South Coast

Starting on the southern coast, Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos, two well-known holiday hotspots with gorgeous stretches of sand and easy access into the ocean. Both are hives of activity, offering a wealth of sports and leisure pastimes. Also in the south is the beautiful El Medano, the home of the kite-surfing World Championship. Bohemian and laid-back, this is a very pretty coastal resort with several sandy coves with fantastic waves which attract water sport enthusiasts from all over the world. Villa Monaco overlooks Costa Adeje wonderful golf and Playa del Duque area and is at a short 10 minutes drive from their beaches. The pristine beaches of Costa Adeje are among the best on the island, helping this area earn the reputation as being an affluent up-market resort guaranteed to impress. Playa del Duque is sophisticated, well-kept, has beautiful clear blue waters and immaculate golden sand. These are just some of the reasons it has been given Blue Flag status, a prestigious accolade for beaches that really are a cut above the rest in terms of water quality, cleanliness and providing an eco-friendly environment. Without doubt the most luxurious place to stay in this resort is the palatial 5-star Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque with direct access to the beach. This has the prestigious status of being a Gran Lujo, meaning it is of the highest calibre possible.

Also flying the Blue Flag is Playa Fañabe, on Costa Adeje, another perfect beach! Watch the sun reflect off the gorgeous turquoise ocean while you relax in the sunshine or take part in the wide range of activities on offer.

It is not just in the south that you can find fantastic beaches, they are all over Tenerife. Moving northwards, the wonderful Playa de las Teresitas, in the Santa Cruz area, is a firm favorite. Playa Jardín, in Puerto de la Cruz, is surrounded by colorful gardens with palm trees and the contemporary Lago Martianez, which was designed by the celebrated Canarian-born artist and architect César Manrique, is a wonderful water park. A fantastic attraction, it features several swimming pools, cascading waterfalls and lush sub-tropical gardens.