Tenerife Travel Guide

Tenerife is the king of the holiday islands.

According to Abbreviation Finder, Tenerife is ideal for a family holiday. The beautiful nature of the island also charms hobbyists and outdoor enthusiasts. Read Rantapallo’s destination guide and plan your own holiday!


Tenerife has remained a super favorite of Finns for decades

The largest island in the Canary Islands, Tenerife, conquers with its stunning beaches and diverse natural sites that offer memorable experiences. The Spanish Canary Islands have long been one of the long-haul favorites for package holidays.

Tenerife is located in the Atlantic Ocean on the northwestern edge of Africa. Tourism has a long history on the island: wealthy Englishmen traveled to the city of Puerto de la Cruz as early as the early 19th century.

The hallmark of Tenerife is the volcano Teide, the highest peak in all of Spain at an altitude of 3,718 meters. Teide divides Tenerife into a dry southern part and a lush northern part. Both halves of the island are beautiful in their own way – everyone can decide for themselves which one to like more.

Tenerife is especially known as a beach resort and the island is bordered by many cozy sandy beaches. However, in addition to beach holidays, the island is also full of diverse natural attractions. For example, the volcano Teide Nature Park offers things to do for nature lovers, but there are also wonderful hiking terrain in the northeast and northwestern parts of the island. Tenerife is also a well-known golf destination. For families, the destination is perfect for its recreational opportunities.

Tourism is concentrated in the southern part of the island, Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Adeje. Tenerife’s most traditional resort is Puerto de la Cruz, a small town in the north of the island.

Tenerife’s classic landscape includes beaches and mountains

Tenerife’s classic landscape includes beaches and mountains.

The island of eternal spring

Tenerife is called the island of eternal spring, as there are not very significant temperature fluctuations during the year. The average year-round temperature on the island is 22 degrees.

The weather conditions on the island can vary greatly depending on the altitude at which you are moving. During the same day, it is possible to marvel at the horizontal rainfall typical of the island in the mountains and enjoy the cloudless, bright blue sky on the beach.

On average, the warmest months in Tenerife are July, August and September, when daytime temperatures are around sore often to 30 degrees. In mid-winter, temperatures drop below +20 degrees and rainfall is also concentrated in November-February. Those holidaying during the winter season should also book warm clothes for the evenings.

The climate in the southern part of the island is slightly warmer than in the northern part of the island. It also rains more in the north of Tenerife and the nature there is greener in the south. High in the mountains the air is cooler than on the coast.

Travel from Finland to Tenerife is traditionally during the winter months, but the island has plenty of tourists all year round.

Beach holidays, golf and motoring

In addition to the pine forests and lava fields offered by the volcanic terrain, Tenerife also has traditional landscapes appreciated by the beach holidaymaker: palm-lined sandy beaches and beach boulevards. Tenerife is especially known as a beach destination.

Tenerife is a great holiday destination for golfers. Temperatures that stay at around +20 degrees all year round and numerous full-size and well-maintained golf courses make the island a great golf destination. Sports enthusiasts will also enjoy beach volleyball or deep-sea fishing.

Tenerife is well suited for car travel and the traffic is quite quiet. For example, the volcanic roads and lava fields can be explored by rental car.