Tenerife, Canary islands
Tenerife is an adventureus playground. Tenerife is the largest of the canary islands. It is approximately 300 km. west from the coast of Africa and 1300 km. south from the Spanish mainland. An island that surprises with its diversity and climate. Discover your dreamland for action and thrill, it’s sun and volcanic nature. A place with an Alternative Sports Adventures.
Tenerife lies in the transition area between the subtropical and temperate zones. It benefits from the so-called Canaries cold-stream, which has an extraordinary mildening effect on its climate and from the refreshing trade winds. Its climate is precisely a reason for visiting Tenerife at any time of the year; it is always spring, with an annual average of 23 degrees centigrade and minimal variations between maximum and minimum. Within the context of these mild conditions, the island has a surprising variety of microclimates, within a small distance of each other. The south is drier and warmer, with longer periods of sunshine; the north is more humid and its climate even milder. Let us not forget, that Teide reaches a height of 3,718 metres and as one goes up towards it, can encounter high-mountain conditions.
Several days a year, Tenerife and the neighbouring Canary Islands are engulfed in a phenomenon known as the “calima”. This is essentially a suspension of dust which remains in the air because it is so fine. It initially blows over from the Sahara desert, raises temperatures considerably, and usually dissipates within a day or two. When the visibility is greater than 2km, it is then called a “bruma”. During a calima, there is a localised temperature inversion, meaning the higher you go up, the hotter it gets. It’s not uncommon for Las Cañadas to experience temperatures approaching 40°C, so don’t forget your suncream!
Mount Teide is the highest peak in Spain, standing at impressive 3,718 metres (12,200 feet)
There are more than 1000 routs for sport climbing within 50km distance in >12 spots.
Tenerife features the lowest temperature ‘difference’ between summer and winter for anywhere in the world.
Because of the clarity of its night skyes, Tenerife has one of world’s most important observatories.
The Tenerife carnival includes one of the world’s largest street dances with over 250,000 people.
There are 80 kinds of grapes varieties in the Canary islands, more then any other place of the world.
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