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A holiday in Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, has it all: bustling resorts, beautiful nature, year-round sunshine and plenty to do. At the centre of Tenerife stands soaring Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain and a natural divider for the island. South Tenerife is more developed, with large resorts like Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos home busy beaches, bars, restaurants and water parks. In north Tenerife, the pace of life is more sedate; Tenerife's first holiday resort, Puerto de la Cruz has black sandy beaches and a huge lido, while the surrounding countryside is lush and unspoilt. There are a wide range of Tenerife hotels and apartments to choose from in all resorts. Holidays in Tenerife are as lively or relaxing as you want them to be – and what’s more it’s closer than you think, with a flight to Tenerife taking only 4 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. Take the cable car up Mount Teide and marvel at the spectacular national park that surrounds this stunning peak. For family fun, experience the thrills and spills at one of the island's water parks, or head to one of the animal attractions, which include the awardwinning Loro Parque. There are plenty of boat trips available off Tenerife don't miss a voyage to Los Gigantes cliffs, or the neighbouring island La Gomera. Explore the untouched 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 this, holidays to Tenerife offer golf, tennis, diving, snorkelling, hiking, biking and horse riding opportunities. No wonder holidays in Tenerife are so popular!
The hub of nightlife in Tenerife is Playa de las Americas, home to the famous Veronicas seafront strip. 'Las Americas' is busy all year round, but in the summer months, it's very popular with 1830 year olds 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 hotelbased.
Canarian tapas, wine and other specialities are available throughout Tenerife, but you'll find the most traditional restaurants in the northern region. Down south, the main resorts serve up a good mixture of local, international and British cuisine. Choose from a mixture of restaurants, cafs, bars and fast food joints. If you prefer the convenience of eating in your hotel, choose one of our half board or all inclusive deals.
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