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'.
Footie fans can play against some of the pros of the past in the Tenerife International Soccer Masters Tournament held at Las Torres sports centre in Adeje from 6 November.
Slip into somewhere a little cooler when the sub-tropical sunshines slides south. Hard Rock Cafe's free, weekly acoustic sessions are a good bet, featuring local musicians playing it easy in Tenerife's music hall of fame restaurant every Wednesday through summer.
Arona Summer Festival kicks off on 22 July at Los Palos Golf Course in Guaza (free buses from Los Cristianos). Deadmaus, Nervo and Danny Avila are all lined up so far, along with Carl Craig and a host of other mix-spinners cranking up the crowds over at the 2nd stage. For tickets visit aronasummerfestival.com/?lang=en.
Escape the resorts by partaking in the Tenerife Walking Festival, running from 29 March - 2 April. You can climb mountains, stroll through valleys and discover the breathtakingly beautiful spots across the island. For routes visit http://www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com/en.
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