Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and is one of the top warm-weather destinations in Europe. The Spanish islands, the Canaries are a chain of islands in the eastern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa. Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and boasts the highest peak in Spain – Mt. Teide. The volcano divides the island in two, the Cultural North and the Bustling South. In the lush and tropical north end of the island you will find spanish colonial cities such as the UNESCO world heritage city, La Laguna and fishing village of Garachico. When traveling to the South you will find golden sand beaches and vibrant coastal towns. The island’s varied topography offers a plethora of options for the adventurer. From beach to forest, explore banana plantation filled valleys, marvel at lunar landscapes, hike through beautiful caverns or try your hand at windsurfing. The four separate microclimates on the island allow for a varied and diverse amount of activities and experiences. Despite the distinct and exotic terrain, you can still travel from one side of the island to the other in less than an hour. At 1265 square miles in size, Tenerife boasts nearly 250 miles of coastline and some 43 miles of beaches. The trip to Tenerife takes between two and four hours by plane from the main Spanish and European airports, and under six hours from the United States, making it convenient and easy to get to.
Tenerife, part of the Canary Islands, is known as the island of eternal spring – temperatures range from 63°-80° year round. Trade winds help the island maintain an ideal temperature and create a natural phenomenon known as A Sea of Clouds that gently push clouds against the hilltops, which causes the air moisture to condense. Tenerife, Canary Islands, has four separate microclimates on the islands, which range from the arid land of the south of the island to the lush tropical landscape of the north shore. Whatever your preference, you’ll be sure to find your ideal climate here. Marvel at Tenerife’s climate contrast by catching the sun on the coast and gazing to the snow-capped peak of Mt. Teide. Our Tenerife Vacation Guide will give you all the information you need to take a trip to Tenerife- the perfect destination for adventure seekers, romance, families looking for the warm weather destination any time of the year. Visit the beautiful beaches of Tenerife.
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 51°F to 77°F and is rarely below 47°F or above 89°F. The warm season lasts from July 10 to September 27 with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The hottest day of the year is August 3, with an average high of 77°F and low of 63°F. The cold season lasts from December 4 to March 12 with an average daily high temperature below 63°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 51°F and high of 59°F.
There are two airports on the Island of Tenerife. Tenerife Norte Airport is located is located on the North end of the island, and it is used only for domestic services (to Spain or other Canary Islands) and to Germany. Tenerife South Airport is on the South end of the island, and is closest to most resorts. Most tourists are heading for the south of the island, and charter and international airlines use Tenerife South Airport. Other than car hire, alternative transport between the two airports is either a taxi which will cost a minimum of €120 each way, or the public bus. To create a fair watch, go to AirFareWatchDog which will alert you when the flights are going down in price. Also check my airfare tips on how to make sure you are getting the lowest fare. For finding the lowest fare, go to CheapFlights. I find them to be the best for flight comparison, and getting the best deal if you are ready to purchase. Once you have your airfare, make sure you reserve your airport parking ahead of time. You can Save On Airport Parking and not have the last minute hassle (been there) of trying to get parking reserved.
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Bars & Nightlife
Costa-Adeje, South Coast There are dozens of beachside bars in Costa Adeje, but none quite as classy as Acanto Cocktail & Lounge Bar located next to the cute and quirky shopping center El Mirador on Playa del Duque beach. This high-ceiling Canarian mansion serves up a mighty mean Mojito and other exotic cocktails, plenty of top shelf spirits, as well as those much-needed frosted beers and fresh fruit juices that beach-goers and promenade strollers crave at regular intervals. Acanto is undoubtedly the pick of the crop if you’re looking for a luxurious Tenerife bar in a perfect location and with impeccable service. For more information call 0034 682 521 401 or visit Acanto.
Monkey Beach Club
Playa de Las Americas, South Coast Ideally positioned on the famous sands of Playa la Troya, the Monkey Beach Club overlooks the Atlantic and is without doubt one of the coolest places to savor an ice cold beer or refreshing cocktail. At nightfall the atmosphere remains relaxed but the food becomes more deluxe with the Monkey Beach Bar & Grill menu; tasty prime cuts of meat and fish, gorgeous desserts and some choices for the little people too. The Monkey Beach Club is a must for anyone staying in Playa de las Américas and anywhere else in the south for that matter – top marks for one the best bars anywhere in Tenerife. For more information call 0034 922 790 656 or visit Monkey Beach Club.
Magic Lounge Bar
Playa de Las Americas, South Coast It has a laid back vibe sprinkled with a heady dose of cool tunes and live music from the island’s top shelf performers, all bundled into a sophisticated party atmosphere as Magic transforms into Tenerife’s top nightclub for all ages. The beautiful baroque design of Magic lures Tenerife’s shiny, happy party people by the dozen, as they mingle and move to 70s, 80’s and 90s funk and disco tracks that we all know and love. For more information call 0034 628 190 897 or visit Magic Lounge Bar.
The Terrace Bar
Amarilla Golf, South Coast Situated at the heart of the picturesque resort of Amarilla Golf & Country Club, The Terrace Bar offer’s a relaxed atmosphere, sumptuous surrounding, and a great selection of drinks. With one of the largest sun terraces on the south of the island, join them and enjoy a nice refreshing drink while taking in the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and then kick back, relax and top up your tans. Choose from an extensive range of drinks, including their fantastic cocktail menu, enjoy bar snacks and keep an eye out for happy hour and their regular drink promotions. For more information call 0034 638 473 813 or visit The Terrace Bar.
Playa de Las Americas, South Coast Welcome to O’Neill’s, there they have something for everyone. Their guarantee to you is that you will have a wicked night!! Try out your karaoke skills and dance to your fave 80’s and 90’s classics!… They have the craziest and wildest staff to make sure you have an unforgettable holiday. Dancing staff, crazy games and the wickedest drinking games (and forfeits). The fancy dress nights are not to be missed! Then they have the sexy and stunning shot girls who will keep you entertained all night long (as long as you’re buying them shots that is). And last but not least there’s those guys and girls you all love….. The Legendary O’NEILL’S PR TEAM, The craziest bunch of guys and girls your ever likely to meet. So, be sure to come and see us one night!! For more information visit O’Neill’s on Facebook.
Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe Tenerife, the biggest Cafe in Europe is located at Avenida de Las Americas right in the heart of the famous Golden Mile. It has a groundfloor and a first floor the capacity of the premises are over 600 people. Includes a fantastic luxury bar, two spacious terraces – one of them located at “The Top” with its own bar and views over the Golden Mile. Hard Rock Cafe Tenerife is a place where you can enjoy live music from our local artists. For more information call 922 05 50 22 or visit Hard Rock Café.
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Abama Golf & Spa Resort, South Coast This is one of two Michelin-starred restaurants open to non-residents at the Abama Hotel in Guia de Isora. Chef Daniel Franco fuses Japanese and Western cuisine to create delicate, exquisite dishes such as nasu kamo (fried aubergine strips with miso sauce and sesame). Try the degustación (tasting) menu. For more information call 0034 902 1056 00 or visit Kabuki.
$$$ El Rincón de Juan Carlos
Acantilado de Los Gigantes, South Coast Family restaurant in Los Gigantes where the eponymous Juan Carlos, awarded his first Michelin star in November 2015, prepares superb dishes using local ingredients. An astonishingly good value degustación menu includes such delights as succulent cochinillo negro (local prized pork) with autumn truffle. For more information call 0034 922 8680 40 or visit El Rincon de Juan Carlos.
$$$$ Lucas Maes
Barranco de la Arena, South Coast Tucked away on a motorway slip road between La Orotava and Puerto de la Cruz, Lucas Maes is a beautifully restored traditional mansion and chill-out terrace overlooking banana plantations and the ocean. The degustación menu changes seasonally and includes the likes of warm beef carpaccio in a red wine reduction with goat’s cheese and aubergine. For more information call 0034 922 321 159 or visit Lucas Maes.
$$$ Los Roques
Calle La Marina, South Coast Stylish, contemporary restaurant serving first-class Mediterranean/Canarian fusion cuisine in the fishing village of Los Abrigos, with a romantic outside terrace overlooking the small harbor. Friendly, professional service, an excellent-value degustación menu… and an instantly addictive dessert of avocado and lime sorbet in white chocolate. For more information call 0034 922 749 401 or visit Los Roques.
$$ El Cine
A no-frills bar/restaurant tucked away behind the promenade in Los Cristianos, and something of a legend in its own lunchtime. The menu is small, the tables and chairs are plastic and you have to queue to get a seat. Fish and seafood is the main attraction, with fried chicken thighs for the non-fish eaters. For more information call 0034 609 107 758 or visit El Cine.
Hugely popular traditional restaurant with a large open terrace overlooking the impressive Barranco Del Infierno. This is the place to come for the specialty of the area, pollo al ajillo – tender but crispy baked chicken pieces infused with garlic. For more information call 0034 922 780 374 or visit Otelo.
Things to Do
Stroll around the winding pathways where you will discover the sea-lions from Loro Parque and the Koi Carp swimming beneath the wooden walkways as the lazy river flows gently by. Visit the authentic Thai themed floating market and be taken back to the magical kingdom of Siam! If you prefer to relax, then why not visit one of the bars or restaurants where you can enjoy your favorite drinks, have a snack or even a meal. Better still, make your way to the purpose built, white sandy beach where you can relax on one of the free sun loungers and enjoy refreshing drinks from the bar. Fancy a dip? Then get yourself off the beach and into the warm waters of the wave pool. It’s just a few steps from the beach and is the perfect place to cool down and enjoy the man-made waves! For more information or to purchase your tickets online visit Siam Park.
Tenerife Sailing Charters
Join us at Tenerife Sailing charters the luxury way to see whales and dolphins. No 1 On Trip Advisor over 330 five star reviews, the best whale watching in Tenerife. Enjoy the crystal clear waters around Tenerife South, see whales, dolphins, visit secluded bays, swim, snorkel, see turtles, no crowds, maximum 11 persons. Your Captain will take you sailing or motoring, serve you a Free snack , Free drinks and show you the best whale watching in Tenerife, Its a luxury excursion for just 55 Euro per person, children under 10 Just 38 euros. Transport from and to your hotel included. Perfect for young and old from 3 months to 100 years it will be the highlight of your holiday we promise. from just 20 euro deposit, rest payable on the boat, Bigger Yachts Also Available, tell us your requirements. For more information or to book your charter, visit Tenerife Sailing Charters.
At Loro Parque, you can watch the Dolphins as they perform right before your eyes, and see the Orcas with their top class performance. These are just two of the most popular attractions within the Park, and then there are the Penguins who have made their home on one of the largest icebergs outside of the polar regions! The Park is famous for it’s many Parrots which you can view and enjoy as you move around the Park, but it’s also sanctuary for a wide selection of endangered species from around the world. From the moment your visit begins, winding pathways will entice you into an exciting world where you can explore Katandra Treetops, the Thai Village and a magical kingdom in a relaxing environment. For more information or to purchase tickets visit Loro Parque.
Water Sports Tenerife
Water Sports Tenerife has so much to offer. This is your one stop shop for all things to do on the water. You can jet bike, jet ski, go parascending, flyboard, take a sea riders excursion, flyfish, ride a banana boat, stand-up paddle board, or combine them and do as many as you want. The company has +35 yamaha jet skis, a 400hp speed boat (Sea rider), two flyboard equipment, +15 paddle surf boards, +30 pedal boats, 4 parascending winch boats, several bananas, inflatable flyfish and two vans for pick up service. For more information or to purchase your fun visit Water Sports Tenerife.
Mt. Teide Volcano Day Trip
Discover the three most interesting volcanoes of Tenerife on this day tour. Visit Chinyero, Pico Viejo and Teide. Enjoy wine and grilled dishes in a bodega and plant a tree for future generations. The Chinyero is Tenerife’s youngest volcano and the lava appears as if it solidified only minutes ago. Explore the area while taking a walk and enjoy the breathtaking view of the black lava landscape with paths along the pine trees. Discover Pico Viejo afterwards, also known as the nostrils of the Teide. It’s considered to be the oldest volcano on the island. Gaze in wonder at the centuries-old, rugged lava fields with rocks of various colors. Finally, visit the king of all mountains of the island – Mount Teide. Spain’s highest volcano rises from a fantastic crater landscape and offers a backdrop that is unparalleled. Learn about this spectacular, natural wonder from your guide. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Viator.
Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey – All Inclusive
This stylish, urban hotel with a spa is located in a colonial-style building. Grand hotel Mencey offers spacious rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV. Free high speed WiFi is available throughout. Los Menceyes restaurant at Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey serves a variety of local dishes. It is open for breakfast and dinner. Guests can also relax in the hotel’s Bar Casino or in the lobby bar. For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey.
Royal Garden Villas
This 5-star resort features luxurious, Balinese-style villas with private heated pools. Set in gardens, Royal Garden Villas offers a gym, spa and impressive ocean views. The Royal Garden’s Jardín Restaurant offers à la carte cuisine and a selection of Spanish dishes in a stylish environment decorated with intricate wooden lattices. The Tucán Tucán Pub serves a range of cocktails and light snacks. The Golden Pond spa features Oriental-style design and has an indoor pool and Turkish baths. It also has a hot tub, ice fountain and various beauty treatments. There is also a squash court and gym. The Royal Garden can arrange yacht hire, green fees for local golf courses and various excursions, including trips to Puerto de la Cruz and the island of La Gomera. For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit Royal Garden Villas.
Hotel Las Madrigueras Golf Resort & Spa – Adults Only
This property is a 12-minute walk from the beach. Hotel Las Madrigueras Golf Resort & Spa – Adults Only has a beautiful setting within the Las Américas golf course, in South Tenerife. It has a full spa center and a lovely outdoor pool. There hotel features panoramic views of the golf course, Atlantic Ocean and La Gomera Island. There is a large outdoor swimming pool. The spa center includes a sauna, hot tub and Turkish bath. There are massage treatments and a beauty salon. For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit Hotel Las Madrigueras Golf Resort & Spa.
HD Parque Cristobal Tenerife
This property is a 4-minute walk from the beach. This extensive vacation complex offers spacious bungalow accommodations in the heart of Playa de las Américas, just 650 feet from the beaches of southern Tenerife. Enjoy a relaxing and fun family break in the year-round sunshine of this unique Canary Island with a stay at the Parque Cristóbal Tenerife. Its tropical grounds surround 2 huge outdoor swimming pools for adults, both heated in winter. Children can enjoy themselves in the supervised mini club or their own 2 swimming pools. Alternatively, stay active with a game on the tennis court or a session in the gym. For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit HD Parque Cristobal Tenerife.
Red Level at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora – Adults Only – All Inclusive
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. This adults-only oceanfront complex offers a personalized butler service in all rooms. The outdoor pool has Balinese beds and hydro massage loungers. Each room has a private terrace with ocean or garden views. The Red Level at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora is an exclusive private area of the Gran Melia Palacio de Isora & Spa. Guests have access to all hotel facilities, including a wide range of international restaurants, 8 bars, including a beach bar, a lagoon-style infinity pool and tennis courts. All guests at the Red Level receive free access to the gym, as well as one Ritual de Aguas spa circuit per stay. This includes hydro massage pools, flotation tanks, saunas, Turkish baths and chromo therapy in the Spa by Clarins. For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit Red Level at Gran melia Palacio de Isora.