Tenerife has long been a favourite holiday destination, and it isn’t hard to see why. With gorgeous beaches, fantastic weather and plenty to see and do, this affordable destination is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing holiday.
If you’re looking to find out more about this awesome location, here you’ll discover some great facts you didn’t know about Tenerife.
It is home to five Michelin star restaurants
Over the years, the food in Tenerife has significantly improved. Did you know that it’s now home to a total of five Michelin star restaurants? They are actually the only Michelin star restaurants in the whole of the Canary Islands.
The best is said to be the exquisite, family-run El Rincon de Juan Carlos restaurant, which is located in Los Gigantes. As well as Michelin star restaurants of course, you’ll find a huge range of different cuisines in hundreds of unique and top-quality restaurants around the island.
It shares similarities with Egypt
They may be miles apart, but Tenerife actually shares a few similarities with Egypt. For starters, it benefits from great winter sun, making it a popular choice for those looking to escape the cold and dull winters.
However, it’s the pyramids which make it remarkably similar to Egypt. Although they may not be quite as impressive as the pyramids you’ll find in Egypt, the pyramids of Güímar are still well worth a visit.
There’s a unique range of accommodation to choose from
When you look into holidays to Tenerife, you’ll most likely search for the best hotels on the island. However, did you know it boasts plenty of unique accommodation options to choose from? As well as an outstanding range of top quality villas from companies such as Villa Plus, you’ll also get to choose more unique options such as staying at a Banana plantation.
It is a VAT free island
Did you know that Tenerife is a VAT free island? That’s right – you don’t need to pay VAT on anything. That means, for smokers and drinkers it’s a great place to visit as the costs are remarkably low compared to other European destinations. The only problem is, you’ll be limited to how much you can take back home as the Canary Islands currently fall outside of the EU.
Whatever type of holiday you’re hoping to enjoy, there really is something to suit everyone in Tenerife. As you can see, there’s more to the island than you ever imagined. Why not use the facts above to impress the locals with your knowledge on the area? If you a little more research, you’ll be able to find lots of unique facts about Tenerife which could potentially enhance your holiday experience.
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