Tenerife: a cultural mixture from all around the world
One of the best aspects of Tenerife is that because it has become such a popular touristic destination, the local culture has been highly influenced by many other cultures from all around the world. To start with, the Canary Islands are located west of Africa but has always been Spanish territory, so the cultural mixture was inevitable from the start. Renting a car in Tenerife is the best way to get to know these two cultures which strongly influenced the locals, but there is much more to know.
More recently, the Canary Islands and Tenerife in particular has been receiving many tourists manly from Colombia, Venezuela, Germany, the United Kingdom, Cuba and France, among many others. Many of the tourists decide to come back and make Tenerife their home eventually.
This cultural mix is one of the main reasons why it is a great idea to rent a car in Tenerife, because there are so many things to watch and do that it can be quite difficult to depend of taxis and public transportation to visit them all. For example, just focusing on the restaurants, in Tenerife you can try Cuban food, Italian food, Mexican, German, French, Spanish food, Arab, Colombian and Venezuelan food, and many many more varieties of food and that is even without counting the local food which is a mixture of many of the gastronomic cultures mentioned before.
One of the greatest things of Tenerife´s gastronomy is that many of the dishes have already adapted and even adopted by the locals so you can try a slightly different version as you would in the original country. This makes these dishes unique and special. If you are a fan of other culture´s gastronomy or simply enjoy delicious food then you might try a different restaurant every day by renting a car in Tenerife and get around the island as you please.