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Tenerife Holidays

Tenerife Holidays

Located in the tranquil waters of the southern Atlantic Ocean, Tenerife is the largest island within the Canary Islands.  This destination has been popular with tourists from across the globe due to its amenable climate, immaculate beaches and its host of natural attractions.  These are complimented by hugely popular resort cities such as Puerto de la Cruz, Los Gigantes, Vilaflor and the capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.  Tenerife also offers a number of all-inclusive holidays while cheap flights from the United Kingdom are always a possibility.  Let's take a further look at what this tropical paradise has to offer.

Natural Splendour

Many visitors will arrive here to partake in the splendid natural environment.  There are no less than 43 nature preserves here and many of these can be accessed through guided tours.  Teide Natural Park is by far the most popular and the famous Teide volcano reaches no less than 3,718 metres in height.  From the top, visitors can expect to enjoy some truly magnificent views of Tenerife and the nearby islands.  Two rural parks and a massive wooded area known as the Parque Natural de Canarias (Crown Forest) will certainly provide hours of enjoyment.  

Beaches Galore

The waters here are warm throughout the year and thanks to the seemingly endless stretches of white sand beaches, it is normally possible to find a bit of privacy during any stay.  While the countless coves and inlets will certainly attract their fair share of people, there are also a handful of locations which are designed to cater to tourists.  Some examples here include Playa de las Vistas, Playa las Teresitas and Playa Bullullo.  Thankfully, these are all found quite close to major hotels and some are within only a five or ten-minute walk.  These are ideal choices for those who plan on arriving here with their family or a group of friends.  

History and Culture

We should also mention that Tenerife is known for a rich history and a diverse culture.  There are many local attractions which are great for visitors who wish to remain within the urban setting.  The Casa de Balcones (House of Balconies) offers an interesting glimpse into the past while offering up some interesting examples of local architecture.  The Teide Observatory is one of the most famous observatories in the world.  Viewing the stars and planets in style has never been easier.  For a bit of fun, why not visit Loro Parque (Loro Park)?  Attractions here include tigers, dolphins and penguins (amongst many other indigenous species of wildlife). 

Convenience Without Breaking the Bank

Tenerife is also a great choice for those who are on a limited budget.  It is not uncommon to encounter last-minute deals from major hubs within the United Kingdom and bargain hotels are situated alongside some luxury properties such as Guayarmina Princess and Hotel Dream Noelia Sur.  Beneficial exchange rates are a final advantage that any traveller should always keep in mind.

Tenerife-South Airport is the largest airport on the island and from here, travellers can use mass transit options such as taxis and buses to arrive at their hotel.  While it is located 62 kilometres from the capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, there are regular shuttles to and from this destination as well as other areas on the island. 

These are some of the reasons why Tenerife has proven to be such an amazing holiday destination.  From cheap flights to package holiday deals and a plethora of sights, this island should not be missed!