Looking for inspiration for a weekend in South Tenerife? Read our tips below on the things to do in South Tenerife, Spain plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and best restaurants to try!
Tenerife has two parts, the North and the South. Each of them has different characteristics. From their weather to restaurants, traditions, and culture. However, both are extremely wonderful and worth to visit. In this article, we will be focusing on South Tenerife, Spain. It offers a lot of fun and exciting activities. South Tenerife Airport is also the second busiest airport (next to Gran Canaria) in the Canary Islands.
Staying in South Tenerife for only 3 days is not a problem. You’d still be able to see a lot of attractions and you’d still enjoy your weekend getaway in this wonderful place. Here is the recommended weekend itinerary if you’re planning to visit South Tenerife.
3 Day Weekend Trip Guide to South Tenerife, Spain
DAY 1 – Weekend Guide to South Tenerife
Monkey Park – On your first day, it is recommended to visit Monkey Park. Explore and learn more about different animals in this park. However, don’t expect an animal show as they do not have that here. You will see animals in their natural habitat, which I think is better. Enjoy!
Playa de Los Cristianos – After a day in the park, it feels good to relax at the beach. Head to Los Cristianos if you want a relaxing beach getaway. Not only you can swim here. But you could also choose other activities. What more could you ask for?
DAY 2 – Weekend Guide to South Tenerife
Barranco del Infierno – A must place to visit while you’re in South Tenerife. It is a wonderful hike that will take you to the highest waterfall in Tenerife. A great sight to see after a tiring hike. Also, please remember that you should book your ticket online as Barranco del Infierno limits their visitors to 300 people a day only, this is to preserve its environment.
Montana Chayofita – In the afternoon, don’t miss Montana Chayofita, a very small mountain in Tenerife. The hike will take you about 15 minutes only. And when you’re on top, the view is very stunning. Especially during sunset, that’s why this attraction is recommended to visit in the afternoon for you to see how lovely the sunset is.
DAY3 – Weekend Guide to South Tenerife
The Market in Los Cristianos – Of course, before you leave South Tenerife, you should take some souvenirs with you! The Market in Los Cristianos is recommended as it is the largest market in Tenerife. It means there will be a lot to choose from. However, please expect that it will be crowded.
WHERE TO STAY IN SOUTH TENERIFE, SPAIN
Where to stay in South Tenerife if you’re a Backpacker
This hostel provides adults-only accommodation with a shared lounge, a garden and barbecue facilities. It also offers wifi all throughout the property. All units in Adventure House Tenerife are equipped with a coffee machine. All guest rooms have a microwave for guests’ convenience. A continental breakfast is also provided every morning.
Price: Starts at $22 per night for Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room including taxes and charges, free breakfast, offers free cancellation, and no prepayment needed.
Campobase.box offers accommodation in El Médano. Free WiFi and a shared kitchen are offered. All guest rooms come with an oven, a toaster, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer, and a desk. All rooms have a shared bathroom. The rooms at the hostel are fitted with a seating area. Guests at Campobase.box can enjoy a buffet breakfast. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at the accommodation. The nearest airport is Tenerife Sur, 8 km from the hostel.
Price: Starts at $15 per night for Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom including taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s partially refundable.
Ashavana Hostel has free WiFi. The accommodation features a shared kitchen and organizing tours for guests. At the hostel, rooms have a wardrobe. The rooms have a shared bathroom with a bidet and a hairdryer. Guests at Ashavana Hostel can enjoy an Italian or a vegetarian breakfast. The nearest airport is Tenerife Sur Airport.
Price: Starts at $15 per night for Bed in 10-Bed Female Dormitory Room including taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s partially refundable.
Where to Stay in South Tenerife if you’re on a Budget
Los Amigos Hostel Tenerife is located just 500 meters from La Mareta Beach. The hostel offers a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare meals and a comfortable lounge area. It also offers comfortable dormitories equipped with bunk beds, individual lockers, and private bedrooms. The hostel is just 10 minutes’ drive from Tenerife South Airport.
Price: Starts at $49 per night for Small Double Room including taxes and charges and it offers a free cancellation.
Endless Summer House offers private rooms and dormitories with free WiFi. Every room has a wardrobe and a fan. There are shared bathroom facilities equipped with a hairdryer, as well as a shared lounge. Guests can hire a bike if you will inform the hostel right away. Tenerife South Airport is just 17 km from the hostel and Costa Adeje Beach is 1.5 km away.
Price: Starts at $55 per night for Double Room including taxes and charges, free breakfast, free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Drago Nest Hostel is featuring free WiFi access and free private parking. If you want to try other activities, the hostel can arrange it for you. Shuttle service can also be arranged by the property. Puerto de la Cruz is 16 km from Drago Nest Hostel, while Los Cristianos is 35 km away. While the nearest airport is Tenerife Sur Airport, 38 km from the property.
Price: Starts at $43 per night for Double Room including taxes and charges, free breakfast, free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Where to stay in South Tenerife if you want Luxury
Located in Tenerife’s Guía de Isora, this complex overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the neighboring island of Gomera. It has 7 outdoor pools and a spa, a golf course, tennis courts, and a beach. The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is made up of Moorish-inspired buildings housing guestrooms and villas. Each room and villa has an ethnic style, and most enjoy views over the gardens and the Atlantic Ocean. All come with luxury marble bathrooms, and interactive TVs with internet access. The Ritz-Carlton, Abama offers 10 restaurants. There is a large spa, featuring 10 treatment rooms and a water circuit, as well as a gym. The hotel also offers A Ritz Kids for younger guests.
Price: Starts at $274 per night for Deluxe or Twin Room with Resort View, taxes and charges not included, it’s non-refundable, but offers free breakfast.
Located in Adeje in the south of Tenerife, Royal Hideaway Corales Beach – Adults Only by Barceló Hotel Group boasts exclusive facilities for adults only, such as 3 pools (2 adults only), restaurants, bars, a wellness area, and an extensive Fitness & Fun activities program. A terrace or balcony and ocean views are featured in certain rooms. Bathrooms include high-quality finishes as well as a tub and separate shower. Royal Hideaway Corales Beach features free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can also benefit from a buffet-style restaurant for breakfast and dinner and À la carte restaurant specialized in Nikkei fusion cuisine. Two more restaurants, a bar, and a traditional Italian ice cream shop are also available for all guests. The Spa and Wellness center offers an extensive array of massages and treatments. There is also a Fitness center and a Barber & beauty shop.
Price: Starts at $294 per night for Junior Suite Sea View Single Use including taxes and charges, free breakfast, free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
This adults-only oceanfront complex offers personalized butler service in all rooms. Each room has a private terrace with ocean or garden views. The Red Level at Gran Melia Palacio de Isora is an exclusive private area of the Gran Melia Palacio de Isora. Guests have access to all hotel facilities, including a wide range of international restaurants, 8 bars, including a beach bar, a lagoon-style infinity pool, and tennis courts. All guests at the Red Level receive free access to the gym, as well as one Ritual de Aguas spa circuit per stay. Each spacious, elegant room at the Red Level comes with a coffee machine, an iPod dock, and free WiFi. Bathrooms include a hydromassage shower and an over-sized bathtub. Liquid Garden Pool & Lounge serves healthy afternoon snacks and drinks, while the exclusive Red Level lounge offers free tea and coffee all day.
Price: Starts at $326 per night for Deluxe Double Room including taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
List of restaurants that you can try while in South Tenerife, Spain
It offers local, Mediterranean, European, and Spanish cuisine. With an amazing atmosphere, you’d definitely enjoy eating here.
Operating hours: 7:00pm-11:30pm (Tuesday-Saturday)
Address: Calle Pedro Gonzalez Gomez 20, 38600, Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife, Spain
Serves Mediterranean, Spanish, European and International cuisine. Expect friendly staff and a nice meal when you get here.
Operating hours: 6:30pm-9:30pm (Monday) / 3:00pm-9:30pm (Tuesday-Saturday)
Address: Avenida el Jable 24 | Local 23-24, 38678 Callao Salvaje, Adeje, Tenerife, Spain
It offers local, Seafood, Italian, International, Spanish, and European cuisine. If you want a pasta with a great seafood combination, then head to Ricos Restaurant.
Operating hours: 12:00pm-11:00pm (Monday-Saturday)
Address: Paseo Estocolmo 10 | Centro Los Cristianos, 38650 Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife, Spain
It a barbecue and steakhouse restaurant. If you love steak, then head to this restaurant as it offers one of the best steaks in Tenerife.
Operating hours: 1:00pm-3:30pm and 6:30pm-11:00pm (Sunday-Saturday)
Address: Calle Bencomo 42, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Imperial Tai-Pan is a combination of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai restaurants. In this restaurant, you can try their sushi which most of the customers love! Head to this restaurant if you’re into Asian cuisine.
Operating hours: 1:30pm-11:00pm (Sunday) / 1:30pm-11:30pm (Monday-Saturday)
Address: Urbanizacion Americas 5, 38660 Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife, Spain
How to go to South Tenerife, Spain from the UK
Via Ryanair: (one way)
*From London Luton to Tenerife South Airport
Ticket Price: £87.63
Via Easyjet: (one way)
*From London Gatwick to Tenerife South Airport
Ticket Price: £85.75
* Prices are subject to change.
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