Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, attracts a cosmopolitan mix of visitors to its quaint towns and pristine beaches. While you can visit this island any time of the year, it’s busiest during the winter months when most parts of Europe experience freezing temperatures. The black-sand beaches in Tenerife offer hours of outdoor fun, including swimming, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

    Tenerife’s annual Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife sees a vibrant atmosphere of street parades, live music and action-packed parties that last until dawn. Consider a road trip around the island to visit its many idyllic Spanish towns, including Los Cristianos, Garachico, and Los Gigantes.

    What to see & do in Tenerife

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    Where & what to eat in Tenerife

    • The 10 Best Restaurants for Local Cuisine in Tenerife

      Diversity rules in Tenerife, something that is evident everywhere, not least in the outstanding variety of restaurants and bars. For the purposes of this article, we have left Italian, Indian and other specialities to one side in order to focus on local cooking. Here is the result: a selection of restaurants of differing local categories and styles and for a...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Tenerife

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Tenerife

      The best places to go shopping in Tenerife include local markets, car-free avenues, and upscale malls. And with the lowest taxes in Europe, this island is a shopper’s paradise. You’ll find all of your favourite European and international brands at much lower prices. tFor handmade gifts and souvenirs, head to the open-air markets. If you’re looking for designer...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Tenerife

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Tenerife

      Some of the best things to do after dinner in Tenerife complement the island’s picturesque landscapes and beautiful beaches. Sure, there are hiking trails, hidden coves, water parks, volcanic craters, and more for countless adventures. But at night, Tenerife offers a myriad of experiences, from tranquil stargazing atop a mountain to vibrant night parties on the coast. This picturesque island...

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