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
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Coral Ocean View

Playa de las Americas, Tenerife

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Based on 508 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 326 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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Based on 357 reviews

  • 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
  • Great children's club
  • Entertainment to suit everyone
  • Star Prestige rooms available
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GF Victoria

Costa Adeje, Tenerife

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Based on 65 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

Kos is brimming with long stretches of golden sand. You’ll find relaxing spots that are great for families, and lively areas that are a magnet for groups. But wherever you go, the sand is soft, the water twinkles and the backdrop is guaranteed to amaze.

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Playa del Duque

Sights

Discover how the people of Kos lived hundreds of years ago with a stroll around the island’s top sights. Wander round ancient ruins, discover historical sights and explore the medieval castle. A boat trip to the island of Nisyros is an exhilarating experience – it’s home to Greece’s only active volcano.

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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

Kos comes with a handful of waterparks so keeping the kids entertained shouldn’t be difficult. If you like to stay active on your holidays, there are plenty of rocky coastal paths and rustic mountain villages, which you can explore on foot or on horseback. It’s a great opportunity to take in the views 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

Kos serves up top-notch Mediterranean fare, so you can look forward to fresh seafood, hand-picked salads and hearty meat dishes. Island specialities include katimeria – a type of cheese pie – and varvara, a sweet treat made with honey, nuts and pomegranate. Why not try a glass of the local wine, too?

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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

Kos does a strong line in handicrafts and you can snap up everything from handmade jewellery and leather goods to olive oil soap at the island’s many boutiques and stalls. Make for the mountain villages to buy beautiful handwoven fabrics – the perfect souvenir from your Grecian retreat.

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Nightlife

Bar Street in Kardamena is where you’ll find the most pumping parties, but Kos Town has its fair share of after-hours fun, too. Sip a cocktail at one of the stylish harbour-front bars or dive into a side-street taverna and raise a glass of retsina with the locals.

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