Tenerife, Canary Islands
Things to do
Tenerife in the Canary Islands boasts year round sunshine and is a firm favorite with holidaymakers looking to catch some winter sun on a Spanish holiday. Jet2.com offer cheap flights to Tenerife for fantastic long or short breaks away in the Canary Islands. With happening nightspots to more sedate sunny villages and the fantastic Golf del Sur resort for golfers, Tenerife really does have something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a great night out, a chance to top up your tan or a fun day out with the family, the array of attractions on offer on this beautiful island featuring spectacular scenery will ensure a holiday to remember. With most resorts a stones throw from the airport you can be enjoying Tenerife within 20 minutes of your arrival. The island has a wide selection of hotels to suit the needs of any holidaymaker and unlike some holiday destinations, caters well for low mobility people with disabled access a feature of the majority of accommodation. Book cheap flights to Tenerife with Jet2.com to visit the Canary Islands on a long or short break.
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Tenerife has some fantastic scenery and sightseeing opportunities. The backdrops of mountains divide the North and South of the Island. Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain is a must see, for the most amazing views take the cable car up to the top. The famous black pyramids, Pirámides de Guímar, in the south of the island are well worth a visit. You can take a tour around these huge stone step pyramids and learn about the different theories surrounding their construction. Tenerife is also home to some beautiful churches and cathedrals such as the Basílica Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria and many museums such as the Natural and Human History Museum which is located in the town of Santa Cruz and housed in a magnificent 16th century building.
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Tenerife has plenty in the way of water based fun with an array of exciting watersports on offer. Playa Paraiso has a large salt water lido and Los Gigantes features a pretty marina with boats frequently departing on Whale and Dolphin seeking expeditions. There are a huge amount of water sports to try your hand at in the various coastal resorts. El Medano beach in the East of the Island is one of the best for surfing and windsurfing but if surfing isn’t your thing then all around Tenerife there are facilities for diving, parasailing, sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, hiring jet skis and of course the traditional banana boat, so you’ll never be short of choice.
Climbing is also a popular activity in Tenerife with the breathtaking Arico gorge. The gorge was once a river that has dried up and is now a vast space with pine trees and boulders; come here to watch daredevils climbing one of the islands toughest routes up to 300 feet in the air!
The dramatic landscape of Tenerife also provides the perfect backdrop to a romantic break with your loved one. With many types of high quality hotel accommodation to choose from, you can stay in luxurious and charming surroundings with views of the island’s mountains or ocean. Book a cheap flight to the Canaries and enjoy a candlelit evening meal sampling some of Tenerife’s finest cuisine in the sophisticated surroundings of Los Roques restaurant in Los Abrigos. Make sure you make a reservation as this place is very popular for its superb food and friendly service. Los Cristianos is also a great place for restaurants with a varied mixture of traditional Spanish restaurants alongside Italian, French and ‘home from home’ type eateries and pubs.
Those with energy left at the end of each day can enjoy Tenerife’s buzzing nightlife. Stag parties will be pleased to know that the world famous Hooters bar has just opened another drinking hole in Spain and chosen the island of Tenerife to place it! Playa de Las Americas is Tenerife’s playground where the cheesy, but fun Veronicas strip of bars border the sandy beaches and the party goers often spill out onto the sands. Many bars have outdoor terraces where you can enjoy a few cocktails in the warm climate and watch the sunset. Those who are looking for a vivacious nightlife will not be disappointed by the array of bars and nightclubs which often have big name DJ’s playing throughout the summer months.
Golf del Sur, Tenerife
Golf del Sur - this exclusive resort is situated on the South East of the Island. With a 27 hole championship golf course it’s a golfer’s paradise!
Los Cristianos, Tenerife
Los Cristianos is one of the most popular resorts in Tenerife which is known to attract visitors looking for a more relaxing break.
Los Gigantes, Tenerife
Los Gigantes is Spanish for the phrase “The Giants” and is so called due to the gigantic cliffs lining its coast. These cliffs rise from the sea to a height of 500 - 800m and some consider them to be one of the greatest sights of Tenerife.
Mount Teide National Park, Tenerife
One of the must do activity’s is to take a drive to Mount Teide (the highest peak in Spain) and the National Park. The park itself is the ideal location for couples and families.
Playa de L’Arena, Tenerife
Situated on the west coast of Tenerife, Playa de L’Arena is one of the smallest resorts on the Island. It has one of the best beaches in the region, making it the perfect location to relax with your toes in the warm sand.
Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife
Playa de Las Americas is notorious for its crazy nightlife and although this is the place to go if you want to party till the sun comes up there is also so much more to this buzzing resort including great restaurants, shops and watersports.
Playa Paraiso, Tenerife
Located on the East coast of the Island, Playa Paraiso is sandwiched between Playa de Las Americas and Callao Salvaje. Playa Paraiso is an ideal holiday location for short or long breaks in the Canary Islands.
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
With so much to see and do for everyone, Puerto de la Cruz is an ideal holiday destination for families. Tenerife boasts many fabulous sandy beaches and Puerto de la Cruz is home to 3 of them.