The island Tenerife is easily recognizable with the big mountain Teide right in the centre of the island, Spain’s tallest peak. The hiking area around it is an amazing area with volcanic colours. Even though it is the biggest island of the Canarias, Tenerife can still be explored within a few days, leaving enough time for some relaxation on the many beaches as well as more sportive activities of all kinds. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital, located in the north of the island. The city is famous for its yearly Carnival festivities, said to be the most spectacular ones in the whole of Spain.