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From the Spanish archipelago off the West African coast, Tenerife is the largest island, but also the highest since it hosts the Teide, the highest point in Spain, whose peak reaches 3,718 metres. Several million visitors visit the natural park surrounding the volcano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, every year for hiking. It must be said that Tenerife is favoured by half of the travellers - mainly Europeans seeking the mild African climate in the heart of winter - travelling to the archipelago, due to the varied tourist offer there: hiking, surfing, idleness, diving, whale and dolphin watching, fishing, canyoning, climbing, paragliding... Santa-Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island and capital of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands, together with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is a modern and cosmopolitan city with good restaurants and shopping, known in particular for its carnival. But the Tenerife tour guide will also take you to the four corners of the volcano island, from La Laguna (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and its picturesque villages such as La Orotava, Masca or Garachico, to the Anaga and Teno mountains in the northwest of the island, their laurel forests, steep cliffs and black sand beaches. Whatever the season, it is always a good idea to visit Tenerife

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When to go to Tenerife?

When to go to Tenerife? In the Canary Islands, there is no low season as such because the weather is fine all year round and temperatures fluctuate between 20 and 30°C. However, the volcanic island tends to receive more visitors in summer, from May to October: the sun is at its best, the sea winds are cool, and the water temperature does not drop below 20°C. As a result, the beaches are very busy. The best time to travel to Tenerife is, without a doubt, from November to April, because when our landscapes catch cold, those of the Canary Islands still bask in the sun. The event of the year is of course the carnival, even if it only lasts for three years jours  ! The Santa Cruz de Tenerife carnival, declared of international tourist interest, is the second largest in the world after that of Rio de Janeiro. The festivities end with the traditional burial of the sardine, a fish that is burned around a good table. This appointment starts each year on a different date, in January, February or March. In the end, when to go to Tenerife? All year round!

How to go to Tenerife? Our advice & tips

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Tenerife, a tourist destination known to travel agencies, is an island that will meet the expectations of different types of travellers. The tours and packages offered are therefore numerous and varied, generally combining flight and accommodation, as well as certain activities. Sportsmen, couples, families looking for tranquility under the sun.... Consult the offers of the service providers to identify the packages that best suit you!

From continental Europe, the average price of a return flight to Tenerife varies between €150 and €400 depending on the season and the time of booking. As Tenerife is part of Spanish territory, it should be noted that flights from Barcelona or Madrid are often significantly cheaper, sometimes justifying a stopover. For accommodation, booking in advance often provides you with significant savings

In Tenerife, renting a car is the best solution because small vehicles are very affordable and buses are rare. In addition, they serve the main cities, but you will not be able to visit isolated villages or national parks easily. Note that in the city public transport is very convenient, but if you wish the car is possible, hotels often offer parking
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Pictures Tenerife

Lago Martianez. - Author's Image
Puerto Pesquero. - Cyril Bana
Cimetière de Puerto de la Cruz. - Travelstock44 - Juergen Held
Le village de Garachico. - Cyril Bana

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When to travel?

When to go to Tenerife? In the Canary Islands, there is no low season as such because the weather is fine all year ro...
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Weather forecast
The weather in Tenerife is marked by an annual mild climate: it is never really cold and only rains very rarely. Th...
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Budget

In the Canary Islands and Tenerife, the cost of living is lower than in Western Europe. Accommodation and travel will...
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Formalities
A visa for Tenerife? The islands are governed as Spanish territory by the Schengen Convention, which means that y...
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Health
There are no particularly serious diseases reported in Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Mosquitoes are present, but...
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How to travel by yourself?

From continental Europe, the average price of a return flight to Tenerife varies between €150 and €400...
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How to get organized?

Tenerife, a tourist destination known to travel agencies, is an island that will meet the expectations of different t...
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Getting around
In Tenerife, renting a car is the best solution because small vehicles are very affordable and buses are rare. In a...
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