Why do two million people from the UK choose Tenerife as a holiday destination each year? Is it the fabulous beaches, stunning scenery, breath-taking volcano and tremendous amenities? Yes. But there is one more crucial consideration.
The wonderful weather.
Tenerife, only a few hours from the UK, has a sub-tropical climate and is warm and sunny all year round. It is known as the island of eternal spring. Catch an early flight and be on the beach, in the sea or on the first tee in the afternoon.
Let’s take a quick look at those other reasons.
The beaches: There are more than 50 on an island 60 miles long. They are mostly long, lovely and white or golden sand. Many are made of sand imported from the Sahara Desert and some are black sand made of volcanic lava. The lava created natural pools at the sea’s edge and some are perfect for swimming. Sunbeds and parasols, and just about every water activity you can think of, are available in the resorts.
The scenery: Breathtaking - towering coastal cliffs, natural parks, mountains, valleys, pine forests, a lunar landscape of lava, gorgeous villages and culturally-rich historic towns. Look out for unusual Canarian dragon trees.
The volcano: There are lots on Tenerife, but one literally stands out. Mount Teide is the highest mountain in Spain. A cable car takes you close to the 3,700-metre summit. The views are out-of-this-world. Teide dominates a national park so special it is a world heritage park.
The amenities: Hotels range from superb all-inclusive luxury to family-friendly self-catering apartments. Restaurants offer all types of international cuisine and this is Spain - there are tapas bars everywhere. Think of a sport and you can almost certainly play it. There’s an impressive mix of land and sea excursions.
So, as you can see, whatever you want, whenever you want it, you are likely to find it on warm and welcoming Tenerife.