Black sand, a smoking volcano and other reasons to fly to Tenerife this summer
Tenerife is the largest and most amazing of the islands of the Canary Archipelago. Located in the Atlantic Ocean near the African coast, it combines exotic nature, warm climate, as well as Spanish culture and cuisine. At the heart of the island is the third largest volcano in the world, Teide. Its height is more than 3700 meters above sea level.
The whole island consists of mountain roads, steep descents and ascents. Therefore, when renting a car, be prepared for narrow serpentines, sharp turns and constant reconstructions, which are almost impossible to go around.
To avoid stress and calmly explore the coast, you can rent a yacht and take a trip on board. On the sites of international charter agencies you can find inexpensive options for renting a boat with both a captain (for those who have no navigation experience) and without a captain.
This travel format involves several more advantages. For example, you can save on renting a hotel and spend the night on board. And by renting a yacht with a captain, you will get an excellent guide who will show you all the most beautiful and amazing places on the coast, as well as tell interesting stories and legends.
Using the Nautal yacht charter platform, you will receive the support of specialists in Russian who will select the perfect options for you at the best prices.
So, back to the island … Once in Tenerife and starting the cruise on a rented boat, first of all, go to the beach. The island is famous for its black beaches with sand of volcanic origin. In the summer, be careful: the sand is very hot in the sun and it’s better not to walk on it without shoes. One of the best black beaches of Tenerife is considered Hardin, located in the northwest of the island in Puerto de la Cruz. And the largest white sand beach Playa Arena is located in the south of the island.
The main attraction of Tenerife is the huge volcano Teide. As mentioned earlier, this is the third largest volcano in the world. Climbing to the top, you can see how his mouth “smokes”. However, you should not panic: this is normal.
In the north of the island is the picturesque Anaga laurel forest. It is equipped with signs that lead along the most beautiful hiking trails of the reserve and do not let you get lost. There are several viewing platforms in the park and next to it, from where a wonderful view of the mountains opens.
Also in the north of the island is a large reserve Loro Park, which collected a huge number of different types of exotic animals. By purchasing a ticket to Loro Park, you can also pay for a ticket to the largest water park on the island of Siam Park. It is perfect for relaxing with both children and a group of friends.
The capital of Tenerife is the city of Santa Cruz. This is a small but pretty resort with developed infrastructure. Its only minus is that the entire coast is occupied by an industrial port and, in order to visit the beach, you will have to go to a neighboring town. Which, however, is very close.
Once on the island, be sure to try the local cuisine. In Tenerife, as well as throughout Spain, tapas are popular. However, some of them cannot be found on the Iberian Peninsula. We recommend trying the baked potato “Papas arrugadas” with local moho sauce made from olive oil, parsley and spices.
Having examined the coast of the island aboard a rented yacht, we recommend that you go on a sea voyage to one of the nearest islands: for example, Gran Canaria.
Climate in Tenerife
Since the island is located off the African coast, it is warm throughout the year. The air temperature in Tenerife varies between 19-30 degrees. At the same time, the south of the island is warmer than the north. The high season lasts from July to August, but many travelers arrive in Tenerife in the winter. Many European pensioners come to winter on the island and live on it for several months.
How to get there
There are two airports in Tenerife: North and South. The Northern Airport accepts domestic flights and flies to other islands of the archipelago. Southern accepts flights from other countries.