A rental villa typically provides amenities you'll only find in a home, as well as more privacy and freedom; it may also give you more value for your money. For these reasons (and many others) choosing to stay in villas in Tenerife can be a great idea, especially if you're travelling as a group. Since Tenerife is one of the most visited holiday destinations not only in the in the Canaries but in the whole of Spain, you won't find a lack of villa rentals; it's just a matter of finding the neighbourhood with your kind of vibe. You can start your search by checking out this list of top 5 neighbourhoods for villas in Tenerife.
Villa rentals in Costa Adeje are for family fun
Costa Adeje is one of Tenerife's more upscale neighbourhoods. This seaside town on the southwestern coast contains many of the luxury villas in Tenerife. Staying there is a great choice if you prefer posh surroundings. Costa Adeje is ideal as well if you're travelling with kids. It has sheltered Blue Flag beaches with gentle waters, as well as plenty of attractions and activities to keep children happy. Among these attractions are Siam Park, a Thai-inspired waterpark and one of the largest theme parks in Europe; and Aqualand, a waterpark and conservation centre for bottlenose dolphins.
Villa rentals in Playa de las Americas are for night owls
Just south of Costa Adeje is Playa de las Americas, a resort town with a dual character. By day, it's a family-friendly neighbourhood with its child-friendly attractions, such as Jungle Park and shallow-water beaches like Playa de Troya. By nightfall, however, Playa de las Americas transforms into Tenerife's party central, a playground for night owls who flock to its numerous bars and clubs. Villa rentals in Playa de las Americas are a great option if you intend to spend your holiday working on your tan at the beach during the day and clubbing at night.
Villa rentals in Los Cristianos are for year-round sunshine
Long before tourists ever heard of Playa de las Americas or Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos was already around. In the 19th century, ailing Europeans from colder climes would rent Los Cristianos villas and convalesce in the year-round sunshine of Tenerife's southern coast. This former fishing village has maintained its reputation as a spa town throughout the decades. If you just want sunshine and a laid-back vibe for your holiday, staying at Los Cristianos is a good option. Things to do in town include exploring the Spanish town plaza, hanging out at the harbour, or going on a whale- and dolphin-watching expedition.
Villa rentals in Puerto de la Cruz are for visiting the past
Los Cristianos began life as a spa town in the 19th century. Puerto de la Cruz, on the other hand, was already hundreds of years old by then. This city on Tenerife's northern coast was established as a military and trading outpost by Spanish conquistadores in the 14th century. From then on, Puerto de la Cruz grew into the grand dame of Tenerife, with its stylish boardwalks, lush gardens and old yet elegant colonial buildings. You can check out the holiday lettings here if you want to dive into Tenerife's local culture.
Villa rentals in Santa Cruz de Tenerife are for culture
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the largest city on the island and one of the Canaries' two capital cities, is Tenerife's crown jewel. It combines the modern amenities of a cosmopolitan metropolis with old-world Spanish flair. If you're more interested in soaking up culture than spending all day at the beach, you may want to check out the villa rentals in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. There you can go museum-hopping, shop for quirky souvenirs, enjoy a leisurely stroll through its parks or catch a live performance at its world-class auditorium. Santa Cruz de Tenerife also has beaches and they're less crowded than the beaches on the southern coast. Here are some of the sights you won't want to miss while you're there:
Villa rentals near Auditorio de Tenerife
The Auditorio de Tenerife is the signature landmark of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, famous for its distinctive arc. It's one of the most photographed sites in the city. Its two halls, the symphony hall and the chamber hall, regularly host concerts, theatre performances and music festivals. There are many villa rentals around the auditorium if you're in the city for a show.
Holiday villas close to the Museum of Nature and Man
The Museum of Nature and Man is home to many of the most important archaeological treasures of the Canary Islands. Among these treasures are the Guanche mummies, the preserved remains of an indigenous group of people who lived in the Canaries before the Spanish conquest. Staying at one of the holiday homes near the museum will let you learn more about the colourful prehistory of the Canary Islands.
Iglesia de la Concepcion holiday lettings
A couple of blocks from the Museum of Nature and Man is Iglesia de la Concepcion, a church dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Built in the 1500s, it's one of the oldest churches in Tenerife. Among the church's distinctive features are its bell tower, its 5 naves, and its Tuscan-baroque architectural style. Staying at one of the villa rentals nearby will allow you access not just to the church itself but also to Calle Antonio Dominguez Alfonso, a nightlife hub that stretches from behind the church.