Host City
The Conference will be held in Tenerife. Tenerife is the largest island of the Canarian Archipelago. It has a surface area of 2,034 square kilometers and is in a central position between the islands of Gran Canaria, La Gomera and La Palma. It is located over 1000 kilometers from the Spanish mainland. The shape of the island looks like an irregular triangle. Its three corners are formed by the Anaga, Teno and Adeje Massifs and at its centre; rising above the Cañadas Caldera is Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain at 3,718 meters above sea-level.

The natural diversity on Tenerife is extraordinary and the efforts to conserve it by the island's institutions and citizens are increasing every day. Today over half its territory is protected and there are almost 50 sites of ecological interest listed. The most famous of all these sites is the Teide National Park, one of the four national parks in the Canaries, and the most visited in Spain. The Corona Forestal Nature Park and the Anaga and Teno Rural Parks are also worth a mention. The exceptional ecological value of Tenerife includes over 600 species of flora and fauna that are unique in the world.

The Islands are known as The Islands of Eternal Spring for their famously pleasant weather all year around. October and November, is pleasantly warm, much like winter in the south. 18°C can be expected in the day but night times are cool around 12°C. The sea remains warm enough for swimming and sunshine levels are reasonable at six hours per day. A few storms may blow in but infrequently. October sees rain on around five days and showers are usually heavy but short, and followed by clear weather.

Tenerife South
The tourist resorts in the south of Tenerife have the greatest concentration of hotels and apartments on the island. This area is best known for its many hours of sunshine and its attractive and accessible beaches boasting many facilities. However, it also has picturesque towns and villages, which preserve their traditional character. There are nature areas and great scenery where you can do sports and outdoor activities.

In Tenerife South the leisure options are outstanding, both during the day and at night. There are also a number of quality shopping centres selling designer goods. Playa de los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas, Costa Adeje, Los Gigantes, Puerto Santiago, Las Galletas and El Médano are some of the key places to visit. From many of these places boat excursions depart in search of another of this area’s great attractions: whale-watching among the colonies that inhabit the waters off the south coast.

This municipality is located on the southwest of Tenerife. Recently, the coast, known as Costa Adeje, has undergone a major development of its hotel infrastructure, which is of an extremely high quality and where the tourist facilities have endowed the area with everything it needs to ensure that it retains its great beauty. Under its administration lie some of the island´s main tourist resorts, such as San Eugenio, Fañabé, Playa del Duque and part of the very popular Playa de Las Américas.

An average annual temperature of 23 degrees centigrade and full day- and night-time leisure facilities add to the appeal of this southern zone. The area has a surprising wealth of marine fauna, with one of the world´s most important colonies of cetaceans. Pilot whales, dolphins and other species of marine mammals can be seen off its shores, providing a natural spectacle that can be viewed from the numerous boats that offer excursions to observe them swimming in their natural habitat.

Two championship level golf courses complete the range of leisure activities on offer in the area.

What to do in Tenerife

Tenerife has plenty of activities that pleases all: from walking tours in the nature, to playing golf, hiking diving, mountain bike tours, whale and dolphin watching or simply enjoying the food and the excellent weather of the Island.

See more info at http://www.webtenerife.co.uk/activities