Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and a major hot spot for Britons looking for sand, sun and Spanish culture. There are two airports on the island of Tenerife, Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN), which has connections to all seven Canary Islands and Reina Sofia Airport also known as Tenerife Sur Airport (TFS). When searching for flights, compare Tenerife flight prices between the two airports before booking.
Tenerife is extremely popular in the summer months and during the school half-term breaks. Once you arrive, a Tenerife car hire will be a good idea for getting around.
Expect flight times around 4h 30min in length from London to Tenerife South.
While many travellers head to Tenerife for the beaches, this island's rugged terrain makes it a popular place for hikers as well. The landscape is lush with flora and fauna, valleys and beaches that are a pleasure to experience while on holidays in Tenerife.
Beaches: Tenerife is all about the beaches, the parties and enjoying "la dolce vida." With 500+ beaches to choose from around the island, you won't be short of choices. The southern coast of the island is where you'll find the densest concentration of resorts.
El Teide: Mount Telde is the mountain in the middle of the island, worth hiking up if you have a free day. It is the highest mountain in Spain! Watch out though, altitude sickness can strike anyone.
Loro Parque: You may not have come to Tenerife to see 3000 parrots, but why not? It's the largest parrot collection in the world with 340 species and other animals like tigers, gorillas and chimps.
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There are hotels, resorts, villas and hostels around the island, more heavily in the south however where tourist villages have developped in recent years. Be prepared to pay more for hotels in Tenerife during peak holiday times, when the island becomes crowded with tourists from all corners of Europe. The most popular places to stay are Los Christianos, Playa de las Americas, Las Celetillas and Puerto de la Cruz.
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