What is so attractive vacation in the Canary Islands?
Canary archipelago consists of seven islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura - large island with a varied landscape, high mountains and a variety of natural and climatic zones. La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera - the small, low island - the natural park.
The first, and perhaps, most importantly - all the Canary Islands are amazing for its climate.
Formed by volcanic activity in the North Atlantic Ocean, across from the southern border of Morocco, only two hundred kilometers off the west coast of Africa, and that is not very unimportant - from the Sahara desert, the Canary archipelago is washed by the cold northern Gulf Stream, which formed off the western coast of Europe and directs its waters to the south, towards the equator. The cool water of the Gulf Stream of the young, going on the road under the hot air brings winds from the eastern plateau of the Sahara, is actively mixed with the upper layers of the water and gradually heated. Separating the air warm evaporative air masses form over the Canaries distinctive atmosphere cap moderate tropical climate. It is an essential part of the whole nature of the archipelago. It is maintained at any time of the year the same weather pattern, which aptly called - "eternal spring." The islands, where flowers are always in bloom, the trees are green, bright sunshine, gentle breeze blowing in from the ocean and warm water accumulates on beaches and got my second name: the islands of eternal spring. It never rises during the day the temperature is above 30 degrees Celsius, and never falls below 25. Evenings and nights are never cold - air temperature less than 18 degrees in the area of the beaches is not the case. However, we must understand that all this climate the magic works only on the southern coast of the island, as their northern provinces are continuously processing a fresh north wind and a little colder ocean waters.
The second important factor in attracting tourists to the islands is their natural diversity, originality.
The main attraction of the island of Tenerife (and the entire archipelago as a whole) can be safely called a dormant volcano Teide. The giant 3714 meters altitude rises in the middle of the island and is the foundation of the entire structure of its operations, both climate and public. Volcano divides the island into two differing parts - north and south. He takes away from the south of Tenerife all the cold wind, and leaves him only fresh air and mild precipitation in the form of very rare rains coming mainly in winter, very short.
Thanks to the volcano, Tenerife is the most developed island, both in terms of the resort, and in terms of natural and recreational level. In the southern part of Tenerife, near the town of Los Cristianos, on the mid-20th century it began construction of a large resort of the European level - Playa de Las Americas. Along 7 km beach area over time it was built many hotels, apartments, shops, restaurants, entertainment facilities, parks and sports fields. All beaches - specially equipped sandy cove with gray or gray-golden sand, protected from the ocean waves by breakwaters and piers that turn ocean waves gently stroking tranquil, and the ebb and flow perfectly clean coast from possible algae. Therefore, Playa de Las Americas are unique in purity and beauty, serve as an example of harmony between nature and human capabilities for quality recreation of people, very attractive to families with children because they have a gentle entry into the water with a sandy bottom. Huge varied hotel base of the resort makes it accessible to all types of travelers - from economy class to wealthy people. The most fashionable district of Playa de Las Americas - the Costa Adeje - the western part of the city consists mainly of apartments and hotels privileged level, while the district of Arona de Las Americas - is a lively, bustling and active resort that is full of vibrant public life, both during the day and at night. In all regions there are plenty of high-quality low-cost stores, supermarkets, allowing self-catering tourists, accustomed to live in the apartment. Do not forget the Canary Islands - it is part of Europe and one of the provinces of Spain, with all the consequences: food quality, service, choice, reliability and security.
Tenerife enmeshed in a network of excellent roads, and thus makes it possible for tourists to visit all its magnificent, varied attractions. There are places where should visit. For example National Park Las Canyados - located on a volcanic plateau, a height of more than two kilometers above sea level, offering spectacular amazing views of the peak Teide, the valley formed by one of the last eruption of the volcano, surrounded by a mountain range, which grow unique endemic to the Canary Islands - pine needles with a length of more than 20 cm and Tajinaste - Alpine flower-bringing. In bright sunny weather, while the waist clouds Teide with stunning views of the island of La Gomera, Gran Canaria and La Palma. At night, in front of curious tourists appears crazy sky, which in all its improbability - the Milky Way. On the top floor of Park Las Canyados opened one of the largest observatories - the world scientific center for the study of space. There can and must get to the tour.
Going to Teide the northern slope, the road passes through the laurel forests and lead travelers into the green, always fresh, cool zone of the island. Be sure to visit the island's capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Loro Park, which is located in Puerto de la Cruz. This bird park, marine and forest animals and fish. One of the funniest pinguin’s valley in Europe, a unique show of killer whales, thousands of species of parrots, turtles and primates are waiting for visitors to the Loro Park. In the town of Icod de los Vinos has a butterfly park, currently dragon tree, which, they say, more than three thousand years, and a few unforgettable underground, or rather "under volcanic lava" caves. In Garachico you can swim in natural baths spray of the ocean surf in San Andreas to go on a single yellow beach-lagoon in Tenerife, and Guimar find a pyramid, described the famous explorer and archaeologist Thor Heyerdahl as one of the works of the Guanches, who lived Tenerife more than five thousand years. Guanches lived on the island until the period of its colonization by the Spanish and the last person who saw them and was described Cristoforo Colombo, replenished stocks of water in Tenerife, going further to the west in search of India.
Returning in the evening to the south of the island, tourists again a warm ocean and sandy beaches of Playa de Las Americas.
You can always rent a boat or ride with a group tour of the oceans, to see one of the largest places of pilgrimage of whales and turtles. Swim to the nearby island of La Gomera, scuba dive, visit the flooded temple and hunt for tuna.
A stunningly diverse cuisine on the islands. On the slopes of Tenerife is twisted vine, giving the crop a unique wine with a distinctive, almost volcanic taste. Here made baked potatoes, pre-soak it in salt water, and tender meat rabbit sauce to pour their Canarian herbs. The ocean is full of diverse marine fare that is served at both the island and sold in any shop or market. Local cuisine can be safely attributed to another attractions of the island.
Tenerife has two airports - the North (for domestic flights), and the International South. Two large ports - one in the capital, the other in Los Cristianos. Tenerife ferry and air traffic associated with all the islands of the archipelago.
Classic Teide view from 2000m
The famous Canarian pine
National Park Las Canadas
Teide in winter
Whales on starboard side
Costa Adeje view