Soft sandy beach set against backdrops of towering volcanoes await on holidays to Tenerife.
Holidays in Tenerife
The most popular Canary Island, Tenerife attracts over six million sun-seekers to its shores every year. So, it’s no surprise that the island has beach holidays down to an art. Ideal for beach lovers and adventure-seekers, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in Tenerife.
When is the best time to visit?
Boasting warm temperatures, no matter the season, it’s always a good time to visit this beautiful island. If you’re searching for a cheap trip, try travelling outside the peak holiday season when the island is less crowded. Typically, March to May (excluding Easter) as well as October and November are the best times to visit Tenerife without breaking the bank.
Where is the best place to stay in Tenerife?
Tenerife is an island of two halves. One half is buzzing beaches and lively resorts. The other is lush landscapes, national parks, and traditional towns.
The action-packed south is where much-loved resorts come alive. Expect chic shopping and a touch of glamour from Costa Adeje, cabaret crowd-pleasers and neon nights in Playa De Las Americas, and a charming marina packed with shorefront restaurants in Los Cristianos.
A step back to a more traditional beach break, the northern resorts of Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz offer a more peaceful getaway. Escape to tucked-away resorts and quaint traditional villages. Enjoy tranquil beachside dining and sun-kissed days of wine-tasting and exploring old towns. If remote, laid-back luxury is your vibe - the north is perfect for you.
Tenerife is a brilliant holiday destination any time of the year! With year-round sunshine and perfect beaches, it's the perfect place for families, couples and friends.
- Our rating: 4 stars
- Best time to visit: March-October
- Average temp: 25°C/77°F
- Average flight time: 4 Hours
- Most suited for: Families, Couples
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See & Do
A water kingdom, Siam Park is a top attraction on the island. With places for adrenaline junkies, families, and relaxation seekers alike, you’re guaranteed a fun-filled day out. Glide down Mai Thai Lazy River, kick back on the white sands of Siam Beach or, for the daredevils, freefall 28 metres into a shark-filled aquarium.
Take the chance to explore the volcanic landscapes of Tenerife with a trip to Mount Teide National Park. Ascend a cable car to the top of Spain’s tallest mountain and look out over the entire island – this isn’t a trip for the faint of heart!
Perfect for all ages, Loro Parque is a great day out for animal lovers. With over 400 species of animals, including tigers, orcas, gorillas, and the largest collection of parrots in the world; a visit to Loro Parque will be a highlight of your time in Tenerife.
Food & Drink in the Canary Islands
Tenerife combines Spanish flavours with more Venezuelan influences. Restaurants in the north of Tenerife serve up daily menus of traditional Canarian tapas, fresh seafood, and other regional specialities. Down south the main resorts offer a good mixture of local, international, and British cuisine.
If you’re interested in trying some local food, start easy with papas arrugadas aka wrinkled potatoes. Smothered in salt and served warm with a bowl of mojo sauce on the side, they change the potato game.
Average monthly temperature in the Canary Islands (°C)
- Jan 22°C
- Feb 22°C
- Mar 23°C
- Apr 23°C
- May 24°C
- Jun 26°C
- Jul 28°C
- Aug 28°C
- Sep 28°C
- Oct 27°C
- Nov 25°C
- Dec 23°C