Tenerife Holidays 2022/2023

The biggest and most popular Canary Island, holidays in Tenerife offer a variety of both bustling and more tranquil resorts, not to mention the diverse landscape where you can enjoy the phenomenal weather.

Tenerife Holiday Deals 2022/2023

Introducing Tenerife

The island’s proximity to Africa means it shares the continent’s scorching sun and consistently warm climate, drawing tourists to its dramatic volcanic sands all year round.

The most well-known resorts sit on the West coast where you can enjoy bags of daytime activities as well as lively nights in Playa De Las Americas.

For a quieter scene where you can lounge in coves with small, spotless beaches or enjoy the excellent golf courses, head south on cheap breaks to Tenerife, and enjoy the luxury surroundings of Costa Adeje. Tenerife offers something to suit all budgets, so whether you’re planning a luxury break or a cheap last minute getaway, check out our All inclusive Tenerife holidays.

Currency: Euro

Language: Spanish

Time Difference: GMT - 0

Population: Approx 908,555

Religion: Roman Catholic


Buenavista Del Norte

When most people think of holidays to Tenerife, they think of the lively resorts and busy beaches in the south. But Tenerife also has a remote, untouched side where you can get away from it all. If you want to experience this side of the island, holidays in Buenavista del Norte come highly recommended. This untouched town on the north-west coast will allow you to experience Tenerife's natural beauty and authentic Canarian culture.

Puerto De La Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz attracts visitors all year round thanks its balmy climate and is the ideal destination from which to enjoy cheap breaks to Tenerife. An attractive and bustling resort - it prides itself on being a great alternative to the party destinations of the area. Puerto de la Cruz is the ideal getaway destination for families and couples who want to relax in the sunshine by day and enjoy the buzz of the city by night.

Los Gigantes

The 550-metre high cliffs that run 10 kilometres along the coast give this town the full name of Acantilados de los Gigantes, The Cliffs of the Giants. It was these mysterious, towering cliffs that first drew tourists to Los Gigantes. The resort has maintained its charm as a tranquil Tenerife holiday destination with an air of exclusivity.

Playa Paraiso

Playa Paraiso sits on a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic on the west coast of Tenerife - meaning that it's in a secluded location with truly fantastic ocean views.

Playa De Las Americas

Be sure to check out this party capital during cheap breaks to Tenerife. Playa de las Americas - often shortened to Las Americas - offers things to do for young and old, families and groups. From daytime and well into the night, there's always lots going on.

Playa De La Arena

A modern yet quiet resort, Playa de la Arena – or La Arena for short – is the place for a laidback Tenerife holiday. With a mild climate and rocky, natural beauty, it's great for holidaymakers looking to soak up their surroundings.

Puerto De Santiago

Puerto de Santiago can be found on the west coast of Tenerife, nestled between Los Gigantes and Playa de la Arena. Its laid back atmosphere, unspoiled coastlines and secluded coves provide the perfect environment to recharge those batteries.

El Medano

El Medano thinks of itself as the slightly cooler, elder sibling of neighbouring resorts Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos. If you're searching for a slice of authentic Spain on your Tenerife holiday, then look no further than this beautiful coastal town.

Golf Del Sur

Golf del Sur boasts stunning scenery and the ultimate environment for relaxation – a premier golf resort. Many choose a Tenerife holiday here to make the most of its selection of restaurants, nightclub 'Taboo' and proximity to the party towns of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos.

Guia De Isora

Guia de Isora is the number one choice if you want more culture and fewer crowds on your Tenerife holiday. Located in the depths of the mountains on the west coast of Tenerife, this area is rich in both history and scenery.

Las Caletillas

If you're in search of quiet surroundings with a bit of a buzz on a cheap holiday to Tenerife, Las Caletillas should be on your bargain radar. Situated on the north coast, this self-contained resort boasts a couple of beaches, a handful of hotels and a sprinkling of bars and restaurants.

Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos is the place you think of when you picture a fun-filled, beach holiday. With two giant curving beaches edged by cafes, bars and hotels, you can lounge and listen to the waves by day and crank things up in the evening. This resort is a popular choice for friends and families booking package holidays to Tenerife, and it isn't hard to see why.

Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje is the new face of Tenerife, boasting luxurious four and five-star hotels, picture-perfect beaches, boutique shopping and modern restaurants. Whether you're looking to party into the night, indulge in a foodie getaway or just unwind in the sunshine on your holidays in Tenerife, Costa Adeje has everything that you could possibly need.

Capital cities

Holidays in the north of the island provide an authentic cultural experience of Tenerife. Enjoy shopping around the island’s main cities of Puerto De La Cruz and the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife, both of which are vibrant places to spend your days and nights. With these and many more resorts in between, there’s somewhere for couples, families and groups alike to enjoy the phenomenal Tenerife weather and scenery before retiring to some truly first-class Tenerife All Inclusive hotels.

‘The island of eternal spring’

Tenerife sits in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of northern Africa and shares the continent’s scorching sun and consistently warm climate, even during the nights, hence why it’s been given the nickname ‘the island of eternal spring’.

Where else in the world can you bask under the sun whilst admiring the snow-capped summit of a mountain? Tenerife holidays invite you to enjoy dry weather and temperatures of 24°C to 28°C during the summer and even in winter it stays between 22°C to 25°C – warm enough for sunbathing at Christmas!

Black and gold sands

The island’s native volcanic sands are a striking black colour, however over the years sand has been lovingly imported from the Sahara to create several golden stretches of sunbathing space in Tenerife. Black or gold, most of the beaches in Tenerife boast Blue Flag status for cleanliness and quality of sand.

Natural beauty

If holidays bring out your adventurous side, you can hike through the lush forest of Teide National Park and up to the peak of Mount Teide – Spain’s highest mountain and the third largest volcano in the world! For a more leisurely trip we recommend taking the cable car high above the clouds to near the 3,718-metre summit where you can gaze across the turquoise sea and take some top-notch holiday snaps of Tenerife.

You can take one of the daily buses from either Costa Adeje or Playa de las Americas to the base of the mountain. For more natural beauty on your Tenerife holidays, take a trip to Garachico in the north where the kids will love exploring the volcanic rock pools – you might even spot some of the underwater wildlife native to Tenerife.

Attractions aplenty

A cheap holiday to Tenerife means you can explore the country – you’ll never be short of something to see, do or experience on Tenerife holidays. For a truly amazing day trip you can go on a whale watching boat ride, take the Submarine Safari or visit a banana plantation. Access to Los Realejos plantation, near Puerto de la Cruz, is free or you can drive through the middle of it to experience the lush landscape and stunning ocean views.

The island is also crammed with mainstay tourist attractions including animal parks and waterparks in the south and the popular Loro Parque in the north with top animal shows and interactions. The waterparks in Tenerife are the envy of the Canary Islands – Siam Park provides thrills for adrenaline junkies whilst Aqualand is the choice for families and has a kidzworld, dolphinarium and chilled out rides as well as some more adventurous flumes if the adults can sneak off for a go. Buses to the park run daily from Costa Adeje and Playa de las Americas.

Shoppers’ paradise

Many resorts in Tenerife have commercial centres which offer everything from designer brands to unique souvenirs. For the best shopping experience on the island, browse the designer retailers of Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje or take a trip to the capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which rewards visitors with an expansive shopping experience ranging from traditional island products to well-known brands.

Quiet drinks to clubbing all night

Tenerife holidays are perhaps best-known for great nights out, and the infamous Playa de las Americas doesn’t disappoint – with dozens of different bars and clubs it has something for all tastes and is popular with young and old visitors.

This premier party destination regularly hosts nights with world class DJs, such as Judge Jules and DJ EZ as well as being the venue for the Arona Festival which brings top dance DJs to the island every August for a 12-hour party in the Domíngez Alfonso Olympic Stadium.

Elsewhere on the island there are plenty of resorts where you can spend your evenings relaxing with a drink in intimate settings without the party vibe. With a fantastic eating-out culture and lots of local wine to try, you can have laid-back nights in one of the great bars, restaurants and hotels during your holidays.

Culinary delights

Tenerife holidays offer the culinary delights of Canarian Cuisine. And take it from us, the ideal way to spend your nights is sampling the mouthwatering local food. Home grown meals can be found in a number of restaurants and tapas bars with many ocean-facing eateries offering freshly caught seafood – the parrot fish, vieja, is particularly good.

Also well worth a try is the Canary Island’s signature dish of Pappas Arragudas – unskinned potatoes boiled in sea water, drizzled in a garlicy mojo sauce. Due to the rich volcanic soils and mild climate, Tenerife produces many distinctive and attractive wines and has five wine producing regions so there is a local wine to go with every dish.

Tenerife is big on food – and not just their own – you can get almost any type of cuisine on the island, from Indian to Italian. Or for those with homesick taste buds, the majority of resorts have plenty of British pubs serving familiar dishes, drinks and even Sunday dinners.

Carnival time

Spend your holidays partying in the street. With a carnival that is second only to Rio’s, Tenerife sure knows how to fiesta. The week long Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which takes place during the week of Ash Wednesday in February, attracts visitors from all over the world who come to see the elaborate floats and costumes and delicious tortillas.

Smaller scale celebrations also take place this week in resorts around the island. Tenerife gets in the party mood for many other occasions across the year, with tourists always invited to join in the fun and celebrate well into the night.

Gorgeous golf greens

There are a number of superb golf courses all around Tenerife including a special collection of quality courses in the south west region around Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos where the well-kept greens contrast with the blue oceans surrounding the area.

The fantastic resort of Golf Del Sur is a 27-hole, championship quality course where the signature black volcanic sands of Tenerife make up the course’s bunkers while small ravines create the water hazards. With great restaurants and a nightclub on site and the Playa de las Americas nightlife a short drive away, this resort makes for perfect golfing holidays.

Frequently asked questions about holidays to Tenerife

Question: What is the best month to go to Tenerife?
Answer: Book your holiday to Tenerife between March and October for the hottest weather, offering you the chance to fully enjoy the beach, waters and the surrounding areas. The winter months are slightly cooler and possibly cheaper too, but there is more chance of a windy, cloudy day. Head to Tenerife during spring and fall for consistently warm temperatures and sunny skies. Your Tenerife holiday is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget, no matter when you go.

Question: What is the cheapest month to go to Tenerife?
Answer: You’ll find the temperature rarely ever drops below 18 degrees celsius, meaning you can still enjoy hot days at a discounted price, no matter whether you go during the busier months or the quieter times of the year. Be flexible with your dates, duration and airports to find yourself the best deal possible.

Question: What are the best beaches in Tenerife?
Answer: Enjoy the black sand of Playa de la Arena or travel to the watersports heaven that is El Medano beach. Whatever you’re looking for in a beach, you’re guaranteed to find the most suitable one in Tenerife. Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos boast the most popular beaches with beautiful bays and shimmering sea water.

Question: When are the hottest months in Tenerife?
Answer: August is the hottest month of the year in Tenerife with average highs of around 29 degrees celsius and up to ten hours of consistent sunshine all day. You’ll find that in the south it can be generally warmer than this too with temperatures breaking through into the 30s.

Question: What is the best area to stay in Tenerife?
Answer: Puerto de la Cruz is an amazing place to stay in if you’re looking at Tenerife north, this gives you the opportunity to enjoy cooler temperatures than the south of the island. Wherever you choose to stay on your holiday to Tenerife, be it Playa De Las Americas or Los Cristianos, you’re sure to have the best time possible. With so many activities to enjoy and fun for the family, friends and couples you are never short of things to do, no matter where you stay.