Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Island of Two Faces – Tenerife

Tenerife, the vastly diverse island, is the highest and the largest of the Canary Islands.  It is located on the western coast of Northern Africa and is described for its astounding beauty. It is a land of mysterious mix of myths and ancient history and is known as a nature lover’s utopia, with lush pine forests, snow capped mountains, colorful wild flowers, cliffs and its ever changing flora and terrain.

It is a large island with a variety of micro climates found at a very short distances. It has temperate and sub tropical zones, with mild and smooth weather conditions, neither experiencing extreme heat nor intense cold. The tourists can tour around the region all over the year. Light weight clothes are required during summer along with sun screen lotions and sun glasses and warm clothes are necessary during winters.

The land is known for its carnival and fiestas which includes Corpus Christi and Musical festival of Canary Island which is one of the most prestigious music fest. Mardi Gras Carnival at Santa Cruz is one of the biggest and famous street carnivals held in Tenerife with lots of crowd participating in parades in fabulous costumes.

Tenerife is a perfect holiday spot characterized by man made and natural sand beaches and many attraction places. Arona is a city and also one of the biggest tourist centres in the island with millions of people visiting the region. Teresitas Beach is an attractive and fabulous man made beach characterized by the golden yellow sand. Several activities like aerobics, beach volley always takes place here. The beach is also surrounded by the bars and restaurants, offering the tourists a wonderful experience.

It is an important cultural centre serving as a home for many famous museums with historic collections. The City Library and fine Arts Museum is a house for extensive collection of paintings which includes several masterpieces. Tenerife Anthropology Museum is a spectacular 18th century museum which is dedicated to conserve the culture of the Canary Islands.

The tourists can relax and spend a wonderful time by wandering around landscape gardens, palm groves and emblematic dragon trees in the La Granja Park, which is the 2nd major park in the Santa Cruz. Other most visited parks include Garcia Sanabria Park and Botanical Gardens.

Playa de las Americas are the best resort in the island where the people of Cheap Car Hire Tenerife enjoy the hottest night life, housing many clubs, bars, restaurants and night clubs. With the dance floors and exaggerating music, the place stands as a perfect place for partying with the clubs stay open until early mornings with huge crowd.

Bus service is the main public transportation system in Tenerife operated by TITSA. Buses are generally referred as “Guagua” by the local people. Buses run in all the streets throughout the island and the fares being very reasonable. Bus cards are also available which can be charged up with the required amount. Taxis in the island provide good service with many taxi companies offering fixed charges and operating around the popular tourist spots.

The island comprises of two international airports Tenerife North Airport (TFN) and Tenerife South Airport (TFS) which connects the Tenerife city with Spain. These are the popular airports which serves nearly millions of passengers every year. At the airport, plenty of buses, taxis and private cars are present, making easy for the tourists to reach their destination. The passengers can find restaurants, bars, cafes, currency exchange, ATMs, luggage storage, shopping, parking and many other facilities at the airports.

The passengers on their arrival at these airports can find many car rental services being operated by the major companies like Avis, Atesa, Hertz, Auto Reisen, Europcar and Goldcar Europa.

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