Tenerife

Almost guaranteed sunshine, good food and wine, and friendly people means there is so much that awaits you once you arrive on this beautiful island.

© Off the Map Travel

Destination in detail

For many years Tenerife has had the reputation for being a winter-sun getaway where the weather is near-perfect all year round, the food amazing and the nightlife always buzzing. What is less well-known is that Tenerife is also a world class destination for whale watching and stargazing. With a year-round population of whales and dolphins as well as many migrant species making their way to its shores throughout the year, Tenerife’s waters offer the perfect opportunity to tick off that bucket list experience. Tenerife is also part of the EU Sky Route which means it is internationally accredited as having one of the world’s clearest and darkest skies, perfect for star gazing and searching for the constellations.

Location

28°28'N 16°15'W

Population

898,680

Area

2034 km2

Time Zone

GMT +1

Itineraries to Inspire

Read More

Tailor-made from £3450pp*

Experiences in Tenerife

An amazing destination for all kinds of activities, Tenerife offers opportunities to explore on the land and sea!

Why choose us

1

Tailor-made Design

Our expert Travel Designers have first-hand knowledge of all of our destinations and can create bespoke itineraries to suit your every taste and requirement whilst providing personal tips and advice for your once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience.

2

Authentic Experiences

Whether you choose to learn all about the Sami lifestyle in the Arctic Circle or head into the rainforests of Costa Rica to see the native wildlife you are guaranteed to have a real, honest experience with hand-picked suppliers and guides. They will bring these experiences to life with genuine passion to fully immerse you in your chosen destination.

3

Responsible Travel

Ensuring that we are looking after our planet is at the top of our priority list. Partnering with key players in conservation such as WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) means that our holidays are always giving back too.

Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Getting There

There is no shortage of flight options to get to Tenerife and so you are really spoilt for choice. For our Whales and Stars package you would be best to fly into the South Airport of the Island but the North is also very accessible.

Climate

Tenerife lies within a sub-tropical climate with average daily temperatures of around 20 degrees throughout the whole year. There is a consistent North-Easterly breeze which keeps the temperatures from sky-rocketing too high.

The rain shadow effect caused by Mount Teide and the other volcanic mountains on the island keep the South-West of the Island very dry and the sea very calm which is perfect for your whale watching boat trips!

Geography

Tenerife is the largest of the 7 islands that make up the Canary Islands. It is undoubtedly a tourist hotspot however there are plenty of quieter, more exclusive areas of this beautiful Island.

Secluded bays near to the Masca Cliffs in Los Gigantes and the panoramic views of the sea from Costa Adeje make for a great holiday destination in the South-West of the Island.

Mount Teide within the Teide National Park is the highest elevation in Spain, boasts the highest point of all the islands in the Atlantic Ocean and is the third largest Volcano in the world. The skies above the National Park have been internationally accredited as some of the clearest skies in the world and forms an integral part of the EU Sky Route.

Plants and Animals

Due to the diversity of natural microclimates, and therefore habitats, means a wealth of different species of flora and fauna many of which are endemic to Tenerife.

Pilot whales and Bottlenose dolphins make these Canarian waters their permanent home due to the deep volcanic craters beneath the ocean providing them with food all year-round with other species making their annual migration here too for this reason. There is also an abundance of sea turtles and many different bird species.

Plants and vegetation is varied and is directly related to the altitudes in which they grow. There is a vast number of banana plantations and vineyards on the island.

Let’s plan your holiday

Our experienced and enthusiastic Travel Designers are waiting to create your very own itinerary. Whatever you are looking for, we can help.

+44 203 504 6446 Enquire Online Request Callback

Ready for an adventure?

Contact us!