Some people like to pamper themselves for Christmas and there is no better way to pamper oneself than to stay at one of Tenerife’s luxury five-star hotels. The Hotel Sir Anthony is very popular example of this and has direct access to the Camison beach and fabulous views of the island. With cheap flights to Tenerife with Jet2.com, British holiday makers can enjoy the warm climate and magic of this spectacular island at Christmas time. (Photo "Palm Leaves" by babykrul)
Christmas Eve on Tenerife
Tenerife’s Christmas meal is family-oriented and is eaten on Christmas Eve. Of course, staff at hotels and bars will also want to be with their families, meaning that hotel dinners are usually scheduled earlier. For this reason, guests tend to be urged to finish their meals relatively promptly.
For guests who are planning a Christmas meal out, it is strongly advised to check schedules and opening hours beforehand. If the area is not particularly busy, some eateries will not open at all. For that reason, it is often best to seek out a place that is geared around British visitors.
It is usually the done thing in Tenerife to attend midnight mass after the dinner. After this, however, the celebrations continue to be lively and remain in full swing, with many youngsters heading out to the clubs to party until the small hours.
Busy buzzing Costas at Christmas
The best place to shop is Santa Cruz and, as Tenerife is a VAT free island, there are plenty of bargains to be had in perfume, alcohol and cigarettes – great for some last minute Christmas gifts.
The busiest and buzziest resorts at Christmas are Costa Adeje, Playa de las Americas and Los Gigantes. Los Gigantes is the best place to get a typical British dinner but those looking for traditional Spanish Christmas food should try Puerto de La Cruz and Santa Cruz. (Photo "Costa Adeje" by babykrul)
Indulge a passion for singing at Christmas
For Brits who love to sing, and there are no doubt many more aspiring singers among us these days thanks to the popularity of shows like the X-Factor, there are always concerts at the Tenerife Auditorium and there is always an open air classical concert in Santa Cruz.