Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and one of the most popular vacation destinations in Europe. It is located near the North African coast and has a dry, sunny climate with temperatures that rarely go below 20 degrees.
The island is dominated by the towering inactive volcano Pico del Teide, located in the center of the island. It drops steeply to the coast, where there are beaches whose colors range from golden yellow to black.
El Teide National Park is on the must-see list for all visitors to the island. It offers outstanding views, an exciting rocky landscape and various hiking trails. For authentic local culture, a visit to the larger cities is a must: Santa Cruz, the capital, holds one of the largest carnivals in the world, and San Cristobal de la Laguna is a World Heritage City. But the smaller mountain villages are also worth exploring.
The majority of resorts dot the south coast and offer everything you need during a sun vacation: Beaches, water sports, restaurants, golf courses, shopping centers and some of the best theme parks in Europe.