Tenerife - what is worth knowing?

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Are you dreaming of a holiday in Tenerife? Find out what you should know before going to the Canary Islands. Discover the most interesting resorts and the greatest attractions of Tenerife.

Tenerife is the largest and most popular of the Canary Islands. It is a great place for a vacation at any time of the year. Unusual landscapes, a large and varied hotel base, and countless attractions for adults and children. All this means that for years the island has been at the forefront of destinations most often chosen for holidays. Tenerife is perfect for a quiet, all inclusive family holiday, and for an active holiday for two. Where is the best place to stay when you want to explore the island? When to travel with children? We present the most important information that you should know before your holiday in Tenerife .


Tenerife - when to go on vacation?

In Tenerife, the tourist season lasts all year round. Excursions to the Canary Islands in late autumn and winter are very popular among tourists. However, it should be remembered that between November and March there is the greatest probability of rainfall and strong winds, especially in the northern part of the island. The average annual temperature of Tenerife is 22 ° C, and during the Polish winter, thermometers rarely drop below 18 ° C. Spring and early fall are a great time to vacation in Tenerife. April, May and October is the best time to explore the island in peace, as well as travel with children without the tiring heat. The peak of the tourist season is the warmest months - June, July, August and September. It is a great choice for lovers of sunbathing and swimming in the ocean.

Regardless of when we go on vacation to Tenerife, remember that:

  • at any time of the year the northern part of the island is slightly cooler and more humid than the south;
  • located in the central part of Tenerife, the Pico del Teide volcano is the highest peak in all of Spain. When going on a trip here, even in the middle of summer, you need to take warmer clothes with you. In winter, however, snow can make the trip impossible.

Tenerife - what is worth seeing? The biggest attractions of the island

For families with children, the biggest attractions in Tenerife are Loro Park and Siam Park . The first is a zoo and botanical garden with dolphin or sea lion shows, wild animals and huge aquariums. The second attraction is the largest aquapark in Europe with an area of 185,000 m2. There is also a recommended water park in Costa Adeje - Aqualand .

There are also many attractions in Tenerife for lovers of nature and wonderful landscapes. Everyone who loves nature should go to the Pico del Teide volcano , a cruise to the impressive cliffs of Los Gigantes and a trekking along the Masca gorge . An interesting and worth seeing place is also the Botanical Garden in Puerto de la Cruz .


A must-see for every sun-loving person is a trip to the famous golden beach of Playa de Las Teresitas . On the way, it is worth visiting the capital of Tenerife - Santa Cruz de Tenerife . However, if you want to try your hand at surfing, be sure to go to the intimate town of El Médano in the south of the island. There are excellent conditions for practicing water sports.

Where to stay during your holidays in Tenerife? Recommended places

The largest resort in the south of Tenerife is the area of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos . It is a great choice for people who like to party until dawn! Along the long promenade there are many bars, restaurants and discos.

For a family holiday, choose all-inclusive hotels around the resort of Costa Adeje . It is a slightly quieter part of the south coast of the island, known for its many activities for children. The largest of them is Siam Park, recognized as one of the best aquaparks in the world.

A great base for exploring Tenerife are the vicinity of the resort of Puerto de la Cruz , located north of the Pico del Teide volcano. In the city itself, it is worth seeing the picturesque old town, as well as visiting the Loro Park located on the outskirts.

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