Tenerife – marveling at nature and folklore

An island situated in the Atlantic Ocean, Tenerife is dotted with volcanoes. Replete with a lush green landscape, it scores with nature lovers.

Tenerife – marveling at nature and folklore
Tenerife – marveling at nature and folklore

Tenerife offers some of the marvelous landscapes for nature lovers. The season remains spring almost throughout the year, with hardly any differences in the summer and winter temperatures. The city comes to life in the evenings with the promenades and restaurants bustling with activities. Tenerife is dotted with volcanoes, leading to a rough lunar landscape, but it also is a home to some of the most soothing beaches. If you plan to buy or invest in Tenerife, it’s better to use the services of an estate agent who are known as inmobiliaria. Few of the most trusted names in the estate agents are: Horizon properties, Paul Smith Properties and Palm Mar. There are a whole lot of legal requirements and formalities to be handled and they are better taken care of, with a reliable agent in place.

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean along with other Canary Islands, about 200 miles west of Morocco and the Sahara Desert, Tenerife’s history is steeped in time. Tenerife houses a lot of places of historical and artistic value like the church of Nuestra Señora de la Peña, la Ermita de San Telmo, el castillo de San Felipe, la casa de la Aduana and the old quayside where small fishing boats are still anchored. Puerto de la Cruz is the second largest tourist city famous for its healing and relaxation tradition. The city is home to Hotel Casino Tauro, built almost a century ago. The city has the capacity to accommodate about 30,000 tourists.

Tenerife offers some of the most exotic sights for nature freaks with the options of visiting Amazonia which is a luxuriant mini-jungle of rainforest flora and fauna or to Aquapark which is a huge favourite with children because of dolphin displays, rides and action-packed adventure. Las Aguilas del Teide has 75,000 sq. metres of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens and you ought to spend here a day or two to let the beauty of it sink in. Watching the parrots or feeding the penguins- you could be here and done it all and wait for more to come. Nature is not the only thing you could spoil yourself with, Tenerife also provides cheaper shopping option to tourists, as it is a partly tax-free zone. Hence, shopping here for perfumes, tobacco etc is a better option than shopping in the EU. Not to be left behind in the race, Tenerife also has on offer a variety of cheap electronics. The atmosphere in Tenerife is cosmopolitan and pleasant.

The evenings in Tenerife are enjoyable with the option of eating at open-air restaurants while still gazing at the sea. The festivals forming a part of the island scape are Corpus Christi Carpets of flowers and volcanic earth in La Orotava and La Laguna. Then there is Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria, the Festival of patron saint of the island in Candelaria which is held on the 14 or 15 of August. San Andrés the popular new wine tasting festival held in 3 cities of Icod, La Orotava and Puerto de la Cruz on the 29/30 of November.

Tenerife is also rich in music, culture and folklore with one of the most prestigious European Classical Musical Festival held here. It has participants from the European countries taking part in it. The latter part of the year is filled with musical festivity with the Sabandeño Festival- a Folklore Music Festival held in September and the Opera Season commencing from October lasting till December.


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