Tenerife Holidays 2014

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Holidays to Tenerife

Tenerife, the biggest of the Canary islands, attracts new visitors each and every year, drawn to the beautiful volcanic landscapes, hidden villages and year-round sunshine. With so much on offer, from Mount Teide National Park to the sandy beaches, a Tenerife holiday is simply unforgettable.

Just off the west coast of Africa, it's a favourite with fun-loving families, couples and groups looking to get active, relax and top up their tans.

If you'd like a little help choosing the best holiday for you, why not download our new app which takes all the hard work out of personalising your holiday. Now you can plan that fabulous getaway on your tablet or phone!

North and South

The north of the island offers miles of stunning walking routes, through mountains, valleys and along stunning beaches. There are water parks, you can visit Mount Teide, the highest point in Spain, where you can ride the cable car to the summit if you don't fancy walking up!

In the south, just relax and get away from it all. Spend your days at theme parks such as Loro Parque and Jungle Park las Aguillas, amd make sure you go whale and dolphin watching. If you love golf, there are some excellent courses, especially in Golf Del Sur where you can laze the days away improving your handicap.

Our Top Hotels

  • Isla Bonita Hotel 4* is a great family-friendly property and rests just 400 metres from Playa del Duque beach and a lively promenade.

Beach Holidays

There’s a fantastic choice of resorts in the region to put your feet up and relax on beautiful beaches with great views of the coast. Playa de las Americas has eight beaches offering your pick of top water sports, and an enviable choice of bars, restaurants and clubs to enjoy, while Los Cristianos is the perfect destination for a quieter holiday where you can watch dolphins from a beautiful harbour, or catch the ferry to the stunning Island of La Gomera.

If you’re after a lively, active break, then head to the capital of the island Santa Cruz where your Tenerife holiday will be full of culture and sightseeing.

This is an amazing destination to be explored on foot, with coastal paths, mountain climbs and forest hikes. The island's volcanic landscape and micro climates offer walking experiences like no other. See our Tenerife walking page for maps and routes.

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We have accommodation to suit every taste and budget, from family hotels perfect for you and the kids, to all inclusive and self-catering properties in Tenerife.

The weather is warm all-year round, reaching its hottest points between June and September, so book today to enjoy its black and golden sands and dazzling waters with just over 4 hours flight time from the UK.

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Spanish (English widely spoken)
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST
Local airport: Tenerife South
Flight time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Our top hotels in Tenerife

Costa Adeje Gran Hotel

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Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf

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Hotel Paradise Park Resort & Spa

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Aparthotel Neptuno

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Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts, from London Gatwick more info >

Flight + Hotel from £144.50 pp

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Teide Mar Apartments

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Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife

Based on 2 sharing, Room Only, 7 nts, from London Gatwick more info >

Flight + Hotel from £146.50 pp

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Marino Hotel Tenerife

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Costa Del Silencio, Costa Del Silencio

Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts, from London Gatwick more info >

Flight + Hotel from £157.00 pp

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Alondras Park Aparthotel

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Costa Del Silencio, Tenerife

Based on 2 sharing, Room Only, 7 nts, from Birmingham Intl more info >

Flight + Hotel from £159.00 pp

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Laguna Park II Apartments

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Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Based on 2 sharing, Self Catering, 7 nts, from Birmingham Intl more info >

Flight + Hotel from £169.00 pp

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Winter Sun

Only a short four-hour flight from the UK, this year-round destination has all you could want for from a sun, sea and sand holiday, plus much more. It is also home to Mount Teide, the highest point in Spain and third highest volcano in the world. Siam Park in Tenerife is one of Europe's largest water parks.

The temperature here rarely drops below 17 centigrade even in winter months. The average sea temperature of 20 centigrade, combined with the crystal-clear waters and stunning volcanic underwater landscape, make it an ideal destination for adventurers as well as sun worshippers.

You could even head here for Christmas or New Year and enjoy an alternative Christmas Day on the beach. Many hotels will offer a Christmas lunch and have their own New Year's Eve parties.

Family Beaches

Las Vistas beach is a long golden stretch that connects two of the most popular resorts on the island, Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. It is perfect for families as it has a large breakwater that shelters the beach. The shallow waters are calm and the soft sand makes it perfect for younger swimmers and paddling tots.

Another great family beach is El Puertito, which is great for snorkelling and has a black sand beach, near to Playa de las Americas.

Other resorts with family-friendly beaches:

  • Costa Adeje
  • Puerto de Santiago

Hotels on the Beach

What could be better than stepping out of your hotel right onto the beach? We have a choice of hotels that fit the bill and are the perfect place to stay on a beach holiday in Tenerife.

The Hotel Blue Sea Interpalace is just steps away from the beach in Puerto de la Cruz, as well as being a short walk from the town centre. This hotel is perfect for couples and families.

The Hotel Dream Gran Tacande overlooks the beach of Playa del Duque and is the ultimate destination for a romantic, luxury beach break in Tenerife.

Be sure to take a look at our great range of Iberostar hotels, located by the coast to make sure you get the most out of your getaway in the sun.

Tenerife Water Sports

If you want a beach holiday that is a little more active, then you will be able to find plenty of water sports on offer in Tenerife. Whether you want to explore the underwater world by snorkelling or scuba diving, or view the beaches from above by parascending, you will find the perfect water sport for you.

El Medano beach, near Arrecife, is the best beach on the island for wind surfing and often hosts the world championships.