Tenerife is possibly the island that first springs to mind at the mention of the Canary Islands. Physically the largest of the seven, it offers holidaymakers a good selection of resorts and a wide range of activities to be enjoyed. Two World Heritage sites are to be found on the island, a national park and 42 other protected areas. Among the many cultural activities taking place, its carnivals are the most spectacular, bringing colorful costumes, music, dancing and the spirit of fiesta. Some of the most popular resorts are in the south of the island, where beaches, good tourist facilities and a pulsating nightlife await.
What’s more flights to the Tenerife take only three and half hours from most UK departure airports, so Tenerife holiday is never too far away.
A holiday in Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, has it all: bustling resorts, beautiful nature, year-round sunshine and plenty to do. At the centre of Tenerife stands soaring Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain and a natural divider for the island.
Things to see & do
You might think holidays in Tenerife are all about laying back and enjoying that sunshine, but there’s much more to do besides. Take the cable car up Mount Teide and marvel at the spectacular national park that surrounds this stunning peak. For family fun, experience the thrills and spills at one of the island’s water parks, or head to one of the animal attractions, which include the award winning Loro Parque. There are plenty of boat trips available off Tenerife don’t miss a voyage to Los Gigantes cliffs, or the neighbouring island La Gomera. Explore the untouched north of the island, home to banana plantations and Canarian architecture. Island capital Puerto de la Cruz boasts great chain stores and boutiques. As well as all this, holidays to Tenerife offer golf, tennis, diving, snorkeling, hiking, biking and horse riding opportunities. No wonder holidays in Tenerife are so popular!
The hub of nightlife in Tenerife is Playa de las Americas, home to the famous Veronicas seafront strip. ‘Las Americas’ is busy all year round, but in the summer months, it’s very popular with 1830 year olds seeking a lively holiday. Elsewhere on the island, Los Cristianos and Puerto de la Cruz offer karaoke bars, fun pubs and a few discos. In quieter areas of Tenerife, entertainment is often hotel based.
Food & drink
Canarian tapas, wine and other specialties are available throughout Tenerife, but you’ll find the most traditional restaurants in the northern region. Down south, the main resorts serve up a good mixture of local, international and British cuisine. Choose from a mixture of restaurants, cafes, bars and fast food joints. If you prefer the convenience of eating in your hotel, choose one of our half board or all inclusive deals.