The largest and most populous of the Canary Islands, like its neighbours Tenerife is one of the best places in the world to find year-round sunny, mild weather due to its proximity to the African coast. Tenerife is an island of opposites. From the lush valley of La Orotava to the barren beauty of Mount Teide, from the traditional villages of the north to the party capitals of the south, Tenerife has the fauna, flora and landscape to suit any tastes and any style of active or less active holiday.
Holiday in Tenerife
In this colourful tourist hotspot, your best bet for finding the perfect beach is to head south. From the bustle of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos to the secluded alcove of La Caleta, you are sure to find golden sands and a spot to relax and soak up this picturesque location’s sun. Once you have sunbathed to a golden brown, the island as a huge range of water sports on offer. From water-skiing to jet-skiing, kite surfing to wind surfing and sailing, and even dolphin spotting by catamaran; the variety of activities on and in the water will leave you pleasantly drained and excited to find out what else you can discover.
Moving inland, begin making the transition to terra firma by splashing and sliding in the waterpark in Playas de las Americas. After that, try your hand at caving and canyoning by taking the gruelling Barranco del Rio to remove your sea legs completely, or if that sounds too daunting you can easily spelunk in one of the island’s many fantastic volcanic structures. A relaxing coach ride up Mount Teide, Spain’s tallest peak, lets you enjoy spectacular panoramas of the island and the Atlantic. If that’s not your style you can easily rent a car and go on an adventure exploring the ageless small fishing villages of Tenerife, and visit the archaeological digs of the Pyramids of Güímar. With Tenerife being a place of such contrasts, if you feel the need for a more urban environment then in a hop, skip and a jump you can quickly find yourself in the urban cosmopolitan atmosphere of the island’s capital, Santa Cruz, which reveals all the pleasures of city life you can think of; from top quality restaurants and bars to the exciting nightlife of a Spanish city.
Renting holiday accommodation in Tenerife
Holiday rentals in Tenerife have become increasingly popular, due to the huge demands of tourism and the increasingly shrewd tastes of holidaymakers preferring a custom-made, self-catering holiday over a decision-less package hotel break. With a quality apartment or Tenerife holiday villa, visitors get to live like the islanders; buying fresh seafood from markets to cook up a feast in their very own kitchen. And after that, being able to relax in your lounge or put your feet up in the garden or by the pool always beats having to share a lot less space with a lot more people.