An Introduction to Tenerife
"An ideal family holiday destination, with year-round sunshine.."
Sometimes referred to as "The Island of Eternal Spring", a holiday in Tenerife is the ideal way to explore the largest of the stunning Canary Islands. Located just off the west coast of Africa, the island has a diverse landscape and spectacular tourist attractions with year-round sunshine and plenty of things to see and do, making it an ideal family holiday destination.
Thanks to its golden beaches and exciting atmosphere, Tenerife is perfect for those seeking a cheap getaway. We've got many fantastic Tenerife holiday deals available, so try a search to compare prices and book a holiday today.
A Stunning Landscape and Fun Fiestas
"The fiestas are an excellent opportunity to experience the exciting and vibrant Canary Island culture first-hand.."
Tenerife offers a wide range of things to see and do. Some of the most popular tourist spots are the wildlife parks which have exotic landscapes to explore. The Loro Parque is a fantastic park which is home to a wide range of wildlife including seals, penguins, tigers and even dolphins who star in their own show every day.
The Las Americas resort has an incredible water park, which also contains a host of sea life including crocodiles and sea lions, ideal for those looking to add something extra special to their trip. Tenerife is home to the majestic Mount Teide overlooking the island; offering cable cars to the top of the mountain to experience the breathtaking views - just don't forget to take a camera!
Tenerife holds fiestas all year round; many known as Saint's days, due to their connection with religious events. The fiestas are an excellent opportunity to experience the exciting and vibrant Canary Island culture first-hand. The popular celebrations held in New Orleans and Brazil are often compared to the Fiestas in Tenerife, which attract thousands of visitors every year.
A Vibrant and Exciting Nightlife
"A tremendous mismatch of cultures... combined to produce the creative and novel cuisine for which the island is renowned.."
Tenerife boasts some of the most spirited nightlife in the world, ideal for those looking to let their hair down on holiday. A few recommendations include Bar "Imperfecto" in Santa Cruz, where you can enjoy a drink or two whilst rock and roll and alternative music play. The Banana Garden in Palm Beach offers tasty Mexican food to burn off on the dance floor whilst listening to live bands. If musicals are your thing, West End style productions like "Showtime Tenerife" put on shows offering all your favourite musicals rolled into one!
From surf shops to bike shops to Belgian beer shops to real Spanish market shops! A trip to the popular shopping areas in Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz will provide a wide choice of souvenirs to take home.
Tenerife has a tremendous mismatch of cultures due to its geographical location. Indigenous, African, Latin American, Spanish and European tastes have combined to produce the creative and novel cuisine for which the island is renowned. Parrot fish and Canarian lobster dishes are complimented by oil and vinegar based "mojo" sauce (every place has its own distinct version!). The spicy blood sausage called "Morcilla" is another popular dish to try. The warm climate means that fresh fruit and vegetable is plentiful all year round so healthy eating should be easy. Above all, don't let a trip to Tenerife pass by without trying some of the scrumptious local food!
Weather and Climate
Tenerife pretty much guarantees warm sunny weather with blue skies most of the year round. The south of the island is the warmest area and hardly has any rainfall. Even during the winter months, the island barely cools down making it a perfect winter holiday destination. The water temperatures are also high, which is ideal for those who enjoy swimming or water sports.