Holidays to Tenerife 2016 / 2017
Tenerife holidays have been a staple of British life since the 19th century, when Queen Victoria went there to escape the gloomy British weather. With the island just a few hours flying time away and year-round sunshine practically guaranteed, holidays to Tenerife are just as popular today. Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, which means more resorts and activities are available. Co-operative Travel offers cheap holidays to Tenerife's most popular resorts throughout the year, so you can get the best deals to suit you.
Booking Ahead - Tenerife Holidays in 2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Tenerife holidays in 2017.
Booking ahead for your 2017 holiday to Tenerife has real advantages. Parents can save time and money by planning a Tenerife family holiday now. And, for that extra peace of mind, you can book time off work in advance to avoid the half term and summer holiday rush.
Book a holiday to Tenerife for 2017 and save money now.
Tenerife – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands in Spain. It is known for its warm weather, its carnivals and its popular holiday resorts. Dominating Tenerife is Mt Teide which stands at 7,500m tall and is one of the world’s largest volcanoes.
Ideal Time to Go: Tenerife has good holiday weather all year round, but the most popular time to holiday in Tenerife is during the winter months because of the warm but very bearable weather. We recommend going in November-December as it is before peak season so you can get cheap holiday deals and avoid the large crowds that peak season in Tenerife sees.
Weather: Tenerife has a very warm climate with an annual average temperature of 20°C. Tenerife’s warmest months are July-September with an average temperature of around 23°C. The coolest months in Tenerife are December-February with an average temperature of 17°C. Tenerife doesn’t experience large quantities of rainfall; the wettest month in Tenerife is December with 56mm of rainfall over 6 days. During the middle of the year Tenerife doesn’t get any notable amounts of rain.
Flight Time: A direct flight from London to Tenerife takes around 4 and a half hours
Time Difference: Tenerife shares the same time as the UK.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Tenerife’s flag is the exact same as the Scottish flag.
Top Tip: For a cheap but tasty holiday dining experience go for the ‘menu del dia’ whenever you see one around Tenerife, you can have a three course meal, bread & a glass of wine, beer or water for around 7-10 euros (around £5-£8).
Places to Go on Your Tenerife Holiday
Tenerife is a great place with many wonderful holiday activities to take part in and gorgeous sights to see. Here are our top picks for places to visit during your Tenerife holiday.
Auditorio De Tenerife – This building alone is a spectacle to behold; the fine architecture and craftsmanship of the building are nothing short of mesmerising, its unique style and innovation is enough to have anyone’s jaw hit the ground. There’s always many events taking place inside the building too, such as; conferences, conventions, product launches and much more.
Siam Park – Also referred to as ‘The Water Kingdom’ Siam Park is one of the most exciting places to visit during your Tenerife holiday whether you’re a child or an adult. You can obviously take part in many water based holiday activities whilst you’re there, or you can relax and admire the views in one of many of their designated ‘chill areas’. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is just for the kids though, as well as many child-friendly holiday activities on site, there are also more extreme ventures to partake in for the adrenaline junkies out there.
Mount Teide – If you enjoy sightseeing or hiking holidays then you must pay a visit to Mount Teide during your Tenerife holiday. As one of the largest volcanoes in the world, Mount Teide is a great example of nature at its finest. Mount Teide is free to visit so is perfect for a cheap day out during your Tenerife holiday.
Holiday Activities in Tenerife
Just three hundred kilometres from the North African coast, Tenerife enjoys an average temperature of around 23°C throughout the year. This means superb weather whenever you book a holiday to Tenerife. This island has a variable climate which has been compared to that of the Galapagos Islands. This has allowed many species of fauna and flora to flourish. People book all inclusive Tenerife holidays for a variety of reasons. For some, it’s the superb beaches and water sports; for others, it’s the chance to explore natural wonders like Mount Teide National Park, home to the third largest volcano in the world. With two hundred and seventeen miles of coastline, there's no shortage of resorts to book all inclusive holidays to Tenerife, with a wide selection of hotels, villas and apartments at down-to-earth prices.
From the Victorian elegance of Puerto de la Cruz, to the lively ambience of purpose-built Playa de las Americas, there are cheap holidays to Tenerife to suit every holidaymaker. If you enjoy a cosmopolitan atmosphere with plenty of shops and restaurants, then the capital city of Santa Cruz, on the northeast coast may be ideal for you. With a mile-long beach of golden sand and a striking mountain backdrop, the city also has many historic attractions and cultural events – including the famous Tenerife Carnival at Easter. The nearby original capital of La Laguna is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you love culture, then Tenerife holidays at Las Caletillas is recommended. This destination is known for its mysterious Guimar Step Pyramids – and some of Tenerife’s prettiest beaches.
Whether you want to go whale watching at Los Gigantes, or people watching at Los Cristianos, at Co-operative Travel we have plenty of cheap Tenerife holiday offers to suit your style.
How to Get There
Tenerife has been a really popular holiday destination for years, because of this; direct holiday flights to Tenerife tend to be very common in airports all over the UK at cheap prices all year round. We recommend flying directly to Tenerife as opposed to taking connecting flights as this often works out cheaper and is always quicker and easier than having to switch over.
Map of Tenerife