Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands archipelago, which attracts thousands of eager holiday makers each year, due to its year-round sun, soft white sandy beaches and prices to suit every budget. We have the low-down on what to do and where to stay, so start booking, we have done the rest for you.
Things To Do
The Canary Islands are great for activities. They are well-known as places to spot bottlenose dolphins and whales. If you are an adventure enthusiast, there are endless kayaking and walking adventures to be explored, including trips to the pretty beach which lies at the end of the Masca Gorge, hidden alongside mighty cliffs known as Los Gigantes.
There are, of course, plenty of beaches to choose from. You can usually escape from the crowds at Santa Cruz’s local option, Playa de las Teresitas. Family friendly, this beach is a spot of paradise for a day of relaxation.
The rugged Anaga mountains sprawling across the far northeast corner of the island offer some of the most spectacular scenery and hiking trails in Tenerife. If hiking isn’t your idea of fun, then you can still get a feel for the mountains by driving the numerous switchbacks of the TF-12 road, which links La Laguna and San Andrés. It’s also worth making the short, and steep, detour to Taganana.
Where To Stay
Meliá Hacienda del Conde
This adults-only boutique spa hotel set in an unspoilt corner of Tenerife is a world away from the island’s tourist-heavy areas. Built in a colonial style and overlooking an 18-hole golf course, where luxury, tranquillity and natural beauty dominate. An ideal place to de-stress.
Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora
An opulent, hip hotel with a young, vibrant atmosphere, film star looks, deluxe rooms, a plethora of facilities and an adults-only option for lavish indulgence.