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.

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Where to stay in Tenerife

Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey
Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey
5 out of 5
Calle Doctor Jose Naveiras, 38, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €122 per night from 17 Dec to 17 Dec
Situated in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, this luxury hotel is steps away from Rambla de Santa Cruz and Garcia Sanabria Park. Nuestra Senora del Pilar Parish and Canarias ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (978 reviews)
"The property was lovely and well maintained. There are two pools shown in the pictures and one is SPA only which we could not use due to having our 14 year old son with us (min age is 16). This was somewhat misleading and disappointing. Especially when the outdoor pool was a little cool (but OK once ..."

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2021

Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey
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
This family-friendly San Miguel de Abona aparthotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Playa Amarilla and Playa San Blas. Playa Grande and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,236 reviews)
"Nice view, quiet place"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2021

Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife - All Inclusive
Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Avenida JM Galván Bello, San Miguel de Abona, Canary Islands
Located in San Miguel de Abona, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Golf del Sur Course and Amarilla Golf and Country ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (285 reviews)
"The property was ideally situated the food in all restaurants was unbelievable. The staff were so good and could not do enough to make sure our stay was perfect. The infinity pool was stunning"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2021

Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife - All Inclusive
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.
Muthu Royal Park Albatros
Muthu Royal Park Albatros
3.5 out of 5
The price is €60 per night from 2 Dec to 2 Dec
This family-friendly San Miguel de Abona aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Playa Amarilla and Golf del Sur Course. Playa San Blas and Amarilla Golf and ...
3.7/5 Good! (587 reviews)
"Pleasant peaceful stay. Lovely pool area. Staff friendly and helpful. On site restaurant good."

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2021

Muthu Royal Park Albatros
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
This family-friendly San Miguel de Abona aparthotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Playa Amarilla and Playa San Blas. Playa Grande and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,236 reviews)
"Nice view, quiet place"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2021

Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
Hollywood Mirage
Hollywood Mirage
3.5 out of 5
This family-friendly Arona aparthotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa De Los Tarajales and Los Cristianos Beach. Siam Park and Las Vistas ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (249 reviews)
"Lovely spacious apartment, had everything we needed. Friendly staff, well stocked shop, quiet at night, comfy beds, clean pool with sun beds available. Clean apartment, good shower, late 12 noon check out helpful to us as late flight. Would come again and would recommend, we had appt 6301 spacious ..."

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2021

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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