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Holidays to Tenerife, Canary Islands

With spectacular weather all year round, holidaymakers can relax on a sun lounger, while looking up at the cloudless, sunny skies. Over the years, Tenerife has worked hard to transform its formerly rocky coastline into blissful, golden sand beaches, for tourists to relax in all day long. Now, beautiful Tenerife is one of the most well known beach resorts in the Canary Islands, filled with activities to suit all the family.

Tenerife holidays combine scenery and sand, thanks to its heavenly backdrop filled with views of Spain’s highest mountain. It’s not just the mountains that make up the scenery here, either. The breathtaking views of the vivid volcanoes near Teide National Park, are simply unforgettable; mixing the elements of a sightseeing holiday, with the characteristics of a tranquil beach holiday.

LANGUAGE Spanish
CURRENCY Euro
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT
FLIGHT TIME 4-5 hrs
COST OF A BEER Around €2
3 COURSE MEAL Expect to pay €12 or more
  • Tasty eateries

    The gourmet restaurants dotted around Tenerife are second to none, with every eatery offering a charismatic atmosphere, tasty food and sumptuous sangria. Bambi Gourmet cook in Santa Cruz cooks up perfectly presented plates of food, filled with colour, spice and variation. Taste the malteser cheesecake at Oliver’s With a Twist, a particular restaurant favourite among British tourists, who are looking for delicious, close-to-home cuisine.

  • Experience nature’s treasures

    Crafted in 1954, Teide National Park is a beautiful sight to see. Take in the impressive landscape, inhale the clean mountain air and watch exotic insects climbing over the natural vegetation. The scenery and structures found here are spectacular from every angle. If you love a good photo – be sure to pack your camera ahead of your trip; the sights here are worth capturing over and over again.

  • Blissful boat tours

    Tenerife’s waters are crystal clear; they present the prime opportunity to hop on a guided boat trip and experience the island from a different perspective. On your sunny Tenerife holiday, sail over the majestic waters on a boat trip from Los Gigantes and swim alongside sea turtles on one of many unforgettable snorkeling boat tours.

Activities

From snorkeling to surfing, there’s plenty to keep you busy in Tenerife, particularly if you’re a water baby. Shoot out of thrilling slides and sail down the lazy river at Siam Park Waterpark and watch beautiful wildlife roaming around at Park Las Aquilas Jungle Park. If you’re looking for more relaxing activities, try out your best swing at Amarilla Golf resort, or if you’re an avid cycler, hire a bike and experience the many scenic cycle routes Tenerife has to offer.

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Amarilla divers

Amarilla Divers can be found in Los Abrigos, in the south of Tenerife. This centre offers out of this world scuba diving and snorkelling.

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Boat Trips

Boat trips abound along the coast of Tenerife, each offering an experience to suit anybody’s tastes. There’s also chance to go fishing.

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Beaches

Laze on a sunbed and watch the sun sinks into the sky, at one of many idyllic beach resorts in Tenerife. Los Gigantes is the perfect spot for those looking for peace and quiet, thanks to its secluded location and scenic cliff setting. Popular man-made beach, Playa de las Americas is a hit with tourists looking to soak up the sun while dabbling in surfing adventures, water sports or even a game of basketball.

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Beach los Guios

Beach Los Guios is located in Los Gigantes in the north of Tenerife and can be accessed very easily on foot. This urban beach has a cliff backdrop.

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El Medano

El Medano is a beautiful Canarian resort which can be found on the south coast of Tenerife. This beach is a gorgeous stretch of golden sand.

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Food and Drink

You can’t take a trip to Tenerife without tasting the local seafood delicacy, Dorada – a type of delectable sea bream. Eat like a local and sample a delicious portion of skin-on potatoes, sprinkled with salt and cooked to absolute perfection. Seafood restaurants are dotted across a variety of locations in Tenerife and offer diners fantastic views of calming, sea-front waters and lavisg boats sitting in the harbour.

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Alcala harbour

Alcala is the Province of Tenerife and is famous for its roots as a quaint fishing village. This is the place to be for good food with a difference.

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Brit bars on the beach

Eat typically British food, in the sunny surroundings of Tenerife at one of the many brit bars on the beach. Enjoy a famous roast on a Sunday.

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Sights

Only in Tenerife can you watch whales and dolphins peacefully dive in and out of the beautiful crystal clear waters. Watching the sea life in their natural habitat is just one of many spectacular sights to see here, as is the extraordinary Mount Teide, the home to Tenerife’s majestic volcano.

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Acantilados de los Gigantes

Acantilados de los Gigantes are sights not to be missed during your holiday to Tenerife. It has vertical walls that reach up to 500 metres high.

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Basilica of Candelaria

Located in Candelaria to the east of Tenerife, the Basilica of Candelaria is the first Marian shrine of the Canary Islands.

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Top Resorts in Tenerife

Costa Adeje

Popular with couples and families with older children, the modern resort of Costa Adeje is filled with luxurious 4* and 5* hotels, giving it an upmarket feel with a relaxed ambience.

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Las Caletillas

Just 15 minutes’ drive from the busy city of Santa Cruz is Las Caletillas, a peaceful haven of a resort perfect for those looking for a relaxing base from which to explore the rest of the island.

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Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos has a relaxed pace of life, with the nightlife centered around restaurants and pavement cafes, making it the ideal choice for couples and families alike.

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Los Gigantes

Los Gigantes is one of Tenerife’s most scenic resorts, a town of low-rise hotels and spectacular ocean views backed by the towering cliffs that give the resort its name.

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Playa de la Arena

The hilly resort of Playa de la Arena is famous for it’s beautiful black sand beaches and stunning volcanic scenery.

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Playa de las Americas

For fun in the sun, visit Playa de las Americas – the party capital of Tenerife! With 8 beaches to choose from, there is bound to be something to take your fancy.

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Playa Paraiso

If quiet secluded resorts are higher on your list than amazing beaches then Playa Paraiso may be the place for you – with only a hand full of bars and restaurants most of the nightlife is hotel based.

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Puerto de la Cruz

This elegant seaside town of Puerto de la Cruz is famous for being one of Tenerife’s oldest resorts, offering stunning sandy bays and a picturesque lido with waterfalls and fountains.

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Santa Cruz De Tenerife

The bustling port city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is well worth a visit due to it’s array of brightly painted buildings and quirky shops.

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Location of Tenerife

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