Tenerife Quick Guide
The largest and most heavily populated of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is visited by millions of tourists each year. Being located off the coast of Africa means the island enjoys average highs that never drop below 20 degrees and a low amount of rainfall too, making it a perfect holiday destination from May through to October and November.
Accommodation – Tenerife, like many popular tourist destinations, has a large choice of accommodation, with something to suit everyone. All inclusive resorts and self catering apartments are the most popular and cost effective choices on offer and make up the majority of your options. All inclusive resorts will always work out to be the most cost effective option because of meals and drinks being included, but be sure to check the small print to see whether alcoholic drinks and bottled water are included, as sometimes they’re not. Check out online offers for some of the best cheap holidays Tenerife has to offer and keep an eye on the web for special offers and last minute deals.
Attractions – Tenerife has some of the best family friendly attractions in the Canary Islands, and most of them are fairly priced. There are several zoos on the island such as Loro Park, Stam Park, Camel Park and Monkey Park (they love their parks). Monkey park and Camel park have the added incentive that they let you interact with the monkeys and ride the camels, making it a kids favourite. Heading to the sea there are yet more attractions. Dolphin and whale spotting boat trips are popular and offer a good chance to get up close to the magnificent creatures. Scuba diving from the island is also possible and a tester dive will cost you around £40-£50, with cheaper follow-up dives possible too. The geology of Tenerife is particularly beautiful, with mountain ranges offering unbroken views second to none. If you’re in the mood for an active holiday then try walking one of the many mountain trails the island has to offer, or driving some of the mountain roads if you’d prefer the lazy option.
How to save a bit of money – As mentioned above, travelling last minute is a great way to save money on your holidays. If you’ve saved up the money and can book time off work at short notice then travelling last minute can save you literally hundreds of pounds. The closer the holiday gets the cheaper it becomes because the tour operators need to sell it, otherwise the room will be empty so you can often find the best deals if you look out of season and are prepared to jump on the place at a moment’s notice!