Our language school is situated in Tenerife, the largest island in the Canarian archipelago. It has a population of 650.000. The capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and La Laguna, the University city, are the two biggest and most important residential and commercial areas, while Puerto de la Cruz in the north, and Playa de las Americas in the south are the two main tourist centers.
One of Tenerife's most famous attractions is the extinct volcano, El Teide which rises up in the centre of the island. At 3,817 m it is Spain's highest mountain. During the winter months it is covered in snow and is a spectacular sight. Apart from the Teide National Park you can explore the forest of La Esperanza, the Mountains of Anaga and Las Mercedes, the Valley of La Orotava, the beautiful little village of Masca and the magnificent cliffs in Los Gigantes.
Check out the spectacular Teide view on vimeo!
Other typical festivals called 'Romerías' are celebrated in each village between March and September every year. The most popular ones are the 'Romería de San Isidro' in La Orotava, 'San Benito' in La Laguna and 'Nuestra Señora de Candelaria', the patron saint of Canary Islands. During the weekend you can find the best fiestas in the bigger cities like La Laguna, Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz and Las Americas as well as in the smaller towns. Music and theatrical performances complete the cultural calendar of the Island.
Find out what's happening in the Tenerife guide.
See also breathtaking photos from Tenerife (swf).