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With great beaches, outstanding scenery, vibrant cities and peaceful resorts, Tenerife ticks all the boxes for a perfect holiday.
Year-round sunshine and a vast array of holiday options make Tenerife an ideal choice for families, couples, singles and groups. Whether you're looking for the ultimate in relaxation, an action-packed holiday or to soak up some culture, Tenerife has plenty to tempt you with.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and its position off the west coast of Africa means that you are practically guaranteed the chance to sit on the beach and soak up the rays, whether you visit in December or the bustling summer months of July and August.
There's plenty to discover once you land in Tenerife, with a variety of resorts suited to every type of sun-seeker. Singles and groups are just as welcome as families and couples; there are resorts where invigorating tunes spill out on to the dance floor and quaint old villages where the pace of life is decidedly slower. Tenerife also caters for those looking for quiet days but just enough evening action, and there are many family-friendly options where dedicated kids' clubs give parents a few hours to relax.
Brits flock to resorts such as Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Puerto de la Cruz, where bars and clubs dominate the evening scene. Quieter resorts include Costa Adeje, Los Gigantes, Playa Paraiso, Playa de la Arena, Puerto de Santiago and wild and windy Costa del Silencio, which has become a wind surfing haven thanks to the strong Atlantic winds that hit the coast here.
Santa Cruz is the capital of Tenerife and is the place to be for shopping, great restaurants and all the fun of the fiestas, the best of which is Carnaval, which takes place around Lent.
Tenerife's waterparks are worth a visit for a change of pace, with Siam Park and Aqualand located on the west coast near Playa de las Americas. Loro Parque is a wildlife park in Puerto de la Cruz, where whales and dolphins frolic alongside penguins and sea lions.
Other excursions on magnificent Tenerife include trips up Spain's highest point, Mount Teide, or tours of the mystifying pyramids of Guimar.
Flights to Tenerife are popular with avid golfers as well as sun-seeking holidaymakers, as there is a multitude of excellent courses; shoppers will be glad of their luggage allowance with excellent designer shopping on the west coast of the island; active types will pack their hiking gear on their Tenerife flights, with walking trails in the mountains to take advantage of; and you might well find a totally chilled passenger on your return flight who has been making the most of Tenerife's glamorous inland spa resorts. Or maybe they've just spent weeks relaxing on the gorgeous sands and soaking up that famous Tenerife sunshine.
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Most Tenerife flights land at Tenerife South Airport (TFS), sometimes still called Tenerife South-Reina Sofia Airport, with a few arriving into Tenerife North (TFN). The journey time from the UK is a reasonable four to five hours.
You can book flights to Tenerife from London, flights to Tenerife from Manchester or get there from one of the many other convenient departure points around the UK, including Birmingham, Belfast and Newcastle.
Flights to Tenerife South are terrific value throughout the year and accommodation is reasonably priced, so you can enjoy one of the best year-round climates on the planet for less when you book cheap flights to Tenerife with TravelSupermarket.
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Once you land, there are various options to get you to your destination and out into the sun! If you just want to sit back and relax after your flight, the taxi rank at Tenerife South Airport is located outside the arrivals hall. Journey times to Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas are around 15 minutes, while destinations such as Puerto de la Cruz take over an hour.
There is a continuous bus service between both airports, which stops at the resorts of Los Cristianos and Puerto de la Cruz on the way. There are also buses directly from Tenerife South Airport to many of the major resorts including Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje and Santa Cruz.
Alternatively, if you prefer the flexibility to travel at your own pace, opt for car hire. Pre-book car hire with TravelSupermarket to save money on the walk-up rate and to secure your choice of car, whether it’s a mini for two, a family car or a sleek convertible.
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Tenerife is a country of contrasts, and whether you want a buzzing resort, great beaches or stunning scenery, you'll have plenty of choice. There are a number of popular resorts across Tenerife and where you decide to stay will depend on what you want out of your holiday.
Groups and singles will love bustling Playa de las Americas where you can flop on the beach by day then don your glad rags and party all night. If you get fed up with sunbathing, there are water sports, beach games and golf for more active types, and plenty of shopping for those in need of a retail fix.
A stay in the nearby resort of Los Cristianos is a less busy option and great for families. With its sandy beach, extensive promenade and pretty harbour, you can also enjoy café culture and al fresco dining. A free bus runs to the fantastic Siam Park, meaning that the kids will be able to enjoy an exciting day out amid the water-based rides and slides.
Perhaps the stunning natural beauty has tempted you to Tenerife’s shores? If you're itching to get out and about exploring banana plantations and pine forests, then resorts in the north such as Puerto de la Cruz, Garachico and Costa Adeje offer more laid-back holiday options.
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