This is an island with a real 'north-south' divide in more ways than
one. Party animals head south for sizzling beaches and the hottest
nightlife in the Canaries, while up at the top of the island even the
sun takes it easy!
The resorts of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos have all but
merged to form one big buzzing playground for the 18 - 30's, bulging
with bright lights and bars.
Puerto de la Cruz is lusher, quieter and cooler. Los Gigantes lies
somewhere between these two extremes.
Timeshare touts and other street-vendors are a nuisance, especially
around Playa de las Americas. A general note about the Canaries;
cockroaches are common inhabitants of the islands and frequent visitors
to apartments...especially those on the ground floor.
Clubbers Note: Although Tenerife is a year-round
island many of the popular clubs in Playa de las Americas close in
January and February.
|Time: Same as
Flight time: Approx 4 hours.
Currency: Euro see
Weather: Summer: Hot in the south, a little cooler
in the north. Winter: Warm and spring-like in the
south; milder with more cloud and rain in the north
- The largest Canary island quite rightly has the biggest variety of
- The dormant volcano Mount Teide which dominates
the landscape is a breathtaking natural wonder. Cables cars operate
to the highest peaks and often in winter there is snow around the
summit. May not be suitable for people with breathing difficulties
due to the high altitude.
- As a suppliment to the already fun-packed southern resorts there
is a waterpark near Los Cristianos
- The north coast boasts Tenerife's other big attraction - 'Loro
Parque' which combines whale and dolphin shows, an
aquarium, zoo, and botanical gardens. It
still houses the biggest collection of parrots in the world, as well
as Europe�s biggest penguin exhibit, gorillas, chimps, tigers and
panthers and much more.
- Three 18-hole golf courses
For more information on Tenerife click here: Thomson
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