Tenerife, although relatively small, is an island with quite different climatic regions. It has regions which are hot and dry and regions which see more rainfall. Some areas of Tenerife are much more commercialised than others, and some parts of Tenerife can be challenging if you plan to do a lot of walking..
Choosing a resort that suits your needs will depend on what you want from your holiday, your health and to some degree, how much you are prepared to spend.
Playa de las Americas is a lively and vibrant holiday resort, popular with party goers young and old who enjoy the nightlife.
By day the town is bustling with shoppers and sun lovers. By night this town comes alive with music and dance till the early hours.
Las Americas boasts beautiful beaches, with a wide selection of water sports, restaurants that cater for all tastes, bars and nightclubs offering great entertainment. The marina at Puerto Colon is where a number of sailing excursions leave from including whale and dolphin trips. View Hotels in Las Americas
Los Cristianos is a bustling resort and the second most popular destination next to Las Americas.
What used to be a tiny fishing village has grown into a main town centre with a busy port and a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants for residents and tourists alike.
The two main beaches are popular with sun worshippers and swimmers and offer a varied selection of water sports. During 2007 Los Cristianos under went major refurbishment and is now a first class resort. View Hotels in Los Cristianos
Fañabe is an upmarket resort situated in the popular Costa Adeje area of South Tenerife and within walking distance of Playa de las Americas.
The beautiful beaches offer a variety of activities to keep even the youngest member of the family happy for hours and plenty of sunbeds and parasols for sun lovers to relax on.
Fañabe has several good shopping centres, a twice weekly market and a good selection of bars and restaurants which offer good food and nightly entertainment. View Hotels in Fanabe
Del Duque is an exclusive resort situated in the Costa Adeje area of South Tenerife within walking distance of Fañabe. The beautiful man-made beach is complemented by a fine selection of upmarket restaurants and shopping centres.
Popular with the rich and famous, the area boasts some of the finest hotels including Bahia del Duque famous for its outstanding service and luxurious interior.
The plaza del Duque shopping centre which is close by is the place to shop for designer clothes and jewellery. View Hotels in Del Duque
Los Gigantes is situated on the west coast of Tenerife and gets its name from the giant cliffs that dominate the area.
Very much a tourist resort with a good selection of hotels, apartments, shops, bars and restaurants. The black sand beach is a favourite with swimmers and sun worshippers. View Hotels in Los Gigantes
San Eugenio (Alto and Bajo), part of Las Americas, the lower area is bustling with shops, bars and restaurants, the upper part of San Eugenio offers fantastic views, luxury accommodation, bars, restaurants, Aqualand (water park) and Siam Park (Tenerife’s newest attraction) is a short distance away.
San Eugenio Alto offers peace and tranquility although not recommended for those who don’t like hills. View Hotels in San Eugenio
Torviscas is situated between San Eugenio and Fañabe and is popular with both residents and tourists.
The opening of the Gran Sur Shopping Centre in 2007 with its seven screen cinema, supermarket, shops, bars and restaurants is an added bonus to this area.
The sea and mountain views from Torviscas Alto are stunning and well worth viewing. View Hotels in Torviscas
Callao Salvaje is a very picturesque area and is located approximately 8 kilometres away from the main resort of Playa de las Americas.
Although mainly residential and home to some beautiful villas, it does have a good selection of hotels and apartments for holidaymakers who prefer a quieter and more relaxing holiday.
There is a beautiful promenade where you can sit and enjoy the stunning sea views, a commercial centre with a small selection of shops, bars and restaurants and a small beach for topping up the tan. View Hotels in Callao Salvaje
Golf del Sur
Golf del Sur is home to one of the most prestigious golf courses although you don’t need to be a golfer to enjoy this area.
This well maintained area of south Tenerife offers a great collection of hotels, villas, apartments and natural beaches as well as a man-made beach.
It is a quiet area, ideal for walkers, golfers and families young and old. San Blas shopping centre offers a small number of shops, bars, and restaurants. View Hotels in Golf del Sur
Costa del Silencio
Costa del Silencio is situated approximately 10-15 minutes drive away from Reina Sofia Airport in the south of Tenerife.
The area is popular with both residents and tourists of different nationalities and has grown into a thriving community with a good mix of shops, bars and restaurants that cater for all tastes.
Although the town of Costa del Silencio doesn’t enjoy a coastline position it is only a short walk away from a natural beach that is popular with both sunbathers and swimmers. View Hotels in Costa del Silencio