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The Top 5 Attractions in Tenerife

Aug 14, 2008
You know why you book a package holiday to Tenerife: the sun! The sea! The sand! The clubs! But between the nights on the dancefloor and the days on the sand, there's plenty of room for checking out some of Tenerife's attractions, as long as you know where to look. Fortunately I've made it easier for you by listing my 5 favourite things to do in Tenerife:

Park Las Aquilas Jungle Park

The Jungle Park really is a must for any package holiday in Tenerife. Set high in the hills within 75,000 square metres of tropical gardens, this is a wildlife park that will intrigue and entertain people of all ages. There is a good selection of animals as you'd expect in any zoo, but the park is especially recommended for fans of big cats, penguins and exotic birds of prey (the flying eagle demonstration is a must-see, but they mean it when they say you shouldn't bring food in!) There are plenty of activities for kids (and big kids) and with a wide selection of lions, leopards, tigers and jaguars, big cat lovers will be in heaven!

Parque Nacional Las Canadas del Teide

Perhaps the most famous attraction in Tenerife is the Volcanic Mount Teide. Not one if you're nursing a hangover, but for everyone else this is an absolute must-see. The views from the mountain are simply breathtaking, and you get a fantastic look at the island which you will never forget. It's wise to get there early as this is one of the big attractions of Tenerife - if you want to head all the way to the top you'll need to wrap up warmly - and be sure to bring your camera!

Golf del Sur

If you're a fan of golf, then a stay at the Golf del Sur resort should be a definite on your Tenerife package holiday itinerary. The resort offers very little to do other than play golf - but if you love the game this won't be a problem. Of the courses available, my pick is Playa Del Americas, with Golf del Sur getting a special mention for its tranquil feel. Within easy reach you'll also find Amirilla and Adeje - both of which offer an entertaining round of golf. If the sport's your thing, feel free to ignore the other things to do in Tenerife and make this your sole focus!

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

It would be a shame to be so close to the country's warm, clear blue oceans and not see the life teeming just underneath the surface - fortunately, there are plenty of places available to make this dream a reality, and it's well worth taking advantage of the nearby coral reefs that make for an unforgettable diving experience. Once you've undertaken some training and gotten kitted out, you will be able to see all kinds of sea life from starfish and crabs to rays and other tropical fish enjoying their natural habitat. This is one of the best things to do in Tenerife and should not be missed!

Loro Parque

Yep, another wildlife park - Tenerife has many of these and putting only 2 in the top 5 was quite a struggle! Loro Parque is the pick though purely for its size, scale, variety and the sense that it's worth visiting the country for! The park seems to put animal welfare as its number one priority, and the animals are simultaneously happy and entertaining as a result. There are a number of fantastic shows (the whales in particular are an absolute must-see) and you can expect to see turtles, sharks, flamingos, penguins, tigers - everything you could want. The park is home to the biggest parrot collection in the world (and the original purpose of the attraction!), so be sure to get plenty of photos of these amazing colourful birds.

There's so many attractions in Tenerife that it'd be a shame to just stick to the beach and the clubs - although I wouldn't blame you if you did, superb as they are. Just consider they above options when you touch down for your package holiday in Tenerife!
About the Author
Daniel Eyre is the Product Manager of Search Travel Online. Search Travel Online is part of the Co-operative Group, specialising in package holidays in Tenerife the Algarve, Costa Brava, Majorca, Costa Dorada, Costa del Sol, Andorra, Egypt, Malta and the Canaries.
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