Places in Tenerife

El Médano
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The town of El Médano is located in the southeast coast of the island of Tenerife, known for the trade winds that blow year-round, reshaping sand dunes and coastal relieving summer nights . This quaint village with its promenade, natural beaches and charming landscape is a famous international hotspot for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

images copia 4El Médano attracts lots of international tourism, not only for those who need a relaxing holiday on the beach, but also for many young people who appreciate an active lifestyle as the beautiful year-round weather is ideal for both water and land sports. El Médano’s beautiful promenade invites you to walk to it’s southern edge, where a volcanic cone, the Red Mountain, produces an otherworldly landscape with its reddish colour.

The town is animated by a multitude of bars, restaurants and shops where you can enjoy oceanfront refreshments and immerse yourself in a fun and youthful vibe.

San Cristóbal de La Laguna

San Cristóbal de La Laguna (commonly known as La Laguna) is a city in the northern part of the island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, (Spain).  La Laguna’s historical centre was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.

IMG_12111The downtown streets are full of monuments and historic buildings, museums and theatres; its streets, its colours, and its environment share elements with colonial South American cities. It also offers a commercial area, where you can buy souvenirs, fashion, Tenerife wines, Canarian craftwork and typical culinary products. It is a city with great university life, so it also offers great nightlife in a fun atmosphere in its countless pubs.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is the capital (jointly with Las Palmas) of the Canary Islands.

In 2012, the British newspaper “The Guardian” included Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the list of the five best places in the world to live. It shares that distinction with the north coast of Maui, Hawaii; Sankt Pauli district in Hamburg; Cihangir district in Istanbul, and Portland, Oregon in the state (United States).

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The city is a melting pot of diverse cultures that give it a cosmopolitan character. The largest international communities have immigrated from Latin America, Africa and Western Europe.

The city also has one of the world’s largest carnivals. The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife now aspires to become a World Heritage Site, and is the biggest in Spain and rivals anything found in Brazil.

Candelaria

10470944_10154527462070604_8294446902547961542_oHome to the Virgin of Candelaria, patron saint of the Canary Islands, Candelaria is the end of a pilgrimage for people from all the islands every February 2 and August 15. Thousands of people arrive to the feast of the patron.  In the Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias, which hosts major festivities of the town, stands the majestic bronze figures representing the nine Menceyes or Guanche kings who ruled the island at the time of the Spanish conquest of 1497.