Destination guide

Wonder at volcanos in Tenerife

Unstoppable volcanic metamorphosis is what created Tenerife. The whims of sun-seeking beach-lovers, the gushing adrenaline of mountain climbers, the "oohs" and "aahs" of view lovers, and the endless enjoyments of the culture vultures are what drive it today. That's not to say the volcanos have stopped _ plumes still issue from the fumaroles of hulking Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain. It's just that the throbbing carnival shows, the pulsing nightlife of Los Cristianos, the sizzling fish taverns of Los Abrigos, Santa Cruz's star-studded boutiques, and the sheer wealth of enticing Tenerife vacation rentals now takes center stage.

Things to do

Tenerife is brimming with top attractions

Tenerife vacation rentals are your ticket to some of the most enthralling museums in the Canarian chain. In San Cristobal alone you've got the Fundacion Cristino de Vera with its mind-boggling artworks, and the Observatorio del Teide where cosmic shows of stars and galaxies unravel after dark. In Santa Cruz, the Military Museum of the Canary Islands means artillery and tales of Admiral Lord Nelson. In El Sauzal and the highlands, there are museums about wine _ some with tasting rooms tacked on the back for those well-earned tipples.

Activities

Go off-track or underwater in Tenerife

Tenerife's rugged, rock-ribbed hinterland has made it a veritable mecca for hikers and bikers in the last couple of decades. You can seek out Tenerife vacation rentals up on the lower slopes of Mount Teide, or amidst the verdant orchards on the northern shores, to have doorstep access to the pebbly trails and tracks _ be ready to snap shots of snow-mantled calderas and Grand Canyon-esque ravines. Water, both under and on top, also offers a medley of activities _ think water skiing, surfing, some of the top scuba diving in the Canaries, whale watching, and more.

Weather

Year-round sunshine in Tenerife

The weather is great the whole year round in Tenerife. Thanks to its proximity to Africa and the Equator, this corner of the Canary Islands has a balmy subtropical feel to it. In the scorching summer, between May and August, Tenerife vacation rentals on the beach are at their most popular, although sun seekers come in December and January for a taste of winter sun, too. The times between November and March might only get chilly if you're planning a stay up in the mountains.

Natural features

Tenerife: A masterclass in nature

Start your adventures in the Teide National Park. Topping out at a cloud-splintering 3,718 meters above sea level, this land of rock-spattered plateaus and snow-dusted volcano cones is the highest in all of Spain. From there, you could move to the salt-sprayed north-east coast, where the spear-like protrusions of the Roques de Anaga herald the onslaught of the Atlantic waves. The south coast is softer and flatter, giving way to sandy beaches at Costa Adeje and Playa de las Americas, all ringed with sloshing waters where whales and dolphins splash in their pods.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Tenerife

Fly into Tenerife (TFS-Tenerife South), the closest airport, located 17.5 mi (28.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (TFN-Tenerife North), which is 18 mi (29 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Chimisay to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Tenerife?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,205 vacation rentals near Tenerife. From 613 Villas to 1,336 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tenerife for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Tenerife?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tenerife. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Gran Canaria: 3,945 vacation rentals
  • Costa Adeje: 3,934 vacation rentals
  • Tenerife South: 6,237 vacation rentals
  • Playa de la Américas: 3,312 vacation rentals
  • Los Cristianos: 3,683 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Tenerife! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Tenerife?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tenerife:

  • Costa Adeje: 3,934 rentals
  • Playa de la Américas: 3,312 rentals
  • Los Cristianos: 3,683 rentals
  • Adeje: 4,117 rentals
  • Arona: 4,045 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Tenerife?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Tenerife are:

  • Tenerife South Airport (TFS): 4,370 vacation rentals
  • Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN): 1,842 vacation rentals
  • La Gomera Airport (GMZ): 318 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Tenerife?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Tenerife. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Casino Puerto de la Cruz: 2,403 rentals
  • Garcia Sanabria Park: 1,683 rentals
  • San Francisco de Asis Parish: 1,623 rentals
  • Puerto Colon Marina: 4,605 rentals
  • Siam Park: 4,695 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tenerife listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Tenerife

Costa Adeje
3,934 vacation rentals
Playa de la Américas
3,312 vacation rentals
Los Cristianos
3,683 vacation rentals
Adeje
4,117 vacation rentals
Arona
4,045 vacation rentals
Puerto de la Cruz
1,158 vacation rentals
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
1,171 vacation rentals
Golf del Sur
3,378 vacation rentals
Costa del Silencio
3,226 vacation rentals
El Médano
1,516 vacation rentals
Palm-Mar
3,705 vacation rentals
Acantilados de los Gigantes
1,093 vacation rentals
Santiago del Teide
1,577 vacation rentals
San Miguel de Abona
3,897 vacation rentals
Granadilla de Abona
1,101 vacation rentals
Playa Paraiso
3,314 vacation rentals
Playa San Juan
989 vacation rentals
La Caleta
2,290 vacation rentals
Santa Úrsula
1,376 vacation rentals
San Cristóbal de La Laguna
1,213 vacation rentals