The volcanoes of Tenerife

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Is this your first thought of Tenerife? The beaches?

Is this your first thought of Tenerife? The beaches?

Think of the Canary Island of Tenerife and what is your first thought? Probably a beach under a hot sun with maybe a cool drink to hand. But do you think of volcanoes?

This – one of our most popular holiday destinations – sits on volcanic rock. Now the local tourist authority has decided that we all know Tenerife as a land of beaches and sunshine so it is going to promote it by highlighting its five volcanic territories. In a joint marketing campaign with British Airways, they have launched a video but this is largely going to be seen in online media. These five areas are,

 “The Old Territory” focuses on the northwest corner of Tenerife, a part of the Island created some seven million years ago and described as “an island within the island”.
–  “The Two Valleys” covers the area between Puerto de la Cruz and Puertito de Güímar, and is marked by the two great depressions which form the Orotava Valley and the Güímar Valley.
– The “Legendary Volcanoes” territory is intended to show the most important historical eruptions that have taken place on the Island, and includes the Teide National Park.
 “A Land of Contrasts” allows visitors to get to know the most active volcanic area on the Island, home to the most recent eruptions, travelling from north to south.
– “Land of Light” focuses on the southern part of the Island, where the remains of great volcanic episodes can be seen.

You can see the video by clicking here or going to

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