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'.
Compete with the stars at Chris Kamara's Charity Golf Day on 11 June. Entry into this four-ball Texas scramble at Amarilla Golf raises money for the Marie Curie cancer charity and includes a post-game BBQ, where you can meet the likes of Jeff Stelling, Phil Thomson, Paul Merson, and of course, Kammy himself. showtimetenerife.com/Kammy2015.htm
Those of an active (and mightily fit) persuasion might want to participate in Teide Extreme 2014, a hardcore triathlon on 4 October that starts in the sea and ends at Mount Teide. teidextreme.com
If you like your mirth cheeky and mature, make haste to the Showtime venue in Costa Adeje on 25 September, when the infamous Roy Chubby Brown will be making his annual, audience-squirming appearance. tenerife-information-centre.com
Join Joe Longthorne MBE at his one-off 60th Birthday Special. The former Search for a Star winner will be performing with his band at the Showtime Karting Las Americas venue on 15 May. showtimetenerife.com/JL_home.htm
It's worth heading north in January to see the fabulous Cirque du Soleil show at the Pabellon Insular Santiago Martin, from 3-11 January. Combining fast and furious circus, street and theatre entertainment, this is a must-see show if you're in Tenerife at the time (Calle Mercedes, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, cirquedusoleil.com).
This year's Arona Summer Festival promises some big-hitters from the DJ world with none other than Armin Van Buuren and Sander Van Doorm topping the bill at the Antonio Dominguez Olympic Stadium in Las Americas on 7 August. aronasummerfestival.com
Head into the Old Town of Adeje in the early evening on 5 January for the Procession of the Three Kings (and accompanying livestock). Expect a shower of hand-flung sweets and a stampede of Canarian children clutching Christmas wishlists.
Mid-December is the perfect time to head north and visit Santa Cruz, when the streets of the capital around Plaza de Espana are bedecked with Christmas decorations and nativity scenes, Canarian-style.