Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands. Tenerife offers 269 kilometres of coast and a wide variety of places to enjoy the sun and the sea.
In the north, where the countryside is steep with cliffs, you will find small bays and natural pools, whereas in the south, such as in the municipalities of Adeje, you will find numerous beaches, most of which are volcanic in origin. You can swim and sunbathe all year round thanks to moderate temperatures which range between 18 degrees in winter and 26 degrees in summer.
Costa Adeje is an affluent resort in the sunny south that has a rich selection of beaches, turquoise calm waters, lovely promenades lined with exclusive shops, restaurants and bars.
Also in the north there is a vibrant resort - Puerto de la Cruz, set in the beautiful landscape of the Orotava Valley. A short drive from the streets of the old town is Jardín Botánico .
However, there is much more to discover on the island. The Teide National Park and where you can admire the pine forests and lunar landscape and of course the volcano – Teide, which is the world’s third largest volcano. Diving, cycling, golf, hiking, surfing or hang gliding are just a few of the sports you can practice here which can be a great addition to your Spanish classes!
Tenerife hosts one of the world’s largest and famous carnivals and the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is attempting to become a World Heritage Site. Together with the Carnival, there are other feasts in different towns of the island where you will be able to get to know typical handicrafts, the gastronomy and traditional customs of the islanders.
The waters between Tenerife and La Gomera are a perfect place to spot the resident population of whales and dolphins. Tenerife is a paradise of its own kind and a perfect place both in summer and winter to recharge your batteries while getting a grasp of Spanish language.