Holidays in Tenerife 🇪🇸

When it comes to holidays, Tenerife truly is the total package. Friendly locals, beautiful landscapes and an absorbing culture – not to mention some of the best beaches in the Atlantic.
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An Introduction

And to top it all off, Tenerife is a place where you’ll find some amazing holiday deals – result!

Holidays in Tenerife cater for every type of traveller under the sun. Doesn’t matter if you’re a clubber, young family, beach diva, hippie, history buff or hiker, you’ll find something for everyone in Tenerife in 2020.

Local Language

Spanish is the official and most widely spoken language in Tenerife.

Average Flight Time

The average flight time from the UK is 4.5 hrs.


The official currency in Tenerife is the euro (€).

Local Time

Tenerife is in the same time zone as the UK (GMT).

Holidays in Tenerife for families, couples and groups

For families, holidays in Tenerife are lots of fun and have plenty to keep everyone entertained, especially in places like Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos. Amazing family hotels, a thrilling range of theme parks and attractions to pick from and a lot of family friendly restaurants.

We also have Costa Adeje, the trendy new kid on the beach block. If you’re looking to sprinkle some luxury in your all-inclusive holidays in Tenerife, look no further. For couples, Costa Adeje makes for an ideal romantic getaway being home to some of the Canary Islands most luxurious hotels, restaurants and bars. If you’re more after a quiet hideaway with plenty of sun, beautiful scenery and culture you should have a look at the holiday resorts of Callao Salvaje and Playa de la Arena in the south of Tenerife. 

Neighbouring Los Cristianos is a little more subtle, somehow retaining a fishing village feel even with all the fake Egyptian pyramids popping up around it. This makes it an ideal location for a package holiday, with plenty of deals around if you’re looking for cheap holidays in Tenerife. 

Lastly, the roasted sand beaches of El Médano are a well known and long-standing surf hotspot, ideal for the free spirited with some great deals on holidays in Tenerife.

What the real Tenerife is like…

The Spanish island that is shaped like a lamb chop, Tenerife is the largest of the 7 Canary Islands and possibly also the most diverse. Blessed with 365-days of sunshine and amazing scenery, there’s more to holidays in Tenerife than meets the eye. And then some.

Snow-tipped Mount Teide is Spain’s tallest peak and the 3rd highest volcano on the planet. Located on the island, it’s rarely out of sight, while past the imported white sand of the main beaches, you’ll discover wide-ranging vineyards, charming colonial towns, unique rocky pinnacles and ancient forests.

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Party up in Tenerife

The south west of Tenerife maintains its status as the go-to location for sun-chasers and party animals planning to go hard all night and spend the day passed out by the pool.

With all sorts of cheap break available, from all-inclusive holidays in Tenerife to basic hotel and apartment stays, Playa de las Américas remains the hub of all hedonism.

Neon signs pulsate just like the house music that pumps out from its shot bars, groups of partygoers totter between Irish bars and mornings are reserved to accommodate the collective hangover. It’s the scene of cheap holidays in Tenerife blow-outs and quite something to see at 4am, almost deserving of an Attenborough documentary. 

The other side of Tenerife…

The northern side of Tenerife is nothing like its southern sister. A charming mix of historic towns, banana plantations, volcanic pools and exuberant valleys, northern Tenerife feels far more like a holiday in Latin America than holidays in mainland Spain.

It’s here that Tenerife shows its true stunning colours, hosting a raucous annual Carnival rivalled only by Rio De Jenairo’s own. So, if you’re looking for cultural holidays in Tenerife, stick to the northern side – it’s packed with tradition and eccentric local character.

What’s more, if you love hiking, some of the routes here are up there with the best in Europe and Tenerife walking holidays are popping up like mushrooms after rain.

When is the best time to go to Tenerife?

Given its gentle climate, it’s always a good time to book your holidays to Tenerife.

Unsurprisingly, prices are at their highest during school holidays, and the post-Christmas period.

Sandwiched between late summer and the start of the winter season, October and November are the best times to pick up cheap holidays in Tenerife.

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