A – Aqualand in Costa Adeje isn’t just an average water park, sealife shows make this a great place for people who don’t like plummeting several hundred feet on a thin strip of plastic!
B- British Community a significant and substantial part of Tenerife’s population, 4,500 Brits live on the island, mostly in the south. The British population also rises dramatically in summer when many take holidays in Tenerife.
C – Costa Adeje located just north of the Playa de las Americas region, Costa Adeje is essentially a ‘rebranded’ Americas, more popular with older people and family. Accommodation and eating out here is typically more expensive.
D – Dorada is the local beer that’s brewed here, it’s not available anywhere else in the world apart from neighbouring Gran Canaria
E- El Medano is the windsurfing and water sports capital of the island – a great chill-out spot in the south favoured by hipsters
F – Flag Interestingly, Tenerife’s flag is the same colour and design as Scotland’s!
G- Golf Courses Tenerife is a haven for golf and there are many courses on the island including the unorthodox 27-hole Golf del Sur
H- Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy this 2005 film was an adaptation of a best selling book and was partly set on the island, the opening scene was even filmed at Aqualand!
I – Islands although La Gomera, La Palma and el Hierro are considered as separate Canary islands, they (and Tenerife itself) actually make up the autonomous province of Tenerife
J- Jardines De Navaria This upmarket hotel is one of the island’s best for tourists with superb facilities and a wonderfully decorated pool area boarded by rocks and waterfalls.
K – Karting Club One of the premier go-karting venues on the island, the 1000 meter track is very popular with tourists, many taking buses from the major resorts for some high-octane action.
L – Los Cristianos another popular tourist destination on the island, Cristianos is family focused , perfect for kids or couples wanting to stay away from the hustle and bustle
M – Mount Tiede located in and sharing the name of the Tiede national park, Mount Tiede is a volcano, and the highest point in Spain at 12,198 feet
N – Nightlife Tenerife is one of the popular spots in Europe for young people with several resorts offering the opportunity to party late on into the night
O – Orotava located in the North-West of the island far from the more tourist-orientated south, Orotava is home to Tenerife’s wealthy. Certainly worth a visit for the beautiful churches and boutique shops and restaurants.
P – Playa de Las Americas is one of the most popular tourist traps on the island, especially for younger people, hundreds of hotels and a lengthy strip of bars, clubs and fast food restaurants keep revellers happy late on into the night
Q – Queso de Flor is a locally made cheese produced from sheep’s milk
R – ‘Reef is the affectionate nickname given to the island, mainly by Brits who make several return visits
S – Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the island’s capital located in the Northeast. Although one of the biggest population centres on the island, it isn’t particularly popular with tourists but is well worth a visit for its bustling, lively atmosphere and traditional Spanish feel.
T – Teide National Park is one of the island’s main tourist attractions and Spain’s largest national park. The volcanic terrain is like a lunar landscape, and makes a change from the pool or beach!
U- University of La Laguna is the oldest and most important university in the Canary islands, founded in 1927
V – Veronicas is the name of the strip of bars and clubs in the epicentre of Playa de Las Americas. Tramps is the main nightclub here and attracts some of the best DJs from all over the world
W- Weather the main reason most tourists flock here every year and one of the most reliable climates in Europe with temperatures ranging between 20-25 degrees Celsius all year round
X – Ok so I don’t have one for X, gimmie a break!
Y – Yucca Park Hotel This newly renovated hotel is located in Costa Adeje and has excellent facilities.
Z – Las Zocas is a local football team playing in the Spanish fourth division, the stadium with a capacity of just 3,000 has a great atmosphere!