Destination guide

Find small towns and secluded beach villas at Tenerife South

Along the south side of Tenerife, you’ll find a host of small towns and secluded beaches. If you are looking for villas to rent in Tenerife, then you might want to consider Tenerife South. The airport is conveniently accessible, and sometimes you're just in the mood for extra privacy and relaxation on your holiday. The lower density here on the south side will give you just that. You’ll still have the same opportunities for exciting activities, such as kitesurfing or windsurfing at El Medano Beach, or a hike through the coastal beauty of Special Nature Reserve Red Mountain.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor pursuits near Tenerife South holiday homes

Tenerife South might have plenty of beaches for soaking up the rays, splashing in the Atlantic and getting your chill on, but it's not all about lazing around, here. Another side to the region is tailor-made for adventurous types. To discover it, you can seek out rustic Tenerife South holiday homes in the rising peaks of the Corona Forestal Natural Park. Just leaving your door, there, will mean sweeping panoramas of soaring El Teide volcano, along with long-distance hiking paths through pinewoods and fast-paced mountain bike trails between sculpted rock chimneys. Back on the coast, you can also hop on a catamaran to spy out dolphin pods in the ocean or don the scuba gear to see colourful parrotfish in the coral reefs.

How to get around

Finding your way around Tenerife South

Because so many holiday rentals in Tenerife South are resort-based, there's a chance you won't need to consider renting a car. There are regular transfers straight from the airport to places like Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos, not to mention TITSA bus links from the south to the north side of the island. That said, having your own wheels does mean a little extra freedom, but you'll need to remember to drive on the right-hand side and be prepared to navigate some winding, narrow roads, especially if you're heading into the mountains that rise up to the wild Corona Forestal Natural Park area.

Essential info

Essential tips for Tenerife South holiday home stays

  • The nearest airport to Tenerife South is the dedicated Tenerife South Airport
  • The currency in Tenerife South is the euro
  • A 5–10% tip is normal for good service in restaurants and bars
  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Tenerife South
  • Tenerife is typically warm all year round, but winters can bring some cooler temperatures, so be sure to pack a coat if you're coming then
Family friendly

Family holiday lettings in Tenerife South

You're bound to find oodles of holiday villas and rentals that are primed for the whole family in Tenerife South. That's because this cut-out of the island is home to some of the top-rated resorts in the whole Canaries chain. Spots like Los Cristianos and La Caleta and Costa Adeje have got a whole medley of international eateries and family attractions to satisfy those with kids in tow. There are the splashing pools and heart-thumping waterslides of the Thai-themed Siam Park. There are go-karting tracks and miniature golf courses at the ready. And there are cycling routes and scuba outfitters, for the more adventurous troops.

How many holiday rentals are available around Tenerife South?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,684 holiday lettings around Tenerife South. From 653 villas to 4,232 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Tenerife South?

Filling your lungs with clean ocean air, basking in the abundant sunshine and losing track of time. Now that's the sort of amazing vacay you deserve. Fortunately, there are 2,388 beachside holiday homes to whisk yourself away to. Alternatively, you might prefer to try a different sort of setting. HomeAway has oodles of rental options to choose from, including:

  • 2,113 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 2,075 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,074 resort holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Tenerife South?

Explore this destination like a local from the comfort of your very own apartment. You'll feel like part of the neighbourhood in no time at all! You'll be able to take your pick from 4,209 different options on HomeAway. If you make your booking quickly, you could be spending as little as £17 a night. If that doesn't fit with your crew's style, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • House: 1,122 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.
  • Villa: 663 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Cottage: 188 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £22 per night.

Can I stay in Tenerife South in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than being somewhere totally new with family and friends. And the best news is HomeAway has some places to suit big groups. Why not have a peek at the 489 apartment holiday rentals listed here? They're the leading choice for large groups of travellers. The rental property options that are suitable for large groups around here include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we've got 1,635 properties just right for that size. Book a night from just £29.
  • If you have 5 in your crew, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 1,126 holiday rentals that are perfect. You can get one for as little as £26 per night.
  • Going away with a group of 8? We have 443 rental properties that will be perfect. Prices start from £39 per night.

You and your crew will be in good hands when you book your Tenerife South adventure through us!

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