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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain


Sun-kissed shores & a dramatic interior

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Tenerife is the big brother of the Canary Islands, the archipelago's largest, best-known and most visited island. There are attractions aplenty, from the sunny Tenerife weather and 350 kilometres of beaches to the island's dramatic volcanic interior that rises to the craggy lunar-like summit of 3,718-metre Mount Teide.

Spain's highest peak, El Teide, presents a decent challenge even for serious hikers and is well worth setting aside a day to walk to the top or to visit the mountain as part of a guided island tour or independently in a hire car. There's good walking to be had in the surrounding Teide National Park and elsewhere on the island, so packing some sturdy footwear as well as flip-flops or beach shoes is highly recommended when planning a Tenerife holiday.

Mount Teide, Tenerife

The capital and port, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is a working city with an authentic Spanish feel, free of tourists in the most part. Many of those that do make their way from the beach resorts do so for the Tenerife Carnival, an enormous and happy fiesta full of colour costumes, energetic samba dancing and noise that is often referred to as the world's second-best carnival, after Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife

Tenerife's longstanding popularity as a fly-and-flop destination means that there are often travel deals to be had, incorporating flights and accommodation to suit all budgets. Cheap flights and low cost holidays are prevalent, and in the peak season holidaymakers from across Europe fill the coastal resorts of Los Cristianos, Costa Adeje and Playa de Las Américas. But travel outside the main summer season or choose a hotel a little way away from the others and even these traditionally busy areas can provide a calming escape.

La Tejita beach, Tenerife


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Top places to stay in Tenerife

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque

Bahía Del Duque, Tenerife

Guide price from £1,600 pp incl. flights

Considered to be among the best resorts on Tenerife, this Leading Hotel of the World is a favourite among repeat holidaymakers. It’s been modelled on a typical Canaries’ village, complete with next-door beach, bell tower and staff in traditional clothing.

Vincci Seleccion La Plantacion del Sur, Tenerife

Vincci Selección La Plantación del Sur, Tenerife

Grand & elegant hotel

Tear yourself away from the next-door beach to enjoy the gourmet dining, indulgent spa treatments and poolside relaxation of this luxury property on Tenerife's sun-drenched southwestern coast.

Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden

Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden, Tenerife

7-night luxury holiday from £1,650 pp incl. flights & transfers

Located in picturesque Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife, this member of the Leading Hotels of the World features a superb range of dining options, gorgeous rooms with national park views and one of Europe's finest spas.

Where to go in Tenerife

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz is one of the main resorts on the northern coast of Tenerife and has remained a favourite Canary Islands holiday choice for several decades. Unlike some of the purpose-built resorts elsewhere on the island it has retained plenty of its original charm, especially in the cobbled lan…

El Duque Beach, Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje attempts to meet the happy medium between bustling and secluded and on the whole does it fairly well. It's located in the southwest corner of Tenerife, a few miles from the busy resort of Playa de Las Américas and the less frenetic Los Cristianos, and the island's highest point, Mount T…

Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos is one of the most popular and busy resorts in the Canary Islands, thanks to its sandy beaches and harbour - from where dolphin watching boat trips, diving and game fishing excursions can be taken. It's also the jumping off point for ferry trips across to La Gomera and Gran Canaria.

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Trip report: Tenerife

Contrary to popular belief, Tenerife isn't all package holidays and poolside cocktails. Wexas' tailor-made travel specialist Saija Kokkonen fills us in on her latest trip to the sun-soaked Spanish island, offering her expert guidance on the best in Tenerife luxury.

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