Tenerife is one of the most popular places to holiday in the world, but if you’ve never been there before, why should you believe all the hype? There’s no doubt that its climate is very attractive to sunbathers, and even in the winter months the island stays at an average 19-22 degrees – perfect for beach picnics. But what else does Tenerife has to offer other than luxury resorts and crystal clear waters? From Los Cristianos to Costa Adeje, there are a number of eye catching destinations in Tenerife, so no matter what your budget, you’re going to have a great time! Let’s take a look at why you should visit Tenerife in 2014.
Getting Around In Tenerife
When it comes to public transportation in Tenerife, the islands’ bus service – operated by Tista – is very punctual and comfortable. Not only does the network stretch to most parts of the island, the price of a ticket is cheap too. If you’re thinking about renting a car however, this is a much better way to explore the parts of the islands that busses do not service. If you book in advance, then care hire is relatively cheap, and obliviously the longer you rent your car, the cheaper it will be. If you combine this with a flight comparison site like http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/flights/Tenerife/ you really can bag all your transportation for a very low price. Additionally, when it comes to the island’s taxis, all are metered, so there’s no chance of being taken for a ride!
Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje
Both of these resorts have worked terribly hard to revamp their image over the last few years, and especially in 2013, there have been a number of improvements when it comes to facilities and transportation. The tired and clichéd tourist streets have been replaced with boutique fashion stores and traditional restaurants, highlighting what the island has to offer in terms of cuisine and shopping.
Directions are very easy to follow, and nearly all roads lead back to the beach, or either into the centre of town. Previously, these resorts used to attract families due to their proximity to the beach, however this year’s influx of couples and students just proves that Playa de las Americas and Costa Adeje have come along away.
Los Ginantes and Puerto de la Cruz
These resorts have typically enjoyed a sheltered location, at the foot of the west coast and among the vineyards of the La Orotava Valley respectively. Such places are usually day excursions for tourists staying in more populous parts of the island, however by the end of this year’s summer season, both were booming with European visitors, and not just for a day or two either.
Both of these resorts have invested a lot of money in attracting tourists to the area, with the beautiful vineyards, cliffs and banana plantations spectacular highlights. 2014 is going to be a big year for Los Ginantes and Puerto de la Cruz, as they’re expecting to see a boom in week and two-week bookings from families and singletons alike.