Dreaming of sun, sand… and lava? Tenerife is full of surprises, and its tourist scene has erupted in recent years. Affectionately nicknamed the Island of a Thousand Experiences, Tenerife earns this moniker with its mild climate, which makes adventures of all flavours easy. From the sun-soaked beaches of the south to the lush forests, cloud-poking volcanoes and wild pockets of the north, there’s something for all tastes. Discover why the island is enjoying a new-found reputation as the go-to holiday destination for family fun and adventure. Expect phenomenal year-round temperatures too, thanks to the island’s location. Did you know it shares the same latitude as the Sahara Desert?
tenerife fast facts
22 – 28ºC – Average temperature
ESPAÑOL – The language spoken in Tenerife is Spanish
Timezone – Tenerife is in the same timezone as the UK (GMT)
Tourist Info – can be found by visiting www.webtenerife.co.uk
4.5 hrs – Average flight time from UK
Currency – The currency used in Tenerife is the Euro (€)
Fly to – Tenerife Sur (TFS) is the main airport for the region
Visa & Health – Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for advice.
THE LAND OF A THOUSAND EXPERIENCES
Forget the Tenerife you thought you knew. This shape-shifting island, the largest of the Canary Islands, has swapped its former image for a more wild and natural side. As a result, it’s now revelling in its new status as the place that’s got it all. Carnival celebrations, unique history and natural wonders are just some of the treasures in store. The sun, sand and sangria remain but visitors have discovered its alternative attractions, from whale watching in the Atlantic to climbing Mount Teide and kayaking off footprint-free volcanic coves. The land of a thousand experiences indeed. Soak up every magical moment from the comfort of your luxurious home-from-home, where delicious cuisine and fun-filled facilities await.
FOOD & DRINK IN TENERIFE
Come hungry, come thirsty: Tenerife has plenty of culinary treats in store. Discover a diverse cuisine that reflects the island’s cultural melting pot, which blends African, Latin, and Spanish influences – to delicious effect. We don’t have enough space to tell you all our local favourites, but highlights include papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes), cooked in salt water and best eaten smothered in various mojos (sauces), and its cheeses. Naturally, the island doesn’t stint on oceanic delights: expect to eat lots of garlic-flecked fresh fish, grilled with local herbs, and seafood, served raw or cooked to perfection. Crack open a Canarian wine and tuck in. Getting your five-a-day is a pleasure, thanks to the abundance of tropical fruit that grows here (papaya, mangoes, bananas) and many mealtimes end on a high with a shot of Ron Miel, the local honey rum. You are on holiday after all…
SELF-CATERING HOTELS IN TENERIFE
Mix the ease of apartment living with the frills of a top notch hotel at our self-catering hotels in Tenerife. Retreat to your roomy residence for space, seclusion and a snooze or hang out by pools, dine in restaurants and get stuck into an array of onsite activities. The choice is yours. Our self-catering hotels are close to Tenerife’s glorious beaches too, and all have free kids’ clubs where little ones can let loose while grown-ups get some down time. With options for one, two and three bedrooms – all with proper kitchens and outside space – there’s plenty of room for all your crew.
- Making a splash at Siam Park, named the world’s best water park by TripAdvisor for 5 years in a row (just a stone’s throw from Wyndham Residences Costa Adeje)
- Teide National Park; take the cable car to the summit
- Admiring Los Gigantes cliffs and unwinding on the nearby beach
- Seek out Masca, Tenerife’s hidden village
- Day trips to picturesque old towns with candy-coloured houses, winding streets and a welcoming vibe
- Teeing off alongside the cerulean sea
- A whale and dolphin cruise in the waters between Tenerife and La Gomera
- Taking in the views at Punta de Teno
- Letting the colourful town of Garachico charm you