With the volcanic peak looming in the background, pine-adorned rolling hills, barren lava-formed terrain and sprawling beaches bordered by turquoise waters. The picturesque views of Tenerife are only half of the draw to this spectacular island.
Located just off the north coast of Africa, is the largest of the 12 Canary Islands and attracts the most visitors each year. Tenerife holidays have long been favoured because of the island’s perfect year-round temperatures and extensive coastline. Known for having one of the best climates in the world, Tenerife is truly paradise. The wide range of high-end resorts scattered along the southwestern coast provide travelers with luxury accommodations, exceptional service and numerous fun-filled activities. The Costa Adeje and Playa de Las Americas resorts in this region are perfect for sun and sea-seeking singles, couples and families.
In addition to the alluring beaches and diverse aquatic adventures, Tenerife’s vibrant nightlife, significant historical attractions, thrilling active pursuits and unique cultural experiences make for unforgettable holiday. If you plan to venture away from the coastline, you can explore Tenerife's rich and diverse landscape which includes whitewashed towns, dense forests and the extraterrestrial-like landscape of Teide National Park.
While pleasant weather, ranging from 17°C to 21°C all year, means that there is no bad time to visit. However, some seasons are better than if you want to avoid the large crowds. Prime travel season to the island is from January to April. Flights are cheaper during this time, but hotels’ prices increase. Holidays to Tenerife during September are some of the best because of the limited crowds and reasonably priced flights and accommodations.
With all of the adventures that Tenerife has to offer, now is the perfect time to book your ideal holiday for 2016 and 2017!
The Beach Holiday of a Lifetime
With 365 days of sunshine a year, Tenerife, seems like the most cheerful place on earth. It’s also the ideal destination for your beach holiday. To take advantage of the island’s soft, golden sand, warm, turquoise sea and everlasting sun, head to the southwest where the majority of the island’s accommodations and luxury resorts are located. Despite being so popular, there is still plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the water. Although lounging in the sand is always relaxing, lounging, there are so many water sports to choose from. Popular activities include diving, snorkeling, jet-skiing and sailing. There are also whale and dolphin watching tours offered via boat and submarine.
Take a Daytrip to a Dormant Volcano
Take a break from the water and venture into the island’s diverse geography. Tenerife is home to Spain’s highest mountain and the world’s third tallest volcano – Mount Teide. Inside Teide National Park, you’ll find the impressive volcano, as well as, a mesmerising volcanic landscape that encompasses lava streams, lava rock formations and ash beds. For stunning views of the park and island below, take the cable car or hike to the summit. On clear days, other Canary Islands are visible from this vantage point. With so much natural beauty, it’s no wonder that the park was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A Tenerife Adventure for the Entire Family
Holidays to Tenerife are great for families. With the island’s friendly atmosphere, thrilling activities and fun attractions, children are guaranteed to have a good time. In fact, there are so many things to choose from, it will be hard to fit everything into one trip. For an entertaining day trip, head to Loro Parque. The animal park and aquarium is one of the most impressive attractions in Tenerife. Gorillas, tigers, orca whales, penguins and parrots are just some of the animals that call this place home. Alternatively, kids, and kids at heart, will love the adventure playground and water park at Siam Park. There are plenty of rides, pools and play areas for people of all ages. And, for those who are brave enough, there is the “Tower of Power” – a steep slide with a 28 metre drop that passes through a shark-filled aquarium before ending in an open pool. For a relaxing and adventure-filled beach getaway, search our amazing offers on great holidays to Tenerife in 2016 and 2017.
Useful Information for Tenerife Holidays
As one of the Canary islands flights to Tenerife are longer than flights to mainland Spain. Flights to Tenerife take approximately 4 hours from the UK.
As one of the most popular holiday destinations for UK holidaymakers direct flights to Tenerife are available from a variety of airports across the country including: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol, Bournemouth, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Edinburgh and several others.
Similar to mainland Spain the currency in Tenerife is the Euro.