Tenerife is a real holiday island and there’s lots to keep every visitor busy and happy. The island’s hugely varied environment runs from weird volcanic planes to tropical forest in the north, and Mount Teide, Spain’s highest mountain even has a cable car to take the slog out of getting to the top and enjoying those views. Active minded visitors will want to explore the island’s excellent water sports – with anything requiring a gust of wind very well represented. Alternatively, why not get on a bike or slip on your walking boots to explore the interior? Away from the main resorts, traditional Canarian towns are charming and welcoming and a visit will include shopping for local crafts or delicious wines, cheeses and honeys.
English speaking: Yes
Local Time: GMT +1 hour
Airport name: Tenerife South
Flight time: 4-5 hours
Distance to city centre: 18 km
Transfer options: Taxis are available from the airport and there is also a handy bus service which stops off at several main resorts. Private transfer options are also offered during the booking process for your hotel or holiday package and after on our 'Extras' page.
Book by midnight 31st August, £30 discount per booking, 7/8 nights departing in June, July and August, booking must include Monarch or Norwegian flights from London Gatwick and Manchester to selected airports only: Alicante/Corfu/Faro/Fuerteventura/Gran Canaria/Lanzarote/Larnaca/Malaga/Palma/Paphos/Tenerife South
Booking dates: 1st June – 31st August 2016
Travel dates: 1st June – 31st August 2016
Duration: 7 & 8nts only
£30 discount per booking
Must include a Norwegian or Monarch flight from London Gatwick or Manchester into the following airports only: Alicante/Corfu/Faro (Algarve)/Fuerteventura/Gran Canaria/Lanzarote/Larnaca/Malaga/Palma (Majorca)/Paphos/Tenerife South
Enjoying a great location in Playa de las Americas, this dive centre is a great introduction to the underwater world out in the enormous Atlantic. You don’t need to be an expert to dive in though, they’ll start beginners off in a pool and easy snorkelling is as much a part of the programme as trips to some of Tenerife’s spectacular dive sites where you might spot turtles, dolphins or whales.
This big Asian-themed water park is one of the top island attractions. It’s situated in the Costa Adeje area but offers bus pick-ups from the big resorts, including Los Cristianos. Thai theming extends to the food, lots of greenery and temple-like rides. The rides range from adrenaline pumping big descents to lazy rivers and children’s paddling pools. Good value and a good day out for all ages.
It’s well worth taking a look at some of Tenerife’s natural beauties, and Montaña Amarilla is a great example on the Costa Silencio. It’s a protected volcanic cone, formed when very hot lava hits sea water. Fossil hunters will find plenty of ancient relics in the dunes, there’s a good beach nearby, and the walking isn’t too demanding.
You can see Mount Teide everywhere you go in Tenerife. And if you make the ascent you can see pretty much all of the island, plus the ocean and sometimes neighbouring islands from the top. Serious walkers have lots to explore in the surrounding national park lands, and a fast cable car whizzes visitors across the volcanic cone for one of the most spectacular aerial rides you’ll ever encounter. This 3,718-metre monster is Spain’s highest peak and a source of national pride.