Holidays to TenerifeTenerife offers a fascinating and contrasting combination of geographical features, arid desert, dramatic volcanoes, lunar landscape, stunning coastlines and lush forests. The mountains divide the island into the north and south: the north is dotted with traditional whitewashed villages and banana plantations, while the south buzzes with the influx of tourism. The volcanic Mount Teide is the highest mountain in Tenerife, and the third largest volcano on the planet, standing 3,781 metres above sea level. Visitors can explore the breathtaking scenery of Teide National Park and take the cable car to the top of the Mount Teide.
Resorts - Costa Adeje
Costa Adeje is set on the south coast of Tenerife and located just west of the famous party resort of Playa de las Americas. This relatively new resort area has been planned and developed quite thoughtfully, it has attracted a good amount of hotel development the majority of which are 4 and 5 star standard. Following these developments other facilities, shops, bars and restaurants have arrived to service these hotel guests and the resort has become quite popular over recent times. The more gentile pace of Costa Adeje is in contrast to its lively neighbour but fun seekers will be pleased to know that the action is only a short taxi ride away. more...
Resorts - Playa de las Americas
Holidays in Playa de Las Americas are a haven for fun-seeking holidaymakers. Tourists flock to the dark volcanic sandy beaches, The resort's six beaches, three natural and three man-made, are lined with palm-fringed promenades and large hotel complexes. Two of the most popular beaches are Playa del Bobo and Playa de Troya. Visitors can try their hand at a variety of water sports, including jet skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving. Shopping fans can browse the wealth of shops offering local handicrafts, souvenirs and jewellery. The Torviscas market is held twice a week and offers countless bargains. more..
Resorts - Los Cristianos
Los Cristianos is situated 15 kilometers west of the southern airport (Reina Sofía). This is without a doubt one of the most popular resorts on the Canary Islands. The man made beaches are very well maintained and it has a wonderful harbour that offers fishing trips, pleasure cruises, glass bottom boat excursions, diving opportunities and ferries to the island of La Gomera.The resort has a range of accommodation the majority are self catering apartments and studios however there are several good hotels up to 4 star standard offering a variety of board arrangements including all inclusive. more...
Excursions and things to do in Tenerife...
Excursions galore are available on the island, there are boat trips to the neighbouring island of La Gomera, you can take fun day outs to the Aquapark, Tenerife Zoo, Eagles Park and the famous Lorro Parque, you could also take a trip on a glass bottom boat, try Whale watching by catamaran of take a Jeep safari to name but a few of the options available on your Tenerife holiday. Listed below are a few of the most popular excursions...
(1) Teide National Park - Mount Teide is not just the world's third largest volcano but it it also on Tenerife's most popular national park. Visitors can take a drive through the forests to visit the lunar-like landscape. You can also take the cable car to the top and on a clear day to witness fascinating views.
(2) Siam Park - Voted in the top 10 water parks in the world you will not want to miss this! The amazing Thai-themed water park is full of scream-inducing slides, a wave pool with its own beach and also a mini aqua park for the kids.
(3) Masca Village - Hidden in the North-West of Tenerife away from civilization this amazing village looks like it did centuries ago. Steeped in pirate history check out island tours that include Masca.
(4) Whales and Dolphins - A popular trip is to go looking for whales and dolphin, several boat excursion allow you to get up close to the beautiful creatures. Tenerife waters are very popular for viewing pods of pilot whales and bottle nose dolphins.
(5) The cliffs of Los Gigantes - This curtain of stone lining plunges 1600ft into the Atlantic, the best way to see them is by boat although its also impressive from a nearby cafe with a refreshing drink.
(6) Pyramids of Guimar - Not quite as impressive as the pyramids in Egypt but they are an intriguing sight of ancient artifacts within tranquil grounds.
(7) Loro Parque - Loro Parque has been voted the place to go to see the best dolphin show in the Canaries, with lots of other animals here its a good family day out and you will not be disappointed.
(8) Garachico- Named one of the world's most unlucky places the pretty town of Garachico has suffered fires, storms and plagues. The eruption of 1706 destroyed half of the town this is when the citizens brushed away the lava and started carving beautiful rock pools out of the debris. This is now one of Tenerife's most popular day trips.
(9) Anaga Mountains - At the Anaga Mountains you will feel like you have been taken back in time to where people live in caves! This place could not get any more tranquil, total opposite you the busy resort of Playa de las Americas. These amazing mountains have a tiny village at the side of steep ravines and drago tree forests.
(10) Botanical Gardens - Puerto de la Cruz is the home of Spain’s oldest botanical gardens it contains over 3000 specimens of the worlds unusual plants and trees.