It is finally spring and Easter holidays are coming up and after a long winter a vacation filled with sunshine, new experiences and good food does not sound too bad. Some of you are staying close to home, the rest are probably yet again late with the vacation planning. One underestimated, in my opinion, holiday destination is Tenerife in the Canary Islands and with no winter season the sunny weather is – almost- sure never to disappoint. It has been a popular Easter destination for very long for Scandinavians thanks to direct flights, but nowadays it is to many considered a has-been destination so many are not even considering this destination; a mistake for such a beautiful island known as “the Island of Eternal Spring”.
Tenerife is the largest and most popular island of the seven Canary Islands and has over 900,000 residents being the most populated of the seven islands that make up the Canary Islands.
As a result of volcanic activity Tenerife has a scenic and dramatic landscape and this can be witnessed long before the flight hits the ground, but a bicycle ride between the villages is also a great way to explore this beautiful picturesque backdrop unique to Tenerife.
Excellent infrastructure makes for exciting excursions, be it close or far away from where you are staying.
- The national park Teide is regarded as the world’s third-tallest volcanic structure and stands in a spectacular environment, being on the World Heritage List. There is a cable car on sight, sure to make the trip there even more adventurous!
- The small mountain village Macsa is the 2nd most visited sight in Tenerife, with cobbled pathways and a breathtaking mountain view. The housing designs are built on the mountain slopes and are very remarkable..
- The historical town San Cristóbal de La Laguna (commonly known as La Laguna), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is perfect for a day sightseeing in the old streets and discovering churches and old buildings.
- Air fare to close islands is cheap, so a one day excursion to Fuerteventura by airplane (0.5 hours) is possible.
Lastly, but not least, the beaches are spectacular. Not all destinations in Tenerife are beach-side destinations though, so choosing an accommodation with a pool is a good alternative. Also there is a big contrast between north and south in temperatures. The south is dry, benefitting from a hotter climate than the lush and green north side.
Tenerife benefits from two international airports with connections from most European and UK airports. The distance between the two airports is less than 1 hour with a car so it is perfectly fine to catch a flight to Tenerife South (Reina Sofia) while choosing to stay closer to Tenerife North (Los Rodeos). Make arrangements for the hotel/property owner to pick you up upon arrival, rent a car or catch the bus.