Tenerife is the most visited island in the Canary Archipelago and for good reason. This charming island has an incredible variety of landscapes and activities to do.

Tenerife, also called “the island of eternal spring” has an ideal climate all year round with mild temperatures and the sun shines in all seasons.

When everyone else is freezing in Europe during winter, you can be swimming in some of the best beaches in Europe!

The island is an idyll with a remarkable variety of geographic options—from other-worldly desert landscapes to lush green mountains to stunning seascapes— you could imagine yourself in any of thousands of locations around the globe without ever stepping off this captivating island.

  • Average daily temperature: 75˚F
  • Area: 785 mi
  • 3,000 hours of sunlight per year (Miami: 2,903 hours)
  • Nearly 250 miles of coastline
  • 43 miles of beaches
  • 48% of island protected natural areas
  • 800+ local species of flora and fauna
  • Modern transportation system
  • Two airports, flights to 150+ cities around the world
  • Two international cruise ports
  • Two UNESCO World Heritage sites

The heart of the Canary Islands

Located off the coast of Southwest Spain, Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and boasts the highest peak in Spain – Mt. Teide. The volcano divides the island in two, the Cultural North and the Bustling South. In the lush and tropical north end of the island, you will find Spanish colonial cities such as the UNESCO World Heritage City, La Laguna and the fishing village of Garachico.

When traveling to the South you will find golden sand beaches and vibrant coastal towns. The island’s varied landscape offers a plethora of options for the adventurer. From beach to forest, explore banana plantation-filled valleys, marvel at lunar landscapes, hike through beautiful caverns or try your hand at windsurfing.

The four separate microclimates on the island allow for a varied and diverse number of activities and experiences. Despite the distinct and exotic terrain, you can still travel from one side of the island to the other in less than an hour. At 1265 square miles in size, Tenerife boasts nearly 250 miles of coastline and some 43 miles of beaches!

Tenerife’s rich culture is heavily influenced by Spain and the Guanches’ culture (the indigenous tribe who originally inhabited the island). Spanish is the official and primary language of Tenerife, Canary Islands, however, all resorts and many tourist destinations maintain English accommodations. This makes it easy to navigate the island for the English-speaking traveller.

Things to do:

  • Dolphin & Whale Watching: Of the world’s 79 species of dolphins and whales, 21 live near Tenerife, Canary Islands, including permanent colonies of pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins. All live just three miles off the coast year-round.
  • Mount Teide: One of Tenerife’s national treasures is Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Looming large over this surreal landscape is Mount Teide, Spain’s highest peak at 12,198 feet above sea level.
  • Arts & Culture: Tenerife’s Spanish heritage dates back to the 15th century, and is home to historical towns, architecture, and sites.
  • Spa & Wellness: Not only do Tenerife’s natural assets give you energy and vitality but a visit to one of the spas, located across the Island, allows time for relaxation. A trip to a spa gives you time to switch off and forget about the daily routine and feel renewed both in body and mind.
  • Food & Wine: Visit Tenerife’s world-famous vineyards to learn the vintner’s art while enjoying a meal in an exceptional setting. A volcanic territory may not seem ideal for agriculture, but it is, in fact, extremely fertile land.
  • Golf: Blessed with dramatic mountain and seascapes and enhanced by a near-perfect climate, Tenerife in the Canary Islands is a year-round golfer’s paradise
  • Adventure Sports: The crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean around Tenerife and the Canary Islands are filled with a rich diversity of marine life, making for an undersea paradise for the veteran diver to the first-timer.
  • Hiking: Tenerife boasts 43 protected nature areas, comprising a stunning 48% of the Island. Hike the hundreds of miles of posted trails and enjoy the view. The Laurel Forests are a lush relic of the past. El Acantilado de Los Gigantes—“The Giant Cliffs”—soar 2000 feet overhead.

This October half term, we recommend:

Allegro Isora (4-Star)

Set within extensive gardens in the peaceful resort of Playa De La Arena, the Allegro Isora has a fresh, fun and colourful theme. The hotel has bright and contemporary common areas and exciting quirky features alongside an extensive entertainment programme, which is sure to impress all ages. Perfect for both couples and families, everyone will enjoy the spacious pool areas and excellent service, while the little ones will have a whale of a time at the under-the-water themed children’s club and playground. Plus, with a cool new room design you’re sure to have a comfortable stay!

  • 700m from Playa De La Arena resort centre and the beach.
  • Buffet restaurant. Lounge bar. Snack bar.
  • Half Board
  • Aerobics, aqua aerobics, basketball, pool table*, table tennis* and tennis. Gym. Daily daytime entertainment. Daily evening entertainment including live music and professional shows. Children’s club (4-12yrs). Children’s playground.
  • 4 outdoor pools including children’s pool.

*Local charges apply. We endeavour to show you images of the actual room described however, this may not always be possible; actual view and/or room size or layout may vary e.g. you may not see an image of a sea view or garden view in the image but you will have the option of booking your preferred view when selecting your preferences.

Price Per Person: £961
Total Price: £3844

Flight Information

Going Out: London Stansted to Reina Sofia

Depart: Saturday 21 Oct 2023 at 17:45 Arrive: Saturday 21 Oct 2023 at 22:15 Flight Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins

Coming Back: Reina Sofia to London Stansted

Depart: Saturday 28 Oct 2023 at 21:00 Arrive: Sunday 29 Oct 2023 at 01:20 Flight Duration: 4 hrs 20 mins
Price based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a room. Price correct on 04.10.23.


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