The Canary Islands are a hugely popular holiday destination that attract millions of visitors each and every year – and it's not hard to see why. Boasting year-round sunshine thanks to its location just off the west African coast, this sun-baked archipelago promises scorching summers with lashings of sun, sea and sand, along with mild winters that typically provides lovely t-shirt weather, and even makes it possible for days spent sun-bathing on the beach or by the pool in the depths of winter.
As the largest and most popular of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is hugely diverse and appeals to people from all walks of life. It has long been associated with clubbing holidays thanks to the loud and lively resorts of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos, which bring party animals in their droves for big nights out in the company of the world's best DJs and the latest dance tunes. Others come here looking for bargain holidays, and they're rarely disappointed. Tenerife is a popular spot and as competition among tour operators increases, prices typically come down – particularly where late deals are concerned.
Tenerife makes a first-rate beach holiday destination thanks to its well-equipped resorts, sandy beaches and wide range of entertainment featuring everything from laid-back pedaloes and glass-bottomed boat trips, to wet and wild windsurfing sessions. That said, if you prefer something a little quieter, you'll find plenty in the way of rural retreats, quaint seaside villages and private villas with their own pools – perfect for groups or families.
If that's got you thinking about Tenerife holidays 2013, you're not alone. There are special offers and early bird deals aplenty on next year's holidays but in typical fashion, they're selling like hot cakes - so don't leave it too long until you book your perfect Tenerife trip...