Travel Content // Delights by Autumn and Winter — Spending Untraditional Months in Tenerife*

The Canary Islands are one of Spain’s most popular holiday spots, with Tenerife proving an ever-popular summer destination. That said, summer isn’t the only time to take in this amazing island, with visits during autumn and winter being equally inviting. With pleasantly warm weather, fewer crowds and tourists, a trip to Tenerife has an incredible amount to offer for that autumn-winter holiday.

Enjoy the sunny weather
The temperature in Tenerife during autumn typically remains in the low to mid 20s (°C) and is only slightly cooler in winter. Offering a pleasant contrast to the harsh temperatures of the UK winters, anyone visiting the island of Tenerife can feel the warmth of the sunny days, which you can do by travelling with First Choice. The beaches, combined with the warm weather, make this island a real haven if you like to catch the sun and relax, and let’s face it, who doesn’t! Some of the most popular beaches are Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje.

Take in a festival
Visiting at the right time will provide the opportunity to take in a Tenerife festival. One of the best usually starts at the very tail end of the winter season in late February, with the Tenerife Carnival being a spectacle that is enjoyed across the entire island. Another held in the early part of the year is the Kings Festival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife at the start of January, which celebrates the visit of the Three Kings and is also a chance for the island to display some of its local handicrafts. If you enjoy a good wine, consider a trip for the Festival of Saint Andrés later in the year. On this day in November many of Tenerife’s wine cellars open up for the tasting of their new vintages.

Travel the Tenerife Wine Route

The Festival of Saint Andrés isn’t the only way to celebrate the island’s winemaking culture. A trip along the Tenerife Wine Route takes visitors through a beautiful area of countryside that offers some marvellous views, with some of the best stops along the way including Tacoronte, San Cristobal de la Laguna, and La Orotava. A guided tour of the route takes in a selection of larger vineyards and smaller family-run wineries to enjoy some delicious wine and local cuisine.

Travelling to Tenerife during autumn and winter is a chance to take a sunny break away from the UK’s colder weather. With fewer tourists and fantastic weather, this island has much to offer travellers, with many finding they go back year after year.

Images by alljengi and decade_null, used under Creative Commons licence 

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