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Tenerife Holidays

Tenerife Holidays

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Taking pride of place at the heart of the Canaries, Tenerife has long been one of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations, with couples and families alike. Offering year-round sunshine, it’s the perfect place to top up your tan during the drizzly months back home - and with a huge range of attractions for all ages, you're sure to have a whale of a time.

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Best beaches in Tenerife | Best hotels in Tenerife | Nightlife in Tenerife | Things to eat in Tenerife | Culture in Tenerife | Things to do in Tenerife | What’s the weather like in Tenerife? | Tenerife important information |


Best beaches in Tenerife

The island has a diverse mix of beaches, from family-friendly soft sands to rugged volcanic coastlines. Mainly dotted across the south and east, there are over 40 beaches to choose from - and with plenty offering watersports and scuba diving, thrill-seekers and undersea adventurers will be right at home.

Top tip

For the ultimate beach escape, head north to majestic Mesa del Mar. Home to some of the island’s most dramatic sands, this unspoilt slice of paradise is a real hidden gem. There’s even a natural ocean pool right around the corner - surrounded by cliffs and crashing waves, it’s a superb spot for photos.


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Best hotels in Tenerife

When it comes to where to stay in Tenerife, we've got you covered. Our huge range of Tenerife hotels offers everything from All Inclusive resorts to beachfront boutiques. Sol Tenerife in Playa de las Americas is a great pick for family fun, and the Checkin Bungalows Atlantida are perfect for a pocket-friendly break in Los Cristianos.

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Clubbing holidays in Tenerife

For a night on the tiles, it has to be the world-famous Veronicas Strip - right in the centre of Playa de las Americas, there are over 50 buzzing bars and clubs to discover. Plus, nearby Costa Adeje is famed for its live music - and in the north, Puerto de la Cruz’s vibrant pavement cafes are great spots to watch the world go by.

Things to eat in Tenerife

Tenerife’s cuisine is Spanish at its heart, with a fabulous Canarian flair. Grilled fresh fish - known as ‘a la plancha’ - is a firm local favourite, and a jar of moreish ‘mojo’ sauce, which is typically smothered on potatoes, is sure to head home with you. For an indulgent after-dinner treat, caffeine queens will also adore the traditional ‘barraquito’, a steaming hot drink made from layers of vanilla liqueur and coffee.


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Cultural holidays in Tenerife

With the island inhabited for over 2,000 years, it’s no wonder that Tenerife has such a rich culture. Catholic traditions take centre-stage for much of the calendar, such as the Semana Santa events over Easter, and the flower-filled Corpus Christi festival in the summer. Plus, in February, the island bursts with colour thanks to the world-famous carnival, with samba parades sure to get your toes tapping.

Things to do in Tenerife

Hike Mount Teide, Tenerife's tallest mountain

Soaring over 12,000ft into the skies, this spectacular peak earns a double place in the record books, as Spain’s tallest mountain and the world’s third-tallest volcano. Those in the mood for a workout can follow one of the 37 walking routes - or for a more chilled-out way to explore, the magnificent cable car will sweep you right up into the clouds. Plus, by night, it’s the setting for the ultimate romantic escape, with the chance to stargaze right from the centre of the crater.

Jump into the fun at Loro Parque

Family fun is at the heart of this hugely popular attraction, which is home to over 4,000 animals from around the world. Make a splash at the dolphin and sea lion experiences, or take a walk on the wild side in the vivid jungle walk-throughs - the choice is yours. Tiny explorers will also love the amazing adventure playground, complete with treehouses, slides and a magical mini-rollercoaster.

Make a splash at Siam Park

Rated the number-one waterpark in the world by TripAdvisor, Siam Parque boasts over 30 rides and attractions, from pulse-pounding kamikaze slides to a languid lazy river. The gigantic Palace of Waves pool even has its own real-sand beach, and the Lost City splash park is perfect for little swimmers. On dry land, there’s even a luxury champagne club with Balinese beds - be sure to save us a glass!

Explore the island of La Gomera

Heading off the beaten track and into the waves, Los Cristianos is the place to start a day trip with a difference. The ferry will whisk you to neighbouring La Gomera in less than an hour, where a world of discovery awaits - from jaw-dropping mountain ranges to some of the Canaries’ finest cuisine. Plus, the glass-fronted Abrante viewpoint shows off some seriously impressive views - just don’t look down.

What's the weather like in Tenerife?

Like its sister Canary Islands, Tenerife is blessed with a gorgeous year-round climate, from sizzling summers to balmy winters. From July to September, expect highs of up to 28°C - and the mercury doesn’t drop a million miles during the cooler months, with a respectable 20°C on offer in January. Due to the Atlantic trade winds, a bit of a breeze is pretty common throughout the year - and you’ll definitely want to pack a jacket for a trip to Mount Teide, which can get super-chilly at night time.

Month

Average temp.

Sea temp.

Hours of sunshine per day

Jan22 °c19 °c6 h
Feb22 °c19 °c7 h
Mar19 °c16 °c7 h
Apr19 °c17 °c7 h
May20 °c19 °c8 h
Jun21 °c22 °c9 h
Jul28 °c22 °c10 h
Aug28 °c23 °c9 h
Sep27 °c23 °c10 h
Oct25 °c23 °c7 h
Nov23 °c22 °c6 h
Dec23 °c22 °c6 h

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Important Information about travelling to Tenerife

How long does it take to fly to Tenerife?

It takes about four and a half hours to fly to Tenerife from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Tenerife?

Tenerife is one hour ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Tenerife?

The official currency of Tenerife is the Euro.

What language do they speak in Tenerife?

The official language spoken in Tenerife is Spanish.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Tenerife?

Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

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Top Tenerife Hotels

Coral Suites & Spa - Adults Only

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Sol Tenerife

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Columbus Aparthotel

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Gran Oasis Resort

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

GF Costa Adeje Gran

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

Coral Los Alisios

Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Canaries

Meliá Jardines del Teide

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

Checkin Bungalows Atlantida

Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Canaries

Playa Olid Apartments

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife

San Miguel De Abona, Tenerife, Canaries

GF Isabel

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

GF Fanabe

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

Best Tenerife

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Hotel Best Jacaranda

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

Vincci La Plantacion

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

Laguna Park I

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

Hotel Chatur Playa Real

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

Gran Melia Palacio de Isora

Guia De Isora, Tenerife, Canaries

Hotel Aguamarina Golf

Golf Del Sur, Tenerife, Canaries

Laguna Park II

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

Coral Compostela Beach

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Las Piramides Resort

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Labranda Isla Bonita Hotel

Playa De Fanabe, Tenerife, Canaries

Parque Santiago 3 & 4

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Hotel KN Arenas del Mar Beach & Spa - Adults Only

El Medano, Tenerife, Canaries

Bahia Principe Sunlight Tenerife

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

Grand Muthu Golf Plaza Hotel & Spa

Golf Del Sur, Tenerife, Canaries

Palm Beach Club

Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, Canaries

Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Playa Paraiso, Tenerife, Canaries

GF Victoria

Playa De Fanabe, Tenerife, Canaries

Tenerife Resorts

Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje

For those seeking both nightlife and some tranquillity, the rocky crags and blue-flag beaches of Costa Adeje are first choice. Just four hours flight…

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Costa Del Silencio

Costa Del Silencio

When thinking of Tenerife, many automatically conjure up images of gorgeous beaches, great watersports and a never-ending nightlife. Why? Because it's…

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El Medano

El Medano

Be sure to visit the secluded bay of El Medano, near the southern tip of this beautiful island. El Medano holidays will see you enjoying all the trapp…

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Golf Del Sur

Golf Del Sur

A holiday in Golf Del Sur will find you a stone's throw away from the island's famed nightlife and great party atmosphere, but many tourists now elect…

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Las Caletillas

Las Caletillas

Tenerife is famous the world over for the great nightlife and all-night partying that it affords. Away from this, there's the amazing beaches, some of…

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Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos

A four-hour flight whisks you to the golden beaches at the beautiful oceanic resort town of Los Cristianos, on the southwestern coast of Tenerife. Los…

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Playa De La Arena

Playa De La Arena

Why, you may ask, is Tenerife top of many a tourist's hit-list? Well, it could be the permanently clear skies, the beautiful sunny weather all year ro…

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Playa De Las Americas

Playa De Las Americas

There are arguably no better resorts in Tenerife than the stunning resort of Playa De Las Americas, the hub of the island's famous nightlife. This res…

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Playa Paraiso

Playa Paraiso

The newly constructed resort of Playa Paraiso is the antithesis to the Club 18-30 style parties and all-night partying that many people associate with…

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Puerto De La Cruz

Puerto De La Cruz

Tenerife holidays might have you imagining a raucous nightlife with tourists merrily wending their way along what could be a sunnier, palm-ier version…

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Puerto Santiago

Puerto Santiago

There are some quieter seafronts in Tenerife that would befit an undiscovered resort, albeit one with all the amenities you could wish for. The pictur…

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Santa Ursula

Santa Ursula

A quiet, remote town on the north coast of Tenerife, Santa Ursula is the ideal holiday destination for anyone looking to spend a week lounging by the…

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