Tenerife

Travel Guide
Puerto de la Cruz featuring a coastal town, a luxury hotel or resort and a pool

When you’re ready for that much needed break, few destinations can beat the sun, sea and sand of Tenerife. The largest and probably most popular of all the Canary Islands in Spain, Tenerife is an ideal location for tourists and travellers of all kinds, from watersport enthusiasts to partiers to those just looking for a little peace and quiet.

If you’re in Tenerife, you’re going to want to enjoy some time outdoors on the waterfront, and there are plenty of beaches to try in Tenerife. El Medano Beach and Garden Beach are among the best local beachside haunts in this coastal location, popular with tourists. Other fine beaches worth checking out are Teide Observatory and Del Duque Beach.

If the crowds are getting a bit much, you can always take a break from the streets and get inspired by nature by spending some time in a selection of the well-maintained public parks and gardens around the city. Nature lovers are recommended to head to La Granja Park, The Ancient Dragon Tree, Sitio Litre Garden and the lovely Garcia Sanabria Park.

Feeling competitive? Well there’s no more relaxing activity than golf, and Tenerife is well known for its golfing. Grab yourself a buddy and check out some of the great local golf courses. Keen golfers will appreciate the well-designed fairways at Golf del Sur or Golf Las Americas. For more great golfing options, also check out Amarilla Golf and Country Club and Buenavista Golf.

Public squares are the perfect places to feel the pulse of a city, and these popular squares in Tenerife are no exception. Plaza de Espana, Plaza Iglesia and Plaza del Charco offer postcard pretty perfection – so don’t forget your camera!

The Tenerife area is a rich source of culture; there’s plenty waiting to be discovered at at these popular museums. Among the best museums to visit here are the Museo Militar de Almeyda, the Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes and the charming Centro de Arte La Recova.

Tenerife offers a wide selection of aquatic adventures and activitieson their many beaches, including wind surfing, kitesurfing and kayaking, to name but a few. If you are visiting Tenerifewith your partner and kids, treat them to a visit to its fun-filled child-friendly attractions. Let the children fly free at Siam Water Park and the popular Aqualand Costa Adeje, but don't leave town until you’ve visited Loro Parque, number one in Tenerife when it comes to family fun.

Where to stay in Tenerife

Iberostar Selection Sábila
Iberostar Selection Sábila
5 out of 5
Ernesto Sarti, 5, Adeje, Tenerife, 38660
The price is €170 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Adeje. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (736 reviews)
"Particularly pleasant staff - in the restaurants, inside bars, pool bar and reception. We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely hotel."

Reviewed on 1 May 2022

Iberostar Selection Sábila
Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
Avenida del Atlantico, s/n, Golf del Sur, San Miguel de Abona, 38639
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in San Miguel de Abona. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a children's pool. Our guests praise the breakfast ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,293 reviews)
"Loved our stay staff excellent"

Reviewed on 1 May 2022

Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
5 out of 5
Avenida Adeje, 300, Adeje, 38670
The price is €184 per night from 26 May to 27 May
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Adeje. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools and 6 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (905 reviews)
"Pros: We stayed 8 days in the hotel and the experience was very positive. Staff is very friendly. Breakfast was great, lots of options and high quality. The dinning options in the hotel were great, great food and good service. The rock spa circuit is amazing, 3 whirlpools, sauna. Location is great, ..."

Reviewed on 8 May 2022

Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sunset Harbour Club by Diamond Resorts
Sunset Harbour Club by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
Calle Valencia, 1, Urbanizacion Pueblo Torviscas, Adeje, 38660
The price is €72 per night from 1 Jun to 2 Jun
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Adeje. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (513 reviews)
"Easy reach of all amenities. Fantastic reception staff. Lovely appt s"

Reviewed on 10 May 2022

Sunset Harbour Club by Diamond Resorts
Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
Avenida del Atlantico, s/n, Golf del Sur, San Miguel de Abona, 38639
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in San Miguel de Abona. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a children's pool. Our guests praise the breakfast ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,293 reviews)
"Loved our stay staff excellent"

Reviewed on 1 May 2022

Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
Hollywood Mirage
Hollywood Mirage
3.5 out of 5
Calle Sierra Nevada, sn, Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38650
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel in Arona. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and breakfast. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (367 reviews)
"I have nothing but praise for this hotel and it’s staff. Best holiday I’ve had in a long long time"

Reviewed on 3 May 2022

Hollywood Mirage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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