You don't need to book ahead in Tenerife
Flights to Tenerife take four and a half hours and usually land at Tenerife South Airport. Transfers from here to the popular southwestern resorts take just 25 minutes and a little further elsewhere on the island. Even though you’re booking last minute you’ll still often get airport transfers included.
One of Tenerife’s biggest resorts, Los Cristianos has two big bays, the second of which – Playa de las Vistas – virtually joins on to the town of Playa de las Americas to make six beaches in total. Between the two towns a plethora of activities are available that don’t need to be booked in advance, such as watersports and boat trips from the harbour, shopping and plenty of partying. Conveniently, free coaches run from a number of Los Cristianos’ hotels to nearby waterparks, animal parks and go-karting tracks.
For a more laid-back and luxurious last minute holiday to Tenerife, Costa Adeje is a classy, modern resort with the most Blue Flag beaches of any resort in Tenerife – five in all, boasting both golden and volcanic black sands. The nightlife here varies from magic shows to Motown nights and the choice of restaurants is wide.
For a slightly slower pace, Las Caletillas is a self-contained resort on Tenerife’s northeast coast. You can spend time on the pebble beach in the peace and quiet, or head to Playa de Teresitas’ nearby sands to surf in the waves. The capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is only a 15-minute taxi ride away and you can walk to the next town, Candelaria, for even more to do.
The best time of year to book your last minute holiday to Tenerife
As Tenerife is known as the island of eternal spring, weather-wise there really is no bad time to holiday here. Whenever you choose to visit however, you should book no more than eight weeks in advance for the best last minute deals to Tenerife. If you don’t find what you want straight away, keep checking back on our website as we have new deals all the time.
In the quiet resort of Las Caletillas, Catalonia Punta Del Ray hotel has a large pool with a bar at hand. You can also soak up the Canary island sunshine on the adults-only terrace area, complete with two whirlpool baths. Daytime activities come in the form of tennis, mini-golf and squash, plus a playground and games room for the kids. The Punta del Rey buffet restaurant serves three meals a day and La Tosana offers up Italian food. There's evening entertainment laid on, or you could hop in a taxi and be in the capital Santa Cruz in 15 minutes for its busy bars.
This sleek and modern 4* adults-only hotel is in an exclusive postcode, located close to Playa del Duque beach and five minutes by taxi to the centre of Costa Adeje. It has two freshwater pools and a glamorous infinity pool with poolside bar. At the gym and wellness centre you can unwind with treatments and massages, or even get the blood pumping with a tennis match. The buffet restaurant has two themed evenings a week and there's a Spanish restaurant with live music and shows playing in the evenings.