Many people choose holidays in Tenerife for the beaches and the island has various beach resorts to suit all tastes and ages. The vibrant and popular Playa de las Americas, has soft sandy beaches and plenty of bars, restaurants and hotels, while Playa de las Galletas is much quieter and sits amid the spectacular backdrop of the mountains. Playa de los Cristianos is perhaps the most popular beach resort for those on package holidays in Tenerife, and consists of golden sand with plenty of modern hotels, restaurants and nightclubs. Being a volcanic island some of the beaches, such as Playa de El Puertito and Playa del Roque, consist of volcanic black sand, which is not to everybody’s taste, but often these are quieter and more relaxing than the more popular stretches of golden sand.
There is more to the island than just relaxing on the beach. The National Park is a great tourist draw. Here you can take a cable car up the 3.6 kilometres to the Teide, Spain’s highest peak, and see the Cañadas del Teide, a vast volcanic crater. For younger visitors, Playa de la Americas has a water park and dolphinarium, while watersports are popular on many of Tenerife’s beaches. For those on a budget, package holiday deals to Tenerife can be extremely good value in the off-season, during which the weather is usually still very warm.