As the largest and most populous of Spain’s Canary Islands, the island of Tenerife is often considered to be one of the last paradise isles in Europe. With its incredible weather, friendly people, and great selection of activities to enjoy, it’s easy to understand why Tenerife brings in over 5 million visitors each year.
For those looking for an affordable but high-quality holidays in Tenerife, the south of the island is the best bet. Here, the weather is warmer, and the resorts are among some of the best vacation destinations in the world. Cosmos’ holiday packages to Tenerife also offer you the opportunity to book an all-inclusive holiday, a great choice if you simply want to relax by the beach and not stress over planning the small stuff. There are also plenty of good attraction and activities to enjoy in the south. If you’re travelling with children, pay a visit to Siam Park, an impressive water park that features stunning Thai architecture, an immense white sand beach, and a variety of thrilling rides. If that doesn’t satisfy your water park needs, there is also Aqualand Costa Adeje, which has many rides and a much-loved dolphin show. Other activities that will be enjoyed by both children and adults alike include horseback riding in San Miguel de Abona, biking, and scuba diving.
While the south draws sun-worshippers, the northern region of Tenerife is not to be forgotten. The younger crowd tends to favor the south of the island, while the north brings in more of an older crowd, as well as travellers visiting with children. Many travellers head to the north to visit the Puerto de la Cruz, a quaint harbour town with a northern European influence. The town has some fun attractions, including Loro Parque, a beautiful bird park that is home to dolphins and whales in addition to the gorgeous exotic birds. Additionally, it’s nice to spend some time walking around the old port area, where you can explore interesting shops and fine bistros. Package vacations to Puerto de la Cruz are also quite popular. The north is also home to Parque Rural de Anaga, a terrific place to go hiking. Teide National Park is another great stop for fans of the outdoors. Centered around Mount Teide (Spain’s highest mountain and one of the biggest volcanoes in the world), it is the most visited national park in Spain. The hiking is super, and the views will make you feel as though you are on another planet.
Plan Your Trip
Many visitors like to plan their trip to Tenerife so that it coincides with the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. One of the busiest, brightest carnivals in the world, the Carnival of Santa Cruz takes place over the two weeks that lead up to Ash Wednesday. There are two airports on Tenerife, with the majority of flights landing at the Tenerife Sur Airport in the south. The older Tenerife Norte airport in the south mostly deals with inter-island flights, plus some scheduled flights from the mainland. There are also ferries that connect Tenerife to other islands in the Canary Island archipelago. Spanish is the island’s main language, but visitors rarely have any difficulty getting by in English, especially in the south, where English, German and Italian are all commonly heard languages. Summer temperatures on Tenerife are usually in the mid-twenties, and drop down to 18°C or 19°C during the months of January and February.
There you have it! Some great info on options for holidays in Tenerife, enjoy your next stay!