If you’re looking for a great place to spend the half-term holiday with the kids, then Tenerife in the Canary Islands is hard to beat.
Whatever time of year you go, the climate is warm and sunny, and so it makes a great choice for those holidays outside of the summer holidays – October and February half-term, for example.
The Canaries are situated off the north-west coast of Africa and are only a few hours’ flight from most countries in Europe. Tenerife is the largest of the islands and the one that receives the most tourists throughout the year. This really is a holiday island, with some superb resorts and attractions for visitors of all ages.
Probably the most lively resort on the whole island is Playa de las Americas, where you’ll find a huge selection of fantastic hotels like h10 Las Palmeras, many of which offer all-inclusive deals as well as half-board and bed and breakfast accommodation.
Staying in a big hotel you get the best of both worlds as they’re often located right by the beach but also have their own beautiful gardens with a number of swimming pools to choose from. You’ll also have many attractions like water parks and animal parks on the doorstep, so there’s no shortage of entertainment for the kids.
For things to do, there are plenty of options on Tenerife. You can get involved in practically every water sport you can think of down by the beach, but there’s also plenty of hiking and exploring to be done here.
Tenerife has quite a lush side to some of its interior but there are also the barren and dramatic landscapes of the Teide National Park to explore too. This is the location of Mount Teide, the world’s third largest volcano and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can take a cable car ride up to the crater and then walk all around the rim of the crater. For the really energetic, it’s also possible to get a permit to climb the last few hundred feet to the summit, but the crater is more than enough for most visitors.
A week in Tenerife can be as busy or as peaceful as you choose to make it, and you can get some great prices on holidays there. Check it out today and make some half-term plans to look forward to.