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    Spain’s winter sun-trap, Tenerife


    Spain’s Canary Islands, just off the coast of West Africa, have one of the finest climates in the world. Tenerife is the largest of the islands and winter and summer temperatures here don’t vary hugely. This scenically stunning island is a sun-filled winter hot spot and a busy, year-round holiday destination. Appealing beaches vary from volcanic black to shimmering white and as winter depresses other countries, Tenerife erupts with a huge Carnaval that’s colourful, garish and second only to that staged in Rio.



    On top of the world


    You’ve landed in Tenerife and the one thing you can’t escape is the presence of the towering mountain of Mount Teide. At almost two and a half miles high, it is certainly the welcome elephant in Tenerife’s room as well as the highest peak in Spain. It lures you to pay it a visit and guests are never disappointed. The views from the top are space-age and span over any clouds to Canary Island neighbours. These include Gran Canaria and smaller volcano sibling, Mount Telde. More Tenerife spectacles include the mysterious Black Pyramids at Guimar. Natural history buffs don’t want to miss out on Adeje and Barranco del Infierno, also known as Hell’s Gorge. Here, walking a two-hour trail, you’ll experience magnificent island scenery and ancient burial caves. It’s well worth taking these excursions from your hotel; after all, the beach will still be there tomorrow and the Tenerife sun will still be shining.



    February fun in Tenerife


    Throughout Spain there are some very trendy and stylish fashion stores. This is the case in Santa Cruz, but in the lead up to February’s Carnaval, it’s mega-business on the cosmetic and costume counters as women are joined by men, eager to become Tenerife’s most outrageous participant. This is no easy task and throughout the many hotels, towns and villages, folk prepare well in advance for Carnaval time in Tenerife. Following Carnaval, there’s Entierro de la Sardina, the traditional burial of the sardine. On these occasions and ever year, a giant fish-shaped vehicle is accompanied through crowd-filled streets by pseudo- mourning fishermen’s widows. All is not as it seems, and there are plenty of laughs to be had along the way. The best and biggest events are in the island’s capital, Santa Cruz. Everyone joins in, including visitors holidaying in the Tenerife hotels. Many historical and hysterical fictional events are re-enacted in unique Carnaval style. The secret is to book early so that, next February, you won’t be frozen out.



    Tasting the difference


    Tenerife hotels tend to follow the usual trend of offering tourist menus that guests are used to back home. There’s much to savour though, away from your hotel and as you discover some of Tenerife’s traditional cuisine. Breakfast will never be the same again once you’ve experienced Churros Con Chocolate. This consists of delicious, diet defying, deep fried dough dipped in a thick, hot chocolate sauce. Examples for later meals include the very filling chicken and potato soup, Rancho Canario. Ropa Vieja is another stew, with a beef, chicken or pork base. Pollo al Salmorejo is a marinated chicken dish. Papas Arrugadas is an absolutely essential side dish, consisting of small Canary potatoes, boiled in salted water and served in their skins. You’ll soon get a taste for dining out in Tenerife!



    Transportation delight


    Most arrivals and departures are to and from Tenerife Sur (South) Airport. This is the second largest of the Canary Islands’ airports. The convenience is a real joy with transfer times of around only 20 minutes to Tenerife’s major resorts of Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and the slightly quieter Golf del Sur. If heading to the lusher, greener and somewhat cloudier resorts in the north and around Santa Cruz, the transfer is likely to take in excess of an hour. Inclusive holiday visitors will have their transportation included. Otherwise, you can get a taxi, but get the driver to quote before you jump in. TITSA buses are much cheaper and go to a number of resorts. Once you’ve settled in, there are plenty of trips designed to get you off the island again. Catamaran cruises and whale-watching excursions are very popular. There are regular ferries from Santa Cruz to other Canary Island locations including La Palma and Las Palmas. Don’t confuse the two, they’re entirely different.



    What’s in a name?


    The romantically sounding Canary Islands weren’t named after that twittering little bird at all. Canaria is in fact the Latin word for dog; but Isle of Dogs doesn’t have the same ring to it! On some of the more remote beaches and around hotels in Tenerife, particularly those in the sun-drenched south, you’ll still see packs of harmless dogs roaming around and scavenging for food. Another theory is that the Canary Islands were named after the seals that used to inhabit the islands and called sea dogs by the Romans. Whatever the preferred version maybe, the largest island, Tenerife, always gets that universal seal of approval! Another name to conjure with is the popular tourist resort of Los Gigantes, The Giants. The cliffs surrounding the resort were once believed to be sacred. Today, they are best viewed from the sea to experience their true spectacle. They are majorly impressive and will form one of many treasured memories of Tenerife.

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      Hotel Sol Tenerife Playa de las Américas
      Sol Tenerife is located on the Canary Island of Tenerife in the tourist resort of Playa de las Américas. This 4 star hotel is only 14km from Tenerife Sur Airport and beach lovers will find the nearest beach only metres away, travellers wanting to lower their golf handicap will find 3 golf courses close at hand. Travellers arriving by car can use the on-site parking, limited spaces, a 24 hour front desk can organise car rental, babysitting, laundry service and meeting room. Guests will find 3 pools, 1 is heated and 1 is suitable for children, there is a paved terrace area with sun beds and parasols, shade is also provided by the various trees, dining takes place in the buffet restaurant, there is a snack bar, Piano and Jazz Bar . For the active guests there is tennis courts, volleyball, soccer and table tennis and to help recover a massage service ( fees apply ). Live shows and various activities are provided by the animation team during the day and evening, a mini-club for children is open in the summer period and internet access in lobby. All rooms come with air-con, satellite TV, telephone, fridge, safe ( fees ), balaconies with sea or mountain views and en-suite bathrooms.
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      Hotel Endless Summer House Playa de las Américas
      Endless Summer house in Playa de las Américas. We offer to our guests, a nice and friendly place to enjoy your holidays with great facilities and a swimming pool. The rooms with bunk beds are perfect if you want to meet other people, it has a wardrobe and fan. There are shared bathroom facilities with a hairdryer, as well as a sharedlounge. In the terrace we offer barbecue facilities, microwave and kettle. Packed lunches are available on request. Bike hire and an airport shuttle service can be organised for you. We have a nice pool and breakfast is included. Come and enjoy with us! Endless summer House is located 17 km from the Tenerife South Airport and 1 km from the best beaches in Playa de las Américas. In the same street you can find the best water park in all the world: Siam Park. Only 5 minuts walking from our hostel you can find Siam Mall, the new shopping center in Tenerife South. In the same street you can find, supermarkets and restaurants, and only 5 minutes walking, the bus station and taxi stop. Endless Summer House Policies and Conditions: Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 11:00 . Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.This property may pre-authorize your credit card before activation. Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: No curfew.
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      Hotel Tenerife Royal Gardens Playa de las Américas
      Beautifully located amidst tropical gardens just off Las Vistas Beach, Tenerife Royal Gardens is a condo resort just steps away from both the popular Tenerife areas of Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos. The vast studios and apartments include private baths, and are simply but tastefully decorated, featuring sofa-beds in the living areas. Standard amenities include a flat-screen TV, while some enjoy private balconies. The well-equipped kitchens include an oven and a fridge, as well as cookware and crockery. Accommodations lead directly to the large central pool area, with a special section cordoned off for children. Tenerife Royal Gardens guests like to hang around the poolside bar, which there is a myriad of eateries, shops and entertainment spots in the vicinity, and along the beachfront. Guests like to head to Siam Park, as well as the Los Cristianos Port, under a kilometre away.
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      Hotel Vista Sur Playa de las Américas
      Vista Sur Aparthotel is located outside of the tourist resort of Playa de las Américas on the Island of Tenerife which is the largest of the Canary Islands. The Vista Sur is on the sandy blue flag Las Vistas beach, facilities at the beach include toilets, changing rooms snack bars, sunbeds / parasols and water-sports, there is also a life guard on duty. Guests wanting to walk out will find the Vista Sur sandwiched between the resorts of Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos, both towns have bars, restaurants and shops. Travellers arriving at the hotel will have use of hotel facilities including a 24 hour reception, on-site parking, swimming pool with children's section, terrace with sun-beds and parasols, gardens with palm trees for extra shade and a cafe. Guest apartment are located on 2 floors, these can be reached by the lift. The 59 rooms are either 1, 2 or 3 bedroomed, all rooms have terrace or balcony, fan, safe, satellite television, telephone, internet connection ( free ), kitchenette, lounge and en-suite bathrooms. Sea view rooms are available ( surcharge ) and these have air-conditioning installed.
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      Hotel Parque Santiago III Playa de las Américas
      Complex Parque Santiago III is located between Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas on Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. You can reach the center of town fast and easy. The Hotel has luxury apartments for up to 7 people with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, a dining room with sofa bed and they also have two twin bedrooms, kitchenette, 1, 2 bathrooms and a furnished terrace or balcony, television and 6 times cleaning per week. The complex has a luxury villa for up to 10 people with full kitchen, dining room, 4 bedrooms with twin beds and 3 bathrooms, terrace, balcony and large garden, television and cleaning 6 times a week. There are 2 large salt water swimming pools, the large pool is 1,800 m2, both pools have spacious sun decks. There is also a smaller pool for children, plus two areas of water parks for different ages. You have access to the ocean which is right front the complex. Dining venues include restaurants, cafe and pizzeria, a lounge bar, a pub, juice bar and pool-side bar. There is also a Mall nearby with over 160 shops where you can find jewelry and perfumes, handicrafts, clothes, electronic and photographic goods and much more.
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      Hotel Andorra Tenerife Playa de las Américas
      Andorra is a complex of apartment hotels located at the heart of Playa de las Americas. It is right across from the beach, only 300 metres away. It is 20 kilometres away from the Tenerife South Airport. The complex has two blocks of 5 and 7 floors, each very recently refurbished. There are 101 apartments in total, and each has one bedroom, an en suite bathroom, a small kitchen, lounge and a balcony. Guests are provided with a hair dryer, refrigerator, a direct dial telephone, a hire safe and with extra charge a television as well. The apartments are air-conditioned and provide laundry service, access to Internet and a games room. These are, however, separately charged. The complex also has a bar and a restaurant of its own where you can get a choice of drinks and cocktails and meals. There is a swimming pool, golf facilities, tennis and surfing facilities among others, available at the complex. Andorra's location is right at the heart of a number of shops, restaurants, bars and other attractive must-see sites. The reception is open 24 hours and there are lifts in the lobby as well as a currency exchange facility.
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