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North Tenerife vs South Tenerife – Which Part of the Island Suits You?

North Tenerife vs South Tenerife – Which Part of the Island Suits You?

The sunshine and beachfront lifestyle of Tenerife makes it a superb place for a holiday, as does the natural beauty of Mount Teide at its heart.

Yet ask anyone in the know and they’ll share that there’s a big difference between the north and south of this hot holiday island. Take our quiz to see which part of Tenerife most deserves your attention on your next Tenerife holiday.

Results

Northern Star

Playa Jardin, Puerto De La Cruz
Playa Jardin, Puerto De La Cruz

Forget the tourist traps. You’re here to see the real Tenerife, including its black sand beaches, rugged hinterlands and day to day culture. You’ll be the first of your group to greet the day from the peak of Mount Teide, and the last to stop savouring the sunset from the shore. The authentic culture in Tenerife’s northern towns will have you befriending the locals in no time.

Southern Savant

Los Cristianos
Los Cristianos

While you know Tenerife’s south has been infused with purpose-built resorts, you also know they were made to make your time on the island as fun as can be. The gleaming hotels with the vast pools and sumptuous spas are just your style, while the great food and cheap drinks of the south coast’s bars and clubs tick all the right boxes. As for the nightlife, you know the south is where the party’s at, and you’ll be strutting your stuff accordingly.

The Roamer

Teide National Park mountain pass
Teide National Park mountain pass

Tenerife should be enjoyed as a whole, not broken into bits. That’s your view, and you’ve planned your trip to make use of the island’s great road and cycling links to ensure you see as much as you can. From the golden beaches of the south to the volcanic black sand of the north and everything in between, you’re happy to take in the tourist resorts as much as meet the owners of the family-run restaurants up north. Tenerife is a realm of contrasts, so it’s best enjoyed in its entirety.

The Nature Lover

Tenerife diving
Photo credit: Philippe Guillaume

While the north and south divide might be cause for a quaint debate or two, you’re visiting Tenerife to make the most of its natural beauty. As far as you’re concerned, points of the compass don’t make a dent in the splendour of the natural world. You’re likely to be found scuba diving or in the centre of the island around Teide Park, filling your photo album with greenery and wildlife.

Are you ready to start planning your Tenerife getaway? Let us know what part of your holiday you’re most excited about in the comments.