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Largest of the islands, where you can watch whales off the coast, explore Inca-style pyramids in the mountains, throw snowballs on Mount Teide (over 12,000 ft) and then swim in the sea: all on the same day, almost any day of the year!

Tenerife is the most populated of the Canary Islands. The volcanic island is located off the West Coast of Africa and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.

The Canary Islands are a popular tourist destination, and as the most popular of them all, Tenerife is well connected by air. You can easily get direct Tenerife flights to either of the island’s two airports from all many of Europe’s largest airports as well as Caracas, Dakar and Miami. Both of the island’s airports offer easy access to the major tourist destinations by road, and if you haven’t got a taxi or coach booked, then there are plenty of buses that will get you there with plenty of time to spend.

As one of the main tourist destinations across the world, Tenerife is famed for its beautiful sandy beaches and vibrant nightlife. The South of the island, mainly operated by Reina Sophia Airport since its opening in 2006, contains the majority of Tenerife’s best holiday resorts, such as Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. The island is strewn with world-class golf courses, and its extensive coastline also offers a number of water sports and big game fishing opportunities.

Tenerife's beach and nightlife has something for everyone. On the southwest, Playa de las Americas has the biggest range of accommodation, from de-luxe hotels to economical apartments.

Neighbouring Los Cristianos is both a quieter, smaller resort and ferry terminal for connections to the smaller islands.

On the northwest coast are both the spectacular towering cliffs and small resort of Los Gigantes.

On the southeast, the Costa del Silencio stretches from Las Galletas to El Medano. Here you'll find the best fish restaurants: try Avencio at El Medano, or Rinconcito at Los Abrigos.

Mount Teide, a dormant volcano and National Park, influences the weather: the north is more temperate so the land is green and fertile, while the south is technically semi-arid desert - ideal for sunbathing but cultivation needs artificial irrigation. The interior has spectacular scenery where we also offer a choice of very pleasant rural hotels.

Puerto de la Cruz is the elegant resort of the north that also has the unmissable Loro Parque.

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