Tenerife in pictures: 16 images that will make you want to go right now

31 Jan 2018

One thing's for sure - us Brits love a Tenerife holiday. Hardly surprising really - it's hot (and a great bet for some winter sun), it has striking natural beauty (including superb beaches and ridiculous views), and it's great value.

The pics below should give you an idea of what we mean. Think we’ve missed anything from this collection? Let us know in the comments section at the bottom.


Tenerife has a decidedly lunar feel. The views around Mount Teide wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of "Star Trek" from around 1968.


Fancy feeling extremely small and insignificant? Head to the foot of Mount Teide, one of the planet’s biggest volcanoes, the peak of which is the highest point in all of Spain.


Explode your mind by seeking out the black sandy beaches, like Playa Jardin in Puerto de la Cruz.

 

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Be sure to snap your sunsets to send to your colleagues back home, like this one in Los Cristianos.

 

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Catch a ferry and kneel in awe of the local underwater life, which includes dolphins and the odd whale.

 

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Skip the beach altogether and devour your literature poolside.

 

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Just occasionally, you might feel like you've woken up in Nevada...


If you need a break from the beach, why not ruin a good stroll by heading to one of the island’s golf courses?


And you thought it was all beaches and volcanoes...

 

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But yes, volcanoes are definitely a thing here...


The truly adventurous can try their hand at taming the elements with a spot of kite surfing.


Or conquering the mountains on two wheels. How about that backdrop?


You’ll find plenty of space to stretch out on the gargantuan 2km beach, El Medano,the longest one on the island.

 

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Or you could find somewhere a little more private to kick back. They do a mean rock pool out here...


OK, they might not be the prettiest thing you'll see on holiday, but the papas arrugadas might just prove to be the tastiest.

 

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The Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife takes place every February, with floats aplenty and a dress code not dissimilar to the famous Rio version.


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