Holidays in Tenerife combine bustling resorts, sandy beaches and beautiful scenery, with year-round sunshine and plentiful activities. Soaring Mount Teide sits at the heart of this vibrant Canary Island, splitting the island into two distinct areas. South Tenerife is more developed, with large resorts like Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos - home to busy beaches, bars, restaurants and water parks. In north Tenerife, the pace of life is more sedate; blending the laid-back resort of Puerto de la Cruz with its huge lido and black sandy beaches, with the lush and unspoilt surrounding countryside. A wide range of top-class Tenerife hotels and apartments complete the picture. Holidays in Tenerife are as relaxing or as lively as you want them to be – and what’s more it’s closer than you think, with a flight to Tenerife taking only four hours from most UK departure airports.
You might think holidays in Tenerife are all about laying back and enjoying that sunshine, but there's much more to do besides. For family fun, head to one of the animal attractions, which include the award-winning Loro Parque, or experience the thrills and spills at one of the island's water parks. Take the cable car up Mount Teide and marvel at the spectacular national park that surrounds this stunning peak. There are plenty of boat trips available off Tenerife, don't miss a voyage to the towering splendour of the Los Gigantes cliffs or the neighbouring island La Gomera. Explore the north of the island, home to banana plantations and Canarian architecture. Island capital Puerto de la Cruz boasts great chain stores and boutiques. As well as all of this, holidays to Tenerife offer golf, tennis, diving, snorkelling, hiking, biking and horse riding opportunities. No wonder holidays in Tenerife are so popular!
Playa de las Americas is home to the famous Veronicas seafront strip and continues to be the hub of Tenerife's night life. This vibrant resort is busy all year round, but in the summer months, it's a favourite with 18-30s seeking a lively holiday. Elsewhere on the island, Los Cristianos and Puerto de la Cruz offer karaoke bars, fun pubs and a few discos. In quieter areas of Tenerife, entertainment is often hotel based.
The restaurants in the north of Tenerife serve up daily menus of traditional Canarian tapas, fresh seafood and other regional specialities. Down south, the main resorts offer a good mixture of local, international, and British cuisine - alongside the odd fast food eatery. If you prefer the convenience of eating in your hotel, choose one of our half board or all inclusive deals.
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