Just off the northern coast of Africa, Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and thousands of Irish visitors arrive every year for the weather, beautiful shores and great range of activities around its unusual volcanic landscape. It’s the perfect spot for taking a short break at Easter, mainly thanks to the fact you can fly there with Falcon Holidays in just 4 hours 20 minutes direct from Dublin and 4 hours 25 minutes from Belfast – perfect for a one or two week trip.
We also have some tempting deals on Falcon holidays to Tenerife this year, whether you want a couples holiday, an all inclusive, something a bit special for the kids or a holiday with your friends. But if this isn’t enough to persuade you, take a look at our guide so find out why Tenerife is great in the springtime…
The average temperature in Tenerife in April is around 17˚C, with highs of 20˚C, and you’ll get a good 10 hours of sunshine every day. A good chance for a break from the somewhat cooler Irish ‘spring’!
At Easter, you’ll also enjoy a good sea temperature of 20˚C – perfect for trying all those watersports on offer. Surfers will love the waves up in Santa Cruz while windsurfers should check out the breeze in El Medano. Many of the hotels will have the usual kayaking and snorkelling gear for you to go off exploring on your own, or if not, just ask your holiday rep where you can get started.
Things to do with the kids
There’s loads to do in Tenerife, for all ages. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a hiker, the Mount Teide Volcano is a great challenge for the whole family. Wear the kids out in the National Park and once you’ve made it to the top you’ll be rewarded with 360˚ panoramas of the warm beaches and dry mountains in the south right across to the green and lush fertile valleys of the north. If you’re worried about little legs getting tired, you can arrange a jeep tour or take a ride on the Teide Cable Car for really spectacular views.
Back at the beach, you might even spot a whale or a dolphin – there are 19 species in Tenerife’s surrounding waters, year round. Kids will hardly get bored on the island, with the huge Siam Water Park, the animals at Loro Parque and the gorillas at the Monkey Park to explore.
The nightlife in Tenerife has everything you need from Irish-themed pubs to live music venues; just head for Playa de Las Americas or Los Cristianos if that’s the type of holiday you’re after. Playa de Las Americas is the main hub of the island with incredible black sand beaches, and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to keep you busy. If you want a slightly different vibe, try a night out in La Laguna – a fun and laid back student town with quirky bars and good live music.
Unmissable attractions on Tenerife
- Güimar Black Pyramids – mysterious stone remains of an ancient civilisation that once lived on Tenerife.
- Barranco del Infierno – an awesome gorge situated in the Adeje region with burial caves and walking trails.
- Los Roques de Garcia – striking natural red rock formations.
- Acantilados de los Gigantes – the Cliffs of the Giants, one of Tenerife’s most dramatic rock faces, best viewed by boat.
From sunbathing to surfing, fine dining to shopping, and whale watching to general sightseeing, tourist attractions are plentiful around Eastertime. There are plenty of well-priced hotels in Tenerife to cope with the demand, particularly in the main resorts of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, but make sure you get your booking in early to bag the best packages and ensure your Easter break gets off to a great start!