1) What’s this picture of a huge mountain covered in snow doing in an article about the “Island of Spring”?

Teide Snow

2) That’s Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain. You might think that you’ve come to enjoy your summer vacation, but as you’re laying on the beach, you see this:

Teide from the Beach

3) Actually, because of its size, this monstrous volcano will show up in almost every picture you take.

4) And even if it’s not Teide that you’re seeing, there are steep valleys and high mountains all over the place, blocking your view of what’s around you.

Tenerife Valley

5) You may think: “Why do I care? I’m just going to spend my time by the beach!” Good for you, just be aware that the beaches in Tenerife are no different than anywhere else in the world…

Tenerife Beach Nightime

6) …There’s really nothing special about them.

Tenerife Volcanic Beach

7) …With its barely varying temperatures of 22 – 24 degrees all year around and the lack of seasons, the “Island of Spring” should rename itself the “Island of Boredom”.

Tenerife Beach

8) If you get lost somewhere in the vast forests, chances are you’ll never find your way out. It’s what happens to most of the nature-loving hikers who come here only to explore the endless woods.

Tenerife Forest

9) And the higher up you go, the weirder it gets: towns start randomly appearing out of nowhere.

Mountain Town Tenerife

10) Before you know it, you would’ve reached the stage of “moonland” ; one of the unfortunate side-effects of being on an island originated from a volcano.

Tenerife Lunar Landscape

11) NEVER drive up to the Teide National Park at night, as the only source of light will be the stars.

Teide Stars

12) If you have a partner, you might want to think of another destination. This place is a guaranteed romance-killer.

Tenerife Beach Sunset

13) Even the sunsets are dismissable.

Tenerife Beach Sunset

14) Especially with all these boats in the way.

Tenerife Boats

15) And once you’ve given in and decided to make a fishing boat part of your picture, there’s obnoxious, attention-seeking birds everywhere.

Tenerife Fishing Boat

16) The local dolphins from that area are total show-offs.

Tenerife Dolphins

17) There are banana plantations everywhere.

Banana Plantations

18) Don’t come here expecting to be able to swim in the ocean in peace…surfers will get in your way.

Tenerife Surfers

19) As well as windsurfers…

Windsurfer Tenerife

20) and kitesurfers.

Windsurfer Tenerife

21) And sadly, the underwater world is just as boring as the one up top.

Turtle Tenerife

22) What’s worse, you probably won’t even be able to find entertainment in the capital, Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz

23) The only cool thing they have over there is that thing from Sydney.

Santa Cruz Sydney Opera House

24) If you’re looking for culture, look somewhere else.

Tenerife Festival

25) It’s an island for old people. Nothing exciting ever happens there.

Tenerife Nightlife

26) Especially during carnival season.

Carnival Tenerife

27) If I were you, I wouldn’t waste my time on this boring, monotonous place.

Tenerife Sunset Cliffs

As you may have already sensed from the tone, I am in no way serious about any of the statements just made. I have gone on many, many trips to this beautiful island and I will go on many more. Because of its diverse nature, climate and culture, it truthfully never gets boring. If you are looking for a trip that will include more than just laying by the pool, then this island is just the right place for you. I truly recommend it to everyone as I know it is so worth a visit.