Located slightly west of Africa, Tenerife is the largest and most popular of the Canary Islands, attracting 10 million visitors a year to its diverse landscape, phenomenal year round climate and unparalleled tourist infrastructure. This island is basking in a new-found reputation as the go-to holiday destination for family fun and adventure.
The island of sun, sand… and lava, Tenerife’s tourist scene has also erupted in recent years. Sharing the same latitude as the Sahara desert, its privileged location makes for phenomenal temperatures and is the perfect place to holiday any time of year. Across each of our well-placed resorts on the island, you can enjoy everything Tenerife has to offer…and a whole lot more.
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Average temperature of 22 throughout the year, with highs of 28 in the summer.
Average flight time
Average flight time from the UK to Tenerife Sur airport is 4.5hrs
Tenerife is best for...
Tenerife holidays are great for groups of friends, family summer holidays and couples.
Tenerife has moved on. This stunning island has shed its old image to reveal a more natural side, and is now revelling in its newfound status as the destination that’s got it all – carnival celebrations, unique history and natural wonders to highlight a few.
If you still enjoy your sun and sangria in equal measure, it will always be a great place to visit; yet when you can climb the majestic Mount Teide, go whale watching in the Atlantic, or visit Siam Park (one of the world’s most spectacular water attractions), it’s little wonder Tenerife is regarded as the land of a thousand experiences.
Get ready for a taste sensation, Canarian style. As you would expect, the gastronomy in Tenerife has a big Spanish influence yet in the melting pot you will taste a hint of African and Latin.
A traditional Canarian dish is papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) or sometimes simply referred to as ´Canarian potatoes`. Cooked in salt with their skins still on, they are simple and flavoursome when served and dipped in mojos (sauces). Fish lovers will be in paradise on Tenerife thanks to the abundance of great seafood and fresh fish.
Fresh fruit is also a key part of the Canarian diet – stocks of bananas, papayas, strawberries and mangos are in good supply and frequently go into the many drinks on offer. After your meal, Ron Miel, a local beverage of sweet honey rum, is typically served.
Fill yourself with energy with an endless selection of activities; get lost in nature, relax on the beach, admire picturesque old towns, have fun at a theme park, play golf alongside the turquoise sea. You choose…it’s your holiday.
The language spoken in Tenerife is Spanish.
The currency used in Tenerife is the Euro (€)
Tenerife is in the same time zone as the UK.
Tenerife Sur (TFS) is the main airport for the region.
For further information visit www.webtenerife.co.uk
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for advice.