things to do in tenerife, canary islands

Tenerife is the biggest of the seven larger Canary Islands and this stunning destination offers year-round sunshine as well as stunning and interesting natural and cultural attractions, delicious cuisine, and a vibrant nightlife scene.

It’s a place where you can let your hair down and have some serious fun, and First Choice is one of the companies that will fly you there throughout the whole year. Here is an overview of some of the exciting things that you can enjoy if taking Tenerife holidays.

Beautiful & Brilliant Beaches

Tenerife’s beaches are lapped by warm waters where visitors can swim and take part in a wide range of water sports. If you who want to try your hand at water-skiing and jet-skiing you should head to Playa de las Americas, while the crystal clear waters make snorkeling an excellent option. Visitors who head to El Cabezo beach will have the chance to try their hand at windsurfing; this sport is very popular in Tenerife and a number of local companies offer windsurf hire as well as lessons for people who are new to the sport or simply want to pick up a few tips.

Costa Adeje 

This traditional town can be found in the north of Tenerife and is set on a high hill overlooking the coast, offering stunning views as well as an insight into traditional life on the island. Visitors to Costa Adeje will be able to spend their time soaking up the sun on the beach, visiting the town church and dining on local cuisine. Taking the Submarine Safari is another exciting experience that should not be missed while visiting Costa Adeje and this attraction offers visitors the chance to explore the watery underworld to discover a wide range of colourful marine creatures.

Water Parks

things to do in tenerife, canary islands

People who want to beat the heat while having fun will be able to splash around in a large number of water parks. Visiting attractions such as the octopus themed Octopus Aquapark is a great way to keep the kids amused and entertained; and in addition to water slides and other wild rides, many of these water parks also feature exciting animal shows that the whole family is sure to love.

Historical Buildings

Tenerife is steeped in history, which can easily be discovered by taking the time to explore some of the island’s enchanting historical buildings. Some of the island’s popular historical attractions include the 16th century The Church of Our Lady of Conception, the Canarian village of Vilaflor and the Guimar Pyramids.

When Night Falls

Nightlife Tenerife boasts a richly varied nightlife scene that has something for everyone. The largest selection of bars and clubs on the island can be found at Playa de las Americas. While culture vultures can take in special song and dance performances at venues such as the Pyramid de Arona Auditorium.

From day to night, you’re spoiled with choices.

Images by Jose Mesa and Eric Borda, used under the Creative Commons license.


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