Sovereign’s Guide to Tenerife

Home to the third largest volcano in the world, Tenerife is blessed with year-round sunshine and is awaiting your arrival. Wondering what to do in Tenerife? To help you get started, below is a guide to our favourite things in Tenerife…

Things to do in Tenerife

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Visit Teide National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Teide National Park is home to the iconic Mount Teide, Spain’s’ highest peak. With a colourful blend of volcanic landscapes and unique rock formations, the national park is the perfect place to enjoy stargazing. Enjoy discovering hiking trails, breathtaking viewpoints and getting out in the great outdoors. For nature enthusiasts, Teide National Park is an absolute must.

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Enjoy a Day at Siam Park

Tenerife’s best waterpark, Siam Park, offers the ultimate aquatic adventure. For fun, splash filled days as a family, you can dive into a world of excitement with water slides, a sandy beach and lazy rivers. Siam Park has something for everyone, whether you’re a thrill seeker or prefer a more relaxed ride. The architecture around the park has been inspired by Thailand and is immersed in lush tropical surroundings.

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Relax on the Beaches

Tenerife’s beaches offer sun, sand, and siestas. The coastline of the island is so diverse that you can find everything from beautiful black sands to pristine golden beaches. Ideal for families, Playa de las Teresitas is perfect for some fun in the sun or head to Playa de Benijo for relaxing moments. With crystal-clear water, you can enjoy swimming or watersports like kayaking or scuba diving. For unforgettable seaside experiences, enjoy the very best beaches of the Canary Islands.

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Enjoy Stargazing

Did you know that Tenerife is a designated Starlight Tourist Destination? Experience the wonders of the night sky with an evening of stargazing from the iconic Teide National Park. With some of the clearest and darkest skies in Europe, Tenerife offers an experience like no other. Look up and enjoy spotting the countless stars, planets and even the Milky Way!

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Explore Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The heart of Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is a lively capital with lots of culture and history just waiting to be discovered. Wander through the picturesque streets, admire the colonial architecture and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. Don’t miss out on a visit to the city’s markets bustling with energy. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is not to be missed on your next luxury holiday to the Canary Islands.

What is there to eat in Tenerife?

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Tenerife offers a flavourful, diverse dining experience combining Spanish and Canarian traditions. A staple in Canarian cuisine, you must try Papas Arrugadas, small, wrinkled potatoes typically served with green mojo sauce (mojo verde) and red (mojo rojo). Tenerife also offers up delicious seafood dishes. Try the seafood paella, grilled fish, or the popular local dish, Sancocho (fish stew).

Where should I stay in Tenerife?

Hotel Bahia del Duque, Tenerife
  • An inspiring five star hotel with stunning colonial architecture
  • Easy access to Playa El Duque beach and Costa Adeje’s promenade
  • Award-winning spa treatments, various dining options, and child-friendly facilities
Tivoli La Caleta, Tenerife
  • Five-star luxury on the south coast of Tenerife
  • Three outdoor swimming pools and a luxury spa 
  • Ideal for a relaxing getaway in luxurious surroundings
Iberostar Grand El Mirador, Tenerife
  • A 5-star, adults-only, deluxe hotel
  • Situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean 
  • Impressive pool complex, Mediterranean restaurants and an indulgent spa
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Tips from the Experts

Take to the water, and book one of the many catamaran tours - you may see dolphins, whales, and turtles.

Tenerife hosts the 2nd largest carnival in the world (1st Rio) and is held in Santa Cruz, usually in February or early March.

Visit the town of Garachico in the north of the island with its historic centre and quaint main square.

Take the cable car to the top of Mount Tiede for lovely views across the island.

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