Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, attracts a cosmopolitan mix of visitors to its quaint towns and pristine beaches. While you can visit this island any time of the year, it’s busiest during the winter months when most parts of Europe experience freezing temperatures. The black-sand beaches in Tenerife offer hours of outdoor fun, including swimming, windsurfing and kitesurfing in the Mediterranean.

Tenerife’s annual Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife sees a vibrant atmosphere of street parades, live music and action-packed parties that last until dawn. Consider a road trip around the island to visit its many idyllic Spanish towns, including Los Cristianos, Garachico, and Los Gigantes.

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    The best places to go shopping in Tenerife include local markets, car-free avenues, and upscale malls. And with the lowest taxes in Europe, this island is a shopper’s paradise. You’ll find all of your favorite European and international brands at much lower prices. tFor handmade gifts and souvenirs, head to the open-air markets. If you’re looking for designer wear and accessories,...

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  • Tenerife Travel Essentials

    Our Tenerife travel essentials guide offers all the tips and information you need to make the most out of your vacation adventure to this jewel of the Canary Islands. You'll find information about the local climate, emergency services, electricity, plug types and more. We even detail some of the best ways to get to Tenerife and how you can explore...

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