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Tenerife

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Tenerife is the largest of the seven islands that make up the archipelago of the Canary Islands, situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast.
L 'island, an area of 3,208 km square, offers an impressive volcanic landscape (rock formations are incredible shapes and colors), as well as an enviable number of plant and animal species.
Like the rest of the Canary Islands, in fact, Tenerife is volcanic in origin and still has many active volcanoes, including the Pico del Teide, which is the island's highest point (3,718 m) and also the highest point of the Spain.
In Tenerife in a single day can make a world: green, flowers and banana plantations in the north, rugged coastline hot and dry in the south.


What to visit

The two main tourist centers are:

    
Puerto de la Cruz in the north. Here you will find small black sand beaches and small coves obtained from wild beaches on the coast. Life on the beach takes place mostly around the pools of the various resorts. Puerto de la Cruz offers a relaxing environment, and a beautiful panoramic view.
    
Playa de Las Americas, in the south, which has arisen in recent years and developed disproportionately quickly with modern hotels, accommodation complexes with each type of service, shopping centers, pubs and clubs. Playa de Las Americas is located about 20 km from Tenerife South has a drier climate than Puerto. Here are lava sand beaches equipped for water sports.

The capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife is famous for its Carnival celebrations, parades of floats, samba schools and music invading the streets and squares. Santa Cruz holds an important artistic heritage miss the church of Nuestra Señora.

You should also visit La Laguna Puerto de la Cruz, La Ortova (monumental city, in the middle of a natural site rich in forests, characterized by abundant exotic vegetation, has many houses with typical Canarian balconies), the volcanic peak of Mount Teide (3717 meters) and, at his feet, the Teide National Park.
Worthy of note is the nearby island of "La Gomera" UNESCO World Heritage Site for its pristine natural beauty.

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