Start Dating in tenerife

Dating in tenerife

It is well known that Tenerife is volcanic in origin - something to do with the enormous volcano sitting in the middle of it!

Los Gigantes in the west enjoys long sunshine hours and provides a quieter alternative to the south.

In the north, Puerto de la Cruz is the greenest and most traditional resort with plazas, botanical gardens and easy access to historic centres while Santa Cruz combines beach time with shopping, plazas and art galleries.

The giant rat, along with some other endemic species of the islands, became extinct due to the activities of the initial human colonists, the Guanches, who arrived around 1000 BC, including their introduction of feral cats.

Today, the Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife exhibits fossil skulls and bones of this animal, as well as faithful reconstructions.

Another giant rat of the Canary Islands was Canariomys tamarani.

It had a cranium that reached up to seven centimetres in length.

The first fossils were found by the naturalist Telesforo Bravo, from whom the name of the rodent is derived.

Biologists Crusafont-Pairó and Petter first described the giant rat in 1964.

Another favourite activity is to head to lovely Garachico to drink coffee in the prettiest plaza on the island and swim in the rock pools hewn from lava.

For a taste of the real Tenerife visit La Laguna, the former capital and a Unesco World Heritage Centre, which has eclectic architecture spanning four centuries, great shopping and a thriving tapas scene.

With warm, sunny days and balmy nights, September is one of the nicest months to visit and prices have not yet hit their seasonal high.