Situated off the coast of West Africa, Tenerife is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. This popular beach destination is home to Spain’s tallest peak, the dormant volcano Mt. Teide, plus lively nightlife and plenty of water activities.

★ Best time to travel: Mar – May, Sep – Nov

Outfits

A trip to Tenerife is always very water-centric, be it active days of surf lessons or more passive lays in the sun, so your wardrobe should be fairly waterproof. Your after-hours looks, while a little more dressed up, should be equally easeful, like wrap dresses and flat sandals.

Women

1. Surf’s Up

1. Surf’s Up - Outfit Items
Cynthia Rowley - Colourblock 2mm Short Neoprene Wetsuit

Cynthia Rowley

Colourblock 2mm Short Neoprene Wetsuit
Shop at Matches
JBL - Flip 5 Speaker

JBL

Flip 5 Speaker
Shop at JBL
Gray Malin - The Surfboards Beach Towel

Gray Malin

The Surfboards Beach Towel
Shop at Neiman Marcus
Roxanne Assoulin - Daisy Necklace

Roxanne Assoulin

Daisy Necklace
Shop at Roxanne Assoulin
Isabel Marant - Aviator-Style Ombré Acetate Sunglasses

Isabel Marant

Aviator-Style Ombré Acetate Sunglasses
Shop at Net-a-Porter

2. Aim for the Hills

2. Aim for the Hills - Outfit Items
Raey - Skinny-Strap Cotton Jersey Vest

Raey

Skinny-Strap Cotton Jersey Vest
Shop at Matches
Tory Sport - Floral-Print Shell Shorts

Tory Sport

Floral-Print Shell Shorts
Shop at Net-a-Porter
Talula - Seamless Bra Top

Talula

Seamless Bra Top
Shop at Aritzia
APL: Athletic Propulsion Labs - Techloom Phantom Sneakers

APL: Athletic Propulsion Labs

Techloom Phantom Sneakers
Shop at Shopbop
Dagne Dover - Ace Fanny Pack

Dagne Dover

Ace Fanny Pack
Shop at Shopbop

3. Casual Evenings

3. Casual Evenings - Outfit Items
Zimmermann - Postcard Silk-Satin Mini Wrap Dress

Zimmermann

Postcard Silk-Satin Mini Wrap Dress
Shop at Matches
Bea Bongiasca - Silver and Enamel Ear Cuffs

Bea Bongiasca

Silver and Enamel Ear Cuffs
Shop at Net-a-Porter
Fry Powers - The Warm Set Unicorn Rainbow Set of Four Silver and Enamel Rings

Fry Powers

The Warm Set Unicorn Rainbow Set of Four Silver and Enamel Rings
Shop at Net-a-Porter
Miu Miu - Wicker and Leather Shoulder Bag

Miu Miu

Wicker and Leather Shoulder Bag
Shop at Farfetch
Margaux - The Wrap Sandal

Margaux

The Wrap Sandal
Shop at Margaux

Men

1. Retro Swimmer

1. Retro Swimmer - Outfit Items
Faherty - Cloud Striped Pima Cotton and Modal-Blend Jersey T-Shirt

Faherty

Cloud Striped Pima Cotton and Modal-Blend Jersey T-Shirt
Shop at Mr. Porter
Solid and Striped - The Classic Swimsuit

Solid and Striped

The Classic Swimsuit
Shop at Solid & Striped
Vince - Watley 2 Sandals

Vince

Watley 2 Sandals
Shop at Shopbop
Raen - Myles Polarized Sunglasses

Raen

Myles Polarized Sunglasses
Shop at Urban Outfitters

2. Casual Evenings

2. Casual Evenings - Outfit Items
J.Crew - Baird McNutt Irish Linen Shirt

J.Crew

Baird McNutt Irish Linen Shirt
Shop at J.Crew
American Eagle - Flex 5.5” Lived-In Khaki Short

American Eagle

Flex 5.5” Lived-In Khaki Short
Shop at American Eagle
Sperry - Authentic Original Boat Shoe

Sperry

Authentic Original Boat Shoe
Shop at Sperry
Persol - PO3186S 53 Sunglasses

Persol

PO3186S 53 Sunglasses
Shop at Macy’s

Kids

1. Active Swimming

1. Active Swimming - Outfit Items
J.Crew - Ruffle Zip-Neck One-Piece with UPF 50+

J.Crew

Ruffle Zip-Neck One-Piece with UPF 50+
Shop at J.Crew
Morley - Percy Barista Cotton Shots

Morley

Percy Barista Cotton Shots
Shop at MyTheresa
Bling20 - Eunice the Unicorn Goggles

Bling20

Eunice the Unicorn Goggles
Shop at Maisonette
Mini Melissa - Mar Glitter Jelly Sandal

Mini Melissa

Mar Glitter Jelly Sandal
Shop at Nordstrom
Super Smalls - Mermaid Pool Party Mega Set

Super Smalls

Mermaid Pool Party Mega Set
Shop at Super Smalls

2. Active Boys

2. Active Boys - Outfit Items
Minnow - Powder Blue Stripe Rashguard

Minnow

Powder Blue Stripe Rashguard
Shop at Minnow
Minnow - Nantucket Red Colorblock Boardie

Minnow

Nantucket Red Colorblock Boardie
Shop at Minnow
Stephen Joseph - Swim Goggles

Stephen Joseph

Swim Goggles
Shop at Amazon
Birkenstock - Arizona Kids

Birkenstock

Arizona Kids
Shop at Birkenstock
Sunnylife - Underwater Camera

Sunnylife

Underwater Camera
Shop at Sunnylife

Pro Tip

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Pack layers—from beaches to hiking in the mountainous region, the temperature can swing drastically.

The Perfect Day

Girls Trip

MORNING

Ease into the day by spending the morning at the Royal Garden Villas Golden Pond Spa, where you can follow a treatment with the hydromassage showers, thermal circuit, Turkish bath, and waterbeds. Afterwards, hit Bianco for brunch. The Italian restaurant in Playa de las Americas is a scene, complete with a DJ spinning tunes and creative cocktails. Grab a seat outside for the three-course bottomless brunch with flowing Cava.

DAY

If you haven’t over-indulged at brunch, spend the afternoon in surf school. Head to Red Rock Surf Academy on the island’s south shore for a lesson from the pros in traditional surfing or kite surfing. Close out the day on nearby Playa de la Tejita, under a palm frond umbrella, with a beautiful backdrop of the mountains.

Family Trip

MORNING

Kick off from Barceló Tenerife, an all-inclusive resort perfect for families, with eight outdoor pools and a kayaking lake. From there, head to Flo’s, an island favorite, for a healthy al fresco breakfast made with local ingredients—think acai bowls, fresh fruit-topped pancakes, and yogurt parfaits.

DAY

Make for Teide National Park. Hike one of the trails at this UNESCO World Heritage site, or take the Teide Cable Car to the summit of the park’s highest peak, an active volcano. Before heading back to the resort, make time to take the scenic, coastal drive to Playa de Las Teresitas. Spend the afternoon on the popular beach, made with sand imported from the Sahara desert. The gentle waves, thanks to the breakwater, makes it a perfect, family-friendly swimming beach.

Romantic Getaway

MORNING

The combination of mountains, ocean views and lush, magical forests at Anaga Rural Park feels otherworldly. It’s the perfect place to set out for a peaceful, low-key couples hike.

DAY

For lunch, dine at La Vieja for fresh seafood dishes at a table so close to the ocean you can practically feel the sea spray.

Book an afternoon jaunt with Third Element Luxury Charters to see short fin pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins from a sailboat. The sunny excursion comes with fresh fruit, snacks, and snorkel gear for exploring the ocean during stops along the route.

EVENING

Finish the day at El Rincon de Juan Carlos for a Michelin-starred meal set inside the chic, glass-walled restaurant. Take in views of the water while toasting to the perfect day in Tenerife.

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