The location of the highest point in Spain - Mt. Teide, Tenerife, with its beautiful coastline and the excursions beyond, perfectly caters to adventurers, families, teenage revellers and couples alike. Lush forests are countered by desert landscapes, active volcanoes are the backdrop to mesmerising beaches and family run tapas bars sit side by side with English pubs; cheap Tenerife holidays are everything you’d want from your vacations and much, much more.
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Situated close to the popular town of Los Cristianos in Tenerife, the Monkey Park will provide you with more cherished and longer lasting memories than the nearby Jungle Park. Upon entrance to the park buy as many bags of food as you can, you’ll regret it if you don’t. You’ll see numerous animals throughout the park including crocodiles, terrapins, tortoises, panthers and guinea pigs but it’s the monkeys you’re there to see and when I say see, I mean play with and feed. Yes, in Monkey Park you can go into enclosures where squirrel monkeys swing freely above you and, if you’re lucky enough/have enough food, befriend you. The park is a must visit for everyone, be it family, couple or groups of friends.
The highest point in Spain and, at over 3,700 metres, the third highest volcano on Earth, Tenerife’s Mt. Teide isn’t something to miss. The UNESCO designated World Heritage Site is one of the most visited national parks on the planet, with a supposed 2.8 million visitors. The mountain can be accessed by road up until over 2,000 metres. From there a cable car service is operated that takes you to just shy of the summit in 8 minutes. Visible from almost everywhere in Tenerife, Mt. Teide is proof that there’s much more to Canary Island holidays than just lounging by the pool.
Puerto de la Cruz is one of the most popular destinations for tourists on cheap Tenerife holidays yet Playa Bollullo, located in the resort, remains one of the island’s best kept secrets and, arguably, best beach. The beach’s sand is luxuriously soft and volcanically black and set against a beautiful hilly backdrop with caves, including one that inexplicably contains a decorated crucifix. The beach can only be reached by walking along a path from La Paz but if you’re willing to put in the effort you’ll be greatly rewarded by one of Tenerife’s premier “playas”.
Costa Adeje’s Thai-themed Siam Park is one of, if not the best water park this side of the Atlantic. As geared towards thrill seeking adults as it is kids, what Siam Park lacks in space it makes up for in attractions. It isn’t all about getting your heart pumping though; Siam Park has an incredible lazy river (the biggest in the world) where you’ll see waterfalls, beautiful gardens, exotic fish and finish in a Jacuzzi. Amongst all the free-fall slides and rapids, Siam Park boasts a beach, Sea Lion Island and a wave pool boasting the biggest artificial waves on the planet. No matter what your reasons for being on the island, a visit to Siam Park is a must for your Family Tenerife holidays.
Clubbing, cabaret and karaoke; Playa de Las Americas infamous Veronicas Strip is Tenerife’s go to destination for letting your hair down. There are plenty of bars and ‘bar touts’ geared towards 18-30 revellers looking to consume far more than their recommended daily units of alcohol and exceed the recommended level of decibels you should listen to music. The array of bars caters to people of all tastes, budgets and even ages. Veronicas is popular because of its diversity and is more than welcoming for people after an atmosphere on the streets but something a little more subdued in the establishments.
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