Picture this: a vacation on lush green gardens over pleasant climate and open-air restaurants. Strolling around places with buildings of historical importance and enjoying a glass of beer in a lively nightspot. If these thoughts excite you then Tenerife is your perfect destination.
Canary Islands’ largest island, Tenerife attracts many tourists every year mainly for its spectacular top attractions and vigorous nightlife. Although a part of Spain, Tenerife’s proximity to Africa makes it more interesting and inviting to visitors. It has over 800,000 people inhabiting its 2,034.38 square kilometers area and takes 43% of Canary Islands’ population making it its most populated island. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the island’s capital, is where the island council is seated.
What adds interest to Tenerife’s landscape and the terrain is the fact that it is a volcanic island. At the heart of it is Teide, which has an impressive cone that towers over Caldera de Las Cañadas. Standing high at 3,718 m, it is the highest cone on the island and the whole of Spain as well.
Flora and Fauna
The volcanic feature of Tenerife is the reason for its remarkable ecological diversity. It is home to a hundred fish species and several birds, reptiles, amphibians, and land mammals can also exclusively found in Tenerife. Prior to the aborigines’ arrival, Tenerife was even inhabited by now-extinct animals like the giant rat and the giant lizards.
As part of the Canary Islands, Tenerife also has a great wealth of flora. It is fourth in the world of natural regions with endemic flora featuring more than 1700 plant species. From a report from former CEIC (Icona Canary Island Ecological Centre), of the 1919 plant species in Spain, 505 are endemic to the Canary Islands, of which Tenerife is a part of.
The natural attractions of Tenerife are sure enough to make everyone visit the city.
If you want to do away with all the worries getting around Tenerife while maximizing your short time in the city, then sign up for Tenerife tours. While there are a lot of companies to offer your services, there are several considerations to make. Among them are as follows:
The number of Tourist Catered Per Tour. One of the things you should ask your prospective Tenerife tours service provider is the maximum number they accommodate per tour. The average number for a minibus should be not more than 12. Although being on a large group would give you the opportunity to meet new people, this may not help you enjoy the island at its most – and a proven inconvenience to the tour guide. The lesser you are on a tour, the more you can pay attention to the sights and top attractions rather than to the noise and crowd in your vehicle.
Tour Guides. Ask about the provider’s tour guides. Firstly, Spanish is understood by the majority in the city, but for tourists, it would be great to have a tour guide that speaks in English, especially because Tenerife is a Spanish-speaking territory. Second, you may want to inquire about the experience of the guides in Tenerife. Remember that much of the secret to a memorable tour is with the tour guides, so it would be wise to do your research. Some of the tour providers in Tenerife are:
Tenerife Sunshine Travel Centre, Avenida Amsterdam, Los Cristianos
+34 922 751867 ext 1
Avda. Hermanos Fernandez Perdigon, 6 38400 Puerto De La Cruz S.C.Tenerife S.C.Tenerife
+34 922 38 48 08
Explotaciones Turisticas Girasol S.L.
Doctor Ingram, 8 38400 Puerto De La Cruz S.C.Tenerife S.C.Tenerife
+34 922 38 43 00
Avda Antonio Dominguez S/N Edif Central Center 38660 Playa De Las Américas S.C.Tenerife S.C.Tenerife
+34 922 75 74 01<
Packages. Tenerife tour packages mostly refer to the length of the tour as well as the number of places to see in the area. There are half-day packages as well as full ones. At times, it can extend until the next day, especially if the group (of tourists) would insist to see more of the place. Carefully pick your packages by asking yourself how long is your stay in Tenerife and what are the places you’d want to see in the place.
Itineraries. For those who are no first-timers in Tenerife, checking out what is included in the itinerary would be important. Find out what Tenerife attractions are included in your tour to give you a chance to see sight on the island that you have not yet visited.
Tenerife tours will save you from a lot of hassles and stress. As traveling is stressful in itself, surely, you’d want to make the burden lighter for you.