Holidays in Tenerife: The island of eternal spring
Whether you're looking for some winter sun on a trip to the Canary Islands or just want a perfect summer holiday in Spain, Tenerife is an ideal destination. The year-round temperatures are between 23 and 28 degrees, and there is plenty to do, from relaxing on the beach to climbing the impressive Teide volcano. Find a travel deal for Tenerife that suits your needs here.
The top 5 things to do in Tenerife
The beautiful island of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, sits off of the coast of West Africa. While many people know the Spanish island for its year-round glorious weather, there’s even more to Tenerife, including plenty of activities for couples, families and solo travellers.
Here’s 5 of our favourite things to do on the island:
1. Mount Teide National Park
Mount Teide National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the incredible Mount Teide, the highest point in Spain. You can hike up, or take a cable car, and take in the stunning views of the surrounding area. If you choose to hike to the very top, be advised that you need to get a permit in advance.
Thanks to the high altitude and low pollution, the area is considered to be one of the best in the world for stargazing—it’s rumoured that on a good night you can even spot the rings of Saturn!
2. Costa Adeje
The upmarket area of Costa Adeje in the south of Tenerife is the ideal base for exploring the island. Costa Adeje is home to plenty of 5-star hotels and resorts, beautiful beaches, waterparks (see below) and more.
The area is also great for lots of outdoor activities including jet skiing and windsurfing. If none of that takes your fancy, head over to Playa del Duque where you’ll find beaches with golden sand, crystal-clear water and a chic and elegant promenade that’s home to bars, restaurants and high-end boutiques.
3. Siam Park
Siam Park is the self-proclaimed “most spectacular waterpark in Europe” and holder of a TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award 2019 in the “Top 10 Amusement Parks & Water Parks - Spain” category.
The Thai-themed park, located in Costa Adeje, has plenty of amazing rides including Vulcano, The Dragon, Naga Racer and The Giant (to name a few). If you prefer a gentler pace, the park has one of the longest lazy rivers in the world.
Tenerife is famed as a great beach holiday destination and with good reason -- the island's beaches are long, plentiful and have warm, golden sand. Tenerife alone has 14 Blue Flag accredited beaches!
Aside from the beach at Playa del Duque (as mentioned above), there are quite a few nice beaches in Playas de las Americas including Playa La Troya and Playa El Camisón.
Another strong favourite for holidaymakers is Playa Las Vistas, which is about a kilometre long and 80 metres deep with plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants.
5. Visit the capital—Santa Cruz
The capital of the island is Santa Cruz de Tenerife, more commonly known just as Santa Cruz, a port city on the northeast coast.
We would definitely recommend visiting the Auditorio De Tenerife, home to the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. With its floaty curved design, it’s certainly one of the most unique buildings on the island!
We also love the Old Town -- go for a wander around the picturesque pastel-coloured streets and get lost in the moment.