The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a year-round favourite for Brits looking for a beach-filled holiday with a side of melting sunshine. With average temperatures of 23degC, winters are pleasantly mild and the weather is clement throughout spring and summer too. South Tenerife is packed with lively resorts lining vibrant beaches and tax-free shops, while north boasts lush green landscapes and quaint colonial towns.
Located on the southwestern coast of Tenerife, Playa de las Americas is a purpose-built resort with great clubbing credentials. It also boasts 6 sandy beaches, duty-free shops, tapas restaurants, a great waterpark and the glamorous resort of Los Cristianos just next door. A holiday to Playa de las Americas is the definition of fun – the perfect way to top up your tan and relax in the sunshine. Its party scene is unrivalled, with a buzzing strip of bars and clubs crammed with happy holidaymakers. You can also go stargazing, wine tasting and enjoy a wellness break on cheap holidays to Tenerife.
Playa de la Arena is a small, laid-back resort on Tenerife’s west coast. It boasts a Blue Flag beach, great hiking territory and volcanic scenery. You’ll be able to walk among swaying palm trees and admire the cliffs that rise up from the sea in neighbouring Los Gigantes. Or take a hike through Teide National Park, which is home to pine forests, wildflowers and dramatic volcanoes.
This luxury hotel in Playa de la Arena is ideal for couples and families, with a gorgeous pool area and a range of facilities to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. Its direct access to the black sand beach and its pretty gardens are just some of the highlights that make this the perfect place to unwind during your holidays in Tenerife!
Port Of Santiago
A quiet, whitewashed resort on the west coast of Tenerife, between two beaches, Puerto de Santiago offers a laidback holiday. You’ll find black volcanic sands, a small beach and a few bars and restaurants. Away from the beach, there are a few other activities to keep you busy such as watersports and whale-watching. But the real draw is the spectacular scenery. There’s also the chance to see the island’s third highest volcano, which emits sulphurous fumes. A cable car takes you to the top and, on a clear day, there’s plenty to see of the surrounding Canary Islands.
Guide To Isora
Guia de Isora, on Tenerife’s west coast, is an up-and-coming resort with an old-school Canary Islands feel. The main town is a peaceful affair up in the mountains, while down by the sea you’ll find quiet beaches and authentic seafood restaurants. You’ll also discover a bustling market, ideal for haggling in the streets or picking up a delicious selection of local produce. The volcanic enriched soil produces deliciously flavoured foods and wine. You’ll also find a handful of family-friendly bars and restaurants in the palm-lined promenades. And there’s a bouncy castle if the little ones need to be entertained.
A peaceful retreat on the east coast of Tenerife, Las Caletillas is a residential resort linked by a promenade to the historic pilgrim town of Candelaria. The resort has a black pebble beach stretching around three coves and several bars and restaurants. It’s a popular choice for a cheap holidays to Tenerife because of its quiet, low-key atmosphere and unspoilt landscape. It’s also a great base for exploring the island. You can take a trip to the capital of Santa Cruz in just 15 minutes, or drive to the theme parks and beaches of Costa Adeje or the yellow-sand Playa de las Americas in 40 minutes. The Teide National Park is also within easy reach.
With a mix of stunning beaches and thriving resorts, Tenerife is one of the Canary Islands’ most popular destinations. Millions of visitors flock here every year for its stunning scenery and cheap holiday deals. Beaches are the main attraction on holidays to Tenerife, but if you want to explore the island’s lush interior you can take a cable car up the impressive Mount Teide.