Sports in Tenerife
Tenerife and Sports Activities
Spain is a very popular holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. Especially the Spanish islands attract thousands of holidaymakers every year. Spain is not only an attractive destination because of the mild climate and the good weather, it has also a rich cultural heritage and, depending on the region, a rather diversified landscape.
Tenerife belongs to the Canary Islands and is highly appreciated by tourists for its excellent weather and its fantastic beaches. One particularity, you can only find on Tenerife Island, is the black sand, that derives the from volcanic soil that you can find in many areas of the island.
Sport enthusiasts will be amazed by the number of possibilities that Tenerife has to offer to its guests. Water Sports Activities
Being located at the Atlantic Ocean, there are many opportunities for water sports of all kinds. For all those, who want to try out water sports for the very first time, there are a number of possibilities to rent the right equipment. El Médano for instance, is a very popular place for sailing and surfing fans. Wind, Waves and an excellent water temperature guarantee a lot of “water-fun”.
In Playa Paraiso, and in other parts of the island, divers will find excellent conditions for their favourite sport and all those who want learn how to dive, diving centres in Playa de las Américas, S. Andres Marinos and Las Galletas offer diving lessons for beginners.
Hiking and Climbing
Hiking and climbing fans will also enjoy their stay on Tenerife. The most interesting destination for hikers is the “Pico del Teide” , the Peak of Mount Teide. With a height of 3718 m, the Teide is the highest mountain of Spain whilst being an inactive volcano at the same time. All those who dare climbing up to the peak, will enjoy splendid views of the beautiful surroundings.
A variety of golf courses (9), provide ideal conditions for all those, who want to play golf during their stay on the island. Moreover, in close proximity of the golf courses, guests will find hotels, that cater for the needs of their guests.