Tenerife

Tenerife holidays


This is an island of huge sandy beaches, a gorgeous mountainous landscape to wow us all, and resorts built specially for fun. You’ve got it – Tenerife is a big Brit hit with a list of traits to top them all. Welcome to a dazzling destination with magic in its veins.


No.14 – TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations
You’ll have such a top time in magical Tenerife that it’s been stamped as number 14 in TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations in Europe.
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
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Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Playa Paraiso, Tenerife

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  • Beachfront
  • Unique decor
  • Half Board dine around available
  • Ultimate spa experience
  • Fun for everyone
Coral Ocean View
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Coral Ocean View

Playa de las Americas, Tenerife

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Based on 567 reviews

  • Modern style
  • 2 rooftop terraces
  • Sea View rooms available
  • Perfect for relaxation
  • All Inclusive option
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Diamond Apartments

Los Gigantes, Tenerife

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Based on 347 reviews

  • Stunning sea views
  • Outdoor pool with Balinese beds
  • Stylish boutique hotel
  • Modern apartments
  • Relaxed atmosphere
Parque Las Americas
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Parque Las Americas

Playa de las Americas, Tenerife

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  • Close to the beach
  • Recently refurbished
  • Spacious apartments
  • Great value for money
  • Small and friendly
Iberostar Bouganville Playa
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Iberostar Bouganville Playa

Costa Adeje, Tenerife

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  • Direct access to the promenade
  • All Inclusive option available
  • Entertainment to suit everyone
  • Star Prestige rooms available
  • Relaxed atmosphere
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GF Victoria

Costa Adeje, Tenerife

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Based on 201 reviews

  • Rooftop infinity pool
  • Luxury spa and wellness centre
  • Close to the beach
  • Activities for all ages
  • Splash park
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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

You’ve got every reason to make things lively in Playa de las Americas, an exciting coastal crowd-pleaser.

Costa Adeje

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

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.

Puerto de Santiago

Sandwiched between Playa De La Arena and Los Gigantes, the ravines and rocky bays of Puerto de Santiago are well worth checking out.

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.

Beaches

Many of the beaches around the lake are pebbled, but you’ll find a few sought-after sandy spots. Sirmione is the place to be for crystal-clear waters with plenty of space for lounging, while wherever you go, mountain-fringed bays and coves will offer the perfect postcard scenes.

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Playa del Duque

Sights

For a bit of Italian culture, there are beautiful old villas, quaint ruin buildings, old castle walls, botanical gardens, and some knockout Renaissance features. It’s a charming playground for history-seekers. There are even various museums housing vintage collections around certain winding streets, so keep your eyes peeled.

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Acantilados de los Gigantes

Acantilados de los Gigantes

Los Gigantes, Tenerife

The dramatic 'Cliffs of the Giants' are aptly named, reaching heights of 600m in some places. They offer some of the most spectacular scenery in Tenerife. Many of the whale-watching tours pass them, and the...
Basilica of Candaleria

Basilica of Candaleria

Tenerife

Visit the impressive Basilica of Candaleria to view an iconic statue of the Virgin of Candelaria that was found on a nearby beach in the 14th century. The ornate Catholic church built to house the black...

Activities

If you’re heading off with your family, you can’t beat an outing to the fun-packed Gardaland theme park. For something more serene, take a boat trip, play a spot of golf or enjoy a day trip to the romantic city of Verona. Don’t miss out on meandering around the lemon groves, too.

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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

The most popular choice is fish, fresh from the lake. Try grilled sardines drizzled in heavenly olive oil with a side of polenta, all washed down with a local wine. Make a reservation somewhere magical in summer, or find yourself a chilled-out restaurant and feast like a local.

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Alcala Harbour

Alcala Harbour

Guia de Isora, Tenerife

The relaxed harbour here is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over dinner and cocktails. There are plenty of restaurants serving local cuisine and fresh seafood from the stylish Escondida to the more laid...
Bars and restaurants at Los Gigantes Port

Bars and restaurants at Los Gigantes Port

Los Gigantes, Tenerife

The port thrives with bars and eateries, which sit beside the many boats and yachts moored there. Naturally, you'll find some excellent seafood restaurants with the freshest of ingredients, while tapas bars...

Shopping

From cute souvenir shops in Riva to stylish boutiques in Sirmione, there’s a variety of retail therapy on offer. Browse the weekly markets to pick up local produce, clothes and leather goods at bargain prices. Shopping centres and outlets are pretty big in the area as well.

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Nightlife

The nights are typically relaxed and easy-going here. Spend balmy evenings watching the sunset with a glass of wine in hand. Head to Bardolino for a cosmopolitan crowd and take a gentle saunter around the chic bars, or keep it simple and go in search of casual pubs and watering holes.

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