Black sand, 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. In the heart of the island is the third largest volcano in the world of Teide. Its height is more than 3,700 meters above sea level.
The whole island consists of mountain roads, steep descents and ascents. Therefore, renting a car, be prepared for narrow serpentines, sharp turns and constant reconstructions, which are almost impossible to drive around.
To avoid stress and calmly explore the coast, you can rent a yacht and go on a trip aboard. On the websites of international charter agencies you can find cheap rental options for ships both with the captain (for those who do not have navigation experience), and without a captain.
Such a travel format implies several more advantages. For example, you can save on renting a hotel and spend the night on board. And if you rent a yacht with a captain, you will receive an excellent guide who will show all the most beautiful and amazing places of the coast, as well as tell interesting stories and legends.
Using the Nautal yacht rental platform, you will receive the support of specialists in Russian, who will find you the ideal options at the best prices.
So, back to the island … Once on Tenerife and starting a cruise on a rented ship, first of all, go to the beach. The island is famous for its black beaches with volcanic sand. In the summer, be careful: the sand is very hot in the sun and it is better not to walk on it without shoes. One of the best black beaches in Tenerife is Hardin, located in the northwest of the island in Puerto de la Cruz. And the largest white sand beach of Playa Arena is located in the south of the island.
The main attraction of Tenerife is the huge Teide volcano. 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 signposts that lead along the most beautiful hiking trails of the reserve and do not allow to get lost. In the park and next to it there are several viewing platforms, 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 recreation with both children and friends.
The capital of Tenerife is the city of Santa Cruz. This is a small but pretty resort with a developed infrastructure. Its only disadvantage 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 nearby 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 to try the baked potato “Papas arrugadas” with the local moho sauce, which is made from olive oil, parsley and spices.
After seeing the coast of the island on board a rented yacht, we recommend to go on a sea voyage to one of the nearest islands: for example, Gran Canaria.
Climate in Tenerife
Since the island is located near the African coast, it is warm throughout the year. The temperature of the air in Tenerife varies from 19-30 degrees. At the same time in the south of the island is warmer than in the north. The high season lasts from July to August, but many travelers arrive in Tenerife in the winter. Many European pensioners come to spend the winter on the island and live on it for several months.
How to get there
On the territory of Tenerife operates two airports: North and South. North airport accepts domestic flights and carries out flights to other islands of the archipelago. Southern also accepts flights from other countries: including from Russia.