Tenerife

Year-round sunshine, sandy beaches and a huge range of kids entertainment makes Tenerife the perfect place for a family holiday, whether you're planning to travel in summer or winter. Search our best deals for 2019 family holidays in Tenerife below:

Holidays to Tenerife

Cheap family holidays to Tenerife

 

Your new favourite island escape

Dazzling blue coastlines, striking volcanic landscapes and tons of top activities – jump into family fun with a trip to Tenerife. This is one of our most beloved destinations for family holidays and with so much to see and do it’s no wonder why.

There’s a bunch of bustling resorts to choose from, and a range of spectacular beaches from tourist hotspots to untouched stretches of white sands. The island’s an exciting clash of traditional charm and modern convenience. Your Tenerife holidays will never be short of good times with parks, dolphin-spotting and whale-watching, star-gazing and spectacular sights like the Masca Valley. Whatever your budget, whatever your tastes, let Cassidy Travel craft a holiday experience just right for your family.


Staff Tips

  • Book your tickets for attractions with Cassidy Travel at the same time as your flights and accommodation - we'll help you to find the best deal
  • Public transport on the island is affordable and reliable. Small children under 4 often travel free - keep this in mind when budgeting and planning how you'll get around
  • Embrace the local culture where life is lived later in the evening - families eat late and children are generally allowed to stay up and enjoy the fun times

Quick Facts:


Local Time: 02:21


Transfer Time: 0.15


Currency: Euro


Fly From: Dublin, Belfast, Shannon, Cork, Knock


Average flight time: 4hrs 30mins


Language: Spanish - English widely spoken


 


Temperature

Tenerife is one of the four warmest islands in the Canaries with an average of 28°C. The weather is hot from June to as far as late November. It’s good bikini weather even in the winter months, when the temperature reaches lows of 18°C. This makes Tenerife a great choice for soaking up some winter sunshine and escaping the bad weather gloom.


When to go

You can nab deals on cheap holidays to Tenerife almost any time of year.  The best bargains can be found from September to December, and from March to May. With warm sunshine year round you won’t be disappointed with the weather.

Families

Tenerife has a remarkably family-focused culture where children are welcomed with open arms. There’s no better destination for a family fiesta and some unforgettable memories. There’s so much to see and do that’s sure to please kids and adults alike. The island’s museums are tons of fun and some even have free admission at select times. See the underwater marine life with a submarine glass-bottomed boat. Visit its quaint towns full of authentic Spanish flavour. Soak up the captivating atmosphere of Unesco World Heritage site La Laguna. Or just lounge around your resort, most of which have great facilities for kids and families without having to go anywhere.

Theme Parks & Water Parks

One of the things that makes Tenerife a great choice for your next family holidays is its abundance of theme parks and water parks. Try Siam Park, a must-see for a splash around with the kids. Its also got some pulse pounding rides for thrill-seekers and teens like the Dragon and the Tower of Power. Loro Park remains a favourite place to go because of its amazing animals and range of spectacular shows. Costa Martianez is a truly amazing complex with huge pools, fountains and shallow pools for small children too as well as plenty of places to eat and things to do. And a swim with the dolphins at Aqualand will help make your family holidays to Tenerife a truly once in a lifetime experience.

Activities

Your family will never be short of things to do in Tenerife. It’s a buzzing hive of activity, whether that’s sports, culture, beachside fun or whatever you prefer. Go to El Teide National Park for a picnic among the striking volcanic vistas. Hit up the amazing beaches – we’ll help you figure out the best place to stay in Tenerife and rest assured that there be sea and sand nearby. Visit historic towns or go for a camel ride in the aptly named Camel Park. There’s the surprisingly charming model village of Pueblo Chico. Visit mischievous Monkey Park or see the whales and dolphins with one of the several awesome boat rides dotted around the isle.

Dining Out

Tenerife is a hub of foodie fusion with styles from mainland Spain, influences from Africa and Latin America and some local specialties too. Try traditional gofio, or the tangy and flavoursome papas arrugadas. The island is a seafood paradise with fresh fish, lobster, crabs and so much more. For fussy eaters there’s plenty of reliable international stables from big name brands to familiar favourites. Our tip for budgeting here is to keep an eye out for ‘menú del día’ offers, which a good number of eateries will offer.