The largest of the Canary Islands and situated just off the east coast of Africa, Tenerife is the ideal year-round destination. Approximately three hours away from the UK, Tenerife provides a fantastic short-haul sunshine escape - even when the British skies are low and gloomy.
Though the island is recognised for the vibrant beats of the Veronicas Strip in Playa de las Americas, there is a much tamer side to holidays in Tenerife too. Black sands, gastronomic delights, and magnificent rocks and mountains add a real Canarian feel to Tenerife holidays outside of the party capital.
Don’t forget the kids too. Tenerife is very family friendly, with a good range of child-centred attractions and entertainment sprinkled across the island. Wildlife parks, playgrounds, and trips out to sea all combine to create an action-packed, unforgettable break for families.
The biggest and the best waterpark in Europe, Siam Park is overflowing with spine-tingling slides and chutes. As well as the famous flumes such as The Dragon and the Tower of Power, you’ll also find the largest lazy river around, and splash playgrounds for the younger ones. As if that wasn’t enough to keep the tribe occupied, the sea life at Siam Park boasts an unbeatable range of marine creatures - including dolphins, whales and sea lions.
Located in Puerto de la Cruz, Loro Parque is a fairground, wildlife park and marine world rolled into one. From orcas and dolphins, to chimpanzees and jaguars, Loro Parque provides an extensive look into the wildlife of the world and the Canaries. New exhibitions for the Tenerife holidays include anteaters and capybaras.
‘The Giants’, the Los Gigantes cliffs of Tenerife provide a brilliant backdrop for your holiday snaps. Explore the softer side of holidays in Tenerife, away from the evening action and contemporary attractions, and appreciate the natural beauty of these gigantic sea cliffs - some of which reach staggering heights of up to 800 metres!
Whether you intend to head over to Los Cristianos to appreciate the soft white sands of Playa de Las Vistas, or go with the hope of spotting a whale or two in the twinkling turquoise waters, a few hours at Tenerife’s most breath-taking beach is a day well spent.
Either catch a cable car, or do things properly and trek over 3,700 metres to the peak of the mountain. Whichever way you tackle it, a trip to the top of Mount Teide is an alternative and rewarding day’s activity. Not only is Mount Teide the highest mountain in the Canaries, it’s the tallest in Spain, as well as being one of the most impressive volcanic structures across the world.
Get up close and personal with the sealife of Tenerife on a Submarine Safari. Dive into the deeps and watch the underwater world swim by. It’s an ideal excursion for families on a budget who want to make the most of cheap Tenerife holidays, giving you a glimpse of the island’s marine life magic without the need for scuba gear.
Take a trip back to the Middle Ages and prepare for a wild night of medieval inspired entertainment. Tuck into a banquet fit for a king inside a grand castle, and enjoy the entertainment as you sip on full tankards of beer. Expect jousting, swordfights, and plenty more spectacular shenanigans at this evening event like no other.
Away from the neon lights and vibrancy of Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje is the new favourite of the Tenerife resorts. Peppered with an abundance of high-end hotels and other luxury accommodation, Costa Adeje offers striking shorelines and a relaxing vibe, with the restaurants and bars of Playa de las Palmas just a short distance away.
Located just 20 minutes on foot from Play de las Americas, Los Cristianos offers a completely different escape in comparison to its neighbour. A beautiful fishing village, Los Cristianos is paved with cobbles and enhanced with black sands, quaint eateries and a modest nightlife. Los Cristianos Tenerife package holidays are perfect for families, but also great for adults looking to make the most of las Americas without staying centrally.
A lowdown on holidays to Tenerife wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Playa de las Americas. The party centre of the Canaries, las Americas goes hand in hand with neon lights, lasers and clubbing anthems. Get your groove on all night long on Veronicas Strip, and spend the days chilling out by your hotel pool or kicking back on the beach.
Whether you are looking to splurge on a five star all inclusive holiday, or want to make the most of a low cost getaway, Tenerife holiday deals are ready and waiting to suit all types of traveller.
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