Weather 19th July 2017 – Los Cristianos/Las Americas

The golden light of morning softly caresses the land in a multitude of vibrant hues, and it would seem that at long last the calima has gone and we are left with a beautiful day. Temperatures are still high at 24°C and we could see clearly down to the coast from our early morning walk.

Yesterday’s forecast from Aemet said temperatures in the interior of the island could surpass 34ºC while for the rest of us it would surpass 30ºC and as it happened it did, here in the hills temperatures seemed stuck at around 32ºC

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The city that defeated Nelson

Welcome to the city that, from 22nd to 25th July, 1797, defeated Admiral Nelson in his attempt to conquer Tenerife. 9 warships and 3,700 British soldiers were beaten by 1,600 scantily armed men, including Canary militia, fishermen, labourers and tradesmen, following the orders of General Gutiérrez.  The heroic defence of Santa Cruz (and of the Canaries), which cost Nelson his arm, is commemorated each year with a month of July full of activities. Children and adults alike will be able to relive life in a military camp of the period. There will also be a musket firing demonstration and workshops, handicrafts for children, salvos, many band concerts and a spectacular re-enactment of patrols, combats between defenders and attackers and a staging of the victory over the British forces.  This month, Santa Cruz is also an important hub for music, with concerts by Aerosmith, Rubén Blades and Luis Fonsi, among others. I can assure you that our city will conquer… your hearts.

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Siam Park


Today is your lucky day. You are on Tenerife, an island which emerged from the sea depths more than 20 million years ago (after the dinosaurs where extinguished) and which was home to a prehistoric people known as the Guanches. Throughout history, it has been a key port in the routes to Africa and America, coveted by pirates and corsairs, and nowadays it is a symbol of progress and safety and a world standard setter in terms of tourism, leisure and fun.

If what you are looking for is contact with nature, you must not miss a visit to the highest peak of Spain, Mount Teide (3,718 metres), an awe-inspiring volcanic landscape, more akin to Mars than to the Earth. Explore the laurisilva forests of Anaga, last living witnesses of the Tertiary Age or the sinuous Barranco del Infierno ravine. Paraglide over the Orotava Valley and land on black-sanded beaches. If you are a runner or a cyclist, welcome to the land of challenges to human resistance. And, of course, you cannot leave without sighting a colony of whales and dolphins; there are 23 different species in this world cetacean sanctuary.

Plus, if you want to have a great time with the family, then you must visit Loro Parque, rated by TripAdvisor as #1 zoo in Europe and #2 in the world, with majestic killer whales, dolphins, friendly sea lions, penguinarium and the largest parrot reserve in the world. Or alternatively, you can ride on the thrilling attractions of Siam Park, the #1 water park of the world (TripAdvisor), which has just opened the Singha aquatic roller-coaster.

There are lots more theme parks for all types of public and preferences. The TOP10 include the go-karts circuit (Karting Club, Karting Indoor), water parks (Aqualand Costa Adeje), tree-climbing and zip-lines (Forestal Park) or fauna (Jungle Park). And you must not miss the mysterious and exciting visit to the Pirámides de Güímar Park, a museum opened by Norwegian ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl.

THEME PARKS

Loro Parque: 922 373 841 Web: loroparque.com E-mail: comercial@loroparque.com
Siam Park: 822 070 000 Web: siampark.net E-mail: eventos@siampark.net
Karting Club: 922 730 703 Web: kartingtenerife.com E-mail: info@kartingtenerife.com
Karting Indoor: 922 104 144 Web: indoortenerife.com E-mail: info@indoortenerife.com
Aqualand: 922 715 266 Web: aqualand.es/tenerife E-mail: comercialaqt@aspro-ocio.es
Forestal Park: 902 091 471 Web: forestalpark.com/tenerife E-mail: reservas.tenerife@forestalpark.com
Jungle Park: 922 729 010 Web: aguilasjunglepark.com E-mail: comercialaguilas@aspro-ocio.es
Pirámides de Güímar: 922 514 510 Web: piramidesdeguimar.es E-mail: piramides@piramidesdeguimar.es

WHALE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING

FlipperUno: 607 169 886 Web: flipperuno.com E-mail: jendub56@hotmail.com
Maritima Acantilados: 922 86 19 18 Web: maritimaacantilados.com E-mail:reservas@maritimaacantilados.com
Mar de Ons: 922 751 576 Web: mardeons-tenerife.com E-mail: info@mardeons-tenerife.com
Tenerife Dolphin: 922 750 085 Web: tenerifedolphin.com E-mail: info@tenerifedolphin.com

The above article was originally published by tenerifeexpress
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