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Sometimes magic resides in the city you are exploring. Or sometimes it is found in the intense sunlight sparkling against the sea. Sometimes paradise is just around the corner. Tenerife is one of those destinations that will take your breath away as soon as you arrive. It is a land of contrasts: a canvas of vibrant coast and mountains… Read on to discover everything you need to know about your visit to this magical destination.
Close your eyes and think about the beach of your dreams. Tenerife is famous for its paradisiacal coast on which you can relax whilst sunbathing. Feel your feet sink into the fine white sand or explore the beautiful beaches famous for their black sand and volcanic rock. Relieve stress on one of the 14 blue flag beaches you will discover on this stunning island, such as: El Medano, El Socorro and La Arena, Tacoronte, amongst others…
Have you ever heard of the natural pools? The unique volcanic heritage of this island treats us to white-sand beaches in the heart of a natural zone which we are sure you will fall in love with. Float in the crystal-clear water of La Laja and Juaniquin rock pools whilst being surrounded by beautiful mountains that seem to tear straight through the sky.
The Teide National Park deserves a special mention. Tenerife’s essence lies in this impressive natural zone. With special permission you can go on an exciting 8 minute journey in a cable car and plunge through 3700 metre-high landscape. Enjoy unforgettable panoramic views of Gran Canaria, La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera from the highest peak in Spain.
Do you know what a barraquito is? This symbolic coffee recipe from Tenerife is something you will get to try as soon as you arrive. Made with coffee, condensed milk, cinnamon, lemon and liqueur, this delicious drink is your best introduction to the island’s gastronomy. Do not forget to try typical dishes like potatoes with mojo sauce, puchero canario (meat and vegetable stew), gofio (a type of wheat side dish) and, of course, the star dessert, the authentic Canarian banana. You will love trying all of these!
The old town of Santa Cruz will win you over at first glance. Originally a welcoming fishing port, this vibrant capital will take you on a journey through its fascinating culture and traditions. Explore it by taking a pleasant stroll around its charming streets or by experiencing its carnival for yourself.
Immerse yourself in Tenerife’s culture and enjoy a dream holiday in a unique setting, it will be a treat for your senses. Do not forget to set your watch back one hour!