Many of our favourite luxury hotels are located in the south’s Costa Adeje so you can make the most of beautiful beaches, watersports, luxury accommodation and upmarket restaurants and nightlife. Here you’ll find Playa del Duque Beach where white sands lap turquoise waters and stylish restaurants and cafés line the back of the beach.
If you want to explore further afield, just an hour away in the north visit the UNESCO World Heritage Tiede National Park and jump on a cable car up above the crater floor for spectacular views over the island. At night, there’s the opportunity to stargaze in one of the best spots in the world, recognised as a Starlight Tourist Destination. For family fun we recommend the Thai-themed Siam waterpark complete with wave machines, huge slides and exhilarating vertical drops, and a boat trip from Los Cristianos or Los Gigantes for wild dolphin and whale watching tours. La Laguna, once the capital of Tenerife is a charming day trip filled with 16th-18th-Century architecture and the chance to experience authentic island life, browsing bookstores and antique shops and stopping for traditional tapas. If you’re interested in hiking you’ll love the Masca Valley where a trek through waterfalls, rock faces and caves leads you to the spectacular black sands of Masca Bay.
Where is Tenerife?
Just 200 miles off the west coast of Africa, Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands. It lies in the Atlantic Ocean and at its centre is Mount Teide, the highest point in Spain.
The most convenient way to see the most of the island is with car hire, so that you can get to see the best of both the south and north. If you’re planning to stay mostly in-resort but still want to get out and about a little, bus and taxi services are readily available. Public buses are called Titsa and cover most of the island.