Getting To Know Tenerife
The isle of eternal spring, the largest island of the Canary Islands and a popular get-away location for many western holiday makers makes holidays for easter 2014 in Tenerife an ideal choice!
Strongly recommended is a visit to the national park Canadas del Teide, with an ascent of Mount Teide. It is the highest mountain group of Spain with an altitude of 12198 feet. Travellers can reach the summit by car, and hikers, who want to climb to the peak, require about an hour of time and robust shoes. The panorama of the other islands of Tenerife is rewarding and well-worth the effort.
The island’s capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, offers countless events, exhibitions and other exciting ventures. For art and culture enthusiasts, a visit to the Archaeological Museum, auditorium and art-historical churches and monuments holds lots of pleasure. Travellers who love the cosmopolitan port of life will find everything they dream of around the Plaza de Espana. Here, they can indulge in shops, bazaars, cafes, oriental merchandise, restaurants and night spots. The town of La Orotava, which lies about 370 feet above sea level, is a must-see for every tourist. In this charming village, one can feel the peace and richness of the 18th century, where, once, nobles lived in palaces. The city is famous for its religious festival that is mainly celebrated in the Semana Santa (Holy Week).
When in Tenerife, it is imperative to plan a visit to the Pico del Ingles. Of the approximately 870 feet high mountain summit tourists can view both sides of the Anaga Pikes, the north-east part of Tenerife. While looking through a rugged mountain scenery, enchanting valleys appear to the eye of the beholder. In excellent weather, also the Teide can be seen. Puerto de la Cruz is, with over 30,000 inhabitants, the sixth largest city of Tenerife. Originally, the town was the leading port of the island, and today it is the most essential holiday region in the north of Tenerife. The city is located in the fertile of the atoll and is the green oasis of the north.
The lush vegetation is due to the mild climate and travellers can discover enormous banana plantations in this area. In some corners of the town, the antique flair of a sleepy fishing village can still be encountered. Travellers who like snorkelling can do it below the chapel of San Telmo. However, one must be careful and watch out for strong waves during the fall and spring seasons. In summer, though, the ocean is a paradise for swimmers, surfers and other water-sport lovers. After a gorgeous day on the beach, visitors can refresh at nearby cafes and bars, where they can befriend some of the welcoming locals.