The sun is shining and it’s hot. Everything is perfect… apart from one thing. You discover the Tenerife Government has closed the roads to Mount Teide and prohibited all leisure activities in the mountains.
Temperatures in the high 20s and no rain all summer sounds like paradise to anyone from a country where you can’t plan a BBQ or camping trip even a couple of days ahead and be sure you won’t be waterlogged.
Recently the Canary Islands Tourism Office launched an new initiative and a couple of websites to encourage more people to put a tick against Tenerife or one of the other Canary Islands as the location for their next holiday.
Northern European holidaymakers have always thought of them as winter sun destinations and yet, there are many reasons why summer is in fact a better time to visit. Here are four fantastic reasons why you should think about choosing to holiday on Tenerife in summer:
On Tenerife the worst of the storm hit late on Sunday afternoon when high winds and heavy rain lashed the south, south west and eastern coasts and trapping hundreds of passengers on board a Fred Olsen ferry which had left Los Cristianos at 2pm to travel to La Palma for an excruciating 10 hours – a journey which normally takes two and a half hours
Ask that question in a bar populated by bureaucracy battered ex-pats and the answer could be anything from between 10 and 30 years.
Whilst many a true word is spoken in jest, the true answer is there is no time difference between Britain and Tenerife.
Rain, it’s a funny old thing. In many parts of the world, rain is greeted with joy; a cause for celebration. In Britain, it seems to be always on the horizon whatever the season, literally putting a dampener on barbecues, camping trips, weddings and any other outdoor activity.
To a sun-starved Brit due to arrive on Tenerife’s steamy shores, news they are flying into a heatwave might sound like the weather gods have answered their prayers. This was the sentiments on Tripadvisor this week when excited holidaymakers learned of sky high temperatures.