Second only to Rio Janeiro as the most well-known and popular carnival in the world, the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival is an eclectic mix of exotic costumes, shows, parades, and boisterous parties day and night. Get swept up in the hedonistic atmosphere of this most beloved celebration, where normal taboos disappear and everything goes. With a different fancy dress theme each year (past years have included ‘Bollywood’, ‘circus’, space odyssey’ and ‘magic’) the town explodes in a riot of color and creativity that has to be seen to be believed. The carnival is held every February and lasts for almost three weeks- but if you’ve still not had your fill, hang around for Piñata weekend, the closing weekend and the last chance to party.
But, Tenerife is a worthy destination at any moment in the year, its mild climate, and its location make the island one of these desired places even in the coldest moments of the year. It offers alternative landmarks to enjoy, of course, led by the experienced guides or tourtravelandmore, and travelling in our top comfort vehicles.
As an island, beaches surrounding Tenerife are one of its most important attractions. Lying just a 20-minute drive from the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Teresitas Beach is perfect for those looking for a bit of respite away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s one of the few beaches in Tenerife to have yellow sand, and though it’s busy at the weekend, visit in the week and you’ll be sure to find space to stretch out and sunbathe. Join in with a volleyball game or a yoga class, or simply sit back and relax in one of the seafood restaurants lining the beach. Playa de las Americas enjoys year-round sun, and as a result has quickly become one of Tenerife’s most popular resorts. Scuba diving, windsurfing and jet-skiing are all on offer, as well as whale and dolphin cruises and even submarine trips to the seabed.
As well as beaches, mountains are also famous on this island. Indeed, Tenerife houses the highest mountain in Spain: Teide Volcano. Standing at nearly 4,000 meters, Mount Teide is the highest peak in Spain, and the third highest volcano in the world. Its three lookout points offer fantastic views of Tenerife and its neighbouring islands. You can do guided walks to the peak.
Mountains, beaches but also, beautiful villages such as San Cristobal de la Laguna or architectural milestones such as the Tenerife Auditorium. As Tenerife offers activities for children such a lot of different parks, it is an ideal destinations for the whole family.