Greetings from Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands and by far the most popular. Tenerife is the stomping ground for all things fun in the sun, thanks to its close proximity to Africa and its consistent warm weather.
Whether you want to spend your days unwinding on the coast, shopping in the cities, or heading off on a Submarine Sarafi, Tenerife’s ready and waiting for you.
Tenerife at a glance
For a luxurious holiday by the seaside, look no further than Costa Adeje. This pristine resort is visited by those looking to splash out a little and enjoy a holiday in one of the 5* resorts on the water.
You won’t need to leave Costa Adeje at all if you don’t want to, this resorts got it all, with picture-perfect beaches, fantastic international restaurants, boutique shopping and an epic nightlife scene.
Tenerife’s biggest nightlife resort has got to be Playa de las Americas. Often shorted to Las Americas, this vibrant city comes to life with the setting sun, and is home to numerous bars, clubs, pubs, cocktail joints and even party boats.
For peace and relaxation Playa De La Arena can not be beat. This quiet resort takes things down a notch, with low-key bars and restaurants, a palm-lined promenade and beautifully un-touched natural black sand and Blue Flag beaches.
Scuba divers in particular will love Playa De La Arena, with its underwater volcanic rock formations and small caverns with incredibly diverse marine life.
Things To Do
Discover Tenerife in a whole new way by taking a Submarine Safari into the blue. You’ll be able to experience the wonders of the undersea world up close.
The submarines dive down between 25-30 metres where you’ll be able to spot a large variety of fish, stingrays and other marine life.
Teide National Park
One of the most visited excursions in Tenerife, the Teide National Park will transport you to a barren moon-like landscape, dotted with incredible pine trees and the country’s highest peak.
Mount Teide is 3,718 metres high and is the third highest inactive volcano in the world. Climb to the top or take a cable car to reach the spectacular views.
The lost village of Masca
Travel back in time by visiting the lost village of Masca. This town can only be reached by a winding country road that leads up into the northwestern mountains of the island.
The views up the mountain are unforgettable and worth the slightly nerve wrecking drive.
The gigantic cliffs of Los Gigantes
The gigantic cliffs of Los Gigantes are exactly what they sound like, gigantic. Towering 500 metres into the sky, these natural wonders are viewed best via boat ride, where you can relax with a cold drink and take in the splendour.
Life’s a beach
The beaches in Tenerife are as diverse as they come. With famous volcanic black sands interspersed between classic golden coasts.
The beaches here come with excellent facilities including cafes and restaurants along the board walks, umbrellas and sunloungers dotted in the sand and watersports available for those adrenalin junkies.
Fun facts about Tenerife
1. In Tenerife, and the rest of Spain, Tuesday the 13th is considered to be unlucky, not Friday the 13th like in the United Kingdom.
2. The longest beach in Tenerife is El Medano. It stretches out over two kilometres, so you’ll have plenty of spots to lay that sun towel.
3. Tenerife’s Teide National Park is the second most visited park in the entire world. Thanks to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status it sees visitors from far and wide.
4. William Shakespeare mentions Canarian wine in two of his plays, Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Supposedly he was given a barrel of Tenerife’s Malmsey wine as part of his salary each year.
5. The canary bird was named after the islands, not the other way around. The Island Canary can be found all over Tenerife, often found in groups and sitting in the pine forests of Mount Teide.
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Globales Tamaimo Tropical Hotel
These self-catered apartments are in a prime location, just a five minute walk from the bars and restaurants of Puerto De Santiago.
Each apartment comes with their own balcony and kitchenette, with thick tiled floors and pine-wood furniture.
If you don’t fancy cooking, his hotel also has its own international buffet and Italian restaurant. With three pools you’ll have plenty of room to work on your back stroke.
Globales Tamaimo Tropical Hotel
Puerto De Santiago, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Only a 10 minute walk from the sandy coastline, Allegro Isora has got all the makings for a perfect beach holiday.
If swimming’s your thing this hotel has three lagoon-like pools, two with bars, all spread across its palm-dotted sun terraces.
Out of the water there are other activities like tennis, archery and dance lessons to check out.
Playa De La Arena, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
With stunning views of Mount Teide, and all apartments complete with fully-equipped kitchenettes, free Wi-Fi and satellite TVs, this hotel is definitely a popular choice.
Fresh croissants and fruit are all part of the of the Continental breakfast spread each morning, or you can take a 10 minute walk to the nearby supermarket, restaurants and cafes.
In the evenings you can party the night away with traditional flamenco dancing and live music.
Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Are you ready for your Tenerife holiday? Let us know what aspect of your Tenerife holiday you’re most looking forward to in the comments.