Tenerife resorts are well placed as they enjoy year round sunshine. This, together with the various attractions and fantastic local cuisine, make the island the perfect destination for a self-catering holiday.
Canarian cuisine is always unpretentious and fresh local produce makes it very appetising. Restaurants described as típico generally offer a chance to try regional cooking, often in pleasant, rustic surroundings. One of the local local curiosities is gofio, or toasted cereal meal, which has been eaten in the Canaries since prehistoric times.
In the 16th century, Tenerife’s wines were made with a type of grape known as the sweet Malvasia grape but now they are produced in a range of classic European styles. Ron (rum) is often mixed with cola to make the classic Hispanic cocktail called a cuba libre.
Boasting stunning views, golden sunshine and a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere, Punta Brava is the ideal location for a tranquil holiday in the sun. With a stunning beach and lovely promenade, it is a great destination.Read more
Found in the north-western corner of Tenerife, the region of La Guancha is home to some fantastic sepulchral caves and archaeological sites.Read more
If you're looking for a holiday to Los Cristianos, this resort is ready to welcome you, any time of year. But, with Tenerife's well-publicised great value, you'll easily track down cheap holidays in Los Cristianos even in high season.Read more
Puerto de la Cruz manages to attract thousands of visitors every year, yet it maintains its developments in keeping with the area's rich traditions.Read more
Once a fishing village, Puerto de Santiago is one of three towns that form the popular tourist resort of Los Gigantes. It is 5 minutes from one of the best beaches on the west coast.Read more
Looking for a dream trip but don’t fancy sticking to the hotel menus and dining areas? Choose a self-catering holiday in Tenerife with Thomas Cook instead and you can look forward to a perfect trip to the sunshine, with all the dining options that Tenerife has to offer.