Looking to go to Tenerife on your next family holiday? Want to make sure it’s as budget-friendly as possible?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
Ultimately, Tenerife is as expensive (or cheap) as you want it to be. So with some savvy tips, there’s no reason why you can enjoy your next family holiday in Tenerife on a budget (but without having to miss out on anything).
- Choose the Right Place to Stay
Costa Adeje is a popular location, which means the prices are often steep during the warmer summer months. However, if this is the destination for you, you may be able to secure a better deal by opting for hotels that are owned by the locals, rather than big chains.
Equally, if you’re not bothered about being in the heart of the action, look for places that are a little bit less touristy. That way, you’re sure to get more for your money. For example, Villa Plus offers a number of stunning self-catered places that give you plenty of luxury but without hefty price tags.
- Eat Away from the Main Tourist Areas
Food is one of the additions to a holiday that can soon mount up, especially if you dine in the places closest to the attractions, beaches and so on.
However, even going one street further inland than the majority of tourists could save you a small fortune.
How do you know where’s good to eat?
Follow the locals.
These guys eat in these places every day of the week so they know where’s best – and where’s cheapest. In fact, you’ll often find that a lot of traditional restaurants do lunchtime deals that include all your courses and a drink for around £12 each.
- Find Affordable Activities
If you and your family love the beach, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Tenerife. Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas offer 12-kilometres of gorgeous sandy beaches – but they’re not the cheapest to relax and unwind on during the day.
Sunlounger prices can skyrocket in the most stylish areas, so you’re better heading further afield if you want to enjoy a beach day on a budget. El Camisón is a great place, for example.
You could also venture into the nearby city of Santa Cruz where there’s lots to see and do. Or enjoy a bus ride to Las Teresitas where you’ll find another beach that’s not as busy (or pricey!).
Fancy a bit more of an adventure? Then you can’t really visit Tenerife without heading to Mount Teide. This is the highest peak in Spain and with a 17-kilometre-wide crater, it’s also the world’s third largest volcano. You can take a cable car up there, and even though this may seem a little expensive, you don’t get charged anything more once you’re up there and exploring. Or there’s a daily bus service that runs in the morning and afternoon.
Overall, then, it isn’t difficult to make Tenerife an affordable destination for your next family holiday without having to compromise on the things you like to see and do and the places you like to stay and eat.