Could this be your next destination to hold a meeting or event?
Known around the world as “The Island of Eternal Spring”, Tenerife is the largest and most visited of the Canary Islands, and it isn’t hard to see why. Dominated by the third largest volcano above sea-level in the world the now silent giant, Mount Teide, casts what some scientists have called the largest shadow on the planet out over the ocean every day at sunrise. The entire island is a geological wonderland thanks to years of volcanic activity, influencing almost every aspect of island life from the grapes harvested for the excellent local wine, to the diverse marine life attracted to the mineral-rich waters.
Boasting a sub-tropical climate, several UNESCO World Heritage sites, one of the best stargazing locations in the world, a plethora of options for ocean-based activities, and with some standout hotels to stay in, Tenerife provides a unique, standout destination for both commercial tourism and conferencing events. The late-great Professor Stephen Hawking certainly thought so when he travelled to the island for the second STARMUS festival as a keynote speaking. There are two airports located in the North and South of the island to service travel to either Europe or Africa, and even options for travel across the Atlantic, as Tenerife has seen a boom in the last few years as a location for tech-based start-up companies.
Travel Tips and Fun Facts:
Weather: Good all year round thanks to the sub-tropical climate. Even in December you can still find the temperature reaching the mid-twenties on the island.
Travel: A whole host of International hub airports offer flights to Tenerife, but for best year-round access we recommend flying with British Airways from London Gatwick. A four hour flight time is less of a burden then it sounds, especially with the destination in mind!
Food: A gastronome’s haven. The island has a fantastic range of local produce from fresh fish and locally made cheese, to the volcanic grapes that contribute to the excellent local wine, and the banana plantations that dominate the southern half of the Island.
Language: Spanish, but spoken with a more South American twang thanks to mass immigration from, and then re-settling on the island. English is also commonly spoken thanks to the long-established British community and tourism.
Did you know? That Admiral Horatio Nelson lost an arm in battle off the coast of Tenerife in 1797. A festival on the 25th of July takes place in Santa Cruz every year to commemorate this victory.
Did you know? The depths of the waters in-between the Canary Islands are so vast that Giant Squid dwell in them. Pilot Whales use these waters as hunting grounds, forcing the squid to the surface and devouring it in packs.
Did you know? Mount Teide is not only the highest point of all the Canary Islands but also the highest point in Spain at 3,718m.