Tenerife

Travel Guide
Puerto de la Cruz which includes a luxury hotel or resort, a pool and a coastal town
With its glistening beaches, breathtaking landmarks and bustling towns, the largest Canary Island has activities to suit all visitors.

Climb to breathtaking heights and swim from golden shores just hours later on Tenerife. Uncover thriving culture and talented artisans or simply relax by the pool with a refreshing cocktail.

Tenerife is an island that appeals to a variety of travelers yet all appreciate the awe-inspiring Mount Teide and surrounding national park. Not only the highest point on the island, at 12,200 feet (3,718 meters), this is the tallest peak in Spain. Whether you take the cable car or choose the challenging 6-hour hike up, the island views from the summit are truly unforgettable.

At opposite ends of the island, explore Anaga Rural Park, with breathtaking views at the island’s eastern tip or visit the pristine southwestern coast. The town of Los Cristianos combines traditional charm with a sheltered bay. The sandy beach at neighboring Playa de las Américas is backed by restaurants, bars and luxurious hotels. Spend an afternoon sunning yourself by the sea before you end the day with a specialty cocktail.

Bring your family to enjoy the slides and artificial waves at Siam Park. Drive north along the Costa Adeje to discover secluded resorts and beautiful, empty beaches.

Visit the island’s eastern coastal capital. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a delight with many beautiful old buildings and fascinating galleries. The17th-century Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Concepción features stunning Islamic-style architecture. Visit the Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre to see an amazing combination of art and science in spectacular exhibits. Join in February’s city carnival, a street party with extravagant floats, costumes and live music events spread over 3 weeks.

Tenerife, located centrally within the Canary Islands, has regular flights from across Europe. The island is most popular during the summer however, it remains warm year-round with little rain. Stay at one of the many coastal resorts or choose the quieter eastern side. The food is typically Spanish. Enjoy delicious seafood, paella and tapas.

Tenerife is an island of wonderful contrasts and a very pleasant climate.

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Where to stay in Tenerife

Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
5 out of 5
Avenida Adeje, 300, Adeje, 38670
The price is $174 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 5-star luxury resort in Adeje. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 outdoor pools, and 6 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (950 reviews)
"We had a lovely time at the hard rock. We ended up upgrading to the rock royalty level with a bigger room and private dinning, we’ll worth it. Unfortunately I got food poisoning at the session’s restaurant, probably from a bad clam. The hotel conceriege sent a nice note and Prosecco a few days later. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2022

Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
Avenida del Atlantico, s/n, Golf del Sur, San Miguel de Abona, 38639
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in San Miguel de Abona. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the restaurant ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,335 reviews)
"Helpful staff, beautiful location, great place to stay"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
Iberostar Selection Sábila
Iberostar Selection Sábila
5 out of 5
Ernesto Sarti, 5, Adeje, Tenerife, 38660
The price is $207 per night from Aug 31 to Sep 1
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Adeje. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the property condition ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (778 reviews)
"Excellent stay . Had a superior sea view and very noisy on a night but usually stopped by 11:30pm Also would have like a long mirror in the bedroom , other then this a beautiful hotel with beach access. Ideal for couples."

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2022

Iberostar Selection Sábila
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
Avenida del Atlantico, s/n, Golf del Sur, San Miguel de Abona, 38639
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in San Miguel de Abona. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the restaurant ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,335 reviews)
"Helpful staff, beautiful location, great place to stay"

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club by Diamond Resorts
Hollywood Mirage
Hollywood Mirage
3.5 out of 5
Calle Sierra Nevada, sn, Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38650
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel in Arona. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and breakfast. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (446 reviews)
July 2022..2 week stay
"Only downside is queuing at reception, especially in evenings if someone was booking an excursion ahead of you..two on duty during day, but generally only one at reception in evenings..otherwise an absolutely enjoyable experience..great pool, good fun water polo most days..poolside snack bar is a ..."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Hollywood Mirage
Garden City
Garden City
3.5 out of 5
Avenida de los Pueblos, TF-481, 14, Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38660
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Adeje. Enjoy 2 outdoor pools, WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (71 reviews)
Great staff. Great view
"Really nice and welcoming staff who were always happy to help. Really nice room and view"

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Garden City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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