Mount Teide National Park
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a true “must-see” in Tenerife. The third tallest volcano in the world and the highest peak in Spain, Mount Teide’s peak measures a staggering 3718m. The National Park is a geological gem and gateway to incredible hiking terrain, boasting miles of trails with extraordinary rocky boulders and unique flora. For a real challenge (and breathtaking views), take the five-hour climb to the top of Mount Teide, or, for a less strenuous route, take the scenic cable car ride. The park is stunning whatever the time of year but especially so in early spring, when the lower slopes blossom with colourful plant-life and the summit is draped in snow.
Puerto de la Cruz
The star of northern Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz offers beaches, boardwalks, restaurants and bakeries laden with German-style goodies. Mooch around the Old Town’s cobbled streets, before bagging a table by the harbour for a fresh fish lunch and exquisite wine. Watch animal antics at Loro Parque, cool off at the Lago Martianez open-air swimming pool or admire exotic flowers at Jardin Botanico. Just on Puerto de la Cruz’s doorstep, explore the fruit plantations of the lush Oratava Valley and the aristocratic town of La Oratava, where beautiful churches, renaissance mansions, pretty gardens and exclusive shops await.
Beaches & Watersports
In Costa Adeje, the golden-sand beaches take centre stage during the day, washed by warm, clear waters and scattered with plush sun-loungers for your comfort. As you might expect, water activities prove popular and there is a huge variety to choose from - windsurfing, jet-skiing and whale-watching boat trips are just a few aquatic highlights. Meanwhile, located on the west of the island, the secluded enclave of Guia de Isora offers a stunning unspoilt coastline. Due to the rougher waters around this area, surfing and kite-surfing are particularly good here. Home to an underwater kingdom of colourful marine life, explore beneath the ocean’s surface with snorkelling or scuba-diving.
The perfect destination for your next family getaway, Tenerife has plenty to keep its younger guests entertained. Costa Adeje is home to two fabulous waterparks: Siam Park boasts a lush Thai theme throughout, offering thrilling slides and rushing rapids. Part of the park, “The Lost City”, houses multiple towers, bridges, nets, cascades and tamer water slides, perfect for even the smallest visitors. Aqualand, the area’s second park, is home to twisting slides, tube rides and the fun-filled “Kidzworld”. Meanwhile, Loro Park in Puerto de la Cruz is a glorious zoo and theme-park, home to an array of animals (including Killer Whales and Pandas) alongside fascinating exhibitions.
Our Travel Consultants can advise on, arrange and pre-book many things to enhance your holiday. This includes everything from spa reservations and dinner reservations, to a range of special experiences available in our featured resorts that you may not know about.
ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort offers a selection of special activities throughout the year including some fantastic cooking workshops where themes might include a paella master class or Sushi making.
There are some fantastic spas at our featured hotels and Hotel Botanico & Oriental Spa Garden offers a sublime experience. Located in a private garden, the natural daylight and exuberant vegetation transmit a unique sensation of wellbeing and relaxation, where you can enjoy a host of pampering treatments including some using local produce such as volcanic lava from Tenerife and Aloe Vera from Fuerteventura.
Easyjet direct from London Gatwick to Tenerife. UK regional departures also available.
From London Gatwick to Tenerife South: 4 hours, 30 minutes.
Travelling With Children or Without an Adult
Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.
Visa and Advance Passenger Information
All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.
Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.
For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk
Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/
In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.
Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Additional sources of information include: www.hpa.org.uk, http://nathnac.net,
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