Is this Scotland or Tenerife?

Flying off in search of sunshine? If the first thing you see, when you step off the plane at one of the islands two airports, is the national flag of Tenerife – you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d got on the wrong plane!

Scotland and Tenerife share the same national flag but whereas Scotland’s is sky blue and based on St Andrews Cross, the flag of Tenerife is navy blue representing the sea and mountain snow. One thing Tenerife certainly doesn’t share with Scotland is it’s weather – with average temperatures rarely falling below 20 degrees C . It’s year round warm climate has earned it the title ‘island of eternal spring’ and makes it ideal for a break in the sun whenever you’re looking to travel.

5 million tourists visit the island each year. Some choose to stay in one of the 400 hotels – but why not think about booking your own private ‘home from home’ for your holiday base? Visit our site to see a selection of Tenerife villas and apartments and start planning your island escape.

As the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife does literally tower above its neighbours with the peaks of it’s dormant volcano Mount Teide rising to 3718m. Pico del Teide is Spain’s tallest peak, surrounded by a moonscape of rock formations and intense volcanic colours – hence the choice of location for the movies shot on the island. It’s fabulous walking territory with breath taking views well worth the effort of the climb. Or for the less energetic take the cable car to the top. If you’re looking for adventure then canyoning, caving, horseriding, para-gliding and mountain biking are all readily available.

Head to the coast for an abundance of watersports – windsurfing, parascending, jetskiing, scuba diving centres and dive clubs. Or enjoy the thrills of one of Tenerife’s 3 waterparks.
Tenerife has grown significantly as a golf destination and offers 9 courses. They offer challenges for the experienced golfer, but are accessible to high handicap players too.

Simply looking to relax and unwind? One of the main appeals of holidays in Tenerife is the many beaches that fringe the island. The natural beaches feature the famous black sand due to past volcanic activity, but there are plenty of man-made beaches with postcard perfect golden sand to discover during your holiday in Tenerife. With 11 beaches awarded Blue Flag status you won’t be short of choice.

And when the sun goes down there’s more choice. Clubbers head to the Veronicas strip in Playa de las Americas with its array of bars and clubs. If you want a more chilled scene, most of the resorts in Tenerife offer beach side bars and quiet restaurants – especially Costa Adeje. Visitors will not be disappointed in the excellent international and local cuisine on offer.

There’s a holiday to suit everyone on ‘The Island of Eternal Spring’.

This Tenerife facts infographic was created by Direct Villas Tenerife.