Although it sits well over a thousand kilometres from the southern coast of Spain in the North Atlantic Ocean, Tenerife – with its year-round perfect climate, beautiful volcanic archipelago and bustling island towns – is perfect for a Spanish sailing holiday. Let our Tenerife travel guide bring you one step closer to your dream sailing holiday in Spain.
The most populated of the seven Canary Islands, Tenerife draws over 10 million visitors each year. Most of them are attracted by the promise of year-round sunshine, clean, sandy beaches and an incredibly beautiful coastline.
Tenerife is the home of the magnificent Mount Teide volcano, tropical forests, a vibrant nightlife scene and a whopping 70 km of beautiful beaches. Most visitors to Tenerife head straight for the stunning southwestern resorts of Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. Here, they enjoy cruising along the coast from beach to beach, often sailing past dolphins, whales and loggerhead turtles. Each resort is different in its own way, but don’t disregard the rest of this cultured and versatile island. There is plenty to see past the resort beaches. Playa de las Americas is known for its strange, black volcanic sand, and Los Cristianos - which attracts a quieter, more mature crowd than its resort rivals - is popular for its classic, yellow, imported sand. Guests will relax all day long on sun lounges under beach umbrellas, taking in the beautiful scenery and bathing in the turquoise water.
Tenerife is also known for its Carnival celebration to rival that of Rio’s, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and also its local markets, which usually occur in the main resort towns on weekends.
Tenerife is popular with scuba divers, and is desirable for its year-round warm water and the option to explore underwater volcanic rock formations and swim with unique marine life. For those who love water sports, there is plenty on offer, including surfing, wind surfing and jetskiing. And for land-lovers, Tenerife is popular for its fantastic hiking trails and distinctive National Parks.
A visit to Tenerife is incomplete without taking the cable car up to the summit of the Mount Teide volcano, Spain’s highest mountain. Here, you can gaze down onto the stunning island below and take in a gorgeous coastline full of typical Canarian villages.
However, it’s not only the landscape that attracts all these visitors… The clubbing scene in Tenerife draws millions of partygoers each year. Playa de las Americas entices guests with its vibrant nightlife scene, popular guest DJs and famous super-clubs.
Tenerife is serviced by two major airports: Tenerife North Airport (Los Rodeos) and Tenerife South Airport (Reina Sofia). These two airport are well connected to the rest of Europe through most major airlines. From here, it’s relatively easy to move around the island via regular bus routes and taxis.
Tenerife is a popular sailing destination for families, romantic getaways and large groups of friends. Both in the sea and on the land, this vibrant island has something to please all kinds. Plus, with gorgeous weather year-round, who wouldn’t want to bask in the sunshine and explore the coastline of this Spanish hot-spot? So what are you waiting for? Book now!