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With its mild climate, sun-soaked beaches, jaw-dropping volcanoes, and world-class golf courses, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Tenerife has become the go-to holiday destination. Whether it is a relaxing beach break, a trip with the family or a romantic getaway, the affectionately named Island of a Thousand Experiences truly lives up to its name.

There are plenty of Tenerife resorts you can stay at, and they offer you the chance to sample local delicacies and stay in award-winning locations. Like any holiday destination, many people have lots of questions before they book a trip to Tenerife. In this guide, we answer the questions that people are asking the most.

Where is Tenerife?

Tenerife is part of Spain and is one of seven Canary Islands. It is also the most visited of the Canary Islands.

How big is Tenerife?

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, with an area of around 786 square miles (2036 sq km). It is also Spain’s most populated island.

What time is it in Tenerife? What is the time difference between the UK and Tenerife?

Another benefit of visiting the paradise island of Tenerife is that it belongs to the same time zone as the UK and Ireland. Together with Portugal (except the Azores), Iceland and the Faroe Islands, they are all part of the Western European Time Zone (WET).

So, if it is 8 am in the UK, it is also 8 am in Tenerife!

How long is the flight to Tenerife?

The average direct flight time between the UK and Tenerife is just over four hours. Obviously, this can slightly alter depending on where you are flying from in the UK. Below, we’ve listed some of the approximate flight times.

• London Gatwick to Tenerife: 4 hours, 30 minutes
• Luton to Tenerife: 4 hours, 20 minutes
• Manchester to Tenerife: 4 hours, 40 minutes
• Birmingham to Tenerife: 4 hours, 30 minutes
• Bristol to Tenerife: 4 hours, 10 minutes
• Edinburgh to Tenerife: 4 hours, 50 minutes

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What’s the weather like in Tenerife?

Tenerife has a sub-tropical climate as it boasts hot summers and very mild winters, as well as the bonus of year-round sunshine. The average annual temperature in Tenerife is around 22 – 28ºC.

If you want to sunbathe on one of the golden beaches, the highest temperatures in Tenerife are between June and September. The hottest month of the year is generally August, with an average daily maximum of 31ºC and an average daily low of 22ºC. From June to November, the average sea temperatures are at their highest of around 23ºC or above.

The winter months are equally popular as temperatures in Tenerife can range from lows of around 15ºC to 22ºC.

Where to stay in Tenerife?

Wyndham Residences Golf del Sur Deluxe 3 Bed Luxury Villa with Private Pool - lounge

With stunning beaches, turquoise sea water, amazing nature, and mouthwatering foods waiting for you, a holiday to Tenerife is unsurprisingly a very popular choice for many people in the UK.

Here at Idiliq Hotels and Resorts, we have some spectacular resorts that you can stay at:

Wyndham Residences Tenerife Golf del Sur: A welcoming, family-friendly holiday resort located on the island’s scenic south coast, which offers stunning views of Mount Teide. The self-catering apartments and villas are just a short distance away from magnificent golfing greens and sandy beaches. It is regarded as one of the best golf hotels in Tenerife.
Ramada Residences by Wyndham Tenerife Costa Adeje: Combining sub-tropical gardens with mountain and ocean surrounds, these apartments in Costa Adeje are perfect for a family-friendly holiday. The Ramada Residences accommodation has options to suit all price ranges, from bijou studios to generous three-bedroom apartments.
Wyndham Residences Tenerife Costa Adeje: Located on the sun-soaked south coast in Costa Adeje, these stylish apartments are near sandy beaches and the popular holiday resort of Playa de las Americas. There is the option of one, two or three beds, and the accommodation has fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas and terraces, all with sunning ocean views and some with al fresco hot tubs.

Is Tenerife safe?

Tenerife is considered an extremely safe place to visit, and it is generally regarded as one of the safest places to visit in Europe, with particularly low statistics for serious crimes. If you want to check for any safety and security advice regarding Tenerife or the rest of Spain, you can visit the website for regular updates.

Is Tenerife expensive?

Tenerife is not expensive, and the Canary Islands, in general, are not considered to be an expensive destination. Naturally, the expense of your trip depends on the type of accommodation you want, the food you want to try, and the activities you want to try. However, Tenerife is considered to be cheaper than other destinations like Ibiza and Mallorca.

Talking about food, the Travel Snippet blog says: “Generally speaking, food is not expensive in Tenerife. Restaurants here are by no means expensive. A meal at a reasonably priced eatery will usually cost you around €13 (around £11).”

What is the currency in Tenerife?

Euros are the currency used in Tenerife.

What is there to see in Tenerife?

There is a reason Tenerife is called ‘The Land of a Thousand Experiences’: it has got it all. From its unique history and natural wonders to whale watching and action-packed attractions, you can soak up every magical experience during a holiday to Tenerife.

Here, we have listed some of the most popular attractions you can visit and experiences you can enjoy in Tenerife.

• Siam Park
• Mount Teide
• Whale watching
• Masca Valley
• Loro Parque
• Playa del Duque
• Botanical Gardens in Puerto de la Cruz

Where is Siam Park in Tenerife?

Siam Park has been voted the best waterpark in the world nine times in a row, and if you are taking the family to Tenerife, experiencing the thrills and spills of the attraction is a must. Siam Park is perfectly located, right next door to Wyndham Residences Costa Adeje and a short drive from Ramada Residences Costa Adeje here in Tenerife.

The address for Siam Park is: Av. Siam, s/n, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

How many airports are in Tenerife?

There are two international airports in Tenerife. Tenerife South Airport (TFS), also known as Tenerife South–Reina Sofía Airport, is the largest and busiest of the two international airports.

Tenerife North Airport (TFN), also known as Los Rodeos, opened in 1946, and whilst it does have flights arriving from some international destinations, many of its flights are domestic to other islands in the Canaries or mainland Spain.

What plugs are used in Tenerife?

People flying from the UK will need to bring an adapter with them as plugs have two round prongs, which are the same as in continental Europe.

Is Tenerife good for families?

Tenerife has a well-deserved reputation as being a family-friendly destination. The balmy weather, miles of beaches and countless outdoor activities on offer are perfect for keeping kids entertained. There are fun-filled attractions and theme parks that offer you perfect days out with kids.

Where are the sandy beaches in Tenerife?

The south of Tenerife is home to many of the best beaches on the island, and despite it being home to black sand beaches, there are several golden sandy beaches you can enjoy. Playa del Duque in Costa Adeje is regarded by many as one of the best beaches in Tenerife.

Does Tenerife have a volcano?

Yes. Mount Teide is the third-highest volcano in the world and is the highest peak in the Canary Islands and in the whole of Spain. This cloud-poking volcano was formed more than 170,000 years ago following the giant collapse of the former volcanic edifice, which was even bigger than the one that stands today.

Hopefully, this guide has answered any questions you have about visiting Tenerife. If you want to enjoy a holiday on the island, take a look at the hotels and resorts here at IDILIQ Hotels. We even offer amazing Tenerife family holidays so young and old can enjoy the delights of this beautiful part of the world.

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