Sun, sand and... lava, in Tenerife

Climb the majestic Mount Teide, walk on the edge of the abyss at 'the Giants' Cliffs', lose yourself in the dark of the laurel forests, stroll along the Teresitas beach... Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, offers hundreds of new experiences for visitors.

In Tenerife, a land of carnival, unique history and natural wonders, a diverse landscape surrounds the volcanic mass of Mount Teide. There are volcanic beaches and fine sand beaches, waters where you can see species such as the loggerhead turtle and the pilot whale, awe-inspiring cliffs and lava landscapes that contrast with lush, almost tropical, valleys, dense laurel forests and finely manicured green golf courses. And, of course, there are traditional colonial towns and historical cities such as San Cristobal de La Laguna, (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the epicentre of the island's world-renowned carnival celebrations. Add to this cocktail a dash of delicious cuisine and year-round spring weather, and there's no doubt the result is worth sampling. Can we tempt you?

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