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Cheap Flights to Tenerife (TFS) from UK

About Tenerife

Flylolo have flights toTenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands and probably the most well known of the group of islands that make up group of islands. Known as the 'island of eternal sping', Tenerife is a year-round destination with the south of the island being the hottest and more popular with those seeking a beach-based holiday. The north of Tenerife is greener and cooler and is more popular with walkers and tourists prefering not to laze around the pool or on the beach.

Lying just 300km west of the African coast of Morocco, the Canary Islands belong to Spain - hence the Euro is their currency.

Best Beaches in Tenerife

Tenerife's main beaches are generally located in the south of the island. We've set out below the main beaches around the island :

El Medano : Quite simply one of the best natural beaches in Tenerife, but known for its fairly strong winds. El Medano is a world-class surfing beach.

Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos : These 2 beaches are located next to each other with both being family orientated and located in the south of Tenerife. They tend to be crowded during the peak holiday season but have the benefit of watersports. The stretch of sand located between the 2 main beaches is Playa de las Vistas and is possibly the best beach in the resort.

Playa de las Teresitas : Probably the best beach in Tenerife, Playa de las Teresitas comprises imported sand from Africa and is located northwast of the island's capital, Santa Cruz. It's golden sand beach is a draw to the locals as well as holiday makers and its gentle slope makes it an ideal location for children and people who are not keen on the surf found in other locations.

Playa Jardin : This is Puerto de la Cruz' main beach, and has a promenade running alongside lined with cafes and bars. A long stretch of sand with palms and gardens.

Resorts in Tenerife

There's a diverse range of resorts in Tenerife from the touristy in the south to the more cultural in the north. Here's just a few of the more popular Tenerife resorts :

Costa Adeje : Although an extension of the resort of Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje is the more upmarket of the two. Located just to the north of Las Americas, you will find a great variety of bars and restaurants here as well as a selection of shopping opportunities. Costa Adeje is the location of Siam Park - Europe's largest water park and an attraction for the whole family.

El Medano :Located in the south of Tenerife, El Medano is well known for its wide sandy beaches and windy conditions making this an ideal location for windsurfers and kitesurfers with world championships being held here regularly. A former fishing village, the resort is close to Montana Roja (Red Mountain) and has a small selection of bars and restaurants along the promenade.

Los Cristianos : Located in the south of Tenerife, just 10 miles from the airport, Los Cristianos was once a small fishing village. Today, the seafront is mostly pedestrianised with a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. You'll also find a good sandy beach here and plenty of beach activities for families. Also in Los Cristianos is the main ferrry harbour in Tenerife, and it's just a short hop to the neighbouring island of La Gomera.

Los Gigantes : The resort of Los Gigantes is supposedly the hottest resort on the island of Tenerife and is named after the towering cliffs of black volcanic basalt. It has a pedestrianised zone located around the main square and offers tourists a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops. There's a small marina located here which offers pleasure boating experiences including whale and dolphin watching.

La Orotava : A lovely old town just south east of Puerto de la Cruz located in a valley of banana plantations. Here you will find several squares and fine churches, and is known as the craft centre of the island of Tenerife. The Hijuela del Botainico is a stunning garden which displays palms and over 3000 subtropical plants. The Corpus Christi Festival occurs in La Orotava in late May or early June where the pavements are turned into works of art using flowers and coloured sand.

Playa de las Americas : Probably the most well known and liveliest resort in the south of Tenerife, Playa de las Americas is really a continuation of Los Cristianos. Here you will find a huge array of shops, bars, restaurants, nighclubs, fast food outlets and probably the most varied selection of holiday accommodation on the island.

Playa Paraiso : This is a purpose built resort in Tenerife located on the west coast between the resorts of Playa de las Americas and Callao Salvaje. Just 20km from Tenerife South Airport you will find a great lido here which makes up for the fact that there is no beach here.

Puerto de la Cruz : If it's charm you're after, then Puerto de las Cruz in the north of Tenerife has it in abundance. From its traditional Canarian buildings to the street markets, this resort is very popular with the older visitors as it tends to be cooler and more relaxed that the hustle and bustle of the southern resorts.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife : The capital of the island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife is located approxinmately 60km from Tenerife South Airport. A great location for a city break, Santa Cruz de Tenerife has a wide selection of restaurants, tapas bars, shops and bars. Here you will find the Tenerife Auditorio which is worth a visit as is the Parque Maritimo designed by Cesar Manrique.

Getting Around Tenerife

This is fairly straightforward as there is an excellent bus service throughout Tenerife as well as a fairly cheap taxi service. Local buses (locally called guagua) is an inexpensive way of getting around the island and you will find timetables at the majority of bus stops.

Weather in Tenerife

The south of the island can seem like summer for the whole year and is therefore an ideal destination for year-round holidays. High season is during the European winter and resorts can get particulary busy from mid-December through to February when temperatures can average around 20 degrees centigrade. Summer months can see temperatures rise to around 30 degrees.

Flights to Tenerife occur with Flylolo during the summer months of July through to the beginning of September and again over Christmas and New Year. With year-round sunshine, Tenerife is the ideal destination at any time of year but temperatures tend to peak during the months of July and August. However, the winter months of December and January are still mild and the chances of experiencing rain whichever month you visit are fairly slim.

August is the hottest month, and annual averages for weather in Tenerife during the summer months are :
Temperature Degrees Centigrade (average high) : January 20 degrees, February 20 degrees, March 21 degrees, April 22 degrees, May 23 degrees, June 25 degrees, July 27 degrees, August 28 degrees, September 27 degrees, October 25 degrees, November 23 degrees, December 20 degrees
Daily Sunshine Hours : January 6 hours, February 8 hours, March 8 hours, April 8 hours, May 8 hours, June 10 hours, July 10 hours, August 10 hours, September 7 hours, October 7 hours, November 7 hours, December 6 hours
Average Sea Temperature Centigrade : January 20 degrees, February 19 degrees, March 19 degrees, April 20 degrees, May 20 degrees, June 22 degrees, July 22 degrees, August 23 degrees, September 24 degrees, October 24 degrees, November 22 degrees, December 21 degrees

Similar Destinations to Tenerife

Why not try the neighbouring Canary Islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura where Flylolo can fly you to for Christmas or New Year.

If you'd like a holiday in Tenerife, then the first step is to book your return flights to Tenerife from Manchester, London Gatwick or Glasgow. We've set out below our direct flights to Tenerife South. Prices are per person for return flights.