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Tenerife – Paradise Found

July 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Travel Guide

Tenerife is an island paradise waiting to be explored. It is located off the coast of Spain and the largest of the Canary Islands. Your holidays to Tenerife will be filled with beauty and relaxation that are customary when visiting these famed islands. Transportation to the islands is accessed by its international airport with flights arriving and departing daily for cities around the world.

Once on Tenerife, highway systems connect the towns but, there is a tram system in place. Tenerife is easy to navigate and should not be avoided for fear of isolation. It is a modern and bustling island that has the beauty and charm of a secluded getaway.

The scenery alone will amaze you – mountains and cliffs that dramatically drop into the ocean. The water is so blue that it blends into the sky. The sunsets and sunrises are spectacular and meld together vivid pastel colors across the horizon. There are many activities to partake such as scuba diving, shopping, rock climbing and much more. You can also spend your time sailing the coast or relaxing on the white sand beaches. Tenerife is like a lost paradise but, with the comforts of home. Nothing will ever compare to your Canary Island holidays to Tenerife.

The islands history dates back to the Roman Empire; thus, its cultural heritage is rich with colorful pageants and festivals that attract millions of tourists each year. One of the most important is the Carnival of Santa Cruz held in its namesake city; it lasts for ten days and is filled with the lively hood of the Tenerife people. The magnitude of this island’s carnival is said to rival the famous carnivals of Venice and Brazil.

Tenerife is also home to many cultural museums of modern art and ancient archaeology. They delve into the past and present of the vibrant life and people of this enchanting island.

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