Tenerife is the largest of Spain's Canary Islands, famous for its sandy beaches, resorts, and the Carnaval de Santa Cruz, a huge pre-Lent festival. This ruggedly beautiful island off the African coast offers a wealth of activities, including mountain and tropical forest hikes, rock climbing, surfing, and snorkeling. Or you can simply relish the bliss of total relaxation on white, sandy beaches
With a package holiday, you can enjoy this exotic destination and some of the activities in various locations such as taking a cable car up Mt. Teide. It cuts costs, guarantees good accommodation and saves money.
The best time to visit is from June to July. Temperatures gradually rise from June to highs of 84 degrees Fahrenheit in August, during the season's peak. This is when most people visit, and travel packages can become expensive.
One of the best hotels in Tenerife is the Royal Sunset Beach Club by Diamond Resorts. It's only 3-minutes from the beach and to get in the mood for a refreshing swim, you can stay in shape with a game of squash. The hotel is only 11.2 miles via the TF-1 from Tenerife South Airport and a pick-up is available.
Located at the Punta de Ajabo beach, the Hotel Riu Buena Vista is a large, apartment-style resort. After a brisk workout on the hotel's tennis-court, you can request a massage or simply bask in the sun by one of the 2 outdoor pools. It's 15.9 miles via the TF-1 from the airport.
An ideal family hotel in Tenerife is the GF ISABEL ****, which is situated just 7-minutes from Fañabe beach. It has spacious accommodation courtesy of both apartment-style and bungalow rooms, as well as 1 or 2 bedroom villas. You can request a pick-up from the airport, which is just 13 minutes away via the TF-1.
For those traveling with their children, the beach-side Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel is ideal. The kids' play areas are always well supervised and you can enjoy spectacular ocean views from its 2 infinity pools. It's only 16.2 miles from the airport via the TF-1.
Ideal for romantic getaways, the Hotel Royal Garden Villas is located in a serene location some 3.7 kilometers from the Playa del Duque beach. The exotic 1 or 3 bedroom villas have individual heated pools and Balinese gazebos ideal for outdoor romantic dinners. The trip from the airport is short, only 17 minutes via the TF-1.
The elegant Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador is an adults-only hotel overlooking the ocean. It has a fine-dining restaurant and 2 casual al fresco restaurants perfect for romantic evenings. It's only 20 minutes away from the airport via the TF-1.
If you prefer exquisite establishments, then the Ritz-Carlton, Abama has chic rooms and suites with lounges and contemporary 4-poster beds. The villas have Japanese gardens and private pools plus 2 fine-dining restaurants. Airport pickups are available on request and only take 23 minutes via the TF-47.
The Hotel Sir Anthony is an elegant resort on the Playa del Camisón beach, just 3.6 kilometers from the Golf Las Américas resort. All the rooms offer breathtaking views of the ocean. The hotel is only 14 minutes from the airport via TF-1 by taxi.
The welcoming Hotel Elegance Dania Park consists of modest rooms, most of which offer a scenic view of the city. It has a rooftop terrace with an outdoor pool and is a 1 hour drive from the airport via the TF-1.
On the northern part of the island, the Hotel Casa del Sol is a low-key establishment with laid-back colorful rooms and free Wi-Fi. It has a bar and a casual restaurant and is only 17.4 miles from Tenerife North Airport.