Over the years, Tenerife has worked hard to transform its formerly rocky coastline into blissful, golden sand beaches, for tourists and locals alike to enjoy. Now, beautiful Tenerife is one of the most well-known beach resorts in the Canary Islands, filled with activities to suit all the family. Home to bustling towns, a strong agriculture and fishing industry and even a university, it’s an island on which people love to live as well as take holidays.
Tenerife is not nicknamed the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ for nothing; temperatures are likely to be warm and pleasant at any time of year.
As the biggest and most populous of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is the first port of call for holidaymakers looking to get the feel of these diverse and beautiful isles. A popular getaway spot for those looking for lush beaches, shedloads of sunshine and glistening blue waters, there’s much more to cheap Tenerife holidays for those who scratch beneath the surface.
For instance, despite an area of under 800 square miles, Tenerife is home to the highest point in Spain, with the Mount Teide volcano rising more than 12,000 feet above the ground. Tenerife even has its own pyramids! The breathtaking views here are simply unforgettable; mixing the elements of a sightseeing holiday, with the characteristics of a tranquil beach holiday.
A park of an altogether different nature is Siam, at which kids and adults can have a splashing time amid pulse-raising water rides and wave machines.
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.
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.
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.
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.SEE ALL GUIDES
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.SEE ALL GUIDES
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.SEE ALL GUIDES
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.SEE ALL GUIDES