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'.
Stuck for something to do on a Sunday from October through December? Grab your best swimwear and join the Insomnia Boat Party complete with drinks, DJs and the occasional inquisitive dolphin. http://www.boatpartytickets.com/boat-parties/insomnia-boat-party-tenerife/
Grab a flask, a group of friends and a blanket and head to the hills above Los Cristianos for a rustic picnic under clear night skies. The village of Vilaflor is a good spot for star-gazing, away from the light pollution of the southern resorts.
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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