Whatever the time of year, whatever the budget and whatever you want to do, there is something for everyone in Tenerife.
The small island packs a big punch when it come to what it offers tourists. With a landscape that ranges from mountains to soft, sandy, beaches, you can be cycling or hiking one day, then sunbathing or scuba diving the next.
There are more than 40 miles of beach in total, many of which are iconic in their black, ashy, appearance created from the island’s volcanic history.
But Tenerife is not just about beaches. It also has a rich terrain including ancient forests, jaw-dropping ravines, impressive volcanic terrain and inspiring cliffs. The dynamic landscape offers adventurers the chance to see a variety of vistas – or take in some whale, dolphin and porpoise spotting from one of the coastal areas.
Only a four and a half flight from any UK airport, Tenerife is easy to get to which may be why holidays to the island have been a favourite with the British since the reign of Queen Victoria. Apart from guaranteed weather, there is a winning combination of attractions – from wine tours to wild adventures - to keep everyone amused and entertained.
One of Spain’s Canary Islands, Tenerife is located off the west coast of Africa and benefits from the warmth of the African climate – on a similar latitude to Florida. The mild but consistent weather across all seasons, coupled with 3,000 hours of sunlight each year, means the resort is considered one of the best year-round destinations.
Great scenery, plenty of accommodation choice and lots to do, means visitors are spoiled for choice in terms of the type of holiday they can have.
For those who want to take in natural beauty, Tenerife is home to an array of spectacular landscapes including Mount Teide. At 3,718 metres high, this dormant volcano, complete with craters and lava formations, is the tallest peak throughout the whole of Spain and across all the Atlantic Isles. A cable car takes you to the top for spectacular views of the whole island.
South American Connections
The former capital of the island, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, is a great place to discover more about the history of the island and its connection with South America. The city is a fine example of the colonial-style architecture that was exported to Latin America.
Something for Everyone
Family fun can be key for many holidaymakers and children and adults alike can experience what is rated to be the number one waterpark in the world.
Siam Park in Tenerife is verified by Trip Advisor as the top of its league, scoring ahead of world-recognised waterpark royalty including the many thrill-seeking splash zones of Florida and the wet n’ wild parks of Dubai.
The Thai themed park also offers something