Tenerife Guide

Things to do in Tenerife

Welcome to Tenerife visitors guide. We first fell in love with Tenerife in 1987, and have visited regularly ever since. We now call Tenerife home. This guide has been created by people who live in Tenerife and know Tenerife, but remember when we, too, were visitors to Tenerife. We wanted to share with you a personal love of the island, and 25 years experience of visiting the island. Whether you are a first time visitor, someone who has visited before, or even one of the many northern Europeans who visit Tenerife for all, or a part of the winter, we hope you will find something in this guide to help your visit to be that bit more enjoyable. Found a great restaurant, or attraction? Or, would you just like to add your own review of a restaurant or attraction that we recommend? Throughout this guide, you will find invitations to share your experiences with other users and us. Participate freely, and help us to make this the site to visit when planning a trip to Tenerife. Look at Tenerife Forum to find out more on what is going on in the island.

Island of Eternal Spring

Tenerife boasts one of the most temperate climates in the world, and is often referred to as “the Island of Eternal Spring”. It shares the same longitude as the Sahara desert, some 5 degrees north of the Tropic of Cancer. Unlike the Sahara, the island is cooled by the Trade Winds, and has a stable, year-round climate, with only a small variation in temperature between summer and winter. While this makes the island a fantastic, all-year round holiday destination, it really comes into its own during the winter months.

Tenerife has invested heavily in tourism

Over the last 30 years, Tenerife has invested heavily in tourism, and is now one of the world’s major tourist destinations, offering something for all tastes and budgets. Most of the island’s tourism is on the south of the island, around the towns of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas. However, coastal development has spread northwards over the last few years to create the area now known as Costa Adeje. The south now boasts many world class tourist facilities such as shopping centres, water parks and golf courses, as well as the traditional sea and sand. The resort of Los Gigantes lies about 25 kilometres north of Costa Adeje, and is very popular with tourists. The north of the island is more lush and green than the south, and tourism is centred on the resort of Puerto de la Cruz.