The best hotels for your holidays in Tenerife

We are aware of how hard it is to choose a single destination for your vacation in the Canary Islands (Spain), yet looking at the diverse attractions of Tenerife, it might be the perfect choice for your next holidays if you love exotic views, volcanic landscapes, hiking tours, fine gastronomy, heavenly beaches and all-inclusive resorts. What is more, the main advantage of a trip to Tenerife is that locals and visitors alike enjoy its nice weather all year round, along with the fact that one can alternate long days sunbathing by the hotel pool with, for instance, excursions to the highest Spanish peak: Mount Teide.

Where to stay during your vacation in Tenerife?

Elegance Miramar Hotel in Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands

This 3-star hotel in Tenerife offers sensational views to ocean as well as to the Orotova Valley. Staying in this specific place makes it easier for travellers to disconnect, since we are talking about a quiet area surrounded by whimsical tropical gardens. The perks of being a guest here also include sleeping within walking distance to Puerto de la Cruz downtown and its bus station, town hall, casino, restaurants, shops and supermarkets. The popular “Loro Park” is just 1,8 kilometres away and Tenerife-North airport is barely 21 km away.

Likewise, travellers may walk to the beach or the nearby Lago Martiánez after indulging in the delicious buffet breakfast or the international and local dishes of the onsite restaurant. The Elegance Miramar Hotel in Tenerife offers all-inclusive rates or breakfast-included rates for their single, twin, double, triple and family rooms. Access to the pool and the library is free all throughout the year, and other extra features like daily cleaning service and luggage storage are offered at no cost as well.

5-star hotel in Tenerife: the Mediterranean Palace in Playa de Las Americas

Arguably one of the best hotels in the Canary Islands, this luxury establishment is part of a larger resort, known as the Mare Nostrum, which is located in Las Americas beach in Tenerife. Guests particularly like their organised activities, the poolside bar, the convenient location and the healthy and varied food selection. To top it all off, the hotel has a fitness centre, a Spa, sports courts and a large open-air swimming pool with sunbeds.

When booking a room at the Mediterranean Palace in Tenerife, you will be able to choose among units that can accommodate couples or families and feature sea, pool or mountain views. All rooms have a balcony, air-conditioning and TV with satellite channels. Aquatic parks like Siam Park and Aqualand can be reached after a short drive from the establishment, and Tenerife South airport is only 15 kilometres away. The staff will gladly assist you by providing information on how to get around.

Luxury stay in Tenerife, Spain: The Ritz-Carlton Abama

Also rated 5 stars, this luxury hotel in Tenerife is found in the municipality of Guía de Isora, and a short stroll separates it from the coast. Its privileged location offers guests the possibility to admire the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean and La Gomera island in the distance. Its luxury premises encompass ten restaurants, seven swimming pools, a wellness centre, tennis courts, a golf course and a private beach, which is connected to the hotel by a funicular railway.

This is a place for those who seek exclusivity and premium customer service, and want to spend their holidays in an upscale villa, a deluxe room or suite with marble bathrooms and breathtaking views. Every detail is taken care of so that you can enjoy a perfect morning breakfast in bed and sleep in an extra large, super-comfortable bed. Have you made up your mind? Check rates and availability for your stay at the Ritz-Carlton Abama Tenerife.

Are you a business class flyer? Have you signed up for a  Priority Pass membership? If so, you can spend the waiting time before boarding your flight back home at the Nivaria airport lounge in Tenerife North aiport.

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The best hotels for your holidays in Lanzarote

Do you dream of vacationing in the Canary Islands, Spain? If you wish to completely disconnect from the world, Lanzarote –an island in the Spanish province of Las Palmas- might be your best choice. It boasts unique, distinctive landscapes originated from its volcanic formation, a sub-tropical climate guaranteeing nice temperatures all year round, wonderful quiet beaches, fine local wines and its own gastronomy. That being said, this small paradise also has something for the adventure seekers, offering activities and attractions such as water sports, hiking routes, the underwater Atlantic Museum or the popular “Jameos del Agua” park. Whether you want to just sunbathe by the pool sipping on an iced drink or you cannot wait to explore new places, keep reading to find out more about hotels in Lanzarote.

Luxury hotel in Lanzarote island: the Rubicón Palace 

Located in Playa Blanca, 26 kilometres away from the airport, the premises of this 5-star hotel in Lanzarote encircle a lagoon swimming pool and provide guests with multiples amenities such as Spa facilities, bars and restaurants, an onsite fitness centre, nightly live shows and views to the beach.

Rooms at the H10 Rubicón Palace are classified into double, twin or family ones, and feature complimentary WiFi, flat-screen TV and air conditioning. There is plenty to do during your stay: take long strolls along the seashore, join organised outdoor activities, relax in the jacuzzi, spend time at the shops or the hair salon inside the hotel or enjoy its gardens and terrace. Nevertheless, if you feel like it, the staff will help you book your day trip to the neighbour island (Fuerteventura) by ferry boat.

Meliá Salinas hotel in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

This luxury hotel in Spain is a beach resort surrounded by two white-sand beaches, only 13 kilometres away from Lanzarote airport. Transportation from and to the passenger terminals is complimentary for confirmed guests.

The main allure of this hotel in Lanzarote is its design, inspired in the work of Cesar Manrique and featuring lavish gardens in a perfect combination of architecture and nature. The Meliá Salinas was conceived for travellers to relax, but this is however compatible with the vibrant life at its beach lounge, the poolside bar, the daily entertainment and the tennis courts.

Peace and silence await you in the sauna, the jacuzzi or your king-size bed on a room with sea views. Would you like something more spacious? This Lanzarote hotel also offers villas with private pool.

Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa in the Canary Islands

The Arrecife Gran Hotel & Spa in the capital city of Lanzarote is the tallest building in the island, provides luxury accommodation by the beach and is just a short drive away from ACE airport. Some great perks of staying in this hotel include the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from the restaurant on the 17th floor, and its larger than average rooms, where you can eat breakfast every morning.

Other amenities of this 5-star hotel in Lanzarote are a modern Spa centre with an extensive range of treatments available, several bars, car and bike rental, suites that can accommodate up to 4 guests, left-baggage service, tourist information, 24-hour front desk, dry-cleaning, laundry, ironing and access to meeting rooms and a business centre for a nominal fee.

Will this be your first time flying to the Canary Islands? Take a look at our quick guide to Lanzarote airport in Spain.

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A brief guide to Tenerife North airport in the Canary Islands

Tenerife North airport in Spain, also known as Los Rodeos (TFN), is the closest one to the capital city of the island –Santa Cruz de Tenerife– as well as to the municipalities of La Laguna and Tacoronte and the Teide National Park. This means not only easier access to the commercial and business activity taking place in the region, but also staying in an ideal place to take hiking tours and discover the island. While TFN focuses on domestic and regional flights, Tenerife South receives a considerably higher volume of inbound international tourism because of its proximity to the holiday resorts of Costa Adeje and other beach areas.

Flights to Tenerife

You can fly to Tenerife North from most Spanish cities and from the rest of the Canary Islands with Air Europa, Air Nostrum, Alitalia, Binter, CanaryFly, Evelop, Finnair, Iberia, Iberia Express, Norwegian Air, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair and Vueling airlines.

Terminals of Tenerife North International airport in Spain

TFN has just one terminal divided into two levels. The level 0 or ground floor houses the check-in area, the security filter, the arrivals lounge and baggage claim area, cafés and shops and the car rental premises. Interisland flights have their boarding gates on level 0, however, for the great majority of the domestic ones, passengers go up to level 1 to board their planes. Next to the gates, some other restaurants and stores await, World Duty Free and Burger King among them.

Eating and shopping in Tenerife North airport

For your pre-flight meal, head for “Café & Tapas” before security and enjoy freshly brewed coffee and savoury baguette sandwiches. Once in the restricted area of level 0, you will get the chance to buy clothes and jewellery at GAP, Superdry and Lava or grab a last bite to eat before boarding at Panaria. Even if your designated gate is on the ground floor, you can spend time in level 1 as they are connected: Sunglass Hut, Tenerife Duty Free, Caffè Ritazza and Burger King will be your options upstairs.

Commuting from TFN to Santa Cruz, La Laguna or Los Cristianos

Providing you have just landed and want to hire a vehicle, the car rental offices are located on the ground floor and they stay open from 7:00 to 23:00 Monday through Sunday. The array of establishments to rent a car in Tenerife airport include those managed by companies like AutoReisen, Cicar, Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Goldcar Rental.

Should you rather opt for using public transportation to travel to your hotel or accommodation in Tenerife, you can take bus line 20 (linking Los Rodeos airport-TFN with the capital city, Santa Cruz, as well as with La Laguna), line 30 towards the coastal area of Puerto de la Cruz or route 343 towards Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. If by any chance you get to the wrong airport in Tenerife, Canary Islands, you will be glad to know that route 343 actually connects Tenerife North and Tenerife South International airport on its way to the northern part of the island and also when it transports passengers to the tourist resorts in the south. The journey takes just about 50 minutes to be completed.