resorts here. Some of the best tourist resorts in Tenerife include Playa de las Américas for the best nightlife. Costa Adeje for the quieter and the more refined holiday. Los Cristianos for a more traditional Canarian experience. Below is a numbered list of our favourite things to do in Tenerife during your visit.

Tenerife Climate