Luxurious experiences in Tenerife

For most, when thinking of Tenerife – luxury is not the first word that springs to mind. However a closer look at Tenerife proves that it really does know how to treat visitors to a bit of indulgence and well-being, you just need to know where to look.

The first luxurious element of Tenerife is that it is an island blessed with year round warmth. Temperatures rarely drop below 18 degrees Centigrade, even in winter and the ocean is always welcomingly warm. The moist atmosphere and occasional rainfall have given resorts such as Puerto de la Cruz the status as ‘The City of the Eternal Spring’, with beautiful, lush vegetation all around. There are many stunning beaches around the island where the water glistens in contrast to the picturesque black, volcanic sand. Puerto de la Cruz and Costa Adeje are two of the most luxurious resorts on the island, and offer sensuous cosmopolitan vibes, far removed from the boisterous reputation of some of Tenerife’s more touristy resorts. Puerto de la Cruz is one of the oldest resorts in the whole of the Canaries and this well-aged, quirky city offers a relaxing, sophisticated style of holiday.

Tenerife has an elegant history and culture that the locals are so proud to be a part of. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is home to the second largest street carnival in the world. Every February thousands flock to the capital of the Canary Islands to check out the brightly coloured costumes, floats, delicious food and local sangria. The charming Santa Cruz is full of interestingly old streets, enchanting parks, museums and art galleries and many stylish bars and restaurants where you are encouraged to relax, and watch the world go by, like a true Canarian! If you are into art, you may like to know that Tenerife was officially declared as a ‘Surrealist Island’ after the city hosted a Universal Surrealism Exhibition in 1935. There is also evidence of many different forms of Street Sculpture along the streets of Santa Cruz for passers to gaze at.

There are so many picturesque sights to see round the island. There are some fantastic excursions that leave from most major resorts and will take you on a selection of cultural tours of the island; discovering much about the history and culture. You will get to see Tenerife in a completely different light visiting the Masca village, surrounded by the Teno Mountains, witnessing its deep ravines and gorgeous flora and fauna as you are driven round the hairpin roads, soaking in the breath-taking sights around you. The Masca village is regarded as the prettiest in Tenerife and has kept to the old Canarian traditional way of life.

The botanical gardens in La Paz, one of the more upmarket districts in Puerto de la Cruz, offers a magnificent Botanical garden experience with over 5,000 exotic plants and trees from every corner of the world. If you are in the mood for a bit of retail therapy Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz offer a large and attractive range of high quality and designer shopping areas with classy restaurants and bars that are never too far away. Calle Castillo in Santa Cruz has even been claimed as a ‘shoppers paradise’ by locals and tourists alike! So for a luxurious break, full of enchantment, with plenty to see and do, that also won’t break the bank; give Tenerife a try, it won’t disappoint.

Fran Hall is Marketing Director of lowcostholidays.com

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  1. Samuel Diaz says:

    Nice post Fran, but you missed one of the most interesting attractions of the island: Visiting La Laguna, first capital of the island with more than 500 years of history and a lot of stories to discover.

  2. Amy says:

    Amazing place. I have been as a single and not a care in the world teen and as a stressed mom chasing my kids around the pool. I agree most see Tenerife as a 20’s beer swelling destination and while I’ve been there lol I have also seen the tranquil side to the Island. It has a place for everyone and I would love to go again when I’m retired.

    Thanks for the heads up Samuel, have just googled La laguna!

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