It is no surprise that Tenerife is such a popular holiday destination. It has such a range of activities and entertainment, from scuba-diving and parasailing to world class golfing and great bars and restaurants. There are theme parks and shows galore too. Be swept away by the colour and beauty of the Carmen Motta ballet theatre or gasp in wonder as magnificent eagles, vultures and condor swoop over your head at Eagle park. Tenerife is probably one of the last European paradise isles. "Fascinating" is the word for this island. It offers lush forests, exotic fauna and flora, deserts, mountains, volcanos, sometimes snow, incredibly beautiful coastlines and spectacular beaches.
Most of Spain is hot and sunny in summer but there are differences in temperature during winter depending on the climatic region. There are three regions: the north and northwest, the central region and the Mediterranean coast including the Balearic Islands. The north and northwest is the wettest region with cooler and wetter summers although there is still an ample amount of warm weather. The central region has low rainfall although during winter there may be quite heavy snow. Summers are hot with spring and early summer being the wettest seasons. The Mediterranean coast has milder winters with hot and sometimes humid summers
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Lightweights for summer, mediumweights for winter with warmer clothes for central and northern areasTemperature (ºC)
Costa Adeje holidays are an excellent choice for customers wishing to find a happy medium between bustling and secluded. With the spectacular sight of Mount Teide forming a back drop to the resort you may well be surprised to find a modern resort in such a natural setting.
For those who are party animals Playa De Las Americas is only 3 kilometres away. The beaches tend to be black volcanic sands which is a signature of Tenerife, and there is always plenty of water sport activites to keep every one entertained.
Hotels We Recommend.
Playa Olid Aparthotel 3*, Santa Maria Aparthotel 3*, Club Atlantis 3*, Iberostar Las Dalias Hotel 4*, Villa Adeje Beach Hotel 4*, Sol Sun Beach 4*, Hesperia Troya Hotel 4*.
El Medano stand for "Sand Dunes" and its not hard to see why, Home to the largest natural Beach in Tenerife, El Medano boasts two kilometres of soft, dimpled sands. Whether it's for sunbathing, scuba-diving or windsurfing, the gently sloping sands, clear sea and warm climes appeal to a wide audience.
Come evening, track down the town square where bars, pavement cafes and restaurants are lively - but never overbearing.
Hotels We Recommend:
Medano Hotel 3*, Arenas Del Mar Hotel 4*.
Golf Del Sur lies only 15 minutes away from Playa De Las Americas, and is home to the islands only 27 Hole Championship Golf Course, with striking bunkers of black volcanic sand, and the fairway is lined with palms, cacti and local flora. An idyllic setting whether you're playing an international championship, or simply enjoying a round of holiday golf. There's a driving range for serious practice and crazy golf for the less serious player, too. And if one course simply isn't enough, it's no distance to the Amarillo course where you can enjoy fabulous views of Mount Teide while you play.In the San Blas centre there's an abundance of shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. But you won't find the type of party atmosphere here that you might expect in neighbouring resorts - the mood is quieter and more family orientated, with free entertainment laid on in the squares every evening.
Hotels We Recommend:
Golf Plaza Spa Resort Hotel 4*, Aguamarina Golf Apartments 3*, Aguamarina Golf Hotel 4*, Vincci Tenerife Golf Hotel 4*.
Los Cristianos has everything you would expect from a Holiday In Tenerife with an added touch of sophistication. Los Christianos is located just south of Playa De Las Americas and means you are close enough to the action of this buzzing resort.
You will find heaps of things to keep you happy in Los Cristianos, How about sipping freshly brewed coffee in a pavement café while watching the goings on in the harbour. What could be more relaxing than watching the colourful fishing boats gently bob on the water in the Spanish sunshine? The old town is full of little shops, bars and cafes to while away the hours on a sunny afternoon. Don't forget to check out the market held in the town every Sunday, you're sure to pick up a holiday bargain or too.
The nightlife in Los Cristianos is relaxed - you couldn't find a better place to spend relaxed summer evenings in a local bar. If you do fancy a bit more of a wild night out then Playa De Las Americas is close at hand.
Hotels We Recommend:
Reveron Apartments 3*, Aguamar Apartments 4*, Castle Harbour Apartments 3*, Paradise Park Resort + Spa 4*, H.G. Christian Sur Apartments 4*, H10 Oasis Moreque 3*.
Los Gigantes is full of action packed days and al freso evenings, glittering sands and sparkling sea breathtaking beauty and brilliant sunshine.
The unique beach of black volcanic sand is skirted by beachside bars. And the modern marina offers everything from diving to dinner.Los Gigantes holidays are about making the most of this picturesque coast. Which means stretching out in the endless sunshine. Or sailing out to spot whales and dolphins. Waterskiing, jet skis, banana boats and parascending - you name it, they do it down at the marina. Dive into a world of dashing colours under the sea. Head out on a fishing trip. Or explore the off-shore caves and secluded beaches on a cruise.
When it comes the evening, Los Gigantes keeps it low key. Your dinner menu includes everything from English grub to Mexican cuisine, at restaurants dotted throughout the winding streets and along the marina. Drink in the balmy air and a local beer at a seafront bar. After neon lights and loud music? Head off to Playa Las Americas. Los Gigantes is strictly for loafing. With the occasional karaoke thrown in, of course.
Hotels We Reommend:
Dragos Del Sur 3*, El Sombrero Apartments 3*, Luabay Costa Los Gigantes 5*.
Playa De Las Americas
is the party capital of Tenerife with Beaches, Bars, Clubs and a good mixture of Hotels. There are plenty of beach activities to keep you happy from jet ski rides, beach volleyball and other beach games. Away from the beaches and the shopping there are waterparks, spas and even casinos. There is plenty of bars and restaurants to make eating out a very hard choice, everything from traditional english pubs to fast food joints.
Fill your nights in Playa De Las Americas with karaoke, cocktails and cabaret and night clubs.
Hotels We Recommend:
Laguna Park II Hotel 3*, Oroblanco Hotel 3*, Sunwing Fanabe Aparthotel 4*, Gran Oasis Resort 4*, Green Garden Resort & Suites 4*, H10 Las Palmeras Hotel 4*, Gala Tenerife Hotel 4*, Vulcano Hotel 4*, Bitacora Hotel 4*.
Puerto de la Cruz has been attracting tourists even before tourism had been invented and is still going strong today.
Brits have relished a break here since the nineteenth century. Parts of this once small fishing village are still the same. Fisherman bring in their daily harvest. Typically Canarian houses line the streets and normal life flourishes in this hilly town. And yet, tourism has taken off too. No wonder Puerto de la Cruz's holidays are as popular as ever.
So what's the secret? The choice of beaches? Three small beaches, with dark volcanic sand. Nearby Playa de las Teresitas with imported Sahara sand. Or the 'au naturale' Las Gavistas for that all over tan. Maybe it's Lago de Martianez - a huge saltwater lido with 8 pools, bars and restaurants. Perhaps it's the pretty Old Town with Castillo San Felipe and the beautiful Senora de la Pena de Francia church. Or the high fashion and high prices in the New Town. Maybe it's wild Loro Parque and the Orchid Gardens once graced by Agatha Christie. . . .the list goes on.
Hotels We Recommend:
Sol Puerto Playa Hotel 4*, Hotel Luabay 4*, Sol Parque San Antonio 4*, Dania Magec/Park Hotel 4*, Bahia Principe San Felipe 4*, Beatriz Atlantis & Spa Hotel 4*.
Golf Breaks In Tenerife
Nine Courses await Golfers on Golf Breaks to the Island of Tenerife. Looking for the perfect golfing experience on your next vacation? Try teeing off in Tenerife, a Spanish island located off the African coast.
Part of the Canary Islands, Tenerife rewards golfers with eight premier courses featuring spectacular ocean and mountain vistas. The year-round warmth and sun, and varied topography make Tenerife an ideal choice for golfers of all skill levels.
Real Club de Golf de Tenerife
Starting in the North of Tenerife, founded in 1932, Real Club de Golf de Tenerife is the only metropolitan course in Tenerife. This classic 18-hole Championship Standard Course is flanked by old trees and dry stream beds, which come into play on numerous holes.
The second oldest golf club in Spain, Real Club de Golf de Tenerife, has a rather exclusive feel, and it is certainly the course of choice for Santa Cruz’s well-heeled. Surrounded by the rich vegetation that is predominant in the Northern area, the Real Club de Golf de Tenerife is an intriguing layout that will test even the finest of golfers.
This club requires proof of handicap so make sure you get your club secretary to print you a handicap certificate ahead of travel.
Designed by the maestro himself, Seve Ballesteros, Buenavista Golf course sits next to the beautiful Teno Country Park and mountain range in the North-West of Tenerife.
This 18-hole Championship Course measures 6,582 yards off the championship tees. The coastal winds add to the challenge of playing this stunning course making club selection more interesting! Often quoted as the highlight of many golfing trips to Tenerife, this is definitely a must play course for all golf breaks in tenerife.
Abama Golf Course & Resort
Designed by Dave Thomas, the course designer responsible for numerous gems throughout the UK and Europe including the The Belfry’s Brabazon. Abama Golf Course in Tenerife South features altering terrain, 22 lakes, waterfalls, white-sand bunkers and 25,000 palm trees.
There is no shortage of stunning scenery on this 18-hole Championship Course as views of the Atlantic Ocean and La Gomera Island are found throughout its 18 holes. Golfers can also perfect their swing and short game at the three-hole practice area.
Golf Costa Adeje
Golf Costa Adeje has an 18-hole Championship Course you won’t want to miss! Host to the European Tour 2003 Canaries Spanish Open, it’s often described as a gem with stunning views. Golfers can choose to play the par 72, 18-holes or the 9-hole course.
Golf Costa Adeje is in complete harmony with its natural surroundings, making this course a standout in any Golf Break in Tenerife. With gorges, wide greens and lakes to offer, this is one course in Tenerife you won’t want to miss.
Golf Las Américas
Located near the tourist resorts, Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos, Golf Las Américas is a gently sloping, par 72 course featuring waterfalls, streams and stunning woodlands and flora throughout its 18 holes.
Views of the ocean and the island of La Gomera let golfers take in the breathtaking scenery while hitting the links.
Amarilla Golf Club in Tenerife South was home to the PGA European Tour, Tenerife Open in 1990 (won by Vicente Fernandez). The holes of Amarilla Golf are wedged between the Atlantic Ocean and El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain.
With 13 holes along the Atantic Ocean coastline, Amarilla offers fantastic views as well golf on your Golf Breaks in Tenerife. A unique highlight of this course is the majestic par three fifth due to its lack of fairway. Golfers must hit the island green off the tee to avoid the water hazard.
The course challenges even the highly skilled golfer with its short par threes and long par fours. A gentle touch and a lot of consideration are needed to master this gem. A pitch and putt course is also on site.
Golf del Sur
Host to numerous European Tour, Tenerife Opens, Golf del Sur, in Tenerife South, surrounds its 27 holes with the plants, flowers and cacti native to Tenerife. The Golf del Sur complex has three different Championship Course combinations with three 9-hole loops, each named individually, which together make up distinct and interesting combinations for a terrific round of golf.
One unusual feature at Golf del Sur is the black volanic ash used in the bunkers. Again, located in close proximity to popular tourist resorts, Golf Del Sur comes highly recommended for all Golf Breaks in Tenerife!
Centro de Golf Los Palos
Don’t have time for 18 holes? Centro de Golf Los Palos is a nine hole, par 27 course perfect for those new to golf or perfecting their short game. This nearly one-level course delights with luscious landscaping, yet challenges with its lakes and streams water hazards. Five holes have water in play, while others require pin-point accuracy. Centro de Golf Los Palos was designed by PGA pro José Maria Olazabél’s company, Integral Golf Design.