The lovely sun-drenched island of Tenerife is always a winner for holidays. Whether you’re travelling with the family, as a couple or with friends; whether you’re after a luxury escape in a top-notch spa or you’re looking for cheap holidays to Tenerife as a last-minute getaway, you can always count on this little gem to provide a week or two of fun, sun and good times.
Here’s a rundown of some of the must-sees and must-dos on any trip to Tenerife.
Nature Excursions: The Canary Islands are on a major migration route for whales and dolphins, so hop on a whale or dolphin-spotting excursion and look out for bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, white whales and even sperm whales. You’ll also find submarine safaris which are a great way to experience the Canaries’ underworld world without getting wet.
Hiking & Biking: Explore Teide National Park and whizz to the top of Mt Teide – the tallest peak in Spain – by cable car. The views are definitely worth it. The National Park is home to many weird and wonderful sights caused by ancient volcanic eruptions, such as bizarre rock formations and the giant crater atop Mt Teide.
Water Sports: The strong trade winds that whip around the coastline of the Canary Islands make this holiday destination the perfect place for watersports, especially the likes of surfing and windsurfing. Scuba diving is another key activity and there are dozens of qualified locations along the coast that provide great scuba excursions.
Many trips and activities are available to book through tour operators, such as Thomas Cook holidays, but it’s often cheaper to book with a local operator. Plus you’ll be doing more to benefit the local economy. Just make sure you do your homework first and take steps to satisfy yourself that they are a reputable company with all the relevant qualifications.