Tenerife is popular with people from around the world, although the weather is one of the main reasons why people continue to visit year after year since you’re almost guaranteed to see sunshine all year.
This is consistently one of the top sunny destinations for Brits in winter, so if you’re looking to get away from it all in 2016, here are some reasons why Tenerife should be your first choice:
The Teide National Park
If you’re in the area, you simply must visit Teide National Park and take the cable car to the top of Spain’s highest mountain, Mount Teide. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts panoramic views over the island so be sure to bring a camera.
This aquatic playground of adrenalin-inducing rides and water slides is Thai-themed, something which may seem a little weird but it’s a good idea to just go with it. Float down the lazy river or scream your lungs out on the Tower of Power slide (picture an almost vertical 90ft drop), this is the perfect place to visit if you’re bringing the kids along on vacation (or simply the young at heart).
Playa Del Duque
The gorgeous pale sand beach here could trick you into thinking you’re in the Caribbean. Playa del Duque is backed by high-end shopping, chic cafes and five-star hotels, and overlooks its next-door neighbour, the island of La Gomera. The waters are calm enough for swimming, or you can simply lie on the beach and enjoy the winter sunshine.
Numerous restaurants and bars
In Tenerife, you’ll find some of the best restaurants around, along with cars to suit even the most discerning tastes. Try El Rincono de Juan Carlos which is a family restaurant located in Los Gigantes, where you’ll find dishes of a Michellin-standard (using locally sourced ingredients). One of the best bars is St Eugenes which is both lively and family-friendly, with a small dance floor packed with singers providing nightly entertainment. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun, and you’ll find the bar service efficient.
Tenerife is popular for scuba divers, and you’ll find numerous dive schools and operations for both beginner and experienced divers. The temperature varies from around 18 degrees in January up to 25-26 degrees in August. Visitors can feed stingrays at Las Galletas or dive around the harbour wall near Puerto de la Cruz to see amazing volcanic rock formations.
Other popular water sports include surfing, jet-skiing, and wind surfing.
Cost and Convenience
Tenerife can be a destination which gives you excellent value for money. You’ll find low-cost flights from many different cities such as London, Brimingham Leeds, Belfast, Aberdeen, Dublin and Cardiff, and with most flights under 5 hours, you’ll be able to make the most of your holiday time without losing hours in transit and on transportation. In fact the convenience remains one of the main reasons why Tenerife has continued to grow in popularity throughout the years.