Tenerife holidays couple all year round fantastic weather with an incredible choice of activities. The largest Canary Isle has been a holiday 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 ambiance, the welcoming locals, the tantalizing cuisine or the vast stretches of postcard-perfect coastline. So this is a superb choice of holiday destination and we're taking bookings for breaks in 2018 and 2019 right now.
Whatever your reason for choosing this beautiful island for your next holiday, only one thing’s for sure - you’ll wish you’d booked one of our cheap Tenerife holidays sooner. Here at Holiday Gems, we’re experts in Tenerife. You’ll find a wealth of useful information on this page, so that you can book a holiday to remember forever, safe in the knowledge that you’ve chosen the right destination for your getaway.
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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The great thing about the Canary Islands is that they’re warm throughout the year. We've got a great range of cheap holiday deals 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.
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