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This island makes it far too easy to miss its best bits. Tenerife’s hotel facilities may well keep you poolside – or spa side – for the full fortnight. But do that and you don’t just risk a severe case of FOMO, you have missed out. In a very BIG way. Yes, it’s always pegged as a fly and flop spot. And, we get it, your life-addled mind and body need that every now and then. But lift your limbs off the lounger for a day or two, and you’ll not look back.

Tenerife’s inland forests are cool, shade dappled playgrounds for quad bikes and mountain bikers. Hikers will love them too – though two wheels, or four, make it much easier to explore. Mount Teide should probably be saved for when you’re feeling at your most energetic – or in possession of a bus ticket. The coastline has much more than sand and sunbathing to offer. Snorkel or scuba to uncover turtles, rays, dolphins, seahorses, trumpetfish and many, many colourful residents to rival any other waters. If you’re exhausted just reading this, a mooch around Tenerife’s colourful UNESCO-listed inland town is suitably laid-back to balance the thrills found everywhere else.

Yes, we’re Tenerife cheerleaders, and we’re not ashamed to say so.

Tenerife

This island makes it far too easy to miss its best bits. Tenerife’s hotel facilities may well keep you poolside – or spa side – for the full fortnight. But do that and you don’t just risk a severe case of FOMO, you have missed out. In a very BIG way. Yes, it’s always pegged as a fly and flop spot. And, we get it, your life-addled mind and body need that every now and then. But lift your limbs off the lounger for a day or two, and you’ll not look back.

Tenerife’s inland forests are cool, shade dappled playgrounds for quad bikes and mountain bikers. Hikers will love them too – though two wheels, or four, make it much easier to explore. Mount Teide should probably be saved for when you’re feeling at your most energetic – or in possession of a bus ticket. The coastline has much more than sand and sunbathing to offer. Snorkel or scuba to uncover turtles, rays, dolphins, seahorses, trumpetfish and many, many colourful residents to rival any other waters. If you’re exhausted just reading this, a mooch around Tenerife’s colourful UNESCO-listed inland town is suitably laid-back to balance the thrills found everywhere else.

Yes, we’re Tenerife cheerleaders, and we’re not ashamed to say so.

   
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Treats or tapas in Tenerife

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    3 course meal for 2: £36.25

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.43

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    A medium beer: £1.80

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    One-way (Local Transport): £1.25

Treats or tapas in Tenerife

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    3 course meal for 2: £36.25

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.43

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    A medium beer: £1.80

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    One-way (Local Transport): £1.25

Soundtrack of the city

Year round sunshine?

Too good to be true? Almost. Tenerife does have year round sun – but not quite 365 days. Don’t worry though, unless you’re scaling snow-capped Mount Teide, it’s warm, year round. Golfers,

Tenerife’s winter is for you, though prices reflect that. For the best temperatures – on land and sea – think June – September.

Discover the real Tenerife

For those that have a fondness for a Full English, Tenerife may well be your spiritual home. But, and it’s a big BUT, Tenerife’s cuisine has come a long way from the frying pan. Vegan restaurants are springing up across the island, Canarian cooking is getting the attention it so deserves and there’s always a smattering of tapas for that Spanish feel far from the mainland.

Almost all excursions seem to lead to Teide. And by all means hike, bike, bus or quad your way up it – but leave room in your Tenerife holiday calendar for more. The controversial pyramids at Güímar and the dragon tree in Icod de los Vinos are worth tracking down. But the cycling routes, watersports and Tenerife’s golf courses are the highlights.

You’re too travel savvy to need sunscreen and poolside reading advice. So we’ve poked around Tenerife to uncover the real tips you need for a break that busts all the island’s stereotypes. Much of the travel typing focuses on Tenerife’s shores – so expect to head inland, rummage about in

Canary Island hamlets and generally see things few manage from their sun lounger.

Food & Drink

For those that have a fondness for a Full English, Tenerife may well be your spiritual home. But, and it’s a big BUT, Tenerife’s cuisine has come a long way from the frying pan. Vegan restaurants are springing up across the island, Canarian cooking is getting the attention it so deserves and there’s always a smattering of tapas for that Spanish feel far from the mainland.

See & do

Almost all excursions seem to lead to Teide. And by all means hike, bike, bus or quad your way up it – but leave room in your Tenerife holiday calendar for more. The controversial pyramids at Güímar and the dragon tree in Icod de los Vinos are worth tracking down. But the cycling routes, watersports and Tenerife’s golf courses are the highlights.

Guides & Tips

You’re too travel savvy to need sunscreen and poolside reading advice. So we’ve poked around Tenerife to uncover the real tips you need for a break that busts all the island’s stereotypes. Much of the travel typing focuses on Tenerife’s shores – so expect to head inland, rummage about in

Canary Island hamlets and generally see things few manage from their sun lounger.

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More of the Spain

Island hop to more of the Canaries or explore mainland Spain. Just be prepared for some diversity. No two regions or islands are the same. Yes, you’ll find some common themes – hello tapas and fiestas – but beyond that, destinations are unique. From snow sprinkled peaks and wild cliffs to waves that will make surfers weep – In THE best way – even the coastline’s an eclectic place where everyone can find a place to call their own. Big on art and culture. The cuisine’s always on point too.