No matter what time of year you are looking to go on holiday, Tenerife is the place to go for guaranteed sunshine and deliciously warm weather. Being the largest of the Canary Islands, there is plenty on offer for both families and young couples looking for a break in Tenerife this year. Activities range from the supremely relaxing to the downright adventurous so there’s every chance of having a memorable holiday! Here’s why you should visit in 2014!
You won’t be short of places to stay in Tenerife. Some of the most popular resorts on the island are Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, situated on the South West coast of Tenerife. Once a small and quiet fishing coast, these areas have been transformed into lively, bustling resorts for vacationers from all over Europe.
Playa de las Americas in particular, caters to all the party animals out there! With an abundance of restaurants, neon-lit bars and high energy clubs, there is plenty of choice for those looking to dance the night away! If you’re looking to visit in August, why not join in the revelry at Arona Summer Festival? It’s one of the top dance festivals in Europe and there won’t be a muddy wellington boot in sight!
However, if you prefer a more relaxed pace of holiday, head over to Costa Adeje. Just down the road from Playa de las Americas, Tenerife’s newest resort offers classy hotels, chic bistros and an attractive coastline to boot.
Make the most of the sun, unwind on the stunning beaches and soak up some rays! Bring your shades though, as dazzling white sand imported from Africa is preferred to the indigenous black, volcanic sand which outlines most of the island.
Alternatively, try your hand at surfing, venture inland to fit in a round of afternoon golf or head to Siam Park, Tenerife’s giant waterpark! Perfect if you’ve had enough of the beach or if you have energetic kids in tow!
If you’re craving a bit of authentic Spanish culture, little of which is left to shine through in Costa Adeje and Playa de las Americas, venture up to the North of Tenerife and visit the capital city of Santa Cruz. In this animated port city you can discover beautiful parks filled with tropical plants, birdsong and independent cafes; a designer, ocean-side pool ideal for a lazy lounge in the sun and if you are a history buff, make sure to visit the coastal fortress of Castillo de San Juan. The Auditorio de Tenerife is also hosting the Tenerife International Music Festival in July, with this year’s festival being dedicated to music from the TV series Batman. What a treat for any culture vultures visiting Santa Cruz!
To get to the true source of Tenerife’s origin, there is no other place to go other than Teide National Park. Named a UNESECO World Heritage Site in 2007, the park is now one of the most visited in the world and it’s easy to see why. At the heart of this park is Mount Teide, the volcano which first formed Tenerife hundreds of years ago. It last erupted in 1909, which means you can hike 3718 metres up to the summit or take a cable car ride to the top, relatively worry free! You might even be lucky enough to catch one of the many meteor showers due to happen in 2014.
So with the scenic countryside, pristine beaches and places to dance until dawn, is there a reason NOT to visit Tenerife this year?
By Emma Hart - Marketing Intern at icelolly.com