Tenerife

Tenerife, the stuff of dreams…

Tenerife occupies 2034 km2, has a population of 900,000 and has the highest mountain in Spain, “El Teide”, with an altitude of 3718 m, located in the centre of the island. The main language is Spanish, though English and German are spoken in the tourist areas.

Thanks to its mountainous nature, Tenerife has been called “a miniature continent”, and it encompasses an extensive range of natural and man-made environments, from tropical heat to Alpine landscapes, from large cities to tiny hamlets where tourism has yet to leave its mark. The island’s wildly contrasting landscapes also include sumptuous green pastures and woodland areas. Wine production has increased in recent years and large banana plantations are common throughout the island.

Tourism on the island began roughly a century ago and the Canary Islands have since become one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations – and rightly so. Although the southern part of the island experiences some rainfall, the climate is warm all year round, with an average annual sunshine of 3000 hours!

In addition, the island offers interesting excursions, inexpensive restaurants and great opportunities for shopping.

Even during the winter months, visitors can don their summer clothes and sit out until late in the evening.