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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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.

A holiday trip to Los Gigantes in Tenerife

Los Gigantes (Spanish for “The Giants”) gives name to a beautiful secluded beach located on the western coast of Tenerife island in the Canarian archipelago, Spain. This resort area offers diverse options for holiday accommodation including apartments, hotels and aparthotels which afford privileged views to both the ocean and the breathtaking Los Gigantes cliffs. Such unique scenery can be found in the municipality of Santiago del Teide, 11 kilometres away from the city centre and about 34 kilometres from Tenerife South International airport.

Without a doubt, this area is ideal for travellers who want to disconnect from the world during their vacation in the Canary Islands, but also for those eager to take boat trips that will give them the opportunity to watch wild dolphins and whales, join hiking excursions to Mount Teide or Masca, and enrol in water activities such as snorkelling and canoeing. Besides, Los Gigantes lies within easy reach of other beaches like Playa de la Arena, Puerto de Santiago Harbour and plenty of local shops and dining outlets scattered along the beach promenade.

Should you wish to plan for your holiday in Tenerife already, we have gathered a selection of different types of accommodation near Los Gigantes for you to choose the one that suits your preferences, whether you are looking for a low-cost retreat, an adventure escape or a luxury stay.

Budget holiday accommodation in Los Gigantes, Tenerife island (Spain)

The known as Vigilia Park is a budget resort in Tenerife providing guests with outstanding amenities so that they have everything they might need on site and do not need to leave the facilities unless they feel like exploring the beautiful surroundings. Some of the amenities, though, may require the payment of a surcharge, always giving travellers the chance to decide whether they want to include them in their nightly rate or not. By way of example, they are offered airport shuttle services, WiFi internet and safes at a small additional cost in case they decide to use them. Enjoying the daily buffet breakfast also implies the payment of a nominal fee.

In order not to miss out on the wonderful sights surrounding the resort, guests staying in these apartments in Los Gigantes -Tenerife are invited to spend time at the rooftop pool, have a drink at the poolside bar, and visit the gym and the sauna inside the premises. The accommodation is family-friendly and has kid meals available as well as zones specifically designated for children, while units have been designed and arranged to accommodate up to seven people in three-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom ones and one-bedroom ones, all of which feature large double beds, sofa-beds and spacious living areas.

3-star hotel in Los Gigantes, Tenerife: the Bahía Flamingo

Guests of the Bahía Flamingo hotel enjoy a strategic situation in Puerto Santiago that allows for stunning views and direct connections to sites of interest around the island, all of it within short walking distance of the beach. Los Gigantes cliffs, Masca, Punta de Teno and Mount Teide can all be reached from this area, either by ground transportation or as part of a hiking trip. The establishment also has a vast array of both complimentary and payment amenities among which we count wireless internet, breakfast buffet, laundry, safety deposit boxes, car rental service and parking spaces. Furthermore, the staff at the front desk will gladly assist you regarding tourist information and directions to get around Tenerife island.

This hotel near Los Gigantes cliffs boasts an outdoor swimming pool that stays available all year round and most of its rooms feature a private balcony affording spectacular sea or pool views. Units can be double, triple or family ones, and have been fully-equipped so as to cater to the needs of holiday goers living up to our expectations about a 3-star holiday resort.

4-star hotel in Los Gigantes, Tenerife

The hotel known as Be Live Experience Playa La Arena provides private access to the beach, an outdoor pool, an onsite bar, a restaurant specialising in Mediterranean dishes, a buffet-style restaurant, a fitness centre, a massage salon, sports facilities, night entertainment and an extensive menu of services available at the front desk for confirmed guests. The double, triple and superior rooms of this hotel in Los Gigantes –Tenerife– are well-appointed and feature coffee machine and en suite bathroom, affording breathtaking ocean views and featuring arrangements and occupancy to accommodate couples, groups and families. If you are hiring a car to get around Tenerife during your holiday in the Canary Islands, we advise you to ask about parking spaces for guests at the reception, where they will assist you with this and any other queries you may have.

Do you normally fly on business class? Are you a Priority Pass member? Then you can spend the waiting time before boarding your flight back home at the Nivaria airport lounge in Tenerife North aiport.