Tenerife

The largest of the seven Canary Islands, Tenerife sits in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of North Africa and enjoys eternal sunshine – one of the reasons that makes this beautiful island such a hotspot for millions of holidaymakers every year.

 

The largest of the seven Canary Islands, Tenerife sits in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of North Africa and enjoys eternal sunshine – one of the reasons that makes this beautiful island such a hotspot for millions of holidaymakers every year.

 

Tenerife is a volcanic island that has been sculpted over time by several eruptions, the last being in the early 20th century. It has a great mix of rugged terrain, dramatic landscapes and a sub-tropical climate with temperatures averaging 20C – 22C in the winter months and 26C – 28C in the summer.

 

In March 1936, Francisco Franco was posted to the island by a Republican government wary of his growing influence and power. He agreed to collaborate with the military coup that led to the Spanish Civil War when the Canary Islands fell to the Nationals in 1936. Consequently many people moved away from Tenerife eager to escape from the new regime. Today, Tenerife’s population is around 900,000 and around five million tourists visit the island each year.

 

The magnificent site of Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain, welcomes you as you come in to land and in the winter can even be covered in snow while on the coats the sun shines as usual. There have been four recorded volcanic eruptions with no casualties at all; two in the early 1700s, the third in 1798 and the last known eruption was in 1909.

Tenerife

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