Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, only 4 hours flight from France, offers varied holiday possibilities with the best climate in the worlde. The average annual temperature of 22 degrees makes the difference between winter and summer almost imperceptible. This is one of its main assets, but far from being the only one.
The sea temperature, its slight variations between 0 and 50 meters (barely one degree Celsius) and the great visibility up to 20-25 meters are some of the exceptional conditions. Indeed, the very clear water allows the rays to penetrate up to 40 meters deep.
Put on your gear, dive into the water, then within a few feet you’re surrounded by sea turtles and manta rays. A little further you can come across colorful fish and colorful sea bream which constitute a real underwater spectacle.
So ready to dive into the deep end? Find the list of the best diving spots and the list of wrecks to explore in Tenerife, depending on your level.
Discover Barranco Seco, in los Gigantes, for a beginner dive to 20m. If you are more intermediate, we will direct you to the Atlántida spot. Expert, we will advise you of other places to dive, such as Radazul or el Guindaste.
Likewise, the wrecks are accessible, and incredible to navigate: El Meridian, Tabaiba, El Condesito, Puerto Colón – Los Gemelos
To find advice and other ideas of places to explore, companies specializing in diving are located on the island such as: Atlantic Eco Diving, Macaronesian Divers Tenerife, Ocean Friends or Se Caleta Tenerife.
Tenerife, a complete destination
For the traveler, Tenerife is a destination that offers varied vacation opportunities with the best climate in the world. The average annual temperature of 22 degrees, which makes the difference between winter and summer almost imperceptible, is one of the main assets of the island, but not the only one.
It is not only due to the climate. Many other factors have made the island one of Europe’s most popular destinations, with six million visitors a year (before the pandemic). Why does Tenerife attract so many travellers? Its nature and landscapes, which range from lush laurel forests to miles of beaches, or the Teide National Park, the most precious example of its volcanic origin, its leisure activities for the whole family, its charming historic centers, its hundreds of incredible traditions and original and fresh gastronomy are just some of the ingredients of an innovative and modern destination that adapts to the tastes of new travelers.
The geographical location of the island is another key to its success. Between 2 and 4 hours of flight separate it from the main Spanish and European airports. From the two airports of Tenerife North and Tenerife South there are approximately 150 flights worldwide.
In recent years, healthy lifestyles have become increasingly popular and Tenerife has been re-evaluated as a place where holidays can be combined with sports and outdoor activities. This is why the island is striving to consolidate the Charter of Sustainability and Excellence with Nature Activities, which aims to preserve the environment by developing nature tourism activities.
Getting to Tenerife
The 2 airports of the island are easily accessible by plane from France, with many connections from Paris and the provinces, by direct flights, including low-cost companies. There are air connections with approximately 150 cities worldwide
You can also reach Tenerife via its port of Santa Cruz, Muelle Ribera, with island and international traffic; or via the port of Los Cristianos, with island traffic and daily tourist excursions
Where to stay ?
The island offers travelers who are fond of sports activities a number of diverse and varied accommodations comprising establishments of all categories, from hotels to country houses, including apartments or holiday homes. There are also lodges and hostels located in the midst of the sublime natural landscapes of the island, among which stands out the Parador de Turismo in the Teide National Park, accommodation in an exceptional setting.
The list of recommended accommodations and associated companies, according to their specialization in each sport or activity, can be found on our website.
Tenerife in a few figures
– Tenerife has a total area of 2,034 square kilometers. It is the largest of the Canary Islands.
– The average annual temperature is 22 degrees Celsius.
– The population is 928,604 inhabitants (ISTAC data, in January 2021).
– Protected areas represent 48.6% of the area and cover 988.8 square kilometres.
– The Teide National Park covers an area of 189.9 square kilometers.
– More than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year.
Article produced in partnership with the Tenerife Tourist Board as part of a promotional campaign.