Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tenerife, Canary Islands

Overview

 

The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a popular destination for tourists (especially European), with about five million visiting each year.

 

Most tourists prefer the southern end of the island which is generally both hotter and drier, and more built-up in terms of resorts and other amenities, though the northern end of the island has undergone a surge in popularity over the last couple of years.

 

A true upscale destination, a law was recently passed that henceforth all new hotels must be of a 5 star quality and offer visitors added value such as golf or congress facilities.

 

Sites to See

 

The town of Puerto de la Cruz to the North of the island is particularly charming with its old harbor town feel mixed with modern European influences.

 

The annual Carnival held each February in the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is the second largest such celebration outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is a true spectacle to behold - so much so that it is appealing to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Culture

Visiting Tenerife is mostly about rest and relaxation.

 

If you’re not visiting during Carnival the main draw is the weather. Other than that, you’ll enjoy great shopping, golf courses, water parks, theater and restaurants.

 

Casinos in Tenerife

 

Casinos are a big part of any European vacation. Luckily, you have plenty of options when visiting Tenerife. Try your luck at Casino Tenerife de Santa Cruz, Casino de Taoro or Casino Playa de Las Americas.

Upcoming Events Across Europe

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany

    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

  • Cannes Film Festival, France

    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

  • Chelsea Flower Show, England

    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.