2 Tenerife Is the largest of the Canary Islands. It emerged from that lava over 10 million years ago and is situated between the subtropical and temperate zones, 1300 kilometres south of the mainland Spain and only 300 from the african continent. The Cold Canarian Current and the trade winds help the island enjoy an eternal spring by maintaining pleasant temperatures throughout the whole year
3 Excellent connectivity to the main European cities, more than 151 airports within 4 hours flight time.
4 Good Connections Two International Airports Large network of airline connectivity with Regular flights, Charter flights and Low Cost flights. Excellent travel links for short breaks; by air or by sea. We have the most modern catmarans and ferries in the world connecting the other islands of the achipielago. Excelent public transport; TITSA better know as La Guagua its network covers the whole island, including Teide. June 2007, launch of Metro Tenerife, Tram system which links Santa Cruz and La Laguna
5 Facts & Figures 2011 compared to the Canary Islands: Holiday destination for the whole of Europe to the Canary Islands: passengers. Tenerife represents a 36,8% of the total number of visitors coming to the Canary Islands. Results for Tenerife, year 2011: a increase of 12,1% passengers
6 Facts & Figures 2011 TENERIFE: Top winter holiday destination for europeans and Top summer holiday destination from Mainland Spain. Tenerife has the highest proportion of quality accommodation of any region in Spain, 72% of hotels beds are in 4 & 5 star category holidaymakers during 2011, an increas of 6,8%. Ranking of our visitors: British , Spanish , German followed by France, Holland, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Rusia, Denmark, Norway, Ireland
7 3,000 hours of light, which illuminates everything it touches with a smile. Tenerife is one of the most complete destinations anywhere in the world. An idyllic climate throughout the year, with temperatures varying between 20ºc in winter and 25ºc in summer, which makes it possible to do all kinds of open air activities throughout the year. 77ºF 68º F
8 Diversity: South / North
9 COSTA ADEJE Playa del Duque, Fañabé or Troya ARONA Playa de Las Americas and Playa de Los Cristianos Magnificent climate and year round sunshine Excellent range of hotels and self catering Clean Beaches - 8 beaches prized with blue flags Surprising picturesque villages Leisure and evening entertainment The South
10 The North cosmpolitan lifestyle Lush valleys and rugged landscapes Culture and historical heritage Avant garde architecture Santa Cruz: contemporary city Puerto de La Cruz: friendly resort Traditional cuisine Quaint towns and hidden villages Los Realejos, La Orotava, Garachico Wide range of accommodation Great for an escape, a real Spain experience or an active break
11 Unique Nature The island is part of the Macaronesian natural area, one of the world s richest in biodiversity Almost half of its territory 48% make up part of the 42 protected areas The best-known protected area although not the only one, is the Teide National Park, the most visited in Spain.
12 The Teide National Park, dominated by the volcano that gave it its name, and which stands at a height of 3,718 metres, is the most visited park in all of Spain. Its extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna and unique geological value, due to its volcanic nature, has led to it being declared a Natural World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and has made it the great symbol of Tenerife.
13 Did you know? Nature Tenerife has a large number of endemic species, including: Birds: Canarian Long-eared bat, Blue Chaffinch, Canary Cleopatra (butterfly), Dark-tailed and White-tailed Laurel Pigeon Spotted Lizard Tenerife Gecko Fauna: Canary Island Spurge, Crag Malvaceae, Laurel forest 48% of Tenerife is protected landscape Tenerife has Europe s largest lava tube Tenerife has the oldest Dragon Tree in the Canary Islands 800 years old
14 One of the great attractions of Tenerife is its beaches, where you can enjoy the sun and sea at any time of the year. The choice of places to sunbathe and go for a swim are endless: some beaches have a distinctive volcanic nature and bright black sand
15 Beach: South & North
16 Island of Contrasts Macaronesia - cliamte Volcanic terrain surrounded by laurel subtropical forests, ferns and pine trees Palm, dragon trees, cacti Banana plantations and vineyards Protected areas cover 48% of its territory Footpaths and ravines
18 Hiking Climbing Canyoning Mountain Biking Paragliding
19 Surfing Windsurfing Kite surfing Diving Deep-sea fishing Whale watching sailing
20 Did you know? Whale-watching and marine life Tenerife is home to 500 pilot whales Only place to see pilot whales year round Dolphins also live off Tenerife s shores year round There are a number of giant turtles in the seas surrounding Tenerife Ocean Dreams Factory Tenerife is one of Europe s best dive sites
21 A great place for the family! Plenty of fun options throughout the day: camel riding, cycling, horse riding, sailing, snorkelling Pleasant climate for children and family friendly beaches Theme Parks: Loro Parque: (Puerto de la Cruz) Siam Park (Costa Adeje) Pueblo Chico (La Orotava) Aqualand (Costa Adeje)
22 Going out at night in Tenerife is an experience not to be missed and with a limitless choice. It ranges from quiet open-air bars to lively clubs, from discos to shows and concerts. Try your luck in a casino or sample the food in local tascas these are just some of options to bear in mind.
23 Cultural events Important historic heritage Full calendar of popular fiestas and processions that practically cover the whole year An important centre for the contemporary art and culture
24 Did you know? Culture and UNESCO Tenerife is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Teide National Park La Laguna Tenerife hosts some amazing cultural festivals and events: Carnival second largest in world Corpus Christi Flower Carpets La Orotava Cruces y Fuegos de Mayo - Los Realejos Folk Fest Arona Fiesta del Volcan Santiago del Teide: Fiesta de la Almendra
25 This is the Gran Fiesta of Tenerife: an explosion of colour rhythm, music and fun. Every year, Santa Cruz, the capital of the island, holds one of the most spectacular carnivals in the world. Internationally known and declared a Fiesta of International Tourist Interest
26 Food and wine The variety of restaurants is huge and great quakity Both tradictional Canarian cuisine or to taste contemporary and innovative cuisine. Tenerife has 5 guarantees of origen with excellent red, white and rosé wines that has achieved great sucess in the most prestigious international competitions
27 Unbeatable accommodation Choosing the right accommodation is easy in Tenerife: this is because the island has such a wide range. You can choose from hotels and apartments by the sea or in the city, in traditional towns and villages or in natural settings of great beauty. According to the preferences and expectations on each trip, the visitor can choose from the luxury of the best quality hotels to the charm of small, establishments and country cottages
28 Unbeatable accommodation Tenerife has the perfect atmosphere for a True Luxury Experience: Spa Jeep tours Romantic Breaks Star gazing Wine tasting Volcanic Route Cruising Michelin star restaurants Walks in the nature Tenerife has a large selection of quality hotels compared to other parts of Spain. We house more 5 star hotels than Barcelona. Everything you need for a holiday with the family and children Hidden spots with a traditional flavour Guaranteed enjoyment to relax with friends or a total independence to feel at home.
29 Tenerife, golf island Excellent golf facilities and infrastructure, within easy of reach Specialised hotels 9 golf courses; Six 18 hole, two 27 hole and one, 9 hole course International events: Home for Tenerife Ladies Open Mens PGA
30 Conferences and incentives Tenerife boasts a modern infrastructure capable of accommodaring large and important profesional meetings, alternative meetings locations, with a clear local character Conferences 5 Multifuncional congress venues equipped with the most up to date technology & qualified personnel to guarrantee the success of any event
31 Local travel agencies with enormous experience with conference groups and incentive trips. Suppliers of services and everything necessary for large events.
32 Why Tenerife? Year round sunshine and pleasant spring temperatures varying from 20 c in winter to 25ºc 30ºc in summer Between Four to Six hours flight from Europe and 2 ½ hours from Madrid Well equipped and accessible beaches Excellent leisure facilities and fun attractions Festive celebrations: Santa Cruz Carnival, Easter week, Contrast of landscapes ideal for outdoor activities Safe and welcoming Spanish atmosphere Loyalty: 61,7% of the holidaymakers are repeat clientele
33 Tenerife, an island to enjoy