Until the 1960’s South Tenerife was for the most part deserted. Then tourism arrived, the potential was fully exploited and mass development has continued ever since.
The south of Tenerife has a barren landscape and it's biggest draw is it's weather. The coast of south Tenerife has almost year round sunshine, whereas inland can be wet and cloudy, and the Northern resorts of Tenerife don’t enjoy the same amount of sunshine due to cloud cover accumulating under mount Teide.
The difference between the lush subtropical north, and the barren south and centre can be quite a shock, but this climatic and geological contrast adds to Tenerife’s fascination.
The two main resorts of the south west of Tenerife are Playa de Las Americas (incorporating Costa Adeje), and Los Cristianos.
Both these resorts have now merged to form a huge tourist urban playground of apartment blocks and hotels.
There is a huge variety of restaurants, bars and clubs for the younger fun seekers. There are also a number of theme parks that are very popular with families and these can be easily reached via free shuttle buses. If water sports are your thing you won’t be disappointed as there is a full range of water sports available.
Further north along the coast are the quieter resorts of Los Gigantes and Puoto de Santiago, which are set against huge volcanic cliffs. The landscape inland is barren and uninspiring with a couple of notable exceptions at Masca and Barrance del Infierno, which are superb for walking. If you like walking, you can walk from the village of Masca, down the Masca gorge to the coast and then catch a boat along the coast to Los Giganties.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday on the beach, a round or two of golf, some exclusive designer shopping or just lazing
by the pool, the choice is yours, and what could be more perfect than finishing the day off with some fine wine and good
food, what more could anyone wish for?
We here at Sunsearcher Vacations want you do have a fabulous stay on this beautiful island and to experience Tenerife to it's full potential. We truly believe that a self-catering holiday is the only way to appreciate all Tenerife has to offer, and with this in mind we have put together a great choice of holiday accommodation for your stay. Whether you are looking for a private apartment or a luxury holiday villa with your own swimming pool, you can be sure to find your dream holiday home right here.
Simply click on the links below to find out more about your chosen resort and the choice of holiday apartments and private villas available. All bookings/enquiries will go directly to the property owner so you can be sure you are getting the very best deal possible.
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