Relaxing Tenerife awaits: its beaches, food, mountain views, and more!

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.

Known for

Family-Friendly, Dining and Beaches

Top Hotels in Tenerife

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Palm Beach Tenerife
3.5 out of 5
Avda. V Centenario, Playa de las Americas, Adeje, Tenerife
$88
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
3.7/5Good! (399 reviews)

"Check in was awful it took 45 minutes and there was only 3 people in front of us. They then tried to say our reservation wasn’t paid but had already paid in advance. They eventually found that we had paid. There was a pool party on Saturday which was great fun. Great location close to the beach and ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Palm Beach Tenerife
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Hotel Riu Buena Vista
4 out of 5
Calle Horno, 35, Urbanizacion Playa Paraiso, Adeje, Tenerife
$132
per night
Sep 23 - Sep 24
4.2/5Very Good! (554 reviews)

"All inclusive , staff was pleasant , rooms were clean"…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2019

Hotel Riu Buena Vista
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Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
5 out of 5
Avenida Adeje, 300, Adeje
$124
per night
Oct 7 - Oct 8
4.6/5Wonderful! (678 reviews)

"The staff was amazing, honestly it's what we've come to expect from the Hard Rock brand. 6 restaurants, 3 pools, live music throughout the day and evening."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Popular things to do in Tenerife

Loro Park
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Loro Park

Watch exciting shows, walk through remarkable recreated natural habitats and encounter exotic wildlife at this popular animal park. 

Siam Park
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Siam Park

Speed down heart-pounding water slides or relax on the lazy river at one of Europe’s largest themed water parks. 

Teresitas Beach
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Teresitas Beach

Go for a swim at one of the Canary Island’s most beautiful beaches, a long stretch of golden sand set in a tranquil cove. 

El Medano Beach
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El Medano Beach

Head to this beach to experience its watersports scene, as well as its wind-patterned sand dunes and serene atmosphere.

Las Vistas Beach
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Las Vistas Beach

Lined by a pretty promenade, this wide stretch of sand remains pristine and relaxed in spite of its popularity. 

Golf Costa Adeje
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Golf Costa Adeje

Breathtaking ocean scenery surrounds one of Spain’s world-class island courses. Savor local Canary Islands meals and relax in pristine accommodations nearby.

Top activities in Tenerife

Snorkeling with Turtles and Kayaking with Dolphins
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Snorkeling with Turtles and Kayaking with Dolphins

$50

Climb aboard for a 2.5-hour kayaking adventure in Tenerife and get up close and personal with dolphins and turtles in their natural environment. Observe the amazing creatures from a vessel that does not frighten them or disturb their natural habitat.

4WD Jeep Ride: Teide National Park & Surroundings
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4WD Jeep Ride: Teide National Park & Surroundings

$60

Explore the magnificent island of Tenerife, the largest and most populous island of the 7 Canary Islands, during an exciting Jeep adventure. Get off the beaten track and explore the island's most breathtaking scenes, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Teide National Park.

Whale & Dolphin Sightseeing Tour with Underwater Views
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Whale & Dolphin Sightseeing Tour with Underwater Views

$27

Just off the southern coast of Tenerife exists a thriving underwater world of fascinating marine life, and there's no better way to admire it than with this boat tour. Marvel at views from both above and below the water and get a glimpse at a whole new ecosphere.

Catamaran Excursion at Las Galletas in Tenerife
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Catamaran Excursion at Las Galletas in Tenerife

$46

Enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the south of Tenerife when sailing for 3 or 4,5 hours in the Atlantic Ocean on a luxury catamaran. You will start sailing from an authentic fishing village called Las Galletas, to discover the wonderful marine world, where you will have the chance to see whales, dolphins and turtles in their natural habitat.

La Gomera Full-Day Tour lunch in Mirador de Abrante
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La Gomera Full-Day Tour lunch in Mirador de Abrante

$76

Take a look back in time with a visit to La Gomera, where you can find a beautiful and fascinating unspoiled island. This full-day excursion shows you the natural charm of Garajonay National Park, the historic community of San Sebastian, and the remarkable vista of the Roque de Agando.

SOUTH TENERIFE SAFARI PRIVATE TOUR
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SOUTH TENERIFE SAFARI PRIVATE TOUR

$56

Itinerary 3 hours tour for maximum 11 persons. You can fill in the excursion as you like.or take our South Tenerife Safari. Dolphins and Whale watching, swiming, snorkeling all gear on board also blade fish. Drinks and sandwiches included. Stop At: •