Because Tenerife is such a popular destination with holiday-makers the island has many tourist resorts especially in the warmer and sunnier south. Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos are the biggest of these and they are situated right next to one another. Beaches and a sea-front walkway connect the two resort towns together and it is easy to walk along further up into the nearby Puerto Colon, Torviscas and Fanabe areas which also cater for tourists.
Of course anyone who is coming on holiday to the island will need somewhere to stay and there are plenty of Tenerife apartments to choose from. The other forms of popular Tenerife accommodation that get frequently used by visitors to Tenerife are hotels and apartment-hotels, but there are also hostels and pensions in some of the island’s towns and cities. Self-catering holidays are extremely popular too, and apartments are ideally suited for this type of break as well. Apartment blocks are usually situated near to a beach and within easy walking distance from a shopping centre, and many apartment complexes also have their own swimming pools for the use of residents only.
There are other tourist resorts further up along the southwest coast above Los Cristianos and Las Americas and these include Alcala, Playa de San Juan and Los Gigantes, which is famed for its gigantic cliffs.
In Tenerife North the most popular and largest resort is Puerto de la Cruz where attractions include the Loro Parque Parrot Park and the El Botanico botanical gardens, as well as some wonderful black sand beaches. Some holiday-makers prefer “Puerto” as it is commonly known because the north of the island tends to be cooler and offer more of a traditional Spanish flavour than the resorts of the south.
Resorts in Tenerife offer all that tourists are looking for by providing plenty of sunshine, beaches, bars, restaurants and shopping facilities, as well as offering a range of excursions and activities like diving and boat trips. And of all of this, whilst letting those on holiday definitely know they are in the Canary Islands.