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Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and sits close to the west coast of Northern Africa. The south of Tenerife has become a popular tourist hot spot as it contains the greatest concentration of hotels and apartments on the island, but you can still find many traditional towns and villages.
There’s a diverse range of accommodation on offer in Tenerife South, catering for both all-inclusive family holidays and romantic couple getaways. The most popular places to stay are in Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos and Las Americas.
There are plenty of low cost accommodation options in Tenerife South, whether you want a self-catering apartment or a cheap and cheerful hotel near the airport.
Sol Sun Beach Apartamentos are located on the Adeje coastline, right next to Fanabe Beach. The complex has fully-equipped apartments that are ideal for large families and groups of friends. The facilities are quite basic here but there’s an outdoor pool to swim in as well as a restaurant and bar. If you would rather stay in Playa de las Americas Apartamentos Oro Blanco offers a range of comfortable apartments and a great outdoor pool, complete with a hot tub and sauna to help make your holiday even more relaxing. This complex is found just 700m from Troya Beach and the popular beaches of Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos are all within walking distance.
Apartamentos Caribe are also found in the resort of Playa de las Americas and are situated just 600 metres from the beachfront and Siam Water Park. There are many facilities on site including an outdoor pool, a tennis court, a mini golf course, a games room and every apartment comes with a private balcony. Whilst Hotel Aeropuerto Sur is conveniently located in San Isidro, just seven minute’s drive away from Reina Sofia Airport. You will have full access to a gym and a pool here, as well as free Wi-Fi.
If you’re thinking of staying in Los Cristianos the Flintstones-themed Sol Princesa Dacil Hotel provides a variety of family-friendly rooms and a wide range of facilities such as a tennis court, a games room and a children’s playground. You are not far from the beach either as the hotel lies just 200m from the beach of Los Cristianos.
There are many different types of self-catering accommodation options in Tenerife South; some even are located right by a golf course!
The Compostela Beach Golf Club II Apartments is a complex made up of low-rise apartments situated near the Las Americas Golf Course and the resort of Playa De Las Americas. This is the perfect place for any keen golfer as the 18-hole course is right on your doorstep as well as an outdoor swimming pool. Another place to try are the Aguamarina Golf Apartments, located in the Golf del Sur resort of southern Tenerife. The apartments are just 150 metres from the nearest beach and are within easy reach to the Amarilla and Golf del Sur courses. Each apartment also comes with a fully equipped kitchenette.
Royal Park Albatros is also set within the Golf Del Sur Resort and is only 100 metres from the beachfront. All apartments on the complex come with a living room and sofa bed as well as a fully equipped kitchen. If you specify you will also be able to get a balcony which overlooks the outdoor swimming pool below.
There are many all-inclusive hotels and resorts located in the south of Tenerife, even though these hotels can be rather pricey, you can sit back and relax knowing everything has been paid for.
Melia Jardines del Teide All Inclusive can be found in the area of Adeje, overlooking the Playa del Duque Beach. On site there are a wide variety of entertainment facilities and sport activities available such as a nightclub, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.
Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf – All Inclusive is another hotel complex situated close to the sea. This stylish property in Los Abrigos can be found right next to the San Blas environmental reserve and offers facilities such as a kayaking lake and a large outdoor swimming pool.
On the other hand you could always try the all-inclusive HD Parque Cristobal Tenerife in Playa de las Americas. This relaxing hotel is located close to many beaches including Las Americas Beach, Troya Beach and Los Cristianos Beach. It also features two outdoor swimming pools, a poolside bar and a kids club. Many attractions are nearby as well as Veronicas Strip is within walking distance and the Magma Art and Congress Centre.
On the Beach
Many hotels in Tenerife South are located by the sea in Costa Adeje or Playa de las Americas.
Dream Hotel Gran Tacande & Spa is situated in the popular area of Costa Adeje, next to the famous beach of Playa del Duque. On site you will be able to choose from two saltwater swimming pools, a Jacuzzi and for the kids there’s a designated children’s pool. Or you could always try the four-star Dream Hotel Noelia Sur, which is found just a few minutes walk from the beach in Playa de las Americas. Every day you will be able to enjoy a different themed meal at the buffet including special Canarian and Mexican nights. You will also be able to watch the “show cooking corner” on certain nights of the week. If you want to stay active whilst on holiday, you can take part in activities including aqua aerobics.
The Mediterranean Palace is a luxurious hotel found in Playa de las Americas Beach in Tenerife. This five-star Mediterranean themed hotel offers a 1,000m2 outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by a spacious sun bathing area complete with sun loungers and parasols. Another place to stay in the Mare Nostrum Resort is the relaxing Hotel Cleopatra Palace. This place is located near Playa del Camison Beach and boasts a ‘Roman Swimming Pool’ made up of marble columns and statues. If you are lucky you may also be able to get a room and balcony with its own ‘plunge pool’ which overlooks the hotel grounds.
The Iberostar Torviscas Playa four-star hotel is another all-inclusive option situated in Costa Adeje. The hotel is situated right by the beachfront and features a large outdoor swimming pool, sunbathing area and a delicious buffet.
There are a variety of luxurious four-star and five-star hotels in South Tenerife, ideal for both families and couples looking for a relaxing getaway.
Located in Adeje is the five-star Hotel Suite Villa Maria. This distinctive complex is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and is close to the neighbouring Costa Adeje golf course. Spend your time relaxing in a Jacuzzi here, or take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool. Whilst if you want a truly relaxing holiday stay at the five-star Dream Hotel Gran Tacande & Spa, which offers a spa area, complete with seawater springs and special treatments. The Dream Gran Tacande is also located next to the famous beach of playa Del Duque and overlooks the island of La Gomera.
The Abama Golf and Spa Resort is a large, remote complex found in Guia de Isora, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Walking around the lush green grounds you will find nine outdoor pools, a spa, a golf course and tennis courts. Or why not stay at the four-star
H10 Las Palmeras in Playa De Las Americas which is a great location for families as there are so many activities to choose from including a games room, a gym, four tennis courts and a bar with nightly entertainment.
The south of Tenerife has a selection of affordable and top end spa hotels.
Hotel Spa Villalba is found in the charming village of Vilaflor and borders the Parque Nacional del Teide. Whether you want a relaxing walk to Mount Teide or fancy a spa treatment, this hotel has it all. On the other hand Hotel Cleopatra Palace, located on the Beach of The Americas offers a four-star experience featuring an atmospheric Roman Pool and Jacuzzi. If you book early you will also be able to secure a room with its own private pool on the terrace and if you want a spa treatment just head over to the Mare Nostrum Spa at Mare Nostrum Resort.
El Nogal Hotel Boutique & Spa is a tranquil and stunning countryside property found close to the Parque Nacional del Teide. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind as you can sit in one of the reading rooms and enjoy a good book, or receive a spa treatment and take a dip in the swimming pool.
Tenerife South has no shortage of family friendly hotels which cover both ends of the price range.
Hotel Suite Villa Maria in Costa Adeje features many different activities including squash courts, a gym, a children’s crèche and two swimming pools to choose from. Whilst the Dream Hotel Gran Tacande & Spa offers a variety of spacious rooms, as well as two salt water swimming pools to choose from and an inviting Jacuzzi for the adults.
Apartamentos Tropical Park is another great place to take the kids along. These colourful apartments feature balconies which overlook the outdoor pool and Atlantic Ocean. On site you will also find a buffet restaurant and a gym if you want to keep active, whilst if you want to spend the day by the beach, Callao Salvaje is only 150 metres away. Also in Adeje you will find the three-star Club Marazul, which offers outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool. There is also a restaurant on the grounds as well as a grocery and convenience store if you forget any necessities.
If you’re looking for a romantic hotel in Tenerife South you will have no trouble. The best spots are by the beach in Costa Adeje or by Teide National Park.
Parador de las Canadas del Teide boasts stunning views out over Mount Teide and Teide National Park as it is the only building to be located in the surrounding area. This is the perfect romantic spot as once the sun starts to set you will instantly notice the stars are clearer here than most places in earth! You may even be lucky and spot the Milky Way! On the other hand Hotel Suite Villa Maria in Costa Adeje offers two large swimming pools in beautiful tropical surroundings. If you want to stay active there’s also a gym on site, as well as a squash and tennis court.
If you want somewhere truly exclusive the Dream Hotel Gran Tacande & Spa in Costa Adeje offers 5-star luxury accommodation. Take a stroll round the beautiful grounds and marvel at the interior, designed in the style of a traditional Canarian mansion. Or why not stay at the Regency Country Club, Apartments Suites in the residential area of Chayofa. This complex is only five minutes away from Los Cristianos and Playa de las Vistas Beach. You will feel like you are on holiday in the Carribean whilst staying here.
Boutique & B&Bs
There are many quirky and traditional Spanish boutiques or B&Bs found in the south of Tenerife.
Villa Las Dunas is a small family run modern guesthouse, situated in the area of El Medano. There are a range of villas on offer, which boasts views across the Atlantic Ocean and over the nearby mountains. This area is a great place for sports enthusiasts as kite surfing, windsurfing and mountain biking are all popular types of sports in El Medano. Or if this does not appeal to you why not stay at the four-star family-friendly Hotel Reveron Plaza in La Playa de Los Cristianos which offers a swimming pool and a 24-hour front desk for all your needs.
If you’re looking for a homely environment then the 12-room Surf Resort Hotel in San Miguel might be just for you. This comfortable and stylish hotel offers a unique experience like no other in the area and boasts a great restaurant and outdoor swimming pool. Or if you want a more authentic Spanish hotel try Senderos de Abona in Granadilla de Abona. This hotel is made up of a collection of historic buildings and cobbled courtyards that overlook the beautiful traditional village below.
Near the Airport
The closest airport to Tenerife South is Reina Sofia Airport, located in municipality of Granadilla de Abona. You will find there are many hotels situated near this airport.
You will find the Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf complex a 20-minute drive away from the airport in Los Abrigos, which is right by the sea and the San Blas environmental reserve. This stylish accommodation offers six swimming pools and an inviting sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols. Or why not stay at the four-star Vincci Tenerife Golf Hotel, found only 5km away from Reina Sofia Airport. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind, as there is a spa on site, as well as a swimming pool and Turkish bath area.
An even closer place to stay is Hotel Aeropuerto Sur, situated just 2.3km from the airport. You will also find the spectacular beaches of El Medano are just a short drive away, but if you would rather stay in the grounds there is even a swimming pool on the roof! Another option is to stay at Aparthotel Cordial Golf Plaza, which backs out on to the Golf del Sur complex with breathtaking views over the Amarilla Golf Course. This four-star complex offers a variety of studios and apartments with there own Jacuzzis and well-equipped kitchens. This place is also only ten miles away from the airport.