Cheap flights to Tenerife South
How to describe Tenerife? Volcanic lunar landscapes, lush pine forests, fertile valleys, beautiful beaches, traditional Spanish towns and bustling resorts - yes they're all here.
The largest of Spain's Canary Islands is an old favourite when it comes to tourism, having seen visitors travelling to its shores for over 100 years. So Tenerife has an infrastructure that caters for every tourist, from young revellers to families. And what's more, because it is located a mere 100 kilometres off the coast of northern Africa it has great temperatures all year long. The average is a balmy 23 degrees - no wonder it is called the 'island of eternal spring'.
Those of an active (and mightily fit) persuasion might want to participate in Teide Extreme 2014, a hardcore triathlon on 4 October that starts in the sea and ends at Mount Teide. teidextreme.com
It's worth heading north in January to see the fabulous Cirque du Soleil show at the Pabellon Insular Santiago Martin, from 3-11 January. Combining fast and furious circus, street and theatre entertainment, this is a must-see show if you're in Tenerife at the time (Calle Mercedes, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, cirquedusoleil.com).
Head into the Old Town of Adeje in the early evening on 5 January for the Procession of the Three Kings (and accompanying livestock). Expect a shower of hand-flung sweets and a stampede of Canarian children clutching Christmas wishlists.
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