13 Things You May Not Know About Tenerife
by Felicity Brown | Updated 04 March 2020 | Posted in Spain, Top Lists, Destinations, Inspirations
It’s not all about beaches and cheap booze...
1. There’s a music festival in April, and it’s in a water park.
I Love Music Festival 2015, Siam Park - 3rd April.
2. It’s one of the best places on earth to see whales and dolphins.
3. It’s a VAT free island – great news for smokers and drinkers!
4. Almost half the island is protected by national parks – it’s not as overrun by hotels and tourists as you’d think.
Picture: Richard Waters Photography
5. It snows in the winter – Tenerife is commonly known for its winter sun but the locals look forward to a sprinkling of snow on Mount Teide.
6. And you can take a cable car up to the summit of Mount Teide (a dormant volcano) in the summer.
7. There are ancient pyramids… and mummies. The Pyramids of Güímar to be precise.
8. The island has lots of art and culture to see – visit the Museos de Tenerife or Tenerife Espacio de las Artes.
9. And there is a museum dedicated to dolls.
Artlanya Doll Museum consistently gets great reviews and the chap that runs it is a real character.
10. The island’s Carnaval celebrations are second only to Rio.
11. You can hang out with monkeys at the Monkey Park in Los Cristianos.
Look at that cheeky face!
12. Visit La Cueva Del Viento and you can walk through tunnels formed by lava.
13. The Beatles visited Tenerife before they made it big-time.
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