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Tenerife

The largest Canary Island, Tenerife is a perennial favourite amongst tourists looking for a sun-soaked holiday destination all-year round. The coastal areas of the island boast a mixture of dark volcanic and pale sandy beaches on which to sunbath or enjoy a multitude of water-based sports including diving and snorkelling. Resorts on the south of the island include Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje, both of which offer exciting nightlife and plentiful restaurants along its popular Golden Mile. The north of the island is more laid back with the tranquil cobbled streets of La Laguna and Puerto de la Cruz housing delightful tapas bars from which to enjoy the outstanding local cuisine and wine.

Outside of the main resorts, the capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a cosmopolitan hub with museums, fine dining and a spectacular annual carnival in February. Meanwhile, a hire car will take you on the less explored paths in the centre of the island where you can bask in the majestic sights and starry skies of the Mount Teide National Park. La Gomera is also perfect for a day trip by boat from Tenerife and offers the chance to see whales and dolphins frolicking in the Atlantic Ocean.

 

What you’ll love most about Tenerife

  • Take a break from the busy south coast and you’ll discover an enticing world of volcanic fields, jaw-dropping mountains, ancient towns and coves
  • Head up to Mount Teide for a half-day tour by ATV or at visit at night for a stargazing experience
  • Join a small group whale watching tour. You’ll also see dolphins and hopefully turtles too. Depending upon your choice of tour location, it’s a great way to witness the sea cliffs of Los Gigantes too
  • Siam Park, Tenerife’s water kingdom is considered by some as one of the best water parks in the world
  • Study the local plants at the Palmetum Santa Cruz Jardín Botanico – a 12-hectare botanical garden that specialises in palm trees. There are over 3,000 species of plants in total in the collection from Madagascar, the Caribbean and Polynesia

Where to Book

  • Santa Cruz, Tenerife

  • El Teide National Park

  • Canary Charter Yacht Club, Costa Adeje

  • El Duque Beach, Tenerife

  • Los Gigantes cliff, Tenerife

  • Sunset over the Adeje Coast, Tenerife

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 26℃
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  • 21℃
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  • 5

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

With fewer crowds and warm temperatures, January is a great time to catch a Winter Sun beach break.

February

With fewer crowds and warm temperatures, February is a great time to catch a Winter Sun beach break. February half-term holidays means there will be an increase in families in the resorts, which usually means fewer special offers are available.

March

With fewer crowds and warm temperatures, March is a great time to catch a Spring beach break.

April

With fewer crowds and warm temperatures, April is a great time to catch a Spring beach break.

May

Temperatures are starting to rise and the main holiday season begins. This is a great time to travel for those wanting to avoid the crowds but seeking warmer temperatures and experience all of what the resort has to offer.

June

This is now one of the best months to visit in terms of temperture and because it falls outside of school holidays, offers a more relaxed and quiet environment. June is also a good month for special offers.

July

This is the peak time to visit the resort and with it falling within school holidays, crowds are likely. Due to it's popularity, July doesn't see many special offers.

August

This is the peak time to visit the resort and with it falling within school holidays, crowds are likely. Due to it's popularity, August doesn't see many special offers.

September

This is still one of the best months to visit in terms of temperture and because it falls outside of school holidays, offers a more relaxed and quiet environment. September is also a good month for special offers.

October

Warm temperatures ensure October is still a popular month to travel. For thos wanting to avoid the crowds it's best to avoid the October half-term holidays.

November

November still enjoys warm weather and there are usually special offers to tempt vistors during this month.

December

December still enjoys warm weather and can be the perfect time for some Winter Sun just in time for the festive period.

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