Explore Tenerife this summer
Tenerife offers a wealth of natural beauty just waiting to be discovered. With volcanic landscapes, lush valleys, subtropical forests, banana plantations plus two World Heritage Sites, it’s a truly unique destination with plenty to see and do. In addition to exploring the natural landscapes, there is a wide range of exciting activities for families and couples alike. Why not shop in Santa Cruz, the Island’s capital, pay a visit to one of the many museums or take a drive through the local picturesque villages? Families will love the Siam Park, as well as exciting whale and dolphin watching offered on the south west coast of the island.
Sun seekers can enjoy Tenerife’s variety of beaches throughout the year, with either golden or exotic black sands. The waters are calm enough for little ones to safely play in or wild enough in other areas for the more active surfers. Enjoy discovering delicious Canarian cuisine and don’t miss out on discovering the vineyards on the island. A real golfer’s paradise, there are 9 golf courses to enjoy some of the best golf on Tenerife (and neighbouring La Gomera), with either spectacular views of Mount Teide or the rolling sound of the waves from the sea; whichever course you choose the climate is ideal for golfers with an average annual temperature of 23 degrees.
Whale and Dolphin Watching
The South-west coast of Tenerife is a truly outstanding location for observing pilot whales and dolphins throughout the year. You can find up to twenty-one different species from the blue whale to the killer whale and there are two resident populations, the pilot whale and the bottlenose dolphin, which can be observed all year round, with a sighting percentage of close to 100%. Daily boat trips to observe these whales and dolphins are available from various ports, an opportunity not to be missed.
Top ten things to do & see
- Trip to the Teide National Park
- Cable car ride up Mount Teide
- Whale Watching
- Pampering at amazing spas
- Loro Parque
- Hiking in the Teno Rural park
- Caving through volcanic lava tubes
- Wine Tasting
- Tapas and shopping in the historical district of Santa Cruz
- Playing golf by the sea
Did you know ?
- …Mount Teide is the third largest island volcano in the world.
- …Tenerife is great for star gazing; amazing views of shooting stars, nebulas and even the Milky Way can be enjoyed.
- …there are unique subtropical plant species that can only be found in several parts of the world, including Las Mercedes forest in the north of Tenerife.
- …The beach at El Medano is the longest in Tenerife at two kilometres long.
Inspired by a traditional Canarian village from the 19th century, the outstanding Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque features colonial architecture in soft pastel colours. This hotel is surrounded by luscious gardens, complemented by crystal pools that lead down to the cashmere sands and deep blue waters of the del Duque beach.
An array of fine restaurants and excellent facilities reflect the level of service and quality, which is evident throughout the hotel. A choice of guest rooms provide the ultimate in modern amenities where you will experience real comfort and luxury.
Sitting sympathetically within mature palms, the spa area is a wonderful oasis influenced by the beautiful natural surroundings. Woven grasses, teak wood and neutral colours create a tranquil space where a full range of treatments await to relax and calm.
This family-friendly hotel also boasts excellent facilities for children, with a team dedicated to entertaining and a choice of children's menus at each of the restaurants.
Perfectly located in an elevated position, opposite the glorious golden sands of the Playa del Duque beach, the Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador enjoys wonderful views over the Atlantic Ocean. Designed to reflect a traditional village, warm pastel façades complement luscious green palms and winding pathways lead down to the vast lagoon. Taking on a colonial feel, guest rooms emphasise space and light, using calming tones to encourage a state of relaxation. At two refined restaurants you can sample an exquisite selection of dishes, varying from Italian and Mediterranean cooking, to international cuisine and traditional Spanish fare.
Located between the two main beaches of Costa Adeje, the Iberostar Hotel Anthelia has been designed to combine luxury and comfort. In a privileged location taking in panoramic ocean views, six small buildings are set amid 60,000 square metres of landscaped gardens, achieving a sense of privacy.
A dedicated family's area boasts enviable facilities with a children's club and dedicated activity programme. Quiet time can be enjoyed in the elegant lounges and gardens, while the extensive selection of restaurants offers an array of exquisite cuisine.
Perched on the coast of Costa Adeje, the luxurious Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa offers endless facilities in beautiful surroundings. Guest rooms are comfortably decorated with traditional furniture and modern amenities, providing a cool, clean space. Sample the excellent cuisine in the hotel's four restaurants or relax by one of the three outdoor swimming pools, all bordered by pretty, subtropical gardens and enjoying magnificent ocean views. For the ultimate indulgence, the extensive Spa Eutonos is a completely relaxing space. Decorated in warm woods and shades of limestone, it offers a wide range of relaxing and innovative treatments, several plunge pools, and a thalasso vitality pool with hydrotherapy jets. The more active will appreciate the state-of-the-art fitness centre, mini golf and games room.
The charming Vincci La Plantación del Sur is built on an old banana plantation and designed in a traditional Canarian colonial style. In a peaceful, elevated position overlooking Costa Adeje and Playa del Duque, it commands some of the best ocean views in southern Tenerife.
With its chic design blending luxury and elegance, the emphasis is on the finishing touches. Guest rooms take a slight eastern influence and each is cool and contemporary in design, featuring either a balcony or terrace.
Part of the 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World', you'll be guaranteed an unforgettable stay and excellent service. Find a quiet corner within the subtropical gardens, unwind in the cascading infinity pool or enjoy rejuvenating treatments and soothing thermal circuits in the SPA Nammu, which stretches over 2,500 square metres. The hotel also offers easy access to the many golf courses in the area.
From refined evening entertainment to cultural daytime activities, a true air of sophistication is evident throughout this luxury hotel.
On a clifftop with beautiful sea views, the luxurious ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort offers an idyllic setting close to the village of Playa San Juan, an area boasting some of the best-preserved flora and fauna on Tenerife. Lush green gardens with calming lakes and waterfalls surround Moorish-style architecture.
Finished in earthy tones, a choice of spacious guest rooms and suites, in the Citadel or exclusive villa area, feature an array of modern furnishings. The resort is the only one in Spain with two Michelin starred restaurants. With a menu created by Martín Berasategui, who has three Michelin Stars, the exquisite M.B. restaurant is sure to surpass any expectations and received its Michelin star in 2010. The resort's signature Japanese restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2012, these along with eight other restaurants provide a varied choice. A sweeping golf course and a superb spa ensure a retreat to the ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort will spoil all of your senses.
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Set on a clifftop, just 500 metres above Playa de Santiago and commanding breathtaking views over the ocean, the Hotel Jardin Tecina offers a unique atmosphere and ambience. Retaining an intimate feel, well-appointed rooms are located in small groups of low-level buildings linked by meandering walkways. This peaceful, Canarian village-style hotel is laid out in beautiful grounds, with large subtropical gardens and impressive floral displays. A choice of superb restaurants and a full range of facilities ensure that there is something for everyone. A lift takes you to the Club Laurel, located on the shingle beach, where there is a seawater pool, chill-out area with Balinese beds, à la carte restaurant and open-air barbecue; all perfect for cultivating a true state of relaxation.
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Situated in the tranquil area of Playa Paraíso with direct access to a small sandy beach, the Gran Hotel Roca Nivaria enjoys breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and La Gomera. Run by the same family as the renowned Jardines de Nivaria, this luxury property boasts the same high quality and exclusivity within a relaxed, friendly setting. While the exteriors employ bright, modern design, the rooms are cool and sleek in contrast, with luxurious bathrooms and stylish, calm decor.
Spectacular lagoon-style pools are surrounded by tropical palms and a cascading waterfall, and a medley of bars and restaurants offer a chilled evening ambience. A stay at the Gran Hotel Roca Nivaria epitomises the Canaries' unique blend of simple relaxation and Spanish vitality.
Combining Far Eastern influences with Western luxury, the Hotel Botanico is beautifully unique. Its hillside location captures picturesque ocean views, complemented by serene botanical gardens and the majestic peak of Mount Teide beyond. Just one and a half kilometres from the resort centre, Hotel Botanico is an ideal base for exploring the delights of Puerto de la Cruz, but it may prove difficult to leave this tranquil paradise.
An excellent choice of rooms provide the ultimate in comfort, whilst the superb restaurants await to indulge your culinary senses.
The Oriental Spa Garden offers a full menu of treatments for total relaxation and an experience at the spa will rejuvenate and unwind the weariest of guests: an absolute must to complete your luxurious experience.