Off the beaten track

When we stumble off the beaten track away from the hoards, this is where we’ll leave a trail of breadcrumbs

Travel Tips

Sometimes… Only sometimes we have useful information to share with the world… That goes in here!

Travel Videos

Georgie makes a cracking travel video and if your eyes are just too tired to keep reading then you should peer inside the world of Georgie’s La La Land

Travel Photography

A picture speaks a thousand words. In this section we let the travel photography do the talking and you do the looking

Travel Money

Articles about travel money, saving for a trip, making money or spending it wisely.

Best Travel Ebooks - Download NOW
The Art of Couples Travel
Take BETTER travel photos
Learn to Teach English while traveling
Make money from your travel blog - eBook download
A girls guide to solo travel - eBook download
Travel the world on $50 a day - eBook download
Home » Travel Tips

Winter sun in Tenerife

Submitted by on 28/01/2013 – 6:40 pmNo Comment

Photo from Flickr by Eelke de Blouw

If you’re tied to the school holidays and have a full time job, it kind of limits where and when you can take your holidays, but that doesn’t mean to say you have to hold out for your annual holiday in July and August. In fact, a winter sun break could be just what you need to get you through to the summer – otherwise winter is a long stretch to get through.

But with limited time and, for the majority of people, limited funds, where can you get some guaranteed sunshine in January, February and March? The answer for many Europeans is the Canary Islands. This collection of Spanish islands in the Atlantic just off the coast of northern Africa attracts millions of tourists every year for this very reason. Only a few hours by plane, with plenty of cheap flights and lots of good value accommodation available, the Canaries make a great winter sun destination.

The Canaries are blessed with a warm and sunny climate year round, and most people head to islands like Tenerife to spend time by the pool and on the beach. One of the first resorts on the island was Costa del Silencio, on the south of the island. However don’t be fooled by the name – Costa del Silencio holidays are anything but quiet. There’s plenty going on in this resort!

As with all the resorts on Tenerife, there are plenty of places to eat and drink, and lots of things to do in the local area. However, you still have access to exploring the rest of the island, especially if you hire a car which will allow you to spend time in the lush interior of the island and maybe take a trip up to Mount Teide – the world’s third largest volcano. There are some great hiking trails to do in Tenerife and the winter is a great time to do this – as you won’t find the heat as enervating as it would be in mid-summer.

A week in Tenerife in the winter can be a real tonic, whether it’s just you and a friend, or the whole family going on holiday.

 

Share this article
Aaron Bradford has written 662 articles. +Aaron Bradford is the leader, mentor and chief geek of HappyTimeblog. He put together the crack team of writers known by codename “The Firm“. He's a permanent traveller and a lifestyle hacker. Wanna know more? Check out my Bucket List or my About page... I'm here to show you how to live a Life Less Ordinary

Got something to say?... Say it!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.