Tenerife – Island Of Year-Round Sun

No matter what time of year you visit, you’re almost guaranteed to have a sunny stay in Tenerife, with average temperatures ranging from 18C in winter to 25C in summer.

Tenerife is just a short 4-hour flight from the UK, with almost daily flights from most airports.

The main tourist areas are in the south west of the island – with the resorts of Los Christianos, Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje particular favourites for British and European holiday makers. The three areas are connected via a promenade that spans some 5 miles along the coastline. Transfer time from the main airport (Tenerife South) is approximately 20 minutes and will set you back around 25 euros in a taxi.

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Once you get to your resort, have a wander around and get used to your location – you’ll probably want to visit the local supermercado (supermarket) to stock up on supplies. The running water on Tenerife has a higher mineral content than you’ll be used to in the UK, so it’s recommended that you drink bottled water.

The south of the island is blessed with many things to do during the day – either relax and get some sun or head off out to the newly-opened water park, Siam Park. You’ll also find plenty of sporting activities including beautiful golf courses and go-karting tracks.

If you fancy a full-day out, why not head to Spain’s highest mountain and climb to the top of Mount Tiede? A cable car ride gets you close to the summit, but you can actually reach the rim of the dormant volcano by getting a special pass from the island authorities.

If you like animals, you may want to head north to the excellent Loro Parque where you’ll find plenty of things to see including: dolphins, whales, gorillas and tigers!

After a busy day, you’ll most likely want to treat yourself to a nice meal out a night. There a plenty of fantastic restaurants along the southern coastline, with my particular favourites being The Boulevard (La Pinta Beach), The Great Little Italy (Playa Fanabe) and Vilaflor (Las Americas). All meals are reasonably priced at around 5-10 euros for chicken and chips to 15-25 euros for steak.

After your meal, you may want to treat yourself to a cocktail (hey, you’re on holiday). The Monkey Beach Bar overlooks one of the bays in Las Americas and serves a fantastic array of ice cream cocktails. If you’re nearer Adeje, you can treat yourself to a cocktail on the beach. This bar has fantastic recliner chairs that allow you to sit back, relax and listen to the sound of the waves gently crashing on the shore.

With its beautiful coastline, stunning volcano and great water parks, Tenerife really is the perfect place for year-round sun. Whatever you’re looking for on holiday, you’re sure to find it in Tenerife.