There are many ways to explore and enjoy Tenerife, from the lively beach resorts of the south, to the typical Canarian cities of the north, from hiking up Spain’s highest mountain to chilling out at a world-class luxury spa, from whale watching to wine tasting. The following sections give a taste of the variety the island offers:
Off the beaten track
Tenerife has more than just sunshine and stunning beaches, and offers travellers plenty of opportunity for getting off the beaten track. Explore national parks and important nature reserves, climb Spain’s highest mountain or hike along a steep ravine, visit unspoilt villages and the islands little known, capital Santa Cruz.
Those seeking culture will definitely find plenty of it in Tenerife and opportunities for uncovering Canarian culture and heritage are everywhere. From art galleries to museums, from UNESCO World heritage listed towns to the many popular fiestas and religious festivals.
Gastronomy & Wine
Canarian cuisine is unique and its wines world-famous, and eating and drinking are undoubtedly one of the pleasures of visiting the island. Whether eating in a top class restaurant or a tiny village bar visitors can sample some of the best local produce. And wine lovers can learn more by visiting one of the islands wine cellars that open to the public.
Hip & trendy
Tenerife is fast becoming a hot destination for people looking for stylish bars and clubs, boutique style accommodation and upmarket facilities such as spas and golf. With new hotel openings and resorts that have upgraded to attract the cool crowd, Tenerife is definitely becoming a place to be seen.
Tenerife offers more five star properties than either Madrid or Barcelona offering the highest level of services, facilities and design. Many have world-class spas and golf facilities attached plus exquisite restaurants and bars open to non-guests as well.
Tenerife is already a world-class golfing destination with its excellent year-round climate and boasts nine superb golf courses. There is a course for everyone from the beginner to those seeking more challenging courses and many tournaments are held here each year.
Already a popular resort with families Tenerife now offers even more fun with the opening of a new Thai-themed water park, Siam Park, offering the highest water slide in the world.
Tenerife boasts one of the healthiest climates in the world and combined with the many treatments that are on offer at the islands top spas is visitors are guaranteed to leave feeling refreshed. Treatments range from natural thermal waters with a high volcanic mineral content to thalassotherapy and oriental spa philosophies.