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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. A favourite for family holidays with its golden sand dunes, popular with couples seeking a romantic honeymoons and even a winner with mates escapes for its larger-than-life Las Americas strip – where party lovers flock to dance the night away. There's no denying that Tenerife is a real all-rounder when it comes to beach breaks.

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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 feel right at home.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.

Another of Tenerife’s top sandy settings has to be Playa de las Vistas in Los Cristianos , where soft, silky sands slope smoothly into twinkling turquoise waters, forming picture-perfect seafront settings that you’ll never want to leave behind. Popular with the tourist crowd for its nearby beach bars, lively atmosphere and by-the-bay eateries, it’s no wonder holidaymakers favour this spectacular spot so much! If you're seeking more of an off the cuff cove where you can laze away the days, then head over to Los Gigantes. This small yet might stretch of beach is backed by towering cliffs and hills that soar high up into the skies above; these spectacular settings are a must-see for any nature lover.

Tenerife beach

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 Los Cristianos , 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.

Seeking a lavish and luxury stay? The five-star Meliá Jardines del Teide in Costa Adeje is one of our favourites for a sleek and stylish hideaway. Offering incredible panoramic views over Costa Adeje, excellent wining and dining and entertainment for all – this gorgeous pick is sure to tick all the boxes. If you’re thinking of jetting off on a peaceful adults-only holiday , then you’ll be spoilt for choice with our relaxing collection of rejuvenating picks. One of our most popular has to be the Hotel KN Arenas del Mar Beach & Spa - Adults Only, where you can enjoy a laid-back break taking in stunning sea views, relaxing with a spa treatment and sipping on refreshing cocktails to your heart's content.

Costa Adeje

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2021 holidays to Tenerife

Looking to book the perfect holiday for your slice of 2021 sunshine? Then look no further. From tasting delicious Canarian dishes like papas arrugadas with spicy mojo to exploring the historic streets of Puerto de la Cruz and partying on the famous strip of Playa de las Americas, there is sure to be a perfect Tenerife holiday for you. Book early and secure your sunshine for as little as £30pp with our low deposit holidays. So, you can book with confidence, knowing that your 2021 holiday is all taken care of.

All-inclusive holidays to Tenerife

What’s better than a sun-soaked break with your loved ones? A sun-soaked break with cocktails by the pool, activities for everyone and absolutely no debate over where to go for dinner every night, that’s what! Go all-in with a fantastic All Inclusive getaway and save your spends for more important things, like granny’s fridge magnet or that giant unicorn pool float for the kids. Heading out on a romantic couples’ escape? An All Inclusive Tenerife break is perfect for you too, with plenty of chic hotels offering spa experiences, a choice of restaurants and those all-important swim-up bars - all under the gorgeous Canarian sun.

Family holidays to Tenerife

From exploring Europe’s largest waterpark to hiking the Canaries’ largest mountain and kicking back and relaxing on the vast golden sands, there’s something for every family to enjoy in Tenerife. Whether you’re after an action-packed adventure or a flop-and-drop vaycay, Tenerife is nothing short of dreamy. Not to mention, there’s a fantastic range of family-friendly hotels too. So, no matter what your families style is or what you feel like doing with your little ones, you’re sure to find your ideal family holiday here in Tenerife.

Tenerife Family

Luxury holidays to Tenerife

Feel like flying away to five-star luxury? Tenerife has some amazing top-class hotels that will leave you feeling like royalty. Sip your favourite cocktails by the sparkling outdoor pool whilst unwinding on a plush Balinese bed, then take your pick from the delightful hotel restaurants for a wine and dine experience that will blow you away. From staying in spacious suites, to unwinding in serene spas, to wandering to the sandy shores for a day by the sea – a luxury getaway to Tenerife is our idea of perfection.If you’re looking for an elegant escape with your loved one, head to the Royal Hideaway Corales Beach in La Caleta for an amazing Adult Only stay in bright, clean and modern interiors and an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Over in Costa Adeje, you can wow the whole family at Iberostar Selection Anthelia, with its outdoor pools, relaxing spa and kids clubs catering to ages from 4 to 17!

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Clubbing holidays in Tenerife

Home to a super-cool collection of clubs, bars and pubs, Playa de las Americas attracts party animals year after year. Looking to party and soak up the sun all in one? There are plenty of places that are perfect for a day of fun. Papagayo Beach Club is the place to go for cocktails under the sun with your favourite people, then dancing the night away once the sun goes down. Over in Costa Adeje, Kaluna Beach Club is a fantastic place to dance in the Canarian heat, with a pool overlooking the sea for the true beach party experience. If you and your gang prefer to chill out on the beach in the day and hit the clubs at night, head to Veronica’s Strip in Playa de las Americas where you can hop from bar to pub and end up showing off your best moves at the buzzing nightclubs.

Things to eat in Tenerife

The food in Tenerife is definitely something to get excited about. If you love a variety of flavours, meats, cheeses, and vegetables, you’re in the right place. Sardines, mackerel and pollock are just some of the deliciously fresh fish that you can sample on the island. Churros de pescado are yummy fried pieces of fish served with alioli – a dish not to miss. Cheese lovers will love the local goat’s cheese and can ask for queso asado to try it fried or baked and drizzled in the traditional Canarian sauces mojo rojo and mojo verde. Speaking of those delicious red and green sauces, one Canarian speciality is their delicious wrinkled salty potatoes, usually served with meat or fish but are delicious on their own and dipped in sauce! If you prefer a vegetarian dish, Pimientos de Padron are the perfect combination of salt and spice for a tasty bite. For a sweet treat try quesillo, a lovely dessert that’s made up of condensed milk and eggs with a caramel topping and served with whipped cream – yum! Need a refreshment? Try a cold glass of Dorada, the popular beer that’s locally brewed in Santa Cruz.


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Cultural holidays in Tenerife

Hispanic culture has been the beating heart of the Canary Islands since Spain ruled over the archipelago in the 15th Century. From museums and art galleries to cabarets and the traditional sport of Lucha Canaria, you’ll find hidden depths of culture in every corner of this island. Santa Cruz, the island’s capital, is a Spanish working town where you can immerse yourself in quaint tapas bars, charming boutiques and family-owned shops dotted around the city.

Tenerife also embraces its Spanish culture through art and dance, as showcased in the festivals and events that take place across the major resorts. Catholic traditions take centre-stage for much of the calendar, including the flower-filled Corpus Christ Festival in summer. Stop by for the annual world-famous carnival to watch the island burst with colour and samba parades that are sure to get your toes tapping.

Tenerife things to do

Things to do in Tenerife

Take a hike up Mount Teide

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.

Explore The Market of Our Lady of Africa

This popular market consists of three squares with various stalls selling a range of products, including Spanish tapas, fruits and vegetables, baked goods and even fresh flowers. It’s the perfect opportunity to do some shopping, but the atmosphere alone paired with the traditional terracotta buildings is well worth a visit.

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!

Island hop to La Gomera

Heading off the beaten track and into the waves, Los Cristianos is the town where adventurous day trips begin. The ferry will whisk you to the neighbouring island of La Gomera in less than an hour, where a world of discovery awaits – from jaw-dropping mountain ranges to some of the finest Canarian cuisine. Plus, the famous glass-fronted Abrante Viewpoint showcases some seriously swoon-worthy views – just don’t look down!

Lose yourself in lush botanical gardens

Live out your very own fairytale moment by weaving between ancient fig trees and tropical plants in some of Tenerife’s most renowned gardens. The main botanical gardens in Puerto de La Cruz date back to the 18th century, home to leafy arches and colourful walkways, perfect for a peaceful day out – don’t forget to keep your camera handy!

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, however English is widely spoken in most tourist resorts and public establishments.

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

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

Sol Arona Tenerife

Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Canaries

Hotel Jardin Tropical

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canaries

Coral Compostela Beach

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

H10 Atlantic Sunset

Playa Paraiso, 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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