Although famous for its sun kissed beaches, bustling tourist towns and lively nightlife, Tenerife has another side to offer its visitors. The spectacular volcanic landscape is home to a thriving local culture that has evolved from the fascinating history of this ancient island. Music, dance, cuisine and a colourful dialect paint a picture that reflects the thousands of years of historical change that has shaped the character of the Tenerife people.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. It is dominated by the 3718 meters high volcano Mount Teide with its mighty crater. The Teide is not only the highest mountain of all Spain, but also the mountain with the highest elevation in all the Atlantic Ocean. At the sides of the montain range which crosses the island there are extremely fertile valleys with important plantations of bananas and tomatoes.Tenerife's coastline is typically rugged and steep, however there are as well almost 70 kilometers of fine sand beaches, making it the perfect choice for a holiday.