The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations – not least because of its many beaches, Mediterranean climate and family-friendly attractions. Traveller-approved resort towns include Playa de las Américas and Los Cristianos, both found hugging the island’s south-west coast – though there are plenty more options should you be in the mood for something different. Dive in to check out our top picks for the best places to book Tenerife holiday lettings – whether you’re looking for a cosy apartment for 2 or a white-washed villa with space for the whole family.
Find Tenerife apartments in Playa de las Américas
An upscale resort town, Playa de las Américas counts both natural and man-made beaches, great surfing conditions and lively nightlife among its highlights. While the town’s diverse attractions make it a popular choice for families, couples and groups of friends, you’ll find Playa de las Américas holiday rentals equally appealing. For families, roomy Tenerife villas with private pools serve up the perfect combo of comfort and privacy, while smart apartments for rent and beachfront condos hit the spot for loved-up pairs and small groups.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife holiday rentals
The vibrant capital city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife makes for a different kind of holiday destination – one that combines the buzz of city living with beaches, inimitable history and a joyous street carnival in late-February. Accommodation options here vary from smart holiday apartments in Sannta Cruz de Tenerife City to spacious villas and houses in charming out-of-town locations. For the latter, check out options in the Zona Anaga, where sprawling villas sit beside beautified beaches and bustling boat-filled harbours.
Villas and apartments to rent in Los Cristianos
Another of Tenerife’s better-known holiday destinations, Los Cristianos is a top pick in Tenerife South. The beach here – a hub for water sports – is at the centre of the action, though the open-air Los Cristianos Market also has a hand in attracting visitors. The choice of accommodation options is delightfully varied, with everything from cheap apartments for rent to plush villas with hot tubs among the selection of Tenerife holiday apartments online. And if a little time on the fairways is in order, you’ll find Los Cristianos boasts a range of golf resort rentals too.
Holiday homes in Costa Adeje
Holiday rentals in Costa Adeje prove popular thanks to a irresistible mix of sophisticated beaches, fine dining and high-class entertainment. For families, there’s all the fun of Siam Park and Aqualand too – the latter offering visitors the opportunity to swim with friendly bottlenose dolphins. Costa Adeje holiday lettings range from apartments to stylish villas and family-size homes, though to enjoy a stay by some of the resort’s best beaches, you should check out rentals near Playa Fañabé and Playa del Duque – both gorgeous, sandy stretches of beach with excellent swimming conditions.
Puerto de Santiago
The quiet hillside fishing village of Puerto de Santiago serves up a relaxed alternative to some of Tenerife’s busier holiday destinations, not to mention a postcard-perfect scene courtesy of its black, sandy beach and clear, blue waters. Boat trips and water sports are popular here, as are side trips to Mount Teide – Tenerife’s dormant volcano and a UNESCO-listed park. For Puerto de Santiago holiday lettings by the beach, start your hunt at the nearby Playa de la Arena or Los Gigantes.
Puerto de la Cruz holiday lettings
The most visited resort in Tenerife North, Puerto de la Cruz is best-known for its volcanic-sand beach – the stunning César Manrique-designed Playa Jardín. Elsewhere, there’s plenty of culture on the menu, not least in the resort’s atmospheric Old Town. And should a little evening action be part of your plans, there’s plenty of nightlife and entertainment to keep the whole family amused. For beachfront holiday homes near Puerto de la Cruz, take a look at the options in and around Castillo de San Felipe and Punta Brava.