It’s no surprise holidays to Tenerife are so popular with Brits. The island offers up huge beaches, year-round sunshine and city-sized resorts.
As the most popular Canary Island, Tenerife knows a thing or two about summer holidays. The secret of its success starts with its beaches. On the island’s south coast, big resorts like Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje have something going on around the clock. There are white sands and watersports to see you through the day and a world’s worth of restaurants and bars to move you through the night.
The tourism limelight shines a little softer on the resorts on the west and north coast. Days in Playa de la Arena, for example, revolve around the sleepy volcanic beach, and nights play out in beachside restaurants. Buenavista del Norte turns the volume down even further, with secluded beaches, traditional shops and stunning mountain views.
There’s more to Tenerife than its coastline. Its interior is dotted with banana plantations, traditional villages and national parks. There are more than 40 protected nature areas, which join together to cover almost half of the island. Take a trip to the centre, and you’ll discover Mount Teide, the third largest volcano in the world. It’s surrounded by an unearthly landscape of solid lava.
How long does it take to fly to Tenerife?
Flights from the UK to Tenerife take between four hours and 15 minutes and four hours and 30 minutes, depending on which airport you fly from.
What currency should I take to Tenerife?
Like mainland Spain, the currency used in Tenerife is the euro.
What is the warmest part of Tenerife?
The south and west of Tenerife are the warmest areas, although overall the island boasts balmy temperatures year-round. Even in January – the coolest month – the mercury hovers between 15°C and 21°C.
What is the best part of Tenerife to stay in?
High-tempo holidays with an impressive collection of beaches are a done-deal in resorts like buzzy Los Cristianos and Playa de la Americas. If you fancy a more peaceful getaway, hit the north coast for resorts like traditional Puerto de la Cruz.
What is the cheapest time to go to Tenerife?
March, April and May – excluding Easter – as well as October and November are the best times to holiday in Tenerife without breaking the bank.