Tenerife is a longtime favourite holiday destination, mainly for its practically guaranteed sunshine at any time of the year, and only a four-hour flight away! But tourists also love the variety of gorgeous resorts dotted all over this pretty little island… Dance all night in Las Americas, relax on a sandy beach with dramatic backdrop at Los Gigantes, or explore the charming capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Whatever kind of holiday you’re after, Tenerife has got the goods.
1. Los Cristianos
Everything is huge in Los Cristianos, from endless stretches of golden beach to big nights out enjoying the exciting nightlife on offer. Get active with watersports, head to the amazing Siam Water Park for family fun or simply enjoy the gorgeous views by the marina.
2. Costa Adeje
Costa Adeje is close by to the bustling resort of Los Cristianos, but offers a more relaxed stay for those looking for both nightlife and a taste of the quiet life. If you’re after sun, fun and leisure away from a throng of other tourists, Costa Adeje might be the spot for you.
3. Puerto de la Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz is one of the oldest resorts in Tenerife, and is particularly popular with families and couples looking for a peaceful retreat. The quiet Old Town is a must-visit while you’re here, and make sure you visit the gorgeous Lago Martianez outdoor pool complex too!
4. Golf del Sur
As the name suggests, Golf del Sur is a great place to practise your swing. But whether you’re a golf fan or not, there is plenty to keep you busy. Explore the seas from the marina, enjoy delicious seafood on dry land, or head to the 27-hole golf course if you just can’t help yourself.
5. Las Americas
Playa de las Americas is a large resort with plenty of nightlife and watersports to keep you entertained on holiday. With year-round sun, this is a smart choice for winter sun seekers looking for a bargain. Go wild at night and get active in the day with whale watching and scuba diving!
6. Santa Cruz
The historic capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife is full of wonderful sights, quirky markets, and is close to some of the most spectacular beaches on the island. Culture vultures should be sure to call on the striking Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción, the city’s oldest church.
7. El Medano
The bohemian soul of Tenerife, El Medano is the resort for a chilled and chic holiday filled with windsurfing and kitesurfing! The clear sparkling seas make it hard to stay out of the water, and there’s also a very popular nudist beach, Playa de La Pelada, if you’re feeling especially adventurous!
8. Los Gigantes
Famous for its enormous and beautiful cliffs, Los Gigantes is a small and relaxed coastal resort. Adventure into the peaceful surrounding countryside, head out to sea in search of whales and dolphins, or visit the diving centre to get a closer look under the waves!
9. San Miguel
San Miguel is a taste of the old Tenerife alive and well. One of the oldest towns in Tenerife, San Miguel is still full of picturesque cobbled streets and traditional homes. Go horse riding, hike the striking terrain or simply enjoy excellent local food and wine.
10. Callao Salvaje
Callao Salvaje is a small town sat on the west coast. The Playa Ajabo beach is a must-visit for beach bunnies, set in a crescent of bright blue sea. Callao Salvaje is a convenient base from which to explore the island, whether you’re heading north to Tiede or south for vibrant nightlife.