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Holidays to Tenerife

Tenerife holidays couple all-year-round fantastic weather with an incredible choice of activities. The largest Canary Isle has been a vacation hotspot for decades now, but what exactly is it that attracts millions of holidaymakers each year to Tenerife’s stunning shores? It could be the quintessentially Canarian ambience, the welcoming locals, the tantalizing cuisine or the vast stretches of postcard-perfect coastline visible from your hotel. It is a superb choice and we're taking bookings for breaks in 2021 and 2022 right now.

Whatever your reason for choosing this beautiful island for your next break, only one thing’s for sure - you’ll wish you’d booked your holiday with us sooner. Here at Holiday Gems, we’re experts when it comes to creating Tenerife holidays to suit all budgets. Tenerife is a destination suitable for everyone, with a whole host of hotels to stay for couples and families with children. We also have a wealth of useful information so you can learn more about this beautiful island. It won’t be long until you’ll be booking a holiday to remember forever, safe in the knowledge that you’ve chosen the right destination for your getaway.

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Useful Information


Currency: Euro
Language: Spanish
Time Difference: GMT
Flight Time: 4.5 hours

Practical Information


UK Airports that fly to Tenerife: Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Bristol, Gatwick, Southend, Birmingham and more.

Paperwork: Passport, medical and travel insurance

When to arrive at the airport: 2 hours before take off

Cost to hire a sunbed: €4 per day

Pint of beer: €1.80


Destinations


Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje has everything you need for a feast of fun in the sun, from a glorious sandy beach for catching some rays to pulsating nightlife after dark.

Thrill-seeking couples and groups of friends can take to the waves for some lively water sports action, while families can enjoy a splashing time at the Aqualand and Siam Park, two superb attractions with a myriad of twisting slides and rides.

This up-market resort also boasts an impressive range of high-end shops and designer boutiques, charming bars and fabulous restaurants serving mouth-watering gastronomic delights.

Costa Del Silencio

Costa Del Silencio certainly lives up to its name ‘The Silent Coast’ and proves the perfect location for a relaxing and peaceful escape, away from the hustle and bustle of the island’s livelier resorts.

Palm-tree lined streets, verdant landscape and quaint bars and restaurants create a laid-back ambiance for immersing yourself in the magic of this sun-soaked purpose-built Canarian haven.

You won’t find any sandy beaches here but you will discover a range of attractions including several excellent golf courses, fabulous dive centres and awe-inspiring hiking trails up to Montana Amarilla nature reserve.

Golf Del Sur

This charming resort is a golfer’s paradise, with a choice of top-quality courses where you can practice your swing in the invigorating Canarian sunshine.

Beautiful sandy beaches, a lovely marina and a sleepy town centre all add to the appeal of this wonderful getaway on the southern tip of the island.

You’ll also discover a myriad of luxurious hotels, top-quality restaurants serving local and international delicacies and plenty of pulsating nightlife.

Los Gigantes

This charming marina town is a place of breathtaking natural beauty where you can enjoy a laid-back holiday of a lifetime.

You’ll be wowed by the crystal-clear waters, beautiful landscape, magnificent sunsets and Acantilados de Los Gigantes, the resort’s towering rock formations which drop almost vertically down to the sea.

Los Gigantes boasts an array of charming restaurants serving up delicious seafood delicacies and popular day-time activities in the resort include dolphin and whale watching excursions, fishing trips and diving beneath the waves to discover an abundance of mesmerising marine life.

Playa de las Américas

It’s sun, sea and fun all the way in Playa de las Americas, a vibrant hive of activity which is a dream come true for couples, families and groups of friends craving an unforgettable holiday experience.

The volcanic sandy beaches are perfect for sunbathing or taking to the waves for some thrilling water sport action during the day, while the resort explodes into life in the evenings with a plethora of pulsating live music bars and vibrant nightclubs where you can dance from dusk till dawn.

Playa de las Américas boasts an abundance of shops, from traditional souvenir haunts to glitzy boutiques and foodies will be wowed by the extensive choice of places to eat, from beachfront snack bars to fine dining restaurants.

Puerto de la Cruz

This bustling northern city resort in the beautiful Orotava Valley is a magnet for couples, families and groups craving a fun-packed holiday adventure in the sun.

Jaw-dropping volcanic beaches, a quaint harbour, delightful plazas, fabulous restaurants and glitzy boutiques and vibrant nightlife are among the attractions which make Puerto de la Cruz a compelling destination.

No stay in Puerto de la Cruz would be complete without a visit to Loro Parque, a sensational theme park which boasts a huge range of enchanting sea creatures and exotic animals.

Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos has burgeoned over time from a quaint old fishing town to one of the most popular fun-packed resorts in Tenerife.

Everything you need for a dream holiday is on your doorstep – fabulous sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, swaying palms and a quaint harbour are among the attractions.

You’ll discover a myriad of top-quality restaurants, lively bars and pulsating night clubs, while an abundance of up-market malls and designer boutiques will satisfy the most discerning shopaholic.


Sites of Interest in Tenerife


Teide National park: The mighty Mount Teide silently watches over Tenerife, and the peak and its surroundings are protected within Teide National Park. This UNESCO-listed park is ten miles wide, and the volcano at its centre is the highest point in all of Spain and no Tenerife break is complete without a visit.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Venture to the northeast of the island and you’ll reach Tenerife’s cosmopolitan capital, Santa Cruz. Here you’ll find fascinating architecture, brightly painted buildings, a wide range of boutique shops and cozy restaurants, and the most famous building in the Canary Islands - the Auditorio de Tenerife.

Endless stretches of beach: Tenerife is famous for its beautiful beaches. A common misconception is that Tenerife beaches are all black, due to the volcanic activity on the island. It's true that some of the beaches are black sand - though they're still gorgeous and great for sunbathing. However, many of the island's beaches also boast picturesque golden sands - perfect for watersports and soaking up those rays.


Tenerife Family Holidays


Siam Park: According to TripAdvisor, this is the best water park in the world. This Thai-themed extravaganza has everything you need for the perfect day out during family holidays to Tenerife - gut wrenching slides, a lazy river and even a purpose built white sandy beach!

Loro Parque: This is TripAdvisor’s favourite zoo in Europe. The whole family will love seeing the mighty gorillas, magnificent tigers and awe-inspiring alligators - check out what exhibitions are on here during your time on the island.

Lago Martiánez: The perfect way to cool off in the heat, this artificial sea water lake is a great place to swim, splash and play. Plus, it’s set in a complex with a variety of bars and restaurants scattered around the water.

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Tenerife Couple Holidays


Parque García Sanabria: This stunning urban park sits right in the heart of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, so if you’re planning to visit the island’s capital this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Stroll through the luscious greenery hand in hand and admire the unique sculptures, parrots and botanical gardens.

Los Cristianos: The resort of Los Cristianos is one of the most romantic resorts in Tenerife. Here you can take a dreamy stroll through the marina, enjoy a romantic meal for two at one of the cozy restaurants or watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean - cocktail in hand.

Stargazing Tour: If you think Mount Teide is beautiful during the day, you should see it after the sun has set. A stargazing tour of this magnificent volcano is a wonderful way to spend an evening on the island. You’ll see the constellations mapped out by an expert astronomer, plus some tours even include a glass of champagne too!

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Average Temperature and Rainfall


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Tenerife Group Holidays


Aqualand: Water parks are always loads of fun if you’re travelling with a group, and Aqualand is a great choice if you like big slides, awe-inspiring dolphin shows and making wonderful memories with friends.

Whale and dolphin watching: Catch a glimpse of Tenerife beneath the waves by seeing some of the Atlantic’s most sought after residents. Whales and dolphins can be seen off the coast of the island throughout the year, and witnessing them makes for a fascinating and humbling experience.

Cable car ride up Teide: Ride up to the summit of the island’s breathtaking volcano on a cable car and experience the Teide National Park like you’ve never seen it before. Your position high above the ground means that you’ll be able to see, on a clear day, the neighbouring islands of la Gomera, El Hierro and Gran Canaria.


Tenerife Solo Holidays


Masca: The most beautiful spot on the island, Masca, is a unique village that’s just waiting to be explored. Here you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the ancient Teno Massif volcano, as well as a few traditional Canarian eateries and hiking trails through the region.

Day trip to La Gomera: Why not do a bit of island hopping during your stay in Tenerife? From the west coast of the island you can catch a boat to the nearby isle of La Gomera, and Gran Canaria from the east.

Climb Mount Teide: For true adventure-seekers, an ascent to the top of Mount Teide is a must. Be sure to pack a lot of water and some layers as it can get quite chilly at the top. To reach the summit you must apply for a permit online, so as to protect this magnificent mountain.


Nightlife in Tenerife


The nightlife in Tenerife is famous for its chilled out beach huts, stylish wine bars and hedonistic nightclubs. So whether you’re looking for a relaxing break with a glass of wine after a long day of exploring or to party until the small hours - Tenerife has you covered.

Playa de Las Américas is located on the southwest coast of the island, and is home to some of the most well-known nightclubs in Tenerife, as well as cabaret and karaoke bars open every night of the week. This is the place to be if you’re looking to dance the night away! For a more relaxed vibe, Los Cristianos is perfect. Think chic cocktail bars overlooking the marina and cool late-night cafes serving a range of refreshments into the early hours.


Places to eat in Tenerife


Foodies rejoice! The locals and tourists of Tenerife really love their food, and you’ll find a wealth of eateries scattered across the island. The great thing about Tenerife is that it really caters to all tastes, so whether you’re looking for a Michelin Star restaurant serving award winning creations, or a chilled-out cafe overlooking the ocean - you’re bound to find it here.

£ - Cappuccino Maria, Los Gigantes

This relaxed cafe is famous throughout the island for serving delicious, Instagram-worthy food at low prices. We recommend ordering the mixed kebab with a cocktail, and watching the sun set over the water.

££ - Carlos, Costa Adeje

This mid-range eatery offers a wide selection of International, Mediterranean and European dishes, all served by friendly staff in a chilled-out atmosphere. Choose the mixed fish in piri piri sauce and a crisp glass of white for a meal to remember.

£££ - Casa Tagoro, Los Cristianos

If you’re looking to splash out a bit during your holiday, Casa Tagoro is a wonderful choice. The restaurant boasts a unique menu, and is included in the Michelin Guide to Tenerife. We recommend the crab pâté, before indulging in the risotto for a tastebud-tantalising experience.


Car hire in Tenerife


Whether or not you need to hire a car in Tenerife depends on what you plan to do during your stay, as well as where you choose to spend your holiday. If you want to stay in your resort for the duration of your trip, you’ll find that there’s little need for a car. However, if you plan to explore the island a little - say, for example, you want to travel from one side of Tenerife to the other to visit Santa cruz - hiring a car would be beneficial.

There are a wide range of car hire companies in Tenerife, some of which you can pre-book online. This means you can pick up your motor at the airport.


Shopping in Tenerife


Markets: You’ll find a whole host of bustling markets in Tenerife, with the most famous being in Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. Here merchants sell a wide range of goods and souvenirs, and you can find a wide selection of cafes and restaurants dotted around the place for refreshments.

Boutiques: La Laguna’s UNESCO protected Old Quarter is a wonderful place for browsing some unique one-off boutiques. Think colourful buildings, al-fresco dining and, of course, dozens of boutique stores to peruse.

Shopping centres: There are several shopping centres in Tenerife, with the most popular being the Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque in Costa Adeje and Centro Comercial Meridiano in Santa Cruz.


Bargain holidays


The great thing about the Canary Islands is that they’re warm throughout the year. We've got a great range of cheap holidays to Tenerife including last minute options, all inclusive offers and a whole host more. We offer flights from a whole host of different airlines to help you find the best value holiday.

If you’re looking for a really last minute holiday to Tenerife, then give us a call today!

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All Inclusive Holidays to Tenerife


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