Holiday activities

Octopus Aquapark (near Playa de las Americas)
The Octopus water theme park, situated near Playa Las Americas, is open all year round, 10am to 6pm daily. One of Tenerife's great attractions, it features superb selection of sun bathing areas, slides, tubes, pools, diving boards , dolphins shows and a relaxing 'lazy river'. Attractions include safe, supervised climbing and playing structures for children, and high safety standards. Facilities include restaurants and changing rooms.
Loro Parque (Puerto de la Cruz, North Tenerife)
Parrot Dolphin This fabulous Puerto de la Cruz attraction is a Thailand styled tropical paradise. It has the worlds largest parrot collection and unforgettable Dolphin Sea Lion & Parrot shows, as well as the world's longest underwater ' walkway' tunnel (through a shark and fish filled aquarium). Tiger Island, Gorilla Jungle and the Bat Cave are j just a few of the many attractions here. Open daily. 08.30 - 17.00. Free 'road train' ride to and from Playa Martinez (centre of Puerto de la Cruz) are every 20 ins.
Ecological Park (Las Aguilas Nr. Los Cristianos)
Eagle 75,000 sq. metres of tropical gardens. Many natural attractions, exotic wildlife, crocodiles, penguins, elephants and a variety of 'birds of prey' - which are used for exciting 'demonstrations set in open arenas. Open all year with free buses from Playa Las Americas.
Bananera - Jardines del Atlantico
(at Busanada, Nr Los Cristianos)
Included amongst the abundance of tropical plants and trees, you will also see a model of Tenerife explaining the water system of the island. Open daily they have a free bus from Los Cristianos/Playa Las Americas
Bananera El Guanche
BananaVisit their spectacular array of 400 species of cacti, thousands of tropical plants and trees. Bars, souvenirs, video show every 20 mins.
Camel Park (Near Los Cristianos)
Camel Enjoy a ride on the typical Canarian animal. Afterwards enjoy an Arab tea or meal. Open daily from 10.00 - 19.00 on the road from Los Cristianos - Chayofa. Free bus from Los Cristianos/Playa Las Americas
Cactus and Animal Park (Near Los Cristianos)
Cactus A botanical garden specialising in cacti and plant life from the arid regions. The animal park, houses a variety of species from marmosets to terrapins. Next door is Amazonia, 7000 sq m of tropical rain forest. Exotic birds fly freely and there is s a beautiful collection of hummingbirds, a host of other game birds, parrots and reptiles. Open daily from 10.00 - 18.00. Free bus from Los Cristianos/Playa Las Americas

SIGHTSEEING - natural beauty, historical interest, museums

Botanical Gardens (Puerto . . Cruz)
Flower Will impress even those who 'are not interested in flowers'. The gardens feature an incredible collection of tropical and sub-tropical trees and plants. Open daily 09.00 - 18.00. Situated in La Paz.
Risco Bello Aquatic Gardens (Puerto Cruz)
Situated right in the heart of the Parque Taoro. A popular and beautiful tropical oasis with lakes, grotto, waterfall, pottery garden, Japanese bridge, exotic flora and fauna. Open daily 10.00 - 18.30 (winter) and 10.00 - 20.30 (Summer)
Castle Museum Park (Los Realejos)
Discover the Canary Islands History and all about its flora, fauna, agriculture, volcanoes, foods, ceramics and handicrafts. Everything you ever wanted to know about folklore. There are also Camel rides, and a playground for children. Open daily 09.00 - 18.00. Free bus every 30 mins. from Cafe Columbus.
Casa Iriarte (Los Realejos)
A beautifully preserved 18th Century building with the distinctive Canarian balconies so ever-present in this town. Poet and author Tomas de Iriarte y Nieves-Ravelo was born in this house in 1750. The lower part of the house has shops selling souvenirs and upstairs there is a naval museum, with a collection of old posters and photographs.
Natural History Museum (Santa Cruz)
A new museum representing Tenerife's history, from Spanish conquest - present day. Housed in a magnificent XVIth century building. Open Tues.- Sun. 10.00 - 17.00
Craft Markets
'Rasto' (Santa Cruz Flea Market). Sunday mornings 10.00 - 14.00. About everything
Garachico - Local Canarian craft market, most Sundays.
Masca Road leads from Santiago del Teide, 6 km zigzag drive. Village until recently not accessible by road. Wonderful views and an insight into how Canarian's lived for many years. Popular with hikers who wish to make the 2 hour walk through the gully to the sea at the base of majestic cliffs of Los Gigantes.
Barranco Barranco del Infierno. Walkers ravine in Municipal of Adeje. The gorge boasts one of the few permanent streams in the south of island. You do not have to be a keen hiker to transverse this gully. Walk takes approx. 70 mins, each way. Bar/Restaurant at entrance to Barranco. Wear tough shoes.
Vilaflor - Old Canarian village. Situated at 4,921 feet is the highest village in Spain. Beautiful scenery. During winter months take a jacket with you it may be cool.
Taganana Still one of the remotest villages in Tenerife. Famous for it's Rose wine and fresh fish meals. It is a botanist's and walkers paradise.
Teide Volcano and the National Park
Mount Teide Mount Teide is the highest peak in Spain standing at 12,200 feet. Formed around a million years ago. Lunar landscape, volcanic ashes and rock formations. Incredible views and landscapes. Cable car to upper peak. Cable car cannot be used by people with heart condition's and other related medical conditions.

Spectaculars - Night Club - Disco - Casino

Night Clubs - Discos - Night Life Veronicas, in Playa de las Americas, is the hottest night life location in Tenerife. The whole complex is dedicated to night life. At various other venues in the South, you will find everything from Spanish Dance Shows, Magic shows and Medieval nights to dedicated Jazz programs. Veronicas comes to life from around 22.00 hrs every night. All music tastes catered for as well as an excellent variety of young rock bands and live music. from 01.00 hrs till late.
Castillo San Miguel Medieval Night and Show Exactly as you saw it in the movies!. Now live. Medieval tournaments, Parades-games-fights and competitions on horseback between knights of that epoch. Enjoy an authentic medieval show accompanied by a succulent dinner, wine and dance with the orchestra show band. Also The Drifters Espectacular. Spend an unforgettable evening with all the family.
Flamenco Ballet The Pyramids International Ballet. Theatre Dance Show. A must when visiting Tenerife. This show is approx. 2 hours of Dance. If you have ever wanted to or seen the Riverdance company, this group of dancers have developed a show which is as good if not better with a Spanish flavour. Dinner can also be arranged at one of the restaurants in this renowned 5 star hotel and conference centre.

ACTIVITIES non aqua - tennis, golf, karting, bowling, skate

Golf and Tennis Facilities in Tenerife are superb 5 golf courses and several tennis courts in southern Tenerife. SkateBoarder Inline Skating, Skateboarding A popular sport with young residents of Tenerife. Ramps in Playa Las Americas (near Stadium) and El Medano. Street skating and boarding all around.
Karting Karting (7 km from Los Cristianos) Karting Club Tenerife, 5 different models of Karts for an exciting ride. 3 different circuits: Children's - Choppers - Competition & Formula. Bar Cafeteria - Billiards - Scalextric - Viewing Terrace. Situated just off Motorway on road Guaza - Las Chafiras.
Bowls (Costa del Silencio) Open every day from 9 am until dark. Carpet surface, outdoor, 6 ring, 1 hr sessions. 10 pin in Las Americas Hang Gliding Available in Playa Las Americas. Hang gliding club run by experienced instructors.

Badminton - a few words from John Arthur
While visiting Tenerife about two years ago I found a 'club' where badminton is played. I had already tried more than one place before but was very disappointed. This club, 'Tenerife South' located in Las Galletas, plays on a 'world standard' (Badminton Association of England) court. 'Determined' Mick spent months trying to set up a club in south Tenerife but came up against brick walls in respect of halls. He eventually found one in El Fraile. There were drawbacks in that play was only possible on two nights for a hour and a half (because of indoor football). After a meeting with the Sports Minister he was given the use of the hall in Las Galletas. So - Badminton is now available at Las Galletas.
Members of the club, 'Tenerife South', meet on Mondays and Thursdays between 1900 and 2200 hours. Play is on BAofE standard courts. Racquets are available.
For more information - Contact Mick on (00 34) 922 72 11 79

ACTIVITIES aquatic - scuba diving, surfing, water ski, jetski, sailing

SnorkellingSnorkel and Scuba
A full range of Scuba courses from beginner level to instructor level is available from several clubs. There are several very good snorkelling coves around the coast, with interesting marine life
Jet Skier Ski - Para - Sailing As well as Jet Ski, Water-Ski and Parascending, many other activities are available on various beaches all around the island.
Surfer Surfing El Medano, has hosted the world windsurfing championship. A windsurfer's paradise with almost constant wind. Rigs can be hired at El Medano and Las Americas, which also has a windsurfing centre and daily lessons. Long board and body board surfers can hire surfing boards in Las Americas.

Body Boarders will like the surfing opportunities.

TRIPS - island tours, jeep safaris, whale safari - submarine

GorillaIsland Tours There are all-day tours of the island, which stop at many interesting places, and other tours, where part of the day is spent touring selected parts of the island and the remainder for shopping, sightseeing spectacular attractions such as Loro Parque. Jeep Safari are available both in Tenerife and La Gomera. 6 seat open top jeeps are used. You will visit Mount Teide and forest's of Tenerife, so take a warm clothing.
Sea Trips Jolly Roger - Meridian - Ons de Mars - Catamaran - Ketch's many sea trips are available to see Whales and Dolphins, also for sightseeing off coast. Cruises are 2 hrs - 5 hrs and 6 hrs.
Whale Safaris Trips to visit Pilot Whales of Tenerife. Other species are seen during migration periods. Crews experienced on where to locate Whales and Dolphins. Cruises range between 2 and 6 hours.
Submarine Trip Yellow Submarine. Daily Trip takes approx. 45-50 minutes for underwater trip off island. Several trips per day.

SHOPPING - what to buy, unique stores, gifts, markets

Day Markets Torviscas, Los Cristianos, Alcala, Garachico
African Market (Santa Cruz) The famous Mercado Nuestra Senora de Africa is a dazzling bazaar of over 300 stalls selling fresh local produce. A short walk from bus station, look out for pink clock tower, get there as early as possible for the best of the fruits and veg. On Sundays surrounding the African Market you will find EL RASTRO FLEA MARKET look out for some high quality leather, hardware and crafts at bargain prices.
Tenerife Pearl (Armenime, south Tenerife) At Armenime in the south, Tenerife's Palace of Pearls, where thousands of square feet are devoted to pearls and pearl jewellery. Open 7 days a week. 09.00 till late. Free entrance
House of Wines Casa del Viño, El Sauzal, Exit 21 Autopista del Norte. Housed in traditional country house in north of Tenerife. Lovingly restored this is a museum and visitors centre. Sample excellent quality wines of Tenerife. Authentic cuisine and impeccably run restaurant. Museum hours Tues - Sat. 11.00 - 20.00 Sundays 11.00 - 18.00 - Restaurant hours Tues - Sat. 13.00 - 23.30 Bar hours 11.00 - 23.30

Eating Out in Tenerife This is a very popular pastime on Tenerife as the prices are so reasonable and with such a wide mix of cultures on the island, you will find something to suit all tastes. Along the cost in the tourist areas you will find the restaurants cater more to British tastes, but if you venture inland a little, you can find authentic Canarian cuisine a plenty.

If fish is your dish then head for the fishing villages of Los Abrigos or Las Galletas where you can eat the catch of the day in view of the sea. We recommend: Bar Colibri, Las Galletas - the locals eat here which is always a good recommendation.

For typically Canarian food, then we recommend:
Restaurante Las Chafiras, located on part of Las Chafiras to right of road leading from Golf del Sur towards San Miguel.
La Adosarda, at Valle San Lorenzo.


swimming pool at apartment rental

Located in the sunny south of Tenerife, just a few minutes drive from the island's international airport, is GOLF DEL SUR, one of Europe's best golf and leisure complexes. Covering about 410 acres of land, Golf del Sur is in essence a town with a golf course running through it, catering not just for the golfer but also for families who require a more up-market area, where the environment is clean and the scenery beautiful. If you are a golfer, then paradise awaits you here! If you think there is no better way to relax than on gloriously sunny championship fairways, then look no further than Tenerife, which has the only golf courses in Europe where you are guaranteed to be able to play with the sun on your back at Christmas. Developed along the coast between the little fishing village of Los Abrigos and Amarilla Golf, residents of Golf del Sur enjoy fabulous unspoiled views of the Atlantic Ocean as well as the mountains.

The Royal Parque Albatros Club is a superb resort with tropical gardens full of exotic plants, natural rock formations and magnificent palm trees. Wooden decking surrounds the lagoon-style swimming pool. Another lovely feature is the waterfall which falls directly into the swimming pool. This is a popular holiday complex for families with children and golfers alike.


Guests have full access to all the resort amenities and can enjoy the comfort and convenience of a full-service resort at substantially lower rental rates. The apartment is furnished in regional style with tiled floors and a private, furnished balcony with 180 degree views. As our apartment is on the edge of the complex, it is quiet with few other buildings in sight. There are many wonderful beaches and activities available on Tenerife and all are nearby to the resort.


This RCI Gold Crown resort is situated a 15 minute walk from the San Blas centre where you will find many shops, bars, a bank, restaurants and a church set around a square and is just 5 minutes away from the new marina.


On the Golf del Sur there is a 27-hole Championship golf course which is split into three 9 hole links courses. You can bring your own golf clubs or hire them from the Club. Discount on Green Fees for golfers is also available if you have a handicap card from your club. There are four other excellent golf courses within a short drive of the Royal Parque Albatros Club.

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Below are more photos of Tenerife and the resort . . .

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Auto Rental Beaches
Beachfront Clubhouse
Cocktail Lounge Live Entertainment
Cooking Facilities Golf Courses
Grocery Shopping Gymnasium
Laundry Facilities Horseback Riding
Restaurant Restaurants
2 Swimming Pools Shopping
Colour Television Tennis Courts
Poolside bar & restaurant International flat green bowling

Snack bar Aqua park
Lifeguard Sky park
Children's mini-park Natural beauty

LOCAL INFORMATION Golf del Sur has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. As well as the 27-hole championship golf course, there are tennis courts, gymnasiums, a brand new bowling green and a diving centre located here. A short drive away (or walk if you feel so inclined!!) is the fishing village of Los Abrigos which is renowned for it's excellent seafood restaurants. A little further round the coastline is the wind surfing resort of El Medano with it's wide sandy beach and beachfront bars and restaurants.

GOLF INFORMATION Ever since its 1987 inaugural event, a competition for professionals, the 27 greens and fairways of Golf del Sur have provided the backdrop for various top international tournaments. In 1995, Golf del Sur hosted the Shell Wonderful World of Golf tournament with its head-to-head battle between Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson. Golf del Sur has also been the setting for two golf driving distance records, both of which were set by Britain's Karl Woodward. First he set a new record of 398 yards and then, a few months later, he managed to break the legendary 400-yard barrier with a huge stroke which sent the ball flying 408 yards. This Tenerife golf course, designed by Pepe Gancedo, is a thoroughly enjoyable layout, where your attention is immediately caught by the black volcanic sand bunkers and the beautiful native plant life.

BOWLING INFORMATION The new complex of 'Winter Gardens' is the home to the new Tenerife International Bowl Club. During the last decade it has been recognised the world over that lawn bowls, and more notably 'flat green' bowls, as it is most commonly known, has, in many countries, become one of the largest participation sports of the general public as a whole. With this in mind it is hardly surprising that a Bowling Stadium, built to the highest international standards and offering first-class facilities would be a huge success. The green has been designed to the most demanding standards, with 8 rinks of Greengauge carpet over underlay - on a concrete foundation. Top quality materials have been used in preparation to ensure a perfect surface on which to play outdoors, all year round.

Golf in Tenerife

Tenerife is the ideal golfing destination. A year round, pleasant climate and concentration of world class golf courses in a small area make it a favourite of amateur and professional golfers alike.

Here is a brief description of each of the courses in Tenerife. Click on any of the photos for more information about the course.

Golf del Sur
Golf - Club Hire - Buggy Hire - Driving Range - Lawn Bowls - Lessons -Restaurant

AmarilIa Golf

Golf - Club Hire - Driving Range - Horse Riding - Pitch & Putt - Pro-Shop - Putting Green - Restaurant - Swimming Pool - Tennis

Golf Costa Adeje
Golf - Club Hire - Buggy Hire - Driving Range - Lessons - Restaurant

Golf Las Americas
Golf - Buggy Hire - Club Hire - Cafeteria - Driving Range - Pro Shop - Lessons - Restaurant

Golf Los Palos
Golf (9 holes) - Club Hire - Chipping & Putting Greens - Adult, Child and Group Lessons - Clubhouse

Real Club de Golf
Golf - Club Hire - Restaurant

Cheap flights and car hire deals for Tenerife.

These are just some of the companies who we've dealt with successfully in the past. As always, please do your own research as we can't be held responsible for any problems that may arise in your dealings with them.

You can check for flights and car hire availability by clicking the relevant links below but please don't assume that the company who gives you the best flight deal will necessarily be the cheapest for car hire as well. HolidayAutos and Cicar are often hard to beat for car hire (see their links below).

Flights & Car Hire Sites


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AboutFlights and a few others have introduced a link onto their websites whereby you can get daily e-mails on the best prices of charter flights to your destination. Hopefully, you'll see the price drop the nearer you get to your departure date but don't leave it too long or the flight will be full and you'll be going nowhere!

Car Hire Only Sites

Both these companies have pickup points at Reina-Sofia airport and Cicar have additional offices on the island

Normally very competitive with regular late deals from £63/week for Economy cars

Canary Islands Car (CICAR). Another company that normally offer good rates

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance. Remember, it's always cheaper to buy an annual insurance policy if you travel more than a couple of times a year. It should cost around £70 to £90 per year for two adults.


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