Around the island there's a mixture of golden sandy beaches and attractive dark volcanic beaches. Playa de las Americas boasts Playa las Vistas - a long, man-made stretch of golden sand. Just outside Santa Cruz is Las Teresitas - a man-made white-sand beach and in Los Gigantes is the blue flag, dark sand beach of Playa Arena.
Mount Teide and Teide National Park
Situated in the centre of Tenerife, the Teide National Park is crowned by Spain's highest mountain and volcano, Mount Teide, which soars to over 3,700 metres in height. From here, you can enjoy spectacular views over the island and the volcano's vast crater, which measures an incredible 80kms in circumference. A cable car climbs most of the way up so you can experience the amazing vistas over the moon-like landscape, and the more energetic can walk towards the summit and crater rim - although we'd advise you to take sunglasses, sunhat and strong boots. Nature lovers will appreciate the Park's beautiful landscapes, which are home to unique flora like the famous Teide violet as well as lizards, rabbits, kestrels and vultures.
Tenerife's capital is well worth a visit. It stands in a stunning bay on the north east coast, sandwiched between the world's deepest harbour and the soaring Agnana mountains. The harbour's bustling atmosphere extends to the charming old centre. Here you'll find picturesque, cafe-lined squares like the Place de la Iglesia with its famous church tower, together with great shopping streets perfect for collecting traditional handicrafts and gifts. The main market with its lively fruit, cheese and wine stalls is open Monday to Saturday, and the Archeological Museum, filled with spooky skeletons, is also another fascinating place to visit.
Tenerife holiday resorts
|Playa de las Americas Holidays||32 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Costa Adeje Holidays||22 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Puerto de la Cruz Holidays||11 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Los Cristianos Holidays||5 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Playa de Fanabe Holidays||3 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Playa de la Arena Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Golf del Sur Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Puerto de Santiago Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Santa Ursula Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Costa del Silencio Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|El Medano Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Playa Paraiso Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|