For lovers of lazy sports like golf, Tenerife is also a choice for vacation. Courses are really tourist friendly, as they do not require membership. Many of the golf courses are also located near tourist resorts, offering easy and quick access to hotels and beaches.
Tenerife attracts not only nature and ancient history lovers but also shopping freaks. Due to the fact that all the Canary Islands are partly tax free, items like tobacco, alcohol and perfume in Tenerife are cheaper than the same items in other EU countries. A vast variety of jewelry made and souvenirs made from pearls can be found at Armenime the Palace of Pearls which is open 7 days a week. Tourist shops are complemented by hand made pottery, embroidery and sculptures made from volcanic rocks. Boutiques and high fashion clothes can be found in the capital of Tenerife.
Again due to the mild climate, eating out is extremely popular among visitors of Tenerife. Local specialties include octopus, vieja sea bream, prawns and sardines, combined with fruit and vegetables.