About Tenerife

Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, is situated 200 miles off the west coast of North West Africa. Mount Teide, the extinct volcano which dominates the centre of the island stands at 12,200 feet high – and is the highest point in Spain. Its peak can be seen from all of the other Canary Islands. The island is full of natural contrasts, the south being totally different, both visually and climatically, to the North. There are vast areas of stunning natural scenery and a tour of Mount Teide quickly reveals why this particular area was chosen as the backdrop to scenes in many famous movies. There are two busy International Airports and a seaport link which transport about 1 million sun seeking tourists from Europe, USA and the rest of the world.

Tenerife average air temperatures rounded to nearest degree C

Month Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Air 18 18 19 19 20 22 24 25 24 24 21 19
Sea 19 18 19 19 20 21 22 22 23 23 22 20

The Tenerife Climate

Tenerife features the lowest temperature ‘difference’ between summer and winter for virtually anywhere in the world. Tenerife weather occasionally includes rain, but there is no specific ‘rainy season’. The minimum and maximum annual average air temperatures in Tenerife are about 15C in winter and 24C in summer. Hence we enjoy wonderful weather in one of the world’s best and most delightful climates. The Island offers a surprising variety of micro-climatic weather zones, enabling people to almost ‘choose’ their climate, depending on where you live. The Trade winds, together with the refreshing Gulf air currents, are the major weather factors that contribute to Tenerife’s climate. Mount Teide can get up to three months of snow – yet it is still possible to enjoy a swim on the beach within an hour’s ride. The coastal areas enjoy the most sunshine, the best weather, the least clouds and higher temperatures.

More About Tenerife

The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is one of the top holiday destinations in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. From its spectacular beaches and coastlines to its majestic mountain ranges, Tenerife is a study in contrast and a magical place that really does have something for everyone.

So, if you are looking for golden beaches or black volcanic sands, a driving disco beat or traditional Spanish music, moonscapes or seascapes, bustling holiday resorts or charming colonial villages, banana plantations or modern shopping centres, then a holiday in a Tenerife villas is for you.

Things to do

A holiday to Tenerife has so much to offer that it is hard to know just where to begin. Black volcanic sands, breathtaking coastlines, brilliant sunshine, startling lunar landscapes, exotic fauna and flora, historic towns and modern resort facilities offer you everything you could want from your holiday, no matter what time of year.

The south is the warmer and drier part of the island and tends to attract the most tourists. There are facilities here for everything from big-game fishing to windsurfing, not to mention caving, climbing, cycling, golfing, horse-riding, paragliding, scuba diving, trip to see whales and dolphins, jets skies, Siam Park, water Park, Loro parque, walking and much much more. If all that gets too much, you could always pamper yourself at one of the many health and beauty centres or, perhaps, just slap on the suncream and laze on the beach.


Tenerife is the shopaholic’s heaven, thanks to its tax-free shopping and department stores dripping with designer labels, perfumes and spirits. You can find everything here from inexpensive clothes to the latest in mobile phones and all at rock bottom prices. There are also a wide variety of traditional goods on offer. Particularly sought after is Tenerife’s unique pottery, which is made by hand and decorated in bold, tribal designs. We recommend the new Safari Centre in La Americas or the Central commercial in Plaza Del Duque.


Some parts of Tenerife can rival Ibiza when it comes to a throbbing nightlife. The south coast, in particular, comes alive when the sun goes down with bars, clubs, pubs and casinos. Neon-lit discos and buzzing night spots play everything from swing 60s sounds to the latest in pop, and the dancing doesn’t stop until the sun comes up.

For those looking for something a bit quieter, there are also romantic harbourside restaurants and cosmopolitan pavement cafes serving everything from freshly caught fish in a spicy garlic sauce to Lebanese and Indian cuisines. Of course, there is always fish and chips for those looking for a little taste of home.