Tenerife is due south of the UK off the West Coast of Africa in the Canary Islands. Part of Spain, but not part of the EU for Duty Free, it is the largest of the Canary Islands with many beaches, an imposing Mountain backdrop, and dramatic cliffs on the West Coast.
It’s a very popular destination for those seeking sunshine in the winter without having to fly long haul The south of the Island is sunnier than the North and this is where the most Popular resorts are. Costa Adeje is a great choice if you are looking for upmarket hotels but still want access to Nightlife and Shopping.
Dominated by Mount Teide (a great day trip but pack a Cardigan – it can be chilly at the Top) and known for its black beaches and dramatic cliffs Tenerife is ideal for all – Families or Couples.
Costa Adeje is for many the ultimate Tenerife resort. In Costa Adeje you will find fine, powdery sand, restaurant-lined avenues and paved squares ideal for enjoying a relaxing break in the hot Canarian sun. Costa Adeje offers holidaymakers a winning combination of activity, rest and sightseeing - not too busy and boisterous, not too remote and sleepy. With one of the best golf courses on the island, plenty of world-class restaurants and tempting ranges of spa treat to sample, Costa Adeje holidays are lovely. Costa Adeje is a fantastic resort great for couples and families alike. It's not a small resort but neither too busy nor boisterous either. Costa Adeje boasts a fine powdery sand beach, offers a winning combination of activity, rest and sightseeing whilst also providing a relaxing and intimate atmosphere. Golfers will love it as boasts one of the best golf courses on the island plus there are plenty of world class restaurants and a tempting range of spa treatments to sample. Costa Adeje is a lovely, popular resort with a great beach.
Holidays to Playa de las Americas have a lot on offer. It's a tourist’s playground with row upon row of great value restaurants, cool clubs and sports bars, karaoke pubs and family shows. There is also an abundance of attractions such as the Octopus waterpark, Loro Park and even a casino. With plenty of restaurants, exciting nightlife and fabulous beaches, Playa de las Americas really does have it all. Playa de las Americas is a lively, purpose-built resort with extensive nightlife and various beaches, it remains popular with holidaymakers who look for sun and fun. Playa de las Americas offers an abundance of activities and attractions to keep you entertained throughout the day and night. Some of the attractions include the Octopus waterpark and the marina at Puerto Colon where you can either board a catamaran or sip cocktails whilst watching the sunset over La Gomera. If you love to party then you're sure not to be disappointed with the resort's cool clubs, sports bars and karaoke pubs as a stroll down 'Veronicas', Playas' 'Bar Street' will confirm. For families there are countless great value restaurants, friendly cafes and fun family shows not forgetting Playa's wonderful, clean beach. A holiday to Playa de las Americas is still hard to beat.
The pretty resort of Los Cristianos is one of the island’s most popular places. Situated on the south coast, it’s the perfect spot if you like a bit of sophistication from your holiday. You can stroll around the old town and browse the upbeat bazaars, get busy in the bustling town centre - where sleek shopping malls, al fresco restaurants and bright bars greet you or if you prefer a bit of banter with the locals, head to the animated Sunday market. Barter for everything from watches and jewellery to clothes and music. Los Cristianos is more low-key than its playful neighbour Playa De Las Americas so you can take things easy here. The main beach provides soft golden sands where you can float out from the shores on pedaloes and dip in and out of the warm, inviting waters. Restaurants line the promenade and town centre, and the place has a good selection of friendly bars offering a laid-back nightlife.
Puerto de la Cruz is situated on the north coast of Tenerife. Puerto de la Cruz is a lively town by night but yet still manages to retain its pretty old town core where you can spend peaceful days at the beach, and warm, long nights spent strolling along streets lined with bars, restaurants and shops. The resort's fashionable old town is a maze of illuminated streets, cobbled plazas and villas complete with the traditional Canarian balconies. Puerto de la Cruz holidays are in a busy tourist centre with great charm.
For a meal for special occasion – Restaurant Molino Blanco in Playa de las Americas
Events and festivals
The biggest Carnival in Europe takes place in Santa Cruz in February (Early Feb) with floats, dancers, and huge crowds of revellers – its loud and crazy and shows the Canary Islanders love of a good party.
Popular things to do and see and unmissable experiences
Siam Park is an amazing Water Park – we recommend buying a Joint ticket with Loro Parque and also upgrading to Fastpass in School Holidays – ask your Personal Travel Agent for this and other Excursion Options when booking
Averaging 20 degrees with a low of 18 and highs up to 30 Tenerife is a great Winter Sun destination and it usually never gets too hot even in August due to the cooling Atlantic breeze
- Best time of year to travel:
All Year round destination
- Currency: Euro
- Flight time from UK: 4 - 5 Hours
- Visa and passport information:
A visa is not required for Tenerife
Photos of Tenerife
Getting out and about
Loro Parque in Tenerife is a unique 'must-see' attraction. With more than 3,000 parrots of 300 species. But Loro Parque is not just about these intelligent exotic birds, it’s also home to dolphins, sea lions, orcas, the biggest penguinarium of the world, chimpanzees, sharks, tigers, alligators and the first ever bachelor group of gorillas in the world.
Set amongst nearly 18 hectares of lush tropical greenery in the south of Tenerife, Siam Park is themed on the ancient kingdom of Thailand.
What our customers say
Dear Julie I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for arranging such a lovely holiday for us. It met our requirements perfectly and all went very smoothly. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the hotel was perfectly situated and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Impressively well organised and we could fault nothing. Thank you for the wine on arrival too. We will certainly be contacting you for future holidays. Laura & JonRead more comments