Cheap flights to Tenerife South
How to describe Tenerife? Volcanic lunar landscapes, lush pine forests, fertile valleys, beautiful beaches, traditional Spanish towns and bustling resorts - yes they're all here.
The largest of Spain's Canary Islands is an old favourite when it comes to tourism, having seen visitors travelling to its shores for over 100 years. So Tenerife has an infrastructure that caters for every tourist, from young revellers to families. And what's more, because it is located a mere 100 kilometres off the coast of northern Africa it has great temperatures all year long. The average is a balmy 23 degrees - no wonder it is called the 'island of eternal spring'.
Footie fans can play against some of the pros of the past in the Tenerife International Soccer Masters Tournament held at Las Torres sports centre in Adeje from 6 November.
Slip into somewhere a little cooler when the sub-tropical sunshines slides south. Hard Rock Cafe's free, weekly acoustic sessions are a good bet, featuring local musicians playing it easy in Tenerife's music hall of fame restaurant every Wednesday through summer.
On April 1 The Moscow Ballet returns to Tenerife, bringing Adolphe Adam's romantic ballet Giselle to the stage of the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos. You can buy tickets from the venue's terrace café, but be warned, they sell out quickly.
A little bit of that Vegas magic comes to Tenerife in the form of Illusion
Live! Gaetano and Lona from the Flamingo in Las Vegas bring their vanishing acts and other spectacular head scratchers to the Showtime Tenerife dinner and theatre venue every Thursday night. showtimetenerife.com
Arona Summer Festival kicks off on 22 July at Los Palos Golf Course in Guaza (free buses from Los Cristianos). Deadmaus, Nervo and Danny Avila are all lined up so far, along with Carl Craig and a host of other mix-spinners cranking up the crowds over at the 2nd stage. For tickets visit aronasummerfestival.com/?lang=en.
Canarian Day is on 31 May - a public holiday which sees most of the towns and villages donning their traditional Sunday best. For the most authentic experience (and freeflowing food and wine), drive to one of the fishing villages such as Los Abrigos or Las Galletas, or head to hillside towns such as Adeje or San Miguel.
Get a bus from the south, stay overnight in the capital or organise your own coach: no matter how you get there don't miss the Tenerife Carnival in Santa Cruz during February, one of the biggest outdoor street parties on the planet.
Escape the resorts by partaking in the Tenerife Walking Festival, running from 29 March - 2 April. You can climb mountains, stroll through valleys and discover the breathtakingly beautiful spots across the island. For routes visit http://www.tenerifewalkingfestival.com/en.