Long sandy beaches, duty-free shopping and party nights.
It’s not too late to book your last-minute holiday to Tenerife. Before you know it, you could be soaking up the sun on the island’s sandy beaches or stocking up on some duty-free bargains...
Tenerife’s biggest asset is the weather. The sun shines all year round here, drawing big crowds to the sandy beaches and national parks.
Costa Adeje is the island’s watersports hub. On the the Blue Flag beach at Playa Fañabe you’ll find everything from bob-diving to jet-skiing. The waves at Playa de Troya, meanwhile, were made for surfing. You can try your hand at a beginners’ class or kick back and watch the pros hang 10.
Fragrance is big business on the island, and Los Cristianos is the place to go to pick up some perfume while you’re here. You’ll be able to pick up everything from Chanel No.5 to Spanish brands like Loewe. And the whole island’s duty-free, so everything’s 20% cheaper than back home.
The best way to see Tenerife is from the top of Mount Teide – the world’s third largest volcano. It’s 3,718 metres high, so it’s a long trek up the gentle walking trails. There’s also a cable car to take you to the top. From here, you’ll have unrivalled views of the island’s landscape, as well as nearby islands like Gran Canaria.
Playa de las Americas offers the best parties in Tenerife. There are plenty of 2-for-1 drinks offers to tempt you into the bars and clubs on Veronica’s Strip. Or for a more Spanish flavour, take a night off from the discos and head for the salsa bars in the hip Noria district of Santa Cruz.
The locally made Arico cheese is a real favourite here. Coated in paprika, the rich, smoky goat’s cheese topped the World Cheese Awards in 2008. There’s the local brew, too – Canary Island rum. To best appreciate its nectar-like flavour, Ron Miel – a mix of rum and local honey – is usually taken neat.
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Price per person
£ 137Self Catering
£ 137Half Board
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