Tenerife

An island with so much to offer

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, an archipelago of Spanish islands just off the coast of Morocco. It’s a true jewel in the Canaries’ crown, not least because it boasts astonishing natural diversity (including a national park that’s a Unesco World Heritage Site), a large concentration of luxury hotels and a glittering array of cultural riches. When it comes to Tenerife holidays, there’s plenty to keep you entertained – whether you’re looking to party all night, enjoy quality time with the kids or simply spend time soaking up some sun on the beach. 

A well-known partying hotspot, Tenerife offers an impressive schedule of live music and international DJs, not to mention local fiestas and carnivals. But holidays to Tenerife aren’t just for those seeking great nightlife, it’s also a brilliant destination for families, plus those looking to simply relax and enjoy the island’s natural beauty. It has the advantage of being a pleasingly convenient holidaying location, with poolside villas, bars, shops, restaurants and water sports aplenty within walking distance of the resort centres. And if you go slightly off the beaten track, you’ll find an incredible volcanic landscape of mountains, deserts and forests that’s a paradise for walkers and nature fans.
 

Three tips for a top trip

Consider renting a carThere’s so much to see on the island that it’s well worth hiring a rental car, to allow you to explore to your heart’s content.
Try the local wineTenerife is the largest wine producer of all the Canary Islands. Vino fans should make sure to try some of the renowned locally produced tipple.
Check the weatherTenerife can experience wet spells – and December is rainy season for some parts of the island. Worth bearing in mind while you’re planning your trip.

Best attractions to see in Tenerife

Teide National Park

Home to the highest peak in Spain – Mount Teide, which also happens to be an active volcano – this remarkable national park is a must-visit.

Cueva del Viento

Book a tour of the magnificent Cueva del Viento (Cave of the Wind), which boasts the largest system of lava tubes in Europe.

Playa de Los Gigantes

Soak up some of that subtropical sunshine on this beautiful beach, which, like many across the island, has striking black sand owing to Tenerife’s volcanic origins.

Your Tenerife questions, answered

Tenerife is blessed with a mild, sunny climate for the large majority of the year. While rainy spells do occur, May to September are generally dry.

The traditional food of Tenerife is simple, with Spanish, African and Latin American influences. A wide range of other cuisines can also be sampled on the island.

Tenerife has a lot to offer various types of travellers. There’s plenty to entertain families, couples, clubbers and nature lovers alike.