Holiday Information for Tenerife South , Canary Islands
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, which is the most visited archipelago in Spain.
The landscape has been shaped by volcanic eruptions, which have given the island a distinctive triangular shaped form, as well as shaping the underwater scenery, making Tenerife a Mecca for scuba divers.
Tenerife South stretches from the coasts of Candelaria to Santiago del Teide.
The weather and temperature in the southern part of Tenerife make it one of the most sought after destinations on the island because it is the warmest and driest area. Tenerife is known as the âisland of eternal springâ due to the fact that it enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year.
Types of Tenerife Holidays
The main attractions of Tenerife are the beaches, year round good weather and the nightlife.
Families and older travellers come to the island for a beach holiday, while younger holiday makers spend their days on the beaches and their evenings enjoying the nightlife the area is renowned for.
The water sports here are also a main draw, with scuba diving being one of the main ones.
The Main Holiday Season in Tenerife
The southern part of Tenerife enjoys a unique and idyllic climate because of its location and geography. It is considerably drier and warmer compared to all other parts of the island. It is one of the reasons why many UK holiday makers often prefer this part of the island.
The island enjoys a Mediterranean climate that provides warm and sunny weather throughout the year, so a holiday in Tenerife at any time of the year is possible and promises preferable weather to that seen in the UK, no matter what the time of year.
Popular Activities / Excursions in Tenerife
There are plenty of attractions in Tenerife South, both on the coast and more inland.
A few of the must-visit places are the Pyramids at Guimar (a six step pyramid constructed in the 1800âs), Sitio Litre (orchid garden), the Bioclimatic Village, Observatorio Del Tiede (astronomical installation in the mountains), Loro Park (oldest established zoo in the region) and of course the Medieval Castle.
Water excursions include diving, whale and
dolphin cruises and yacht island expeditions. Water sports activities such as
kite surfing, wind surfing and more are abundant on all of the beaches of Tenerife especially in the southern part where water is
calmer and clearer.
Beaches in Tenerife
The coastline of Tenerife is composed mainly of volcanic ashes. The sand is black, which makes it beautiful and unique, even if it doesnât sound like it.
Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos are the two biggest beaches in the south of Tenerife. The water is the calmest in these areas and is perfect for swimming for people all ages, including young children.
Playa de las Vistas, which is located in the middle of the two is considered to be the most accessible, especially for the disabled.
El Demado, in contrast, is famous for water sports such as wind surfing and kite surfing, thanks to the prevailing winds making for the ideal conditions.
The nightlife of Tenerife is one of the many factors that makes it a major tourist destination for students and the 18-30 crowd. Tenerife has the busiest and the liveliest nightlife in the whole of the Canary Islands.
It offers international DJâs, foam parties and late night bars. Playa de las Americas is where the party scene is most vibrant. It can be found in three areas: Veronica Strip; The Patch; and Starco.
For the main clubbing area, Veronica Strip is the place to be, with a wide variety of clubs, which are frequented by international DJs, with different parties on throughout the week.
For one of Tenerifeâs most famous clubs though, head to Starco, which is where Tramps Tenerife Nightclub
Veronica Strip is popular with its large selection of clubs, international DJâs and different music for partying until dawn.
The San Telmo area in Los Cristianos is also known to have a wide array of options.
There are plenty of options when it comes to accommodation in Tenerife, regardless of your budget.
One good option is the Hotel RF Astoria. You canât go wrong with this centrally located hotel that includes amenities such as kitchenette and swimming pool as well as an affordable price. Rooms start at just Â£17 per night.
Hotel Monopol is also great value for money. Rooms start at just Â£20 per night and they even allow pets. Amenities include a private restaurant and swimming pool and a central location, close to many attractions.
The Royal Park Albatros hotel is another great option. With rooms starting at just Â£28 per night, amenities include kitchenette, bathroom with hair dryer, swimming pool, restaurant, bar/lounge, free on-site parking and free high speed internet access. There are also a number of golf courses in the general vicinity for the golf aficionado.
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