Tenerife

Tenerife holidays

Tenerife holidays are a big Brit hit, with the mighty Mount Teide waiting to wow and playful resorts like resorts like Costa Adeje and Playa de las Americas serving up fun in the sun all year round. The action-packed south is where much-loved resorts come alive with vibrant beaches, bar-lined strips and tax-free shops to give you that ultimate holiday feeling. And kids young and old will adore the Thai-inspired thrills at the world-famous Siam Park waterpark. But follow the lush landscape north to explore the great outdoors and quaint colonial towns for a taste of the real Tenerife. Looking for something different? Stargazing, wine tasting and wellness retreats are all on the menu too.

Popular Tenerife holiday resorts

Paradise Park Fun Lifestyle Hotel
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£587pp
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  • London Stansted, Tue 11 Jun 2024
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
  • 4 Adults, 0 Children

Paradise Park Fun Lifestyle Hotel

Los Cristianos, Tenerife

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Based on 10617 reviews

  • Great range of facilities
  • All Inclusive option
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • Adults-only rooftop bar
  • Great entertainment programme
Parque Santiago III & IV
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£569pp
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  • Edinburgh, Wed 29 May 2024
  • 7 Nights, Self Catering
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Parque Santiago III & IV

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife

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Based on 2727 reviews

  • Beachfront
  • Fantastic range of restaurants and bars
  • Spacious apartments
  • Great pool area
  • Located opposite the Safari Shopping Centre
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
Luxe Collection
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£1100pp
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  • London Stansted, Tue 10 Dec 2024
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 1 Adult, 0 Children

Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Playa Paraiso, Tenerife

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Based on 10704 reviews

  • Beachfront
  • Adults only pool
  • Ultimate spa experience
  • All Inclusive Plus option
  • Certified sustainable hotel
Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife
Luxe Collection
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£1047pp
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  • Bristol, Mon 18 Nov 2024
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 3 Adults, 0 Children

Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife

Golf del Sur, Tenerife

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Based on 2616 reviews

  • Stunning seafront location
  • 24 hour All Inclusive
  • Fantastic entertainment programme
  • Swim-up rooms available
  • Certified sustainable hotel
GF Gran Costa Adeje
Luxe Collection
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£736pp
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  • London Stansted, Fri 13 Dec 2024
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

GF Gran Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje, Tenerife

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Based on 8516 reviews

  • Relaxing spa
  • Colonial style
  • Adults only rooftop terrace
  • All Inclusive option
  • 24hr room service available
Bahia Principe Sunlight Tenerife
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£840pp
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  • Bristol, Sat 30 Nov 2024
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Bahia Principe Sunlight Tenerife

Playa Paraiso, Tenerife

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Based on 5138 reviews

  • Traditional style
  • Stunning ocean views
  • Enjoy the facilities at the sister hotel Bahia Principe Sunlight Costa Adeje
  • 24 hour snacks and soft drinks
  • Certified sustainable hotel
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Spanish

Currency

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Local beer

£1.70

Meal for two

£35.60

Average flight time

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. Not to mention the island’s home to Mount Teide – Spain’s highest peak.


By day and by night

Tenerife’s year-round tropical climate means days here are spent outside. The beaches are geared up for lounging, water sports and midday beers, but there are lots of golf courses and theme parks if you’d prefer. When the sun goes down, live shows, al fresco bars and budget-friendly restaurants are what you can expect. The neon-lit strip on Playa de Las Americas is as buzzy as they come or try Costa Adeje if chic cocktail bars are up your street.


Local goodies

Not only is Tenerife a tangle of boutiques and retailers to make any savvy shopper swoon, it’s also a pantry of local specialities waiting to be tried and purchased. Cheese, honey, mojo sauce – you name it, this island’s got flavours to pack a punch in every dish. Don’t miss papas arrugadas, wrinkly potatoes that are found on most menus!

Holidays to Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje

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

Playa de las Americas Holidays

Playa De Las Americas

As one of Tenerife’s best and busiest resorts, Playa De Las Americas holidays are always a crowd pleaser.

Los Cristianos Holidays

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 holidays

Playa Paraiso

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

Golf del Sur Holidays

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 rocky coastline and sweeping sea views.

Playa De La Arena Holidays

Playa de la Arena

South of Los Gigantes, Playa de la Arena has a laid-back vibe, where swaying palm trees contrast beautifully against the beach’s black-sand shore.

Los Gigantes

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

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.

Puerto de la Cruz holidays

Puerto de la Cruz

Touches of traditional Spain merge with island charms here in piece-of-paradise Puerto de la Cruz.

Guia de Isora

This west coast wonder is all about sunshine hours.

Chayofa (Los Cristianos)

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

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 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....
Maui Beach

Maui Beach

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife

Past the Golden Mile of Playa De Las Americas, you’ll find Maui Beach at the end. Its fascinating combo of black sands and sculptures make it a must-see patch. You’ll find rocky areas along with...

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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Check out Santa Cruz’s colourful streets

Check out Santa Cruz’s colourful streets

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...
Follow the street art in Santa Cruz

Follow the street art in Santa Cruz

Tenerife

If you’ve got an eye for art, you’ll be dazzled by the dramatic murals and street art displays in Santa Cruz. Bright and colourful expressions of birds, snails, suns, moons and spaceship-like shapes...

Activities

For thrills and spills, Tenerife’s got the mighty Siam Park Waterpark. Plus, 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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Siam Park

Siam Park

Costa Adeje, 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...
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,...

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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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,...
Bianco Italian Restaurant

Bianco Italian Restaurant

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife

The ultra-modern Bianco is as gleaming white as its name suggests. Dine inside for a light and airy scene or pitch up on the rooftop terrace to overlook the prestigious Golden Mile. Pizzas, pastas, salads...

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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