Idyllic, captivating and exquisitely stunning, Tenerife is the ideal holiday destination for travellers from around the world and is loved for many reasons. The beaches in this sun-kissed destination are a number one attraction, and north, south and west regions are all diverse, with a little something special to offer all types of visitor. Tenerife's volcanic landscape creates a canvas for mountains, valleys and villages, and verdant, green open spaces provide the perfect location for luxurious golfing resorts.
Tenerife is wonderful to visit all year round for its glorious weather and lively events. North Tenerife is cooler than the south, and also tends to be wetter. The peak season occurs in January to April and flight prices drop around the wintertime. However, hotel prices are at their priciest at this time. September is a particularly good month to visit, as the weather is reliable and accommodation rates are lower.
Los Cristianos and the Playa de las Americas are the main resorts and beaches in South Tenerife and are both very popular. If you prefer quiet, tranquil beaches, visit the west coast. The north of Tenerife is excellent for those who enjoy partaking in surfing and hiking activities.
Restaurant prices and food are a little lower in the Canary Islands, in comparison to Britain, so you'll save yourself some cash.
The Carneval in Santa Cruz and Pueto de la Cruz occurs in the months of February and March, and on May 30, visitors and locals get to experience a variety of music, dance and festivals at the "Dias de las Islas Canaries". This event marks a public holiday on the Canary Islands. On October 12, "Dia de la Hispanidad" (Columbus Day) is held with more revelries to usher in this Spanish national holiday. If your holiday coincides with this date, you'll get to enjoy lots of events and parades.
The buses 353, 350 and 111 all travel from Tenerife South Airport, to Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje. Fares cost around 3 euros and the journey time takes about 15 minutes. Taxis cost anywhere from 15 to 20 euros, also taking around 15 minutes to reach the city centre. Travelling to Santa Cruz by bus takes at least an hour, and fares cost around 9 euros. Taxi cabs cost around 50 euros and take approximately 45 minutes.
If on a tight budget, you can find pension accommodation or stay in a hostel for around 20 euros a night. 3 star hotels are reasonably priced, costing about 35 euros a night, per person. The bus company "Titsa" provides local transportation services around the city, and single tickets cost about 1.50 euros. Cab fares are significantly lower in Tenerife than in Britain, and the minimum fare costs approximately 5 euros for each 3 km, which increases to 1 euro per km.