Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and is situated just off the west of Morocco and Western Sahara. Drawing in more than 10 million visitors a year, Tenerife is by far the most popular of the Canary Islands. The island’s popularity owes much to the sheer variety of attractions. From dancing and drinking the night away in one of the beach clubs of Playa de Las Americas to sunbathing on the white sand beaches, there is something for everyone in Tenerife.
Not only is Tenerife home to a variety of attractions, but it also has a fantastic variety of accommodation types, there is something to suit every taste and budget! If you are looking for the ultimate luxury holiday, there are a number of five star hotels dotted throughout the island which have award-winning restaurants, spas and state of the art facilities. Alternatively, there are a number of companies that lease out luxury villas.
Purpose built holiday resorts offer the best value for money and many of these resorts are situated on the coast, perfect for those planning a relaxing beach holiday. Most of these hotels include a buffet breakfast or some sort of meal plan in the room price. Apartment complexes are another great form of accommodation when on holiday in Tenerife. These apartment rooms have facilities to prepare your own snack and meals as well as on-site facilities such as restaurants, cafes, swimming pools and bars.
Tenerife owes much of its popularity to its excellent range of beaches. Some of the best beaches on the island include Martiánez Beach and Las Américas Beach. Martiánez Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island and is features the Costa Martiánez Complex, a collection of artificial lakes and pools set among sculptures and colorful plants. Las Américas Beach is another popular beach and has opportunities for a range of water sports.
Boat and Submarine Trips
There are a number of companies in Tenerife which offer relatively inexpensive boat trips to the nearby island of La Gomera. In addition, you can also book special dolphin and whale watching cruises in the Adeje and Playa de Los Cristianos areas. If you fancy something more adventurous, why not take a submarine trip? This unusual trip allows you to explore the fascinating underwater scenery and marine life of Tenerife and trips run regularly from Los Galletas.
Teide National Park
One of the most popular of Tenerife’s attractions is the Teide National Park. The park is situated in the heart of the island is home to Spain’s tallest mountain, Mount Tiede, as well as an impressive array of flora, including some species that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. You can take a cable car to the top of the mountain for a stunning view of the island below.