Tenerife is tenerific!

Tenerife is the the largest island of the Canary Islands and the most populated Spanish island full stop! Besides hosting one of the largest carnivals in the world, Tenerife has some terrific natural beauty and real variety. The Teide National Park is a fantastic park, boasting the world’s third largest volcano, with a crater that exceeds 10 miles in width. Offering views beyond imaginable, you can use the cable cars to take a peek at the neighbouring islands as well.

Mount Teide, Tenerife

Mount Teide, Tenerife

For heart-stopping views, the Acantilado de Los Gigantes cliffs will allow you to admire the coastal waters from an altitude. However, if you are into diving, the cliffs also offer a brilliant experience. Water and wind have done a remarkable job shaping the Montana Amarilla rock formation. You can take the small path leading there or the trail that will take you around the mountain to peaceful and tranquil places on the island. Mother Nature has also taken its toll on the Roque Cinchado, creating a hugely bizarre and surreal landscape, full of lava pinnacles sprinkling across the land. Don’t leave without having visited the Anaga Rural Park though, as this 14,000-hectare area distinguished by natural biodiversity and lush greenery will blow your mind for sure.

Tenerife is packed full of monuments. Some of its highlights include the Cathedral of San Acantilado de Los Gigantes, the Church of the Conception, the Basilica of Candelaria, and the Auditorio de Tenerife; all impressive and majestic. The island also has caves of archeological interest dating before the conquest (the Guanche time), scattered all over the place. Most of them can be found at The Archaeological Area and the El Barranco del Rey archaeological site in Arona. Some of the most spectacular sites you can see in Tenerife include the Güímar Pyramids, the defensive castles in San Andrés, the Cueva de Achbinico (vintage Christian shrine of the Guanche times), and the 120m high Torres de Santa Cruz skyscraper, the tallest in the Canary Islands.

Papas Arrugadas (Wrinkly Potatoes)

Papas Arugadas (Wrinkly Potatoes)

Tenerife owes much of its gastronomy to its geographic location. With an abundance of various kinds of fish, you can eat fish you haven’t tried before, such as the Sea Bream, Combtooth blennies, Gold Lined Bream, and Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Other frequently consumed fish are sardines, the Atlantic Mackerel, and Jack Mackerels, as well as moray eels (eaten fried). Expect your meal to be cooked simply, usually cut into pieces of equal shape along the spine and boiled (a la espalda) or baked in salt (a la sal), accompanied by wrinkly potatoes and a local sauce called mojo. Apart from fish, you can also satisfy your taste buds with marinated Porc Tacos, Goat, Rabbit in Salmonejo, and beef. That aside, the local sweet goat cheese (handmade: smoked, cured, or soft) is certainly a must-have in Tenerife, given that it was awarded the world’s best cheese in 2008. Finally, Gofio, made with roasted and grounded cereal grains, is a traditional element of cooking, eaten as a main dish. However, don’t be surprised if you see it accompanying various dishes, soups, fish, meats, and desserts alike! The best wine in Tenerife is considered to be Malvasia Canary; definitely worth trying!

Tenerife Apartment

Tenerife Apartment

Apartment Duplex Bencomo Palm-Mar (Accommodation Code: ES6175.100.1) is almost licking the sea front (200m from the sea and the beach). This sunny, luxurious, and modern 3-room, 183 m2 maisonette is the perfect place for some time off. Offering exquisite sea and countryside views and an exit to a wonderful terrace garden where you can relax or have your drink in the evening, watching the sun vanishing behind the horizon, it is the ideal guarded residence for you and your family. You also have plenty of facilities available to make your stay comfortable, such as heated swimming pools (kid’s pool included), and a Jacuzzi on the terrace for private use! As for the supermarket, restaurant, and bus stop to get the bus and explore the island, all are no more than 300m far!

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