With so many amazing places to explore in Tenerife, the only problem you'll have is deciding where to go first! Here are some ideas to get you started...
The capital of Santa Cruz is great for shopping and for experiencing the thrills of a festival, the most popular of which is Carnaval around Lent.
Popular resorts include the party towns of Puerto de la Cruz, Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos, quieter Costa Adeje and Playa Paraiso, the neighbouring areas of Los Gigante, Puerto de Santiago, and Playa de la Arena, and the wind surfing capital of the island, Costa del Silencio, which earns its reputation thanks to frequent wild Atlantic winds that hit the north coast.
Watersports of a more gentle temperament are available at fantastic family-friendly water parks, such as Siam Park and Aqualand, near Playa de las Americas on the west coast. The latter is also a Sea-World-style park, with friendly dolphins on show.
To make the most of your holiday in Tenerife, car hire is a really good idea to transport your group from water park to beach to volcano - it could be much cheaper than taxis, plus public transport does not always reach attractions that are off the main routes.
Whether you arrive at Tenerife South Airport (TFS), previously known as Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport, or Tenerife North (TFN), it is wise to pre-book your car hire in Tenerife to ensure you get the best make and model of car for you at the best price.