Where To Stay In Tenerife

A question that always seems to come up when people are looking at organizing a holiday to Tenerife is Where do I stay?
There is no hard and fast rule, to this question it all depends on what you are looking for in a holiday.
  • Do you want to relax in the sun and take it easy, but want to be sure of good sunny weather?
  • Do you want to party till you drop?
  • Do you want to experience a bit of Canarian culture and mix with the locals?
  • Do you want to stay in luxury accommodation, or are you looking for a bargain break?

Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos - Guaranteed Sun and Relaxation
If you're looking to relax on a sun lounger for two weeks you won't go too far wrong with these two resorts in the south of Tenerife. Both resorts offer very high standards of accommodation and activities. The resorts are mostly aimed at couples and families and are a bit more laid back in terms of their nightlife. The beach at Los Cristianos is excellent and is made from golden sand from the Sahara, rather than the black sandy beaches you tend to get on Tenerife. The weather in these resorts is excellent and you are pretty much guaranteed sun all year round - even in December.

Playa de las Americas - Party till you drop
Playa de las Americas has a worldwide reputation for fun and partying. If you're going with a bunch of friends for a two week blast, this is the place to be. Although you can find family bars in Las Americas, you're more likely to find bars and clubs aimed at the 18-30 age group, especially around the area known as Veronicas. Veronicas is a collection of bars, pubs and clubs that has suffered from a seedy reputation due to a number of drunken and violent incidents over the years. However, the authorities in recent times have managed to get the area under control and you can now find some very nice high quality bars and clubs that wouldn't be seen out of place in any other cosmopolitan European city.

Puerto de la Cruz and the North of Tenerife - Scenery & Culture
If you're looking for the real Tenerife, you're more likely to find it in the north. Although cloudier and slightly cooler than the south of Tenerife, the region is very fertile and green, which is a stark contrast to the barreness of the desert in the south. Here you will find authentic Canarian culture, with many festivals during the year and restaurants that serve up local specialities. Garachico, La Orotava and many other towns in the north have managed to retain their original buildings and customs. This is a place to visit if your looking for a bit more substance from your holiday than just a cocktail and a sun lounger.

Cheap Hotels in Tenerife
If you're looking for cheap accommodation in Tenerife you're in luck. Cheap accommodation in Tenerife is still of a very high standard so even if you're hotel costs you next to nothing, it doesn't mean it will be bad. All hotels in Tenerife have to maintain a certain high standard, so you can rest easy knowing that whatever hotel you pick will be decent. We've managed to find a number of bargain hotels for our family and friends here. They have 3 star hotel rooms from £17.60 per night, which is a bargain. Pair this up with a cheap Ryanair flight to Tenerife and you've got the makings of a very inexpensive holiday.

Luxury Hotels in Tenerife
If you're looking at staying in luxury while on holiday in Tenerife, then you have a couple of choices. The south of Tenerife has been investing heavily in building high quality resorts. One of the best in a lot of people's opinion is the Costa Adeje Gran Hotel. The hotel has been described as "A magnificent building with a glass façade, occupying a prime location, with superb panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and mountains. The Costa Adeje Gran Hotel boasts an extensive tropical garden area with three swimming pools as well as a roof top pool."

If you are looking for luxury in the South of Tenerife, you won't go far wrong with this hotel.
If you want to be treated like royalty in Northern Tenerife, check out the Botanico Hotel. The place is so good that apparently even the King of Spain has stayed there. Here's a description from the web site:- "The Hotel Botánico is a bright, elegant and spacious hotel and is perfectly situated for those looking for a peaceful break. Guestrooms feature a host of special touches, from marble bathrooms to private furnished balconies and all rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, wireless Internet access and satellite TV. Highlights at the Botánico include a 3,500 square-metre Spa Garden, floodlit tennis courts and a 5,000 square-metre practise golf course with driving range and bunker." This hotel is world class, so go treat yourself!