The jewel in the crown of the Canary Islands, you can expect fresh summer breezes, ever-present sunshine and a wealth to get involved with as you wander over the delicate and vast landscapes of nature’s greatest creation.
Hideaway villages and the not so hidden Mount Teide will be the showpiece for many holidays to Tenerife, although that doesn’t mean those wishing to be more active will be without a huge amount of fun. Families will enjoy outstanding water parks and adventures, while groups of mates will dance until dawn in the party regions of the south – there’s not a lot you can’t do here.
With sun-kissed beaches and a fascinating volcanic landscape on its doorstep, holidays in Tenerife are fantastically diverse. Top up your tan on one of the beautiful black sand beaches, enjoy a night out on the town or venture inland to discover stunning vistas and hideaway villages. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it on a Tenerife holiday.
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.
When deciding where to stay on your Tenerife holidays you’ll be spoilt for choice, whether you head to the north or south, you’ll be well-suited by the extensive variety on show in both areas. Sun, sea and swimming can be found just about anywhere, but Playa de las Americas will leave you footsteps from the beach as well as providing numerous resorts with glorious swimming pools.
The Canary Islands are well-known for tranquillity and peace in combination with fun and adventure, although if it is a relaxing getaway you’re in search of, Costa del Silencio is the obvious choice and not just because of its name. Expect a peaceful silence among the picturesque gardens before making your way to the glistening ocean, only a stone’s throw away. Couples and families would undoubtedly make use of the first-class facilities in the resort town of Costa Adeje, whereas the little ones will fall in love with the popular Los Cristianos with its range of family attractions.
Coastal paths, mountain climbs and forest hikes are just a sample of what you can expect from Tenerife holidays. While there is an array of attraction in the form of traditional tourist ventures such as water parks, luxurious spas and a range of restaurants, there’s nothing quite like exploring the vast landscapes the island showcases in resorts such as Costa Adeje. Bold mountains in Mount Teide National Park are perhaps the most prominent view you will find when settling down within its close proximity, although being the highest point in Spain it’s certainly worth taking the opportunity for a trek.
Among the many things to do on holidays in Tenerife, make sure you set aside some time for a visit to a theme park or two. The best to be found are Loro Parque and Jungle Park Las Aguillas, although once you’re done here you may want to try dolphin watching in the surrounding seas. Catch a boat and voyage out into the waters surrounding the island and you may just be lucky enough to spot a squadron of dolphins or a pack of whales – the ultimate reward for a well-timed journey.
Golf lovers will rejoice among some of Spain’s best golf courses across the island, and while the beaches of Tenerife are world-renowned, these courses present sand pits you won’t want to get stuck into! Gold Del Sur merits a visit if you are looking to improve your game while away, and the rest of the family can entertain themselves with relaxing views overlooking the coasts of Playa de las Americas or Los Cristianos – perfect!