Presumably the name “White” the island was due to the volcano Teide with snow-capped peaks. There is another version, whether it is the name of the island gave the Spaniards when they saw the natives of the island – the Guanches. To their surprise, the Guanches were tall, blond and had light skin.
The island divides the mountain range on the southern and northern parts. In the south of the island the climate is warm and dry. In this part of practically no rainfall, and average daily fluctuations, and the average annual temperature is minimal. In the north, the cooler, high humidity and a temperature of 2-5 degrees lower than in the south. However, there is more lush vegetation and landscapes of incredible beauty. Due to the volcanic origin of the island, the beaches of Tenerife covered black sand that looks very unusual and known for its healing effects. On the slopes of the volcano, you can see the unique laurel forests, relict Dragon trees and Canary pine. The last one is known for its unusual property – it is absolutely do not burn. The special attraction of Tenerife – volcano crater 48 kilometers in diameter, formed as a result of one of the eruptions now reminds visitors of the power of nature.
Las Americas has been leading the resorts for years now. A lazy place, where everything is just beginning after sunset. This is a quite democratic place in terms of prices, where tourists harmoniously coexist, both with limited financial resources and with a broad soul. There are apartments and economy class, and five-star hotels that honestly justify their status. The resort of Las Americas can be described in one phrase - "all inclusive". Always a good, windless weather with a mild sun, a calm ocean and without protracted rains. It's comfortable to get there: the airport is only twenty kilometers away. Sandy beaches with a nice fine sand. Here is the famous avenue Avenida - the center of the resort, where there is everything you just want to see, buy or eat. An endless number of restaurants and cafes with an international menu interspersed with clothing stores and shopping centers. You can stroll along the singing fountains, look into the concert hall with the pompous name "Pyramid of Arona" ... The best of the best tourist infrastructures is located in the south of Tenerife.
A logical continuation, in no way inferior in popularity, but opposite in essence, is the resort of Costa Adeje. This is a quiet, family place for the privileged. The hotels here are chic, the prices are beyond. Self-sufficient tourists, stopping here, never hurry anywhere, idly relax somewhere in the day, and at night sleep. The stars heed the quiet streets ... But this does not mean that there is no night life in Costa Adeje at all. First, belated restaurant guests create some kind of movement around the resort. Secondly, the closer to the border of Las Americas, the more noisy. Ultimately, reaching the boundaries of the resorts you can get to the quite decent disco El Faro.
It is not difficult to guess that the infrastructure of Costa Adeje is simpler than the American "neighbor". But here the beaches are the best on Terenif. And here there is a stunning yacht port of Puerto Colon, where you can watch how the rich rest.
Puerto de la Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz was once the first resort in attendance. And then they built Las Americas. In contrast to the "faceless", in the sense of authenticity, the leader, Puerto has its own color, its own Canarian zest.
Here come to rest and just relax: take a stroll around the city, please look at the beautiful green gardens, eat delicious food in a restaurant that focuses on local residents, talk about something insignificant with a neighbor on the table, plenty of laziness, having a good sleep in a city-type hotel.
The sea here is worried, so visitors prefer to swim in special pools with sea water. In general, no extravagance, everything is calm and measured. Ideal resort for the older generation. But the youth, let's say directly, to Puerto de la Cruz do nothing.
Los Cristianos is in the immediate vicinity of the resort of Las Americas and is not entirely logical its completion. It is a small, original town that has grown around a once-fishing village. Pleasant, measured rest with a Canarian accent: nice restaurants along narrow city streets are replaced by fruit shops and shops with appetizing pastries. If in addition to the desire to sunbathe, swim and walk after dinner, do not want anything else, the resort of Los Cristianos - the very thing. Although, even if you suddenly want to burn extra calories, you can walk to the eternal holiday in Las Americas.
El Medano - an intermediate stop during a global journey around the island, a resort for an amateur. Here there is a continuous pacification on the shore and utter ecstasy on the sea. Eternal winds allow you to ride the waves almost all year round.
The beaches of Tenerife incredibly beatiful. And they are one of the main attractions of the island. The beauty and comfort of beach areas feel anyone who will give themselves a fascinating trip to the popular Canary Island. Here you will find beaches for every taste: sandy, pebble, rocky, black, white. At the beaches of Tenerife a unique feature – this is one of the few places in the world where most of them are covered with black sand, which was formed after the eruption of the volcano Teide. All the beaches of Tenerife and free, so even the most prestigious of them are located at the five-star hotels are free of charge and open to public. The hotel does not have its own closed beaches. All of them belonds to goverment. So you can swim and sunbathe at any place you like.
Natural beaches on the island are among the rocks and covered with a dark, almost black sand. The rest – artificial, are located in the main tourist area in the south of Tenerife. These beaches are closed from the waves (in contrast to the north, where the restless ocean and high waves), covered with fine sand and gray shades can offer the whole range of services and beach water sports.
The relatively wide (30-40m) Playa del Duque (Playa Del Duque) is considered to be a popular destination for families. It is located in the resort of Costa Adeje (Costa Adeje). Prices are slightly higher than the average for the island. The resort is famous for a large number of five-star hotels and upscale restaurants. But relaxing on the beach with a light gray shade and clear water will surely be calm.
Wonderful little beach with black sand – El Bollullo (El Bollullo). Volcano Teide (Teide), painted this beach in to black, located almost in the center of the island. Such sand has healing abilities. We believe that soak up the warmth of the sand will be useful, no matter what color. Beach El Bollullo enjoy romantic nature lovers and colorful hiking, as it is located at a remote distance from the main island resorts. You can get here from the most ancient resort of Puerto de la Cruz (Puerto de la Cruz), located in the northern part of the island. Get ready for the long walk through the landscaped path through palm groves and picturesque scenery. Beach will impress you with its pristine beauty. There is usually not crowded. In a small cafe, you can eat and gain strength for the trip. Note In the opposite direction you will have to go up the hill.
The jewel of the resort of Los Cristianos (Los Cristianos) is, of course, the beach Playa – De Las Vistas (Playa De Las Vistas). It is located in the southern part of Tenerife. This is the largest beach in length up to 900 meters and a width of more than 100 meters. This paradise was stretched in an artificial cove, which protects against the waves of all lovers of water sports. There is enough crowded and lively, but at the expense of impressive size, beach not created any inconvenience. Sand white,l with light gray tint. On the beach – De Las Vistas has everything you need for easy and carefree relaxation: showers, deck chairs, umbrellas, cafes, benches, as well as for all water activities.
Playa de Las Teresitas (Playa de las Teresitas) is just a few kilometers from the capital Santa Cruz. No doubt it can be considered the most spectacular man-made beach on the island of Tenerife. More precisely beach has been here before, but the authorities in 1973, making out a fabulous perspective of the area decided to equip and bring the yellow sand from the Sahara desert. Specially built stone spit along the beach with impeccable tourists of grooving on the Atlantic waves. Complete the image of the Playa de las Teresitas planted along the palm. Now even the most demanding tourists can enjoy superb beach, which is able to meet any requirements.
Surfers recommend a wonderful beach as artificial – Playa Jardin (Playa Jardin). He did not fence off the waves, so there may be high enough, to the delight of surfers. Beach covered with fine, dark gray sand stretches a picturesque garden with a beautiful floral design. Therefore, the beach has a respective second naming «Garden Beach». The project was created by architect beach Cesar Manrique and surpassed all expectations. That’s why the beach Playa Jardin collects a large number of guests from all over the island. Its total length of 700 meters and a width of not more than 50 meters.
In the same small coastal town of El Medano where the wind and waves blows almost continuously located beach Playa del Medano (Playa del Medano). For these kinds of water sports like windsurfing and kite surfing this place is considered the best. There are many shops where you can rent the necessary equipment and cafes where you can eat at a low price, and tents with a variety of products. In El Medano several hotels and a wide range of private apartments, which you can rent from us.
Of course beaches in Tenerife are many more, but these six are considered to be the best representatives of the beautiful island. Regardless of your preference, the surest act during the holidays is to visit them all, at least it will be interesting. Remember that thrills stay with us forever, so let them be as much as possible. Enjoy your vacation in the best beaches of the island of Tenerife!
Tenerife – the place that says “paradise on earth”. In this beautiful corner of the world people are not only nice break from the bustle of city life, gain strength and energy from nature, but also have fun in amusement parks, get an unforgettable experience of visiting local attractions. Approaching the island, you will see its greatness striking Teide. His foot came solidified lava flows, craters and destroyed ancient weathered rocks bizarre. All together – a “National Park of Las Cañadas del Teide”. And most likely, the wildlife park, is probably the first place where you will be offered to go. Teide Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To get to the highest point in Spain will help the cable car and the hiking trails. Walking through it will make it possible fully to enjoy the incomparable scenery, rare species of flora and fauna, and, of course, sleeping crater. The most beautiful season in the park from April to June. During this period, here everything is fragrant and blooms.
The most famous building on the island of Tenerife, which can not even be described, is the construction of Auditorio de Tenerife. This avant-garde modern facility, built in 2003, is both a concert venue, and the Opera House. Experts who know a lot about acoustics and orchestral symphony halls, consider this hall one of the best in the world. Auditorio de Tenerife is in the progressive architectural style, with super-modern taste, perhaps, to find at least some object like him, never succeed. Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has embodied their most powerful ideas in the design of the unique attractions of Tenerife. All those who are just going to go to the Canary Islands or have a rest here can watch theatrical performances or attend a concert at the Auditorio de Tenerife as full audience. Tickets for the show can be purchased directly at the box office Auditorio de Tenerife.
For those who appreciate the archaeological sites, it will be interesting to go to the pyramids of Güímar. Despite the fact that this building is not as massive and ancient, like other well-known pyramid, the tour will be released to the Spanish pyramids informative. Are the pyramids of Güímar in the same city in the southeast of Tenerife. It came in 1990, the famous Norwegian scientist Thor Heyerdahl. He noted that the step structures are remarkably similar to the pyramid, which he saw in Peru, Tahiti and Egypt. Only here the local population for a long time considered their agronomic terraces. It turned out that the pyramids of Güímar, as well as their overseas “brothers”, strictly astronomically oriented. The stones of which they are built have been extracted from volcanic lava flows. Thus was created the Ethnographic Park in order to protect and study the pyramids of Tenerife. However, even today it remains a mystery when and why these pyramids were built. According to one theory they built the ancient inhabitants of the island – Guanche, for ceremonial purposes related to the cult of the sun, and maybe for maritime exchanges between the ancient civilizations. After visiting the pyramids, tourists can view a photo exhibition and exposition of the museum.
Water park “Siam Park”, in the area of the largest resort Tenerife (Las Americas), it is Europe’s largest water park. Getting here, even adults conservative person can not restrain his enthusiasm , because that dipped into the exotic fairy empire Siam, with a variety of attractions in the Thai style.
This park was designed and built by the owners of “Loro Park”, the famous Island family Kiessling. To realize his ideas fabulous Siam Park, Christoph Kiessling traveled around the world and gather information from different parts of the world about interesting ideas, technical innovations, in order to create his “child” remarkable and unique atmosphere of leisure and pleasure. The construction of the park took 4 years and opened in 2008.
Stylized Thai-style exterior and relaxed atmosphere of the park are ideal for a family holiday or a noisy party, and for business meetings and corporate events. The Siam Park, a huge selection of stylish and equipped with modern facilities. There is a small and cozy bungalows on a floating market and a large amphitheater where concerts, fashion shows and other cultural events.
As for the water rides, they impress with their quality and originality. The highlight of Siam – Tower of Power. This is a huge water slide (28 meters) from the bottom of a glass corridor running through the aquarium with fish. The Siam Park, a few champions in many ways. One of these – a swimming pool with the world’s largest artificial waves (up to 3 meters). Imagine that with him there is still a sandy beach where you can sunbathe. In winter the temperature of the water in a park of 24 ° C. For kids in park built a special playground.
All the necessary beach accessories, from sun cream to modern products designed for extreme water sports are available at the “floating market”. Stores and shops just met in an old Thai style. Apart from all this diversity Floating Market offers taste exotic delicacies, delicious meals, refreshing drinks, traditional sweets and much more in an elegant, stylish restaurants and bars. A massage parlor invites to relaxation.
Of course, to describe all the attractions of the island is simply impossible, as they say better to see once. A must-see here you need: Laurel Laurisilva forest, park parrot Loro Park, the Castle of San Miguel, the Basilica of Candelaria, g.Orotava old Canarian city – Icod de los Vinos and Garachico. Second largest carnival, after Brazil, by beauty and scale, is Carnival in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.