Tenerife and Surroundings

Tenerife is largely divided into three climatic areas: the hot South, with a peculiar contrast between country villages in the mountains and the range of tourist accommodation and magnificent beaches on the coast; the greener North combines stunning landscapes with Tenerife’s most genuine gastronomy and hidden corners. And the Metropolitan Area, consisting of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and San Cristobal de La Laguna, colindante cities referent for the Island’s cultural, commercial and business life. This is where our teacher academy courses are held.

6 Best Things to Do in Tenerife

1) Hang out on the beach!

The island’s most famous beach: Las Teresitas is only a short bus ride away. Perfect for those free afternoons!

2) History and culture

Conquests, traditions, migrations, volcanic eruptions… The history of Tenerife is riddled with highly significant, fascinating events and characters. To learn about the Island’s historic legacy and in order to understand its current life, its culture and its people, visit the Museum of Nature, Archeology and Mankind in Santa Cruz. Find out more about this, and the many other local museums here: https://www.museosdetenerife.org/

3) Candelaria

When the Canary people themselves want to go for a day trip, where do they choose? Visiting The Virgin de Candelaria in her beach-front cathedral is a popular choice. Candelaria, 15 minutes away from the capital city, is a curious mix of pilgrimage location, market town and beach resort. It celebrates not only the island’s patron saint, but also Guanche heritage, with a series of notable sculptures of their forebear leaders.

4) Hiking in the Anaga mountains

You can escape the city quite quickly, in order to discover a completely different pace of life in the Anaga Bio reserve. Hiking paths, traversing ancient cloud-forest, lead down through agricultural terraces, to the sea.

5) UNESCO World Heritage Site city, La Laguna.

Yes, the cathedrals, historic buildings and plazas in La Laguna are amazing, but most people wander round the pedestrian streets to look at the small, independent shops. Stop for a barraquito coffee at a terrace bar and watch the world go by, before visiting the market in Plaza del Cristo to wonder at the range of local fruit and cheeses. Would you have guessed there are over 30 different varieties of sweet potato grown in Tenerife?

6) Santa Cruz > Opera and botanical gardens

Can’t decide between the opera, the pool or the botanical gardens? These three marvellous distractions lie side by side in Santa Cruz. Will you have the energy to see and do it all?

Our Cultural Activities

After five days of lessons, it is time for the weekend and time to relax. For you and your colleagues who met at Europass, we offer trips to some of the most beautiful surrounding areas. Do not miss the opportunity to participate in these all-inclusive tours, with professional guides, tickets, and transportation included in the price of the course!

Our guided tour

On arrival in a new city, it’s always nice to have someone to show you around. As well as taking in some of the sights and flavors of the town, we will share some local knowledge and practical tips to help you find your way around. One city tour is included as part of your course.

Our Saturday tour: Mount Teide

Mount Teide, is the highest peak in Spanish territory and the jewel in the crown of the national park.

The road up to the national park is an adventure: Offering spectacular views, the road winds through the clouds and out into the sunshine on the other side! We’ll take a tiny mini-bus to allow us to stop off whenever it takes our fancy. Weather and personal fitness enabling, we will take an hour walk through this amazing volcanic landscape to admire the weird rock formations and wonder at the geology.

On the way down, we will stop off in the pine forest to enjoy how the locals have converted a volcanic crater into a play park and picnic site in the woods

About the Training Centre in Tenerife

All our courses in Tenerife will take place either in the Morning (9.00-13.45) or in the Afternoon (14.00-18.45) depending on classroom and trainer availability.

Our teacher training courses in Tenerife are organized in:

All Erasmus Courses in Tenerife

One-Week Courses for Teachers

Conflict Management, Emotional Intelligence and Bullying Prevention

One-Week course

Design the Positive: Positive Thinking, Positive Communication and Positive School Spaces

One-Week course

Environmental Education: Learning and Acting for a Better Future

One-Week course

ICT Tools for a Creative and Collaborative Classroom

One-Week course

Mindfulness for Teachers: a Hands-on Approach

One-Week course

Resilience and Well-being Strengths for Teachers

One-Week course

Team Building for School: Play and Fun, Building Educators’ Communities

One-Week course

We Are All Special: Inclusion and Support for Students with Special Needs In and Out of the Classroom

One-Week course