Tenerife, Canary Islands
Tenerife is an island of contrasts
A sunny mix of Spanish hospitality and a little North African spice, with a pulsating coast and rugged inland, this is a jewel in the Atlantic, with lazy beach days, long, leisurely evenings and a passion for fiestas.
|Time zone:||GMT (Summer GMT+1 hour)|
|Flight Time:||4 hours 30|
|Holiday type:||Beach, Summer sun, Winter sun|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 16.1░C
Rainfall: 608.1mm a year
Take a trip up to the summit of Mount Tiede – one of Europe’s largest volcanoes – with its truly dramatic cauldron.
Must eat at:
For modern Canarian cuisine with an eye on the future, book a table at the Restaurant Los Naranjeros in Arona for a truly delicious take on local specialities.
Must be there for:
The end of Carnival (February or March, depending on the calendar) is marked in a curious way with the annual street theatre performance of The Donkeys of Guimar, followed, later in the week, by children’s parties and a carnival parade.
- If you’re looking for somewhere to stay with a fusion of boutique and chic, the 20-room Hotel San Roque, flanked by the Teno Mountains, is a tasteful refurbishment of a 17th Century mansion, now home to an eclectic art collection and a rather fine wine cellar.
- It might seem an odd place to hire a ship of the desert, but there’s no better way to see the lunar landscape of the Tenerife interior than atop a camel. They’re relatively easy to book.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit the Canary Islands.
Duty free shopping:
Although Tenerife is part of Spain which is in Europe, the Canary Islands are outside of the EU Value Added Tax Area so you can benefit from duty free prices on certain items purchased when travelling to Tenerife through our terminals. More information.