♦ Enjoy the great outdoors With a nickname like "the island of eternal spring", Tenerife is a place where you can and should be outside as much as possible! The island's beaches, ranging from the volcanic black-sand coves of the north to the golden stretches of the south, are spectacular for sunbathing and watersports, and inland you'll find innumerable natural wonders. El Teide, a dormant volano and Spain's highest peak, is one such wonder. El Teide National Park encompasses enormous volcanic craters, fantastically abundant wildflowers, free guided hikes and more. ♦ Get a bird's eye view Speaking of El Teide, just hop on the teleférico - or cablecar - right up to the peak, almost the peak. One can even hike instead of taking a cable car according to one’s wish. Make your way to the La Rambleta viewpoint, where you can climb aboard and be atop Spain's highest peak. ♦ Go whale watching Believe it or not, Tenerife is actually the second most popular spot in the entire world for whale watching, so don't let go this fantastic opportunity to see earth's gentle giants at play! 25 of the world's 78 species of sea mammals - including blue whales and dolphins - make their home off Tenerife's shores, but the real highlight is the colony of over 550 pilot whales! ♦ Island hop Tenerife is only one of several islands that make up the Canary Islands. Constant ferries and inter-island flights link together the archipelago’s seven islands, meaning that you can easily see and experience all that La Gomera, Gran Canaria, La Palma, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and El Hierro have to offer!
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