island of Tenerife is the largest of seven volcanic islands which make
up the Canaries Group. Situated some 2,000 miles due south Of the United
Kingdom, and lying only about 4 degrees north of the Tropic of Cancer,
Tenerife is affectionately known as the 'Island of Eternal Spring' and
is the ideal choice of destination for anyone wishing for a truly unforgettable
north of the island is lush and green, whilst the south is
almost continually drenched in sunshine. Rising from the centre is the dormant
volcano of Mount Teide, which dominates the island at over 12,000 feet.
A cable car goes almost to the summit, where the breathtaking views of the
flower strewn rolling green Orotava Valley can be seen. When you combine
this sunseekers paradise with the duty free shopping, it is easy to see
why it is such a popular holiday destination. A must on the internary is
a visit to the island's capital city of Santa Cruz, one of the busiset seaports
in Spain. A visit to the Arab market is highly recommended, partriculary
to see the many gifts on sale and the displays of beautiful sub tropical
shrubs and flowers. Being the capital, Santa Cruz has a marvellous selection
of shops with their array of duty free goods. Combine all this with a flight
time in the region of 4.5 hours from the United Kingdom makes Tenerife an
island you can not afford to miss
Playa de las Americas is southern Tenerife's
most popular resort. Sheltered by the island's central mountain range,
this modern town enjoys a beautifully sunny climate throughout the year.
In the evening time there are ample clubs, discos, bars, and restaurants
enabling the holiday maker to chose a different venue every night. The
resort is also host to the island's only water fun park and golf course
and on the western outskirts of the resort lies the beautiful new Puerto
Colon yachting marina. If you would like to indulge in a little sight
seeing tour of La Gomera, one of Tenerifes sister islands, or you would
like to entertain yourself with a shark fishing trip then the neighbouring
fishing village of Los Christanous must be another destination for you.
weather plays a huge part in the islands popularity, with the lowest temperature
difference between summer and winter for virtually anywhere in the world.
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