If you’re looking for an offbeat Christmas getaway, Tenerife is one of the most exotic locations you can opt for. Not only is Tenerife blessed with beautiful beaches complete with several water sporting avenues and the glorious natural landscaping, but it also has one of the best Spanish cosmopolitan city centres to boast of (with striking Middle East and African influences as well). You would definitely want to soak in the sun, the sand, and the glamour Tenerife has to offer you this Christmas and many more.
The local population of Tenerife loves spending a homely Christmas Eve, with the family dinner and Midnight Mass and the oh-so-delicious turkey being one of the lingering main courses here. Of course, after the Christmas Mass, there is a lot of drinking and partying and the night clubs stay open to the wee hours of the morning.
If you’d like to book a meal on Christmas night, you are urged to schedule your meal early in the evening, or take a parcelled service home, where you can heat it up. If you stay around for coffee after the meal, don’t take offense if you are politely ushered out of the restaurant since everyone is in a rush to get back home for the celebrations, including the hotel staff. However, on Boxing Day, the businesses all over the island open as usual.
Tenerife has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is the most preferred destinations for scuba diving and snorkelling activities. Car hire can help you get around these amazing beaches during your stay. For those who love lingering around in the sun and sand, you can do that as well in the sun-kissed beach stretches with the gentle sea breeze providing you with good respite. Christmas on the beach is a vibrant affair and you’ll find the isolated stretches full of celebrating people, often too drunk and in high spirits. There are many high end party centres and discotheques you might want to visit on the beach to usher in Christmas and the New Year. Ti might not be as warm as the height of summer, but the weather is almost guaranteed to be better than back home.
In case you’d like to bring in Christmas in a world heritage centre, La Laguna, one of the best built cities in Tenerife is your best bet. The historical centre at La Laguna is definitely worth visiting. Plus, the temperatures are cooler here than near the beachside. All in all, Tenerife is a great place for you to consider celebrating Christmas and bringing in the New Year.