Tenerife is the quintessential European summer holiday destination. It boasts all year round sunshine, has an abundance of luscious green landscapes and all important sandy beaches. The interior of the island is dominated by rocky, volcanic terrain providing a startling geographical contrast to the outskirts of the island which are home to the numerous beach resorts that bring happy holiday makers back year after year!
Whatever you are looking for, Tenerife is sure to have something that appeals to you. Popular with those looking for world class night life as well as those looking for a quiet week away, there are options to suit all.
If you’re looking for a lively resort, head for hard-partying Playa de Las Americas. Here you will find cheaply priced bars and clubs offering cocktails that are perfect for cheap holiday thrills. Similarly, Los Cristianos is another nearby resort that offers a party atmosphere with plenty of clubbing options. In general, if you’re after a Tenerife destination that comes complete with a lively, party atmosphere then head south for the best of Tenerife’s mega-resorts where holidays are geared towards fun for families and large groups. If you are travelling within a large party, then group travel insurance can be purchased through the majority of online brokers.
You’ll also find that these resorts offer an array of options for you to enjoy during the day. Playa de las Americas is home to exciting go-kart tracks and the awesome new Thai themed water park, Siam Park, where there are plenty of slides and rides to keep you occupied for a day! There is also a nearby Aqualand providing entertaining dolphin shows as well as the obligatory water slides – perfect for keeping the kids entertained.
Tenerife’s reputation as a specialist in providing budget resort holidays should not be the only factor in booking a holiday here; for Tenerife is also the home of some beautiful natural landscapes perfect for lazily wiling away your days. Head to the North of the island for seclusion and peace where you could stay in traditional towns such as Garachio. Here you will find a lovely cobbled town bordered by the sea and a series of volcanic rock pools that are a haven for exploration.
You could also venture into the hills of Masca, a small town that lies in the mountains of Tenerife. Accessed only by a perilous looking road or via footpath, this stunning village really does encompass the traditional aspect of island living and is a ‘must-visit’ on your holiday. Be sure to dedicate a whole day just to soak up the awe-inspiring view of the whole island that Masca treats you to. Whichever resort you choose to visit, ensure that you have the right travel insurance policy to suit your needs.