"Tenerife, Canaries - A varied island" Isla de Tenerife by HORSCHECK
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I was on Tenerife for a fortnight at the beginning of October in 1999. The resort Puerto de la Cruz at the middle of the north coast was the ideal place to explore the whole island. Tenerife is the biggest of the seven Canary islands.
Tenerife seems to be divided into a northern humid half and a southern dry and sunny half. Aprt from that, it offers spectacular climate differences between the beautiful small villages at the coast and the famous Mount Teide at 3718 metres. Craters, lava formations, cliffs, black and white sandy beaches can be visited all around the island .
Last but not least Loro Parque, one one of the largest parrot collections in Europe, is situated on the island of Tenerife.
"From the mountain tops down to the sunny street ... "
--- Roddy Frame ---
- Pros:Temperatures around 27 C all over the year.
- Cons:Cloudy sky during midday in the northern part of the island.
- In a nutshell:Amazing landscapes in different climate zones on only one island.
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