The largest of all The Canary Islands, Tenerife is also the most developed and is incredibly popular as a holiday destination. Its year-round sunshine, excellent beaches and stunning landscapes make for the perfect escape and have thousands of British holidaymakers returning year after year. You’ll find a great range of hotels from budget to luxury and Self Catering to All Inclusive. Then there’s a diverse range of resorts and countless activities and attractions to ensure you have your dream Tenerife holiday.
If you’re looking for a fun-filled, lively getaway, then the best resorts to be heading to are Costa Adeje, Playa De Las Americas and Los Cristianos. These three resorts can be found on the South-West coast of the island and boast excellent sandy beaches for all to enjoy. More peaceful resorts come in the shape of Los Gigantes, Puerto de Santiago and Playa De La Arena. Puerto de la Cruz is the place to go for culture and sophistication and Fañabé offers an exclusive feel with Blue Flag beaches and upmarket shopping centres.
Perfect for exploring
With so many great resorts to sample, the best way to do this is by hiring a car. That way you can travel around the island and get a taste of everything it has to offer to its visitors. Aside from the resorts dotted around the coast, there is plenty to see inland too. You can take a drive up through the stunning Masca Gorge where you can get incredible views of Mount Teide and the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, make the journey over to the picturesque island of La Gomera and join a guided trek through the lush rainforest.
Activities and attractions
The Canary Islands are perfect for water sports and Tenerife is no exception to the rule. The breeze that travels over from Africa provides the perfect conditions for windsurfing and kite surfing. You can also take to the seas on a boat trip and witness dolphins and whales in their natural habit, if you’re lucky. Loro Parque is an absolute must for anyone visiting the island too. The exotic paradise is home to hundreds of endangered and tropical species, including colourful parrots and incredible orca whales. And then of course there’s Siam Park; a huge Thai themed waterpark boasting 29 adrenaline-fuelled rides.