Visiting Tenerife

For many Europeans, Tenerife is hard to turn down. Dirt-cheap package deals and discount flights have made this the most popular of the Canary Islands (which are located closer to Africa than to their mother country—Spain). Hence Tenerife’s crowds, high-rise mega-resorts, seaside promenades, and round-the-clock parties. But this fun-loving island has nothing to apologize for. Tenerife may not be a sophisticated place, but for a quick tropical escape that’s easy on the wallet, it’s tough to beat.... Read More For many Europeans, Tenerife is hard to turn down. Dirt-cheap package deals and discount flights have made this the most popular of the Canary Islands (which are located closer to Africa than to their mother country—Spain). Hence Tenerife’s crowds, high-rise mega-resorts, seaside promenades, and round-the-clock parties. But this fun-loving island has nothing to apologize for. Tenerife may not be a sophisticated place, but for a quick tropical escape that’s easy on the wallet, it’s tough to beat.    Close

Stories and Tips Tenerife

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Alcala

Written by Joy S on 20 Nov, 2012

Our hotel was in the sleepy little town of Alcala, on the south west coast of Tenerife. There is not much to the town - it is just a little bolthole. It has a very relaxed air and you instantly forget and disregard…Read More


Hints and Tips - Part 2

Written by Joy S on 20 Nov, 2012

* Some parts of Tenerife are very developed and cater for the mass market. We visited Playa de las Americas and a couple of the other main resorts out of curiousity. They are heavily developed, not particularly tatty, but still comercialised with slot…Read More


Tips and Hints - Part 1

Written by Joy S on 19 Nov, 2012

* Flying time from the UK to Tenerife is around 4.5 hours. On the way back for us, the flight took just 3.5 hours. There is a lot of choice of airlines and flights from the UK to the Canary Islands. There…Read More


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Tenerife Overview

Written by Joy S on 17 Nov, 2012

Tenerife is the biggest island in the Canary Islands and is also probably the most well-known. 10 million people visit this island every year - in October we were some of those.In the past, we thought of Tenerife as a sun, sand and sea…Read More


Canary Islands Overview

Written by Joy S on 17 Nov, 2012

We had always dismissed the Canary Islands as a holiday destination - not for us, we thought, believing the islands to be only for package holidaymakers in search of sun, sea and sand. Nothing cultural or interesting, and a destination that, until now, we…Read More


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Ride here in a bicycle made for two, three, four...

Written by lak11 on 25 Jun, 2012

I recently spent a holiday in Lanzarote, in Spain’s Canary Islands. I hadn’t found much availability with flights and accommodation, as this was the schools half term week in Britain, and the week of the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebration. It was last minute and…Read More


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Santa Cruz de la Palma

Written by Jctravel1983 on 28 Nov, 2010

Santa CruzSanta Cruz is located on the east coast of La Palma, one of the Canary Islands. The city has about 18,000 inhabitants. It is situated on the Atlantic Ocean. The city has a large port, with regular big cruise ships docks. There is also…Read More


Lanzarote with a Baby

Written by catsholiday on 04 Jul, 2010

LANZAROTE is the most northerly of the Canary Islands and is also one of the smaller islands. The first impression you get as you drive out of the airport is how black it is and as the most recent volcanic activity was only in the…Read More


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Icod de los Vinos

Written by MALUSE on 23 Feb, 2010

If you’re holidaying in Puerto de la Cruz on the north coast of Tenerife and feel like a day out, the town of Icod de los Vinos is an option. It’s 20 km to the west but doesn’t have direct access to the sea like…Read More


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Tenerife

Written by MALUSE on 01 Sep, 2009

Of all the seven Canary Islands Tenerife is the most varied in landscape and vegetation, the reason being the Teide, Spain’s highest mountain, 3.717 m (12.198 feet). It divides the island into the yellow-grey, arid south and the green, lush north of permanent spring. The…Read More


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