Playa de las Americas beach "The beaches are well served by lifeguards, showers and toilets and most have good access for wheelchairs and buggies. This beach is central to the town and is fairly sheltered from strong winds, making it popular with sun-lovers and families..."
Los Cristianos - Tenerife, The beach "Los Cristianos Beach. Wow! What a fab beach! We were very pleasantly surprised by this place - we had imagined something much more crowded and down-market, but it was really rather lovely. The beach was gorgeous - soft, golden sand, gentle waves and that warm, warm sunshine..."
Siam Park, the Tower of Power, Tenerife water park "The terrifying Siam Park 'Tower of Power' ride is the ultimate in thrills. It scared the living daylights out of me, just looking at it. The drop is almost vertical and after 76 metres, you shoot through a pool of sharks! The shark bit didn't bother me..."
Los Gigantes harbour and cliffs "The picturesque harbour at Los Gigantes offers water-lovers all they could wish for (except a beach): trips round the island, diving excursions, whale and dolphin watching or hire your own boat. The sea is crystal clear and offers great fishing too..."
Thinking of a holiday in The Canary Islands - Tenerife??
Before you chose your resort and book your hotel, apartment or villa, you will need to know where you should stay, what you could do - and of course, which places to avoid!
We are here to help you make those vital decisions, so that you can make sure you have the holiday which is right for you! Join us on our virtual tour of the island, read our personal, unbiased reviews, to check out the map of resorts, beaches and places of interest.
Our Virtual Reality Tours are here to help you to find out all about The Canaries before you pay a single penny to book your hotel or flight. We've toured all the islands, so can help you choose your holiday with plenty of information at your fingertips on this tour and reviews of Tenerife.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary islands and one of the most popular for holiday makers. Most visitors are drawn here primarily because of its climate, which is fantastic - with warm winters and hot summers.
We visited in Spring and enjoyed temperatures in the mid 20's - perfect for lazy days on the beach. The sea was cool at first toe-dip, but once you had braced yourself, it was enjoyably refreshing!
Most people spend their holidays in the more developed resorts of the south coast, such as Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. There are spectacular beaches here, such as Fanabe and Playa de Troyas as well as a huge range of hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs and shopping. We also visited the Siam Water Park here, which is recognised as one of the best water parks in the world. Further up the coast is the busy, but beach-less resort of Los Gigantes with the neighbouring pretty beaches of Playa de la Arena and Puerto de Santiago.
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Those looking for a holiday in a less developed, but more authentic Canary island location, might enjoy the north coast town of Garachico, pretty Playa de San Juan on the west or El Medano, close to the airport on the south tip of Tenerife.
We didn't have time to do the north coast justice on our visit - the island is huge and takes a lot of exploring. The north coast is prettier, greener, wetter and mainly inhabited by people who actually live here - not just visitors. Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife are bustling cities with little concessions to tourists. However, if you do fancy a long drive from your southern base, you could do worse than visit Playa de la Teresitas - a beautiful, undeveloped gem of a beach.
One day trip we really enjoyed, was a visit to Mount Teide. This huge mountain dominates every view and seems to take up the whole island. It was still snow-topped when we were there, although the snow melted fast during our visit. The landscape up here in the volcanic mountains is spectacular, the air is cool and crisp and the views are tremendous.
The Mediterranean has long been known as one of the premier tourist destinations in the world. The water is calm and crystal clear, the beaches consist of mile upon mile of pristine white sand and the cities are filled with centuries of cultural heritage. Cruise to Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote on a Canary Islands Cruise and enjoy a port stopover at Madeira and Lisbon.