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The Guide to Accessible Tourism provides information about the level of accessibility of tourist establishments and accommodation in different parts of the Canary Islands, including Tenerife.

The guide has been produced by the Society for the Promotion of Disabled Persons (SIMPROMI) and sponsored by the Council of Tenerife.

Establishments and Information

The archipelago is formed by seven main islands: El Hierro, La Gomera, La Palma and Tenerife, which form the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife; and Fuerteventura, Gran Canary and Lanzarote, which form the province of Las Palmas. The Canary Islands also takes in the insular territories of the Chinijo Archipelago (La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste) and the Isla de Lobos, all of which form a part of the province of Las Palmas. La Graciosa is the only island amongst the aforementioned that is inhabited.

The Canary Islands’ location, 1000 kilometres to the south of the Iberian Peninsula, next to the Sahara, affords the Islands a unique climate, which is mild throughout the year, whereby the beaches can be enjoyed at any time.

The Canary Islands number amongst the territories with the greatest degree of biodiversity on the planet, boasting a wide variety of landscapes: spectacular volcanoes and lava fields, luxuriant woods, magnificent beaches of various types, deep ravines, fertile valleys, impressive cliffs and clear waters that are teeming with life. Moreover, as a result of their modern port and airport infrastructures, the Canary Islands are in permanent communication with the five continents: the Canary Islands are always close to you.

The status of capital of this autonomous region is shared between the cities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife: the offices of the President of the autonomous Government also alternate between the two cities, depending on the term of office, whilst the Vice-president is afforded different headquarters. The Parliament of the Canary Islands is found in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, whilst the offices of the National Government Delegation can be found in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Each of the two cities also houses a Government Sub-delegation.

You can consult the map in the Territorial Information System of the Government of the Canary Islands

Tenerife is an ideal place for a holiday in contact with nature. Tenerife's unique landscapes, native flora and fauna and the fact that nearly half the island is protected makes it a paradise for nature lovers.

Rural accommodation

Many different activities are on offer at rural lodging in Tenerife, such as hiking, paragliding, mountain biking, bird watching, climbing and horse riding. Many of the rural hotels and hostels are located in unique natural settings, making them a perfect place for a holiday.

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Rural accommodation

Nature activities

Enjoy great outdoor activities, such as abseiling, mountain biking, horse riding, climbing, caving, mountaineering, bird watching, star gazing, paragliding, hiking, raids and combined sporting competitions. There is no need to worry about your level of skill or fitness as many of these activities offer levels for everyone.

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Nature activities

Natural Spaces

Don't forget to visit Spain's highest peak at 3,718 metres, Mt Teide. The mountain has recently been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the diversity of the area's nature, the island's flora and fauna and its parks and gardens, such as the Botanical Gardens in La Orotava and the García Sanabria park in Santa Cruz.

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Teide National Park
Other natural spaces
Flora and fauna
Gardens and parks

Routes through Tenerife

Some of the most interesting places in Tenerife can be visited on foot. The Council of Tenerife's Nature and Adventure Program (see Sports) organises guided walks every weekend, which include transport, guides and insurance.

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Hiking
Tours and excursions

Gastronomía Tenerife

Just like in all of the island's cultural expressions, in the gastronomy of Tenerife tradition and modernity go hand in hand. The island's kitchens offer the visitor a wide range of possibilities, where the natural produce, which is often a unique result of the peculiar conditions of this land, is always of the finest quality.

Traditional and creative coo

Here in Tenerife you can enjoy the very best traditional dishes: gofio, honey and potatoes, amongst others. But you can also try the best in imaginative new cooking, the fruit of the fusion of creativity with tradition, at any of the island's avant-garde restaurants.

Fish

The fish par excellence and the favourite of the people of the Canary Islands is the vieja, with very delicate white flesh, but there are many other types that we strongly recommend, including bocinegro, sama and salema (all types of sea bream), and cherne (grouper). Tuna are abundant in the waters of the archipelago and these very tasty fish are served fried, grilled or in brine. Mackerel, sardines and, in particular, chicharro, or Atlantic Horse Mackerel (which gives the inhabitants of the island's capital their name: chicharreros), are also common dishes. The morena, or moray eel, is normally served fried and is a dish that no visitor should miss.

Fruit and vegetables

The huerta, or farmland, of the island is without a doubt one of its gastronomic treasures, and the fresh fruit and vegetables that it produces can be "discovered" with pleasure again and again. Tenerife produces excellent tomatoes, cucumbers, bubandos (a variety of courgette), pumpkins, chard, watercress, yams, potatoes, aubergines, cabbages and kidney beans. As for fruit, the banana is one of the island's staple agricultural resources. The fields of Tenerife are also filled with a wide range of tropical and subtropical fruits, such as avocado, mango, papaya, pineapple, custard apple, guava, mammee apple, starfruit, lychee and many other varieties, including some that are still relatively unknown in Europe.

Meat

No description of the island's food would be complete without mentioning rabbit, either prepared in salmorejo or stewed, two methods of cooking meat that give equally tasty results when used to prepare kid, or cabrito. Pork and chicken are also key ingredients in many island recipes and, together with beef, form one of the essential elements of the numerous asador carveries, which are especially popular in the north of Tenerife. Also worth noting are the wide range of pork products, both fresh and cured, such as sweet morcilla (black pudding) made with almonds and raisins; chistorra cured sausage; savoury ribs; salchicha sausages and spreadable chorizo, affectionately named "de perro".

Cheeses

Another of the gastronomic treasures that may come as a pleasant surprise to visitors are the Canary Island cheeses: soft, cured or semi-cured, especially made from goat's and cow's milk. Certain varieties deserve our full attention, such as the cheeses of El Tanque, cured and lightly spiced, and those of the Arico-Fasnia, Anaga and Teno regions, among others. Particularly interesting is one of the starters or snacks that is often ordered when eating out: fried cheese with mojo.

Gofio

Gofio is a traditional food inherited directly from the island's indigenous people: the Guanches. It is a kind of flour made from toasted cereals, above all barley, wheat and maize, and, occasionally, pulses such as chickpeas or broad beans. It is often served, either as a dough or mixed with stock to form an escaldón, as an accompaniment to stews such as cazuela de pescado (fish casserole) or puchero canario. This natural product is most commonly eaten at breakfast time, when its pleasant taste and excellent nutritional values make it a healthy choice even for people watching their weight.

Mojos

Mojo, a word of probable Portuguese origin, is the Canarian name for the typical sauces served on the islands. The most well-known mojos are the one made from coriander or parsley, called mojo verde, green mojo, and the colorado, or coloured mojo, which contains plenty of paprika.

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Cocina tradicional
Cocina creativa
Restaurantes
Guachinches

Vinos

Las principales denominaciones de origen de los caldos tinerfeños son Tacoronte-Acentejo, Valle de la Orotava, Ycoden-Daute-Isora, Abona y Valle de Güímar. Situada en el norte de Tenerife, en el municipio de El Sauzal, una casona tradicional canaria alberga La Casa del Vino "La Baranda", y ofrece al visitante la oportunidad de conocer de cerca el rico patrimonio vitivinícola de la Isla, en un enclave privilegiado con maravillosas vistas al mar y al Teide.

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Bodegas de Tenerife

Mercados

La mejor manera de adquirir los productos de Tenerife es en los mercados. Puedes visitar el Mercadillo del Agricultor en Tacoronte situado en Tenerife Norte, el Mercado de la Laguna y el Mercado Nuestra Señora de África situado en Santa Cruz - La Laguna.

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Mercados

The Guide to Accessible Tourism provides information about the level of accessibility of tourist establishments and accommodation in different parts of the Canary Islands, including Tenerife.

The guide has been produced by the Society for the Promotion of Disabled Persons (SIMPROMI) and sponsored by the Council of Tenerife.

Establishments and Information

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