Volcanic in nature, like the other Canary Islands, here is where visitors can really feel the power of the Earth at work. Dominated by the towering Teide volcano, often dramatically snow-capped, the island offers heaps of opportunities for enjoyment. Some visitors prefer the flatter south of the island, where most of the tourist resorts are based and indeed most of the nightlife. But there is an awful lot more to Tenerife! The rugged north coast is simply beautiful and inland you will find plenty of surprises, from lunar-like volcanic landscapes to tropical forest walks and bijou colonial villages. And let’s not forget the famous Tenerife Carnival, which is second only to Rio!
LGBT life is a lot more low-key than in Gran Canaria, but there are quite a few gay venues to the south of the Island, in the resort of Playa de las Americas. But being this Spain, the locals’ attitude to gay people is very relaxed and visitors should not encounter any issues while here.