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Tenerife – The Perfect Winter Holiday Destination

May 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Travel Guide

For quite some time, Tenerife has been one of the most popular destinations for those who love to bask in the sun, particularly during the winter months when the average temperature is 21 degrees C, and you can usually count on 6 hours of sun daily. For many, Tenerife is the perfect winter holiday destination.

Most likely, the weather during your holiday will be warm and dry since there are usually 21 dry days during the winter months in Tenerife. Those who do not like extreme heat will find winter in Tenerife to be perfect, because it can be pleasantly cool between November and February, particularly in the northern part of the island.

There’s so much for holidaymakers to see and do in Tenerife; also the weather is temperate and the scenery is absolutely stunning. Besides that, there are all sorts of things to see and do in Tenerife throughout the year, all kinds of events and attractions that always make it a favourite with tourists all year round.

The northern part of Tenerife is well known for its rocky shoreline and the various plants that can be found there, while the southern part of the island boasts a stunning landscape reminiscent of that found on the moon, and visitors love to visit its unique volcanic sand beaches.

The 4 most popular resorts on this Island are the Puerto de Santiago, the Playa de las Americas, Puerto de la Cruz and Los Cristianos. All of them have different activities and a lot of lovely sandy beaches near your doorstep – artificial as well as real beaches.

The often snow-capped Mount Teide is visible from anywhere on the island. It is quite picturesque and offers lots of touring activities. You can explore the pine forests and villages that dot the mountain by taking a tour or you can do it on your own. Sooner or later you will wind up at the Volcanic National Park where you can ride a cable car to the peaks above the clouds.

Tenerife transportation is set up taking tourists’ needs into consideration; the bus route moves regularly from the different resorts to every big town with activities, plus nearly all of the bigger village location on the islands. Yes, taxis are there all the time, 24 hours daily, for brief travel, or you can rent a car and drive around the island on your own to areas where some tourists have never been.

Tenerife is renowned as a gourmet’s paradise and its wide assortment of luscious dishes is sure to make your mouth water. Common Tenerife food is a Canarian, dense vegetable soup called Potaje, and also Ropa Veja, a recipe something like bubble and squeak. Dried apricots, raisins and almonds in addition to goat’s cheese are produced on the island, and you can sample all of them.

For people who prefer beverages rather than food, Ron Miel will be something you would enjoy for the holidays. Ron Miel is a tasty rum liqueur that contains honey, and for those with a real sweet tooth, banana liqueur is another island specialty that one can drink on its own or along with a creamy base.

If you are considering a winter holiday in Tenerife you won’t be dissapointed. It will certainly be much warmer than where you live, but not so hot that you hesitate to venture outside. There are many different things to do on this gorgeous island, providing each visitor with great memories.

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