Ten Reasons Why Tenerife is an Unbeatable Holiday Destination

Fri, October 14th, 2011 - By Jack Montgomery

There might be holiday destinations that seem more exotic, serve tastier cuisine, have better beaches, offer a more cultural experience, are sexier and reach hotter temperatures (at certain times of the year anyway), but when you consider the whole package, it’s difficult to come up with a holiday destination that can top Tenerife.

Here are ten reasons why:


Weather on Tenerife
Tenerife’s number one tourist magnet is the weather. It can rain occasionally during winter months, but the reality is that visitors can enjoy long sunny days when they can sunbathe and swim in the sea during any month in the year whether staying in Los Cristianos in the south or Puerto de la Cruz in the north.

Tenerife is Safe
Whether you’re a visitor or live on Tenerife, one of its attractions is that the island is very, very safe.   You can walk the streets in the early hours and dance at all night fiestas with complete confidence. The more traditional the town, the safer it feels. Lone girls walk the streets of the capital Santa Cruz without worry.

For visitors who like the familiarity of hearing their own language, just about everyone in Tenerife’s southern resorts speaks good English; in fact try to converse with anyone in Spanish in Playa de las Américas and the chances are the replies will be in English – even if the person is actually Spanish. Five minutes from the resorts and it’s a different scene where you’ll need your Spanish phrase book to hand.

Tenerife is Good Value
It’s cheap to eat out on Tenerife, even if you’re staying in some of the ‘upmarket’ areas around Costa Adeje. Opt for the menu del dia in a traditional restaurant and a 2-3 course meal with a drink can come in at well under €10.

It’s not Far From Britain
If you want warm winter sun without having to travel half way around the world, there’s no better option. The Caribbean might sound sexier, but Tenerife’s closer.


Tenerife is Child Friendly
The Spanish love children. Take the brood into a traditional Canarian restaurant and the staff will fuss over them rather than get fussy over them.

Timeshare Touts & Hawkers
They exist in the main resorts especially Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje and Puerto de la Cruz (hawkers only), but in small numbers. Mostly visitors can stroll around without being continually hassled. Canarian towns like Garachico, La Orotava and La Laguna are totally tout free.

People are Friendly
The Canarian people are friendly and welcoming especially if visitors try a bit of Spanish. Even an hola and a gracias will reap rewards and a friendly smile.


Choice of Resort & Holiday
Purpose built resorts, traditional Canarian towns, quaint villages, rural idylls, cultural city breaks – Tenerife can deliver all of these.

Mount Teide
Spain’s highest mountain and the third largest volcano in the world is simply Tenerife’s crowning jewel. Where else has a mountain that casts a shadow on the sea?

Posted : Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 10:44 am
Category : about tenerife
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