The Many Faces of Tenerife

And before this next article let me thanks Katerina for reminding me once again how much I love the Spanish island of Tenerife... Must return there one of this days ;)

If Tenerife is on your holiday agenda, don’t just settle for the usual routine and the standard resorts of the south coast. Instead, why not discover some of the island’s more alluring features? From Arona holidays to city breaks in Santa Cruz, there is plenty to see and do on this beautiful sun-baked island.
Santa Cruz, Tenerife
First off, the island’s stiff coastal breezes make it perfect for watersports. Among the many water-based activities on offer are surfing and windsurfing, along with water-skiing, sailing and - if you fancy exploring beneath the surface - scuba diving. They’re great fun and well worth a go, but of course if you prefer to keep your hair dry then you’ll find plenty of boat tours on offer. These range from sedate glass-bottomed boat tours for kids, to day trips and whale or dolphin-spotting excursions. Any one of these activities makes for a fun-filled day out.

If you like your scenery rugged and wide open, head for the north coast. Here you’ll find quaint villages nestled in the hills and dramatic cliffs tumbling down to the tiny bays and hidden coves below.
Los Gigantes, Tenerife
To get your heart rate up a little, dust off your hiking boots and head for the hills - or rather the volcano. Mount Teide, Tenerife’s imposing mountain located slap in the centre of the island, is a dormant volcano that has a violent past, and wreaked havoc in ancient times. See the solidified lava and bizarre twisting rocks, and make your way to the top of Teide itself (take the cable car, unless you’ve had your Weetabix) to enjoy breathtaking views from its summit.
Masca, Tenerife
There certainly is plenty to see and do in Tenerife. Whether you opt for holidays from Thomas Cook or another large-scale tour operator, or get here under your own steam, there’s no excuse not to explore this wonderful holiday destination. You certainly won’t regret it...

Thanks again Katerina and also Open Galleries for the Tenerife photos :)