Holidays are all about relaxing and recharging your batteries, and what better way to do that than with some yoga practice. If you are thinking about your next yoga holiday, here are a few reasons why Tenerife should be on your radar:
The climate is perfect
Tenerife is the biggest of the Canary islands and sits in the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of Africa. In Tenerife you can enjoy sunshine all year round in the warm, subtropical climate known as “eternal spring”. The island is divided by Spain’s highest peak, the volcano Teide, which also affects climate on the island. In the south its dry and sunny, while the north side is slightly cooler and wonderfully green. There is relatively little variation in air temperatures between seasons – the average daytime temperature in winter is around 17℃, while summers are pleasantly warm, but not too hot, at 24℃. You can take your yoga mat anywhere and enjoy yoga outdoors, all year round! The average sea temperature varies from 19℃ to 23℃, so you can always go for a refreshing swim, too.
You can explore nature with all your senses
The island is so compact you can basically drive all the way around it in about three hours. And yet, Tenerife seems to have it all: perpetually sunny, sandy beaches with palm trees; lush, green forests; valleys where people still live in caves; moonlike volcanic landscape and dramatic mountain tops. Tenerife simply offers endless possibilities to enjoy untouched nature and fresh, clean air. You can feel an enhanced connection with nature while doing yoga on the beach, meditating in the mountains or just by taking a walk in the forest and exploring your surroundings.
Opportunity to disconnect
In Tenerife you can enjoy all the amenities and services you can wish for on your holiday. Then again, you can also totally disconnect as there is so much nature to explore. Deep in the wilderness without a mobile signal you can be totally free from any digital distractions – the perfect way to meditate and practise yoga in peace and quiet where your only connection is with yourself and the surrounding nature.
The sun shines all year round, especially in the south of the island. Recharge yourself with its energy and do your sun salutations together with the rising sun. Find a perfect place on the beach, on a mountain top – even on top of Teide – and enjoy the breathtaking sunrises. The south of the island is ideal for doing sunset yoga while listening to the gentle waves from the ocean.
Other rejuvenating activities
There is no chance of getting bored between your yoga sessions. Tenerife happens to be home to some of the best outdoor activities on the Canary Islands, so you can easily combine your yoga holiday with something more active like hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, scuba diving or surfing and so on. The possibilities are endless!
All levels are welcome
Whether you’re a yoga enthusiast looking to maintain your regular practice, a beginner just dipping your toes in or something in between, Tenerife has it all.
So when you’re planning your next holiday, why not come and enjoy the positive vibrations and cleansing energy of yoga in beautiful Tenerife!