Tenerife

Tenerife holidays


Tenerife is an island of volcanic sandy beaches, with the mighty Mount Teide waiting to wow and playful resorts like Playa de las Americas that are built for fun. You’ve got it – Tenerife holidays are a big Brit hit with a list of traits to top them all. Welcome to a dazzling destination with magic in its veins...


No.10 – TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations
You’ll have such a top time in magical Tenerife that it’s been stamped as number 10 in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations in Europe.
Parque Santiago III & IV
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£384pp
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  • London Stansted, Sun 06 Sep 2020
  • 7 Nights, Self Catering
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Parque Santiago III & IV

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife

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  • Direct access to the beach
  • Located opposite the Safari Shopping Centre
  • Fantastic range of restaurants and bars
  • Spacious pool areas
  • Lively atmosphere
Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife
Family Luxe
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£655pp
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  • London Stansted, Sun 20 Sep 2020
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 3 Adults, 0 Children

Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife

Golf del Sur, Tenerife

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  • Seafront
  • 24 hour All Inclusive
  • Adults only infinity pool
  • Fantastic entertainment programme
  • Relaxing spa
Parque La Paz
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£418pp
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  • London Stansted, Fri 02 Oct 2020
  • 7 Nights, Self Catering
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Parque La Paz

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife

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  • Close to the beach
  • Daily entertainment
  • Spacious pool area
  • One & Two Bedroom apartments available
  • Near to the resort centre
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
Luxe Collection
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£520pp
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  • London Stansted, Sun 20 Sep 2020
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Playa Paraiso, Tenerife

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Based on 4956 reviews

  • Beachfront
  • Unique decor
  • Ultimate spa experience
  • Fun for everyone
  • All Inclusive Plus option
Paradise Park Fun Lifestyle Hotel
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£376pp
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  • London Stansted, Sun 06 Sep 2020
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Paradise Park Fun Lifestyle Hotel

Los Cristianos, Tenerife

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Based on 8614 reviews

  • Great range of facilities
  • All Inclusive option
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Entertainment programme
Spring Arona Gran Hotel & Spa
Adults Luxe
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£704pp
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  • London Stansted, Wed 06 Jan 2021
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Spring Arona Gran Hotel & Spa

Los Cristianos, Tenerife

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Based on 4847 reviews

  • Beautiful seafront location
  • Modern and stylish interior
  • Thalasso Spa
  • Exclusive Service upgrade available
  • Infinity pool
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Language

Spanish

Currency

Euro

Time difference

GMT

Cost of a beer

€1.80

3 course meal

Expect to pay at least €12

Flight times

4-5hrs

An island of two halves

South Tenerife is all soft sand, warm turquoise waters and lively resorts like Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. Things are much greener in the north, where you’ll find lush plants, forests and the pretty resort of Puerto de la Cruz, as well as the capital Santa Cruz.

Mount Teide

Tenerife is at Mother Nature’s whim. The dormant volcano of Mount Teide – which last erupted in 1909 – is Spain’s highest peak and commands the island’s landscape. Rich hills are not a patch on this snow-capped point. But don’t miss the gorgeous beaches – they steal some of the limelight along the shore.

Calling all foodies

Not only is Tenerife a tangle of boutiques and retailers to make any savvy shopper swoon, it’s a pantry of local specialities waiting to be tried and purchased. Cheese, honey, sauces – you name it, this island’s got flavours to pack a punch in every dish.

Playa De Las Americas

Playa De Las Americas holidays are always a crowd pleaser.

Costa Adeje

Families and couples alike can expect great food, classy shopping and a touch of glitz on a Costa Adeje holiday.

Los Cristianos

With three beaches and a lively harbour to show off, you’ll quickly learn that these perks make Los Cristianos a favourite.

Playa Paraiso

With seaside fun guaranteed, it’s no surprise that this sun-soaked scene is great for everyone.

Playa de la Arena

South of Puerto De Santiago and Los Gigantes, this resort has a laid-back demeanour.

Puerto de la Cruz

Your typical Spanish traditions align with island charms here in piece-of-paradise Puerto de la Cruz.

Golf del Sur

The clue’s in the name – this resort’s big on its golf. It’s a hole in one for scenery too, with its vast cliffs and sweeping sea views.

El Medano

This lesser-frequented spot makes for an idyllic getaway for families and couples alike, especially if somewhere quieter is on the agenda.

Chayofa (Los Cristianos)

Epitomising traditional Canarian village, the green spaces of Chayofa are much quieter than its busier resort siblings.

Callao Salvaje

Not far from the bustling resorts of Costa Adeje and Playa de Las Americas, the petite town of Callao Salvaje occupies a small spot on Tenerife’s rugged west coast.

Los Gigantes

Overshadowing the town and harbour, the huge rock centrepiece of the resort, ‘The Giants’, shows off textured layers of epic volcanic rock.

Buenavista del Norte

With its seafront scenery and hillside backdrop, Buenavista del Norte is totally tranquil territory, all served up in one go.

Beaches

Tenerife’s beaches are legendary, and when you set your eyes on the soft white sand, twinkling emerald waters and swaying palm trees, you’ll soon see why. You’ll find many thriving tourist spots with quaint, café-lined promenades and plenty of prime places to watch the sun go down.

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Playa del Duque

Playa del Duque

Costa Adeje, Tenerife

This tranquil beach in Costa Adeje is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing. Hire one of the many sunloungers and enjoy the soft breeze drifting in from the sea. And if you're hungry there's a beach bar close by....
Get active at Los Cristianos Beach

Get active at Los Cristianos Beach

Los Cristianos, Tenerife

Early risers will be in their element in Los Cristianos. Set your alarm so that you can head down to the beachfront promenade for a jog before the crowds emerge. Anyone for a game of volleyball? You’ll...

Sights

A journey through pine forests takes you to the majestic Mount Teide and its epic National Park. You can get within 200m of the summit by cable car, so you’re in for panoramic views. Whale and dolphin watching is another must in Tenerife – you’re almost sure to see some.

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Wander the rainbow streets

Wander the rainbow streets

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

The tucked-away streets around Plaza de Benito Perez Galdos are a kaleidoscope of colour. Admire the candy-coloured buildings in ochre yellow, fuchsia pink, sky blue and forest green along Calle el Lomo,...
Check out Santa Cruz’s colourful streets

Check out Santa Cruz’s colourful streets

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

It’s like walking through a rainbow in Santa Cruz. Every which way you look, you’ll see buildings adorned with colourful wooden shutters and doors, with roofs often to match. Pops of pastels, bright...

Activities

Tigers, gorillas, meerkats and dolphins are just a few of the animals you’ll find at Loro Parque Zoo, but for thrills and spills, Tenerife’s got the mighty Siam Park Waterpark. Harbours and marinas are dotted all around, so scenic strolls are definitely on the agenda – not to mention cycling the coastal routes.

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Loro Parque

Loro Parque

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

One of Europe’s largest wildlife parks, Loro Parque is a great day out for young and old, and an absolute must for animal lovers. You’ll get to see everything from parrots to penguins, go behind the...
Siam Park

Siam Park

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife

Sprawling across a huge four acres, this wonderful water kingdom has heaps of attractions to keep everyone happy. Plus, the Thai-inspired theme adds a touch of magic to things. When it comes to the Tower of...

Eating and drinking

Wrinkly potatoes might not sound like the most appetising, taste bud-tickling dish, but when done the Canarian way, with skins on and lots of salt, they’re delicious. You’ve also got to take advantage of the fish and seafood – Dorada, a type of sea bream, is the speciality.

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Don Carlos Tapas and Wine

Don Carlos Tapas and Wine

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

People watch and sun catch in this traditional Tenerife tapas bar. Dine as the church bells dong on the likes of pulpo a la gallega (sliced octopus), gazpacho (chilled tomato soup) and Canarian potatoes, with a...
ARDI

ARDI

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife

Nestled among a string of eateries, cute-as-it-comes ARDI is a treasure. It boasts excellent reviews, with dishes including grilled octopus served with chickpeas and Kalamata olives, linguine with pesto,...

Shopping

The big, bold capital Santa Cruz is a bit of a shopper’s paradise, with great deals on electricals to be found on Plaza de España and Plaza de la Candelaria. Look out for the street market on Sundays too, where you can pick up everything from jewellery to fruit.

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Nightlife

Tenerife has got nightlife as laid-back or revved up as you want it. Playa de las Americas rightfully wears the partying-till-dawn crown. But like the island’s other resorts, it’s also a place for friendly bars, discos and restaurants where you can take your kids, so you won’t be disappointed.

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