Other popular holidays in the Canary Islands
Although Tenerife is the most popular of the Canary Islands, it’s not the only place where cheap holidays can be enjoyed. The nickname of Miniature Continent is given to Gran Canaria thanks to its mix of landscapes, all free to enjoy. Alternatively, you could lounge on the classic beaches of Lanzarote, or head to La Palma to see a replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship. Of course, it’s still hard to beat Tenerife for holiday bargains, especially with hotel deals like those below.
Cheap days out in Tenerife
Tenerife is an island where getting out and about doesn’t come with a massive price tag. Part of that is due to its abundant natural beauty, best seen at Mount Teide National Park. More lively activities in Tenerife tend to be affordable too, with spontaneous live music often bursting forth at the numerous parks around town or out in the pine forests. You can also paddle in the rock pools of Garachico free of charge, a beauty spot which formed after a volcanic eruption hundreds of years ago.
Tenerife - the lap of luxury without the expense
Tenerife is a true island escape, around four and a half hours’ direct flight from UK airports. Although the island is the largest of the Canaries, it’s also one of the most affordable holiday destinations out there.
The beauty of Tenerife is that it stays warm and sunny all year round, so even if you book in the winter months for those cheap off-season deals, you’re still going to be basking in the rays. A great example of a free way to experience the beauty of Tenerife is in Los Gigantes. At around 550 metres high, the area’s looming cliffs ensure that photogenic views are all yours. Golf fans will also find that Golf del Sur is a superb way to improve your game without breaking the bank, thanks to its affordable academy and fairways. But true bargain hunters opt for Las Caletillas every time, which features volcanic pebble beaches and laid-back bars.
Perched atop the immense Los Gigantes cliffs, Royal Sun Apartments offers unforgettable views for bargain prices. Think again if you're expecting these cheap apartments to cut corners on comfort, because they're actually each decked out with 40-inch TVs as standard, as well as baths big enough for two. The Aqua A La Carte Restaurant here also wins plenty of acclaim for its rich Mediterranean flavours.
Although it's popular with sports fans due to its Golf del Sur location, this hotel is actually a sound choice for bargain hunting holidaymakers due to being just two minutes' walk from the beach. Whether you're a golfer or not, the restaurants here bring traditional Canarian and exotic Argentinian flavours to your plate, while proving that having fun doesn't need to break the bank. With aerobics classes, volleyball and a sauna on offer, you can work up a sweat and then while away the rest of the day on the sunlounger.
Las Caletillas is a lively town on the Tenerife coast, home to a hotel where cheap accommodation doesn't exclude you from activities and events. In fact, the evening entertainment programme in the hotel's bar is among the best in class, while your days can be as adventurous as you like. Spend time mastering your aim at the mini-golf course or seek some adventure with scuba diving lessons, all while keeping your budget in mind.
Making your home from home in Tenerife's Playa de las Americas is definitely an affordable luxury here. The apartments in this complex are five minutes from a black-sand beach, while the adjoining restaurant, Mamma Rosa, promises a la carte dining that promotes home-cooked flavours for decent prices. You're also surrounded by the sights of the seaside town, making a day of bargain hunting followed by cheap tinto by the shore an affordable reality.