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Looking for an adventure that is once in a lifetime and will give you the ultimate vacation experience? Then kitesurfing is perfect for you. In Tenerife, located in the Canary Islands, kitesurfing is a growing water sport that has drawn many locals and visitors into the water to ride the waves and take flight.

Home to La Laguna- a UNESCO World Heritage Site

If you’re thinking of studying abroad in Spain, Tenerife is the perfect option as a stand-alone or side destination. La Laguna is one of the two UNESCO World Heritage sites on the island and home to one of the oldest and most well renowned universities in Spain.

 

To paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning, how do we love Tenerife? Let us count the ways. There’s the perfect climate, the majesty of Mount Teide, the blend of quaint villages and cosmopolitan cities, the parks, the world-class dining, the shopping, the museums, and so on. But there’s one reason above all others to love Tenerife: the water.

If your idea of an adventure is hopping in a car with no set destination and just finding interesting things along the way, then Tenerife is an island that will fulfill your inner explorer. One of my favorite things to do is get in the car and see where the road takes me. On my last trip to the island I had the chance to explore the cultural north.

To begin stargazing, it’s simple: all you have to do is look up. You’ll see the arms of the Milky Way and a vast array of constellations sparkling in the night sky. But what happens is much more complex than that. It’s the feeling that overcomes you- like the world has stopped and you’re suddenly at peace.

While vacation-goers may flock to Tenerife for the sunny beaches and variety of active adventures to choose from, there’s much more to discover. Rhythm, color, luxury and fun- Spain is widely known for hosting some of the worlds most colorful fiestas and carnivals, and Tenerife holds true to its heritage.

 

If you’re a golfer, what could be better than feeling the warmth of the sun as you tee up on a terraced hillside that was once a banana plantation, gazing out over a sparkling sea, with mountains rising majestically all around you? On Tenerife, you might say that’s, well, par for the course.

What a difference a few centuries make! Wine production on the Canary Islands is a perfect example of that.

One of the great luxuries of travel is the opportunity to experience other cultures—and a great component of any culture is its cuisine. The Canary Islands are a wonderful example of the pleasure of opening a window to another land through its food.