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Where to stay in Tenerife


With its volcanic sands, natural landscapes and lively towns, there’s so much to experience on a holiday to Tenerife. But which resort is the perfect place for your Canary Island holiday? Read on to find out…

Known for its year-round climate and breathtaking panoramas, it’s no surprise that a Tenerife holiday is a big hit. With mighty Mount Teide dominating the island’s landscape, and gorgeous beaches peppered along the shore, it’s the ideal destination for a getaway.

Whether you’re a family wanting fun in the sun, a couple craving a romantic retreat or friends pining for an adventure, a holiday to Tenerife has something for everyone! That’s why we’ve narrowed down seven of our favourite Tenerife resorts to kick-start your dream Canary Island holiday.

1. Costa Adeje
2. Playa De Las Americas
3. Los Cristianos
4. Puerto de la Cruz
5. Los Gigantes
6. Playa Paraiso
7. Golf del Sur


Costa Adeje

With its Blue Flag beaches, swanky shopping centre and marvellous marina, you can expect a touch of glitz on a Costa Adeje holiday. Splash about in the waters at Playa Fanabe or opt for the tranquil, golden hues of Playa del Duque. Couples will love dreamy setting of luxury yachts at sunset in Puerto Colon, and the bars of San Eugenio are the perfect way to end the night.

Fancy something active? Head to Golf Costa Adeje for a game on the championship course. You can play the full 18 holes or practise your technique on the driving range. And if golf isn’t your thing, why not venture onto the open waters for some whale-watching in the Atlantic? A unique Tenerife holiday experience.


Playa De Las Americas

From scenic strolls to neon-lit nights, Playa De Las Americas holidays are always a crowd-pleaser. Beach-hop between the six sandy beaches or take the mini-train along the coastline. Enjoy a wild day out at Siam Park with our Experience More hotels. Or grab your friends and ride the banana boats for the ultimate thrill.

As the sun begins to set, watch this buzzing Tenerife resort come to life. Treat the family to dinner and live music or enjoy a taste of home at one of the infamous Brit bars. Enjoy a romantic evening overlooking the beachfront at Papagayo Beach Club, complete with delicious dishes and cocktails to die for. And as the night rolls in, party-goers can dance until dawn along Veronica’s Strip.


Los Cristianos

Head to Los Cristianos and join the hustle and bustle of this lively seaside town. With three beaches to choose from, you’ll have plenty of spots to catch some rays. Sunbathe on the gold Saharan sands of Playa de las Vistas or take a dip in the calm waters at Los Cristianos Beach. Shop until you drop at the beautifully designed Parque Santiago VI shopping centre. If adventure’s your thing, hop aboard a ferry to the neighbouring islands of La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro.

Foodies can make the most of the delightful dishes available on this Tenerife holiday. Indulge in fresh seafood at a harbourside restaurant and dine on local tapas along the promenade. Looking for nightlife? Head to the bars and clubs of Centro Comercial San Telmo for cheap drinks and thumping beats.

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Puerto de la Cruz

Situated at the top of Tenerife, you’ll be dazzled by Puerto de la Cruz’s traditional Spanish charm. While you can stroll down the cobbled streets of La Orotava to discover local island life, you can also venture to Loro Parque for a fun day out in one of Europe’s largest wildlife parks. Enjoy a meal overlooking the Orotava valley at La Monastare’s authentic restaurants, before wandering through its stunning grounds.

While there’s plenty to explore, you can also savour some well-earned relaxation. Lounge on the black sands of Playa Jardin, surrounded by exotic botanical gardens. Or, unwind at Lago Martinez, a lido complex combining seawater pools with an open-air museum of contemporary art. The options are endless in Puerto de la Cruz.


Los Gigantes

Love an adventure? Look no further than Los Gigantes. Overlooking the town and harbour, the dramatic 'Cliffs of the Giants' provide ample opportunity to explore Tenerife’s landscapes. Experienced hikers can follow the Masca walking trail for close-up views of the cliffs. After a great photo opportunity? Head to nearby Mirador Archipenque for an inspiring panorama.

When you need to take a break, Los Gigantes Port is the ideal place to return to. Bag a table outside for a light refreshment and some tasty tapas. Or venture beyond the marina for some live music and comedy in the local bars – the perfect pick-me-up.


Playa Paraiso

You’re in for some serious seaside fun on a Playa Paraiso holiday. Boasting tranquil beaches and guaranteed, this sun-soaked scene is great for everyone. Wander across the pebbles of Las Galgas beach or enjoy a bite to eat at Playa de Ajabo’s popular barbecue restaurant. Thanks to Costa Adeje being on your doorstep, you can shop the high-end boutiques and hit the swanky bars any time!

During your stay in Playa Paraiso, why not make the most of the brilliant diving facilities and try your hand at some underwater exploration? Keep an eye out for turtles and starfish as you trace the seabed around Tenerife’s west coast – an amazing holiday memory.


Golf del Sur

Get ready for some serious golfing on a Tenerife holiday to Golf del Sur. Having hosted various spells of the Tenerife Open, you can swing like the pros all afternoon at Golf del Sur golf course. So, hire some clubs or bring your own and get set for 27 holes of tricky water obstacles and deep black-sand bunkers.

But don’t worry, there’s more to this Tenerife resort than just the golf courses! Wander through the impressive scenes of vast cliffs and sweeping ocean or catch some rays around your hotel’s pool. Plus, in the evenings, the bars and restaurants lay on gastronomic delights and live music.

So, which of our Tenerife resorts has your dream holiday written all over it?

Posted: 11th Dec 2019. Jet2 Holidays Jet2 City Breaks Jet2 Villas