Tenerife is one of the most popular European destinations for British travellers, thanks to its long stretches of beautiful golden sand and spectacular lunar landscapes. Oh and the weather plays a big part in our attraction to the island too!
There’s more to this Canary isle than just fabulous beaches and a great climate though. If you’re planning on taking a trip to Tenerife this summer, here are some of the best things to see and do while you’re away.
If you’d rather spend your days on the go than relaxing on the beach, Tenerife is a great holiday destination for you. Miles and miles of coastline isn’t just good for topping up your tan, it’s also the perfect water sports playground. Thrill-seekers can get kitted out in scuba gear and head to one of the 30 major sites along the coast. If you’d rather stay on top of the waves, why not try your hand at windsurfing? You can have a go just about anywhere but El Medano is one of the most popular spots.
When you go on holiday, you’ll usually end up with loads of souvenirs to take home for the family as well as a few goodies for yourself. Shopaholics should head to the north of the island as La Laguna and Santa Cruz are the main shopping destinations – you’ll find plenty of high street brands as well as arts and crafts. Santa Cruz is particularly popular because it’s tax-free!
Families love holidaying in Tenerife because there is so much to do with the kids, but it can get quite expensive so give yourself more spending money by getting cheap flights and renting affordable hotels or simply renting out the villas available in Spain.
The little ones will quickly become bored just lazing around the pool and on the beach – they need to be stimulated. Keep them entertained and give them the trip of a lifetime by spotting dolphins and whales out at sea or to get a bit closer to the animals, head to Loro Parque or Jungle Park.
Landscape and scenery
To find out a bit more about Tenerife and its incredible lunar landscape, visit Mount Teide – the world’s 3rd largest volcano. You’ll be able to spot it from just about everywhere on the island, but by going deep into the Teide National Park, you can really appreciate its size.
While you’re there, you can also see the giant crater and Pico Viejo.