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Where to stay in Tenerife

Best area to stay in Tenerife

It is known as the island of eternal spring and is that in Tenerife find an excellent climate almost 365 days a year It is the largest island in the Canary archipelago and offers a varied tourist offer for all tastes.It is the largest island of the Canary archipelago and offers a wide range of tourist activities for all tastes. paradisiacal beaches, excursions, gastronomy, tradition, leisure and an endless number of activities for all ages.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz, Los Gigantes, Adeje and Playa de las Américas are the most desired areas to stay for their wide range of hotels and tourist attractions.

If you want to make a trip with your partner or friends, in the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife you will find all kinds of leisure activities; museums, shops, restaurants, the famous carnival, etc.If you plan to relax in the fantastic tourist resorts of Puerto de la Cruz , Los Gigantes or Adeje , highly recommended for couples and families.And if you prefer a beach area with fun and party you will have to stay in the Playa de las Americas.

If you are interested in knowing where to stay in Tenerife , you may also be interested in knowing where to stay in Gran Canaria, where to stay in Lanzarote and where to stay in Fueteventura.

Best places to stay in Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The capital of the island has become over the years a city with a cosmopolitan air.The port is also a great point of tourist interest, the constant movement of ships and cruises is very curious to see. The cultural and leisure offer is very varied: museums, sculptures, architecture, exhibitions, the great carnival festival, etc.

The coasts of Taganana and Benijos are well known with their black sand coves and the Teresitas beach, surrounded by exotic palm trees.Without a doubt, the symbols of the island are the Teide National Park and the city of San Cristobal de La Laguna, declared a World Heritage Site.the main restaurant area is in the Barrio de San Andrés where you can taste the typical dishes of the Canary Islands’ cuisine.

You will not find it difficult to find accommodation in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.There is a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets and if you want to spend a holiday with all kinds of comfort and luxury you will find a wide selection of 5-star hotels, both in the city centre and on the outskirts. There are many 3-star hotels also in the city centre and a variety of hostels and apartments at reasonable prices.

Hotels and apartments in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Puerto de la Cruz

Located in the north of the island, Puerto de la Cruz is one of the most important tourist centers, worth visiting the old pier, the promenade or the Lago Martiánez, natural pools designed by the Canarian architect César Manrique.The beautiful volcanic coastline of this area creates an unusual landscape much admired by nature lovers. It is a small city so a walk will be the best option to discover all its beautiful corners.The most popular areas are the Paseo Marítimo or the Plaza del Charco, where you will find atmosphere at any time of day, a wide range of cuisine and a lot of animation.

This city has a great tradition as a holiday destination for relaxation for its magnificent hotel facilities.The area of Puerto de la Cruz is full of high class hotels, perfect for families or couples and also resorts or residential complexes.

It is recommended to make reservations well in advance because it is a very sought after area, especially in times of carnival.

Hotels and apartments in Puerto de la Cruz

Los Gigantes

The cliffs of Los Gigantes are located on the west coast of the island, an area with an impressive landscape formed by a row of cliffs of 500 meters, surrounded by the Atlantic sea and the island of La Gomera.Life in Los Gigantes revolves around the Avenida Marítima, the Plaza, the Marina and the Puerto Deportivo. Los Guios beach is next to the cliffs of Los Gigantes and is very popular because of the black volcanic sand.

For many tourists who are looking for peace and quiet, this is an excellent place to stay, with a wide range of hotels and resorts located in the nearest city, Puerto de Santiago, which enjoy unbeatable views of these majestic cliffs.The leisure activities in this area are generated by the same hotels with a great repertoire of activities for all the members of the family.

Hotels and apartments in Los Gigantes


In the south of the island we find Adeje, surely the area with the best weather in Tenerife.It has a very complete tourist offer, from a rich architectural heritage to the great variety of excursions that this privileged area offers. Without a doubt, people come to Adeje both to enjoy dolphin or whale watching and along the routes through the ravines that lead to the highest peak in the whole of the Iberian Peninsula.

It is also an area for sailing, surfing and diving, so the more sporty find in Adeje a very complete leisure.Due to its altitude and microclimate, the vegetation is very exuberant and many of its beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag quality distinction for their crystalline waters.14 The gastronomy of the area is also an attraction for tourists, you can taste tasty local fish and seafood, gofio canario and the most authentic desserts, such as huevos moles or bienmesabe.15

Adeje has the largest number of 5-star hotels in the Canary Islands.16 The most popular areas are San Eugenio, Playas del Duque and Fañabé, although if your plan is to spend the whole day out on excursions, it is better to stay in an apartment or a rural house because it will be cheaper.

Hotels and apartments in Adeje

Playa de las Américas

It is the ideal destination for the group of friends who are looking for a 24 hour non-stop party.The area with the most atmosphere is located in the kilometer known as the Veronicas, full of discos, pubs, bars with live music, restaurants and shops.

So if you are looking for a relaxed trip this is not your place but it is worth visiting even if it is just a few hours to discover another type of leisure and tourism that the island offers.The most popular type of accommodation is the rental of apartments or B&B, for young people who come to enjoy the sun and the party.

Hotels and apartments in Playa de las Americas

If you can’t find suitable accommodation on the island of Tenerife, you can look into staying on the other big tourist island of the Canaries, Gran Canaria, or on the quieter Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

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