At HomeAway we have a comprehensive choice of accommodation so one of our apartments in Tenerife is sure to fit your specifications. Tenerife offers fabulous beaches, exciting visitor attractions and fun nightlife, but also contains incredible natural landscapes at its centre. If you’re planning a memorable summer getaway, you might prefer your choice of Tenerife apartments to be on the waterfront or a short stroll from the Atlantic Ocean. If golf’s your game you could pick an apartment in Tenerife near one of the island’s top courses. Or why not pick a spacious modern villa in a rural setting, away from the bustle of the coast? Whichever location you choose you’ll be able to select home conveniences to match your lifestyle; it could be an outdoor barbecue, pool, garden or simply the benefit of internet access.
Things to do in Tenerife
- Beaches in Tenerife - Tenerife offers a host of fabulous beaches, with fine golden or dark volcanic sand lapped by warm waters. Blue Flag beaches on the island include Playa Fañabé and Playa del Duque on Costa Adeje, both in pristine natural settings. To the south are Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas; golden sandy stretches with promenades, shops and a marina.
- El Teide - A famous landmark visible across Tenerife, El Teide is a 3,718 metre-high strato-volcano and the highest point in Spain. It’s protected by a UNESCO World Heritage-listed national park. A cable-car carries visitors from the roadside to a platform near the summit. It is possible to climb from this platform to El Teide’s peak, though daily numbers are limited.
- Water sports in Tenerife - Due to the warm water temperatures around the island for most of the year, Tenerife is a top destination for activities like snorkelling and scuba diving. Most dive centres are set in southern locations such as Las Galletas, Guincho and El Médano. Many beaches offer water sports centres where you can hire jet-skis, motor-boats and try windsurfing.
- Carnival de Santa Cruz - If you’re arriving at your villa in Tenerife in February then you should be sure to take in the sights and sounds of the Carnival de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which is considered second only to the equivalent in Rio. There are a host of events throughout the celebration such as parades, musical contests and lots of dancing.
- Family attractions in Tenerife - Tenerife has a number of great options for fun family days out. Close to the city of Puerto de la Cruz is Loro Parque, which is both a first-rate zoological attraction, and an important centre for wildlife preservation. Other choices include the fantastic water parks Siam Parque and Aqualand.
Weather in Tenerife
Tenerife has long been celebrated for its year-round pleasant climate, with little fluctuation from season to season. It’s on the same latitude as the Sahara Desert, so it makes sense that it would be consistently warm and sunny. There is a difference between weather conditions on the north and south coasts; the north-west is the part of the island that gets an inordinate proportion of the island’s rainfall, while upland regions in the centre are cooler than the coast, where daily highs range from 22 degrees in January to around 30 degrees in July.
Travelling to Tenerife
Getting around Tenerife and to and from your different Tenerife apartments is easy, thanks to the modern, toll-free road system and a large and modern public bus network. Hiring a car offers a degree of freedom that the bus might not, but it might be worth taking extra care on winding mountain roads. The buses here are new and reliable and have the benefit of air-conditioning as well as being easy to travel from place to place without excessive changes. Most visitors will head for Tenerife via the main airport, Tenerife South (TFS), while Tenerife North (TFS) is smaller and connects mostly to the Spanish mainland.