Tenerife is the largest Canary island and is visited by around five million people each year. The island offers everything that you could possibly want from a holiday: sandy beaches, clear blue waters, party venues and pristine landscapes. Let us take you through our complete guide to the island. We’ll give you great insight into just how spectacular Tenerife is…
The volcanic island of Tenerife is literally surrounded by some of the best beaches in the world. Pebbly and dark, sandy and soft, natural and man-made. Whatever type of beach you desire, you can bet that Tenerife has it! Playa de Las Teresitas is a favourite, bordered by a fishing village with a spectacular mountain backdrop! The perfect spot to soak up the sun on the soft Saharan-style sand. Playa Jardín is our recommendation if you are looking for something slightly different. Black sand, snowy mountains and an abundance of locals.
If you know, you know. But not many people actually do… Tenerife is a bit of a hidden gem when it comes to diving. People flock from all over the world to plunge in one of the many great spots that Tenerife offers. Dolphins, turtles, angel sharks and stingrays are just some of the ocean wildlife you are likely to spot in the crystal blue waters surrounding the island. The majority of best spots are located in Arona, south of the island. Search Punta Restinga for tropical fish, El Meridian for shipwrecks and Roncadores Del Faro for incredible underwater structures!
World Class Resorts
When it comes to the world-class resorts on the island, variety and choice are your best friends. There are different resorts dotted all over to suit your requirements, according to who you are travelling with and what you plan on doing. If you are a bit of a party animal, you probably want to check out the area of Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje. Whereas if you are looking for a quieter experience mingling with locals then there are some quality resorts in the areas of Puerto Santiago and Los Gigantes. There to tackle the natural landscape of the volcanic island? La Laguna is a great place that will cater to all of your hiking needs.
Tenerife is filled with quaint villages, relatively untouched landscape and places to try traditional Spanish food. La Caleta is probably our number one pick for really getting an authentic feel of the island’s wonderful charm. A walk along the pebbly beach here will lead you through coves and other natural features before arriving at a whole host of tapas restaurants that specialise in some of the finest seafood that you will ever taste. If you are looking to get away from people all together and immerse yourself with nature, then a trek around (or up!) Mount Teide should definitely be on your list. This is Spain’s tallest mountain and the third largest volcano in the world!
Many people arrive in Tenerife for a good party and they certainly come to the right place. The Playa de las Américas strip is infamous if you want to dance the night away with cheap beer and English songs blasting from the bars. Whether you’re younger and there for a typical club night experience or you’re older and prefer to listen to the likes of Tina Turner and Billy Idol tribute acts, this place has everything you could possibly need for a fiesta with an English spin to it.