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Located in the middle of the archipelago of the Canaries, just off the coast of Africa, Tenerife is a delightful blend of various cultures, mixed with unique landscapes and breathtaking scenery. The island welcomes holidaymakers of all ages and backgrounds, and, having been a popular destination for decades, it caters to all interests and activities.
On Tenerife you can while away the days along the endless beaches, enjoy the shopping possibilities and nightlife of the more urban areas along the southern coast, or decide to explore the less frequented parts of the island. Discover the sheer natural beauty of Los Gigantes, where the cliffs rise as far as 800 metres above the sea, experience the vivacity and buzz of Playa de las Americas, or simply kick back and relax on the picturesque Playa de las Teresitas. The splendid waters and the Atlantic breezes make Tenerife the perfect destination for water sports such as wind- and kitesurfing, jet-skiing as well as diving and snorkelling. It is also possible to go whale- and dolphin watching via a wide range of boat tours that can be boarded from ports near the resorts.
For those seeking to discover more land-based sights and activities, both the cities and more rural areas inland abound with options. Visit the Museum of Nature and Man for a fascinating insight into the ancient past of the Canaries. The museum holds several archaeological finds, including preserved pre-Hispanic mummies. Tours and hikes around the Teide National Park will bring you up close to the stunning peaks and craters of the island’s volcanic centre. For cultural options of a more modern flavour spend a few hours at TEA in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which is part art museum and part theatre, or catch a concert or exhibition, or simply just stare at the awe-inspiring architectural feat of Auditorium Adan Martin. Tenerife is one of the most popular destination for holidaymakers, and while you’ll find lots of sun, beaches and bars, you’re also likely to find something that will take you completely aback and forever lose your heart to this charming island.
Each region in Spain is fiercely proud of its local identity and culture and regardless of where you find yourself in this vast and fascinating country, you’ll quickly discover that one of the cornerstones in every regional self-image is the local food. We’ve collected (and sampled) the five following dishes, yet these are just a few examples of the great variety of dishes you’ll find in Spain.
Spending an extended weekend in Iceland means making sure you pack in all the things worth seeing and doing here. Don't fret, though, we've kindly compiled a useful list that you are free to follow to make sure you get the full experience of this wonderful Viking island.
Whether you are staying on the mainland, or even on one of the many islands themselves, you can easily travel to and between some of the more remote islands that will give you a glimpse of a more serene part of the Mediterranean, away from the tourists and the developed seafronts.