Top 5 Holiday Destinations in Tenerife

Great all year round weather makes Tenerife a top tourist destination for everyone. Just over a 4 hour flight from the UK, Tenerife is the ideal place for a summer holiday. A winter break to Tenerife also means you will see temperatures of 17 degrees and you can enjoy the winter sunshine without the hustle and bustle of the busier summer months.

Here’s my list of Top 5 Holiday Destinations in Tenerife:

1. Playa de Las Americas

Still a firm favourite, Playa de Las Americas is situated on the South West coast of Tenerife and has been a top holiday destination since the 1960’s. It is The Place To Be if you like lots going on and a great night life. There is a never ending choice of places to eat, drink and to be entertained. A wide variety of cocktail and karaoke bars and a vibrant club scene make it a popular destination with the younger traveller (and the not so young)

Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife

 2. Los Cristianos

Situated next to the lively resort of Playa de Las Americas you will find the more laid back resort of Los Cristianos. The resort is more family orientated than Playa de Las Americas and there are some amazing beaches for everyone to enjoy and lots of water sports to keep the whole family entertained. There are two main beaches in Los Cristianos, being Playa de Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Vistas. The beach at Playa de Las Vistas is the best wheelchair accessible beach in the whole of Tenerife, adapted and equipped to cater for wheelchair bound visitors.

Playa de Los Cristianos, Tenerife

3. Santa Cruz

The capital of the Canary Islands, Santa Cruz is situated in the north of the Island and is a vibrant city well worth visiting or staying in. The busy port at Santa Cruz is a popular stop off for many cruise liners. You will find a vast selection of shops, restaurants and places to stay. The city has good transport links, they are easy to navigate and make Santa Cruz a comfortable city to visit. Santa Cruz is just a 20 minute drive from Tenerife North Airport and is a perfect place to base your stay on the island. If you want to hire a car during your stay, then check out to find and compare the best car hire deal for you. The site also has some great tips and advice for any visitors to Tenerife.

Santa Cruz, Tenerife

4. Puerto de La Cruz

Situated in the north of the Island, Puerto de La Cruz is the main tourist destination in the north of Tenerife. It has a more Canarian feel to it than the rest of the Island and is filled with old narrow streets which are great to wander around and get the feel of the real Tenerife. In Puerto de La Cruz you will also find Playa Jardin which is the beach and botanical gardens designed by the well known Canarian artist Cesar Manrique. It is a great destination to visit to relax and enjoy the sea without the rocks and strong current.

Colourful houses of Puerto de La Cruz, Tenerife

5. Costa Adeje

One of the newer and higher end resorts in the south of Tenerife. You will find a large selection of good quality hotels, restaurants and bars. The resort caters for visitors who enjoy a quieter place to stay than the nearby busier resorts of Las Americas and Los Cristianos. Costa Adeje has some of the best beaches on the Island with Blue Flag Status. To keep the family entertained there are water parks and theme parks nearby.

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