Tenerife is the perfect cheap vacation spot with cheap flights to the Canary Islands from London and other European cities. The island is host to a variety of attractions from natural spectacles like the Teide Volcano to sandy beaches and shopping and restaurants across the island.
For shopping, restaurants and beaches Playa de las Americas is a great location for a low key holiday. Although it may not be overly ‘Spanish’ and you may be overwhelmed by Irish pubs and English breakfasts, it is fantastically relaxed environment.
Be sure to rent a car, even for a single day, so that you can visit the Teide Volcano area and cruise around the island, visiting a few of the small towns. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the north is a smallish city, but doesn’t really epitomize the island as a whole. Feel free to skip Santa Cruz in favor of visiting more of the smaller towns.
Be sure to check out vacation packages that include flight and hotel together to get best deal. Many resorts also offer various board options from all-inclusive to self catering so that you can cook within your hotel room or apartment. The fact that a lot of the low cost airlines also fly to Tenerife, particularly TFS, on the southern part of the island, creates a lot of competition, keeping rates low.
Tenerife Travel Information