Half-term holiday hotspot for the whole family – minus the eye-watering price tag!

Half-term holiday hotspot for the whole family – minus the eye-watering price tag!

  • London to Tenerife flight costs up by 581% for half-term (FairFX)
  • Average holidaymaker can save £146 by booking accommodation through Cheap-Holidays-Tenerife.com
  • Stunning beaches and family-friendly restaurants all perfect for those on a budget


Recent figures from FairFX have shown that return flights from London Gatwick to holiday hotspot Tenerife during half-term are 581% more expensive than they would be two weeks earlier, at £293 during half-term versus £42 beforehand.

However, with some savvy choices around accommodation, restaurants and other activities, families don’t need to rule out their break in the Tenerife sunshine just yet.

Jodi Beard, Marketing Director of holiday planning specialists Cheap-Holidays-Tenerife.com, is an expert in enabling families to enjoy the popular southern part of the island without the eye-watering price tags. She explains,

“Tenerife is an incredibly beautiful island, which offers plenty of activities for the whole family. Just because flight prices go up during half-term week you shouldn’t rule it out as a destination. Families who think ahead about where to dine and which activities they want to participate in can often make significant savings, as well as getting a more authentic Tenerife experience.”

Jodi thoroughly recommends exploring further afield as one way to keep costs down. Resort shops, bars and restaurants can be pricey and there are some superb venues just waiting to be discovered by those who care to look.

Authentic restaurant Rincon del Pollo de Adeje in Los Cristianos is a great choice for a family visit and certainly won’t break the bank. The Safari Centre at Playa de las Americas is also a good bet for those with little ones in tow.

The traditional tapas and seafood restaurants in La Caleta are well worth a visit and are a great choice for couples and those with older children who are looking to enjoy a tapas tour on a budget that lasts well into the evening.

When it comes to entertainment, Carnival St Cruz in February is a lively event that the whole family can enjoy, with music and laughter high on the agenda. The event spans several weeks, from late January to late February, with tickets to different days costing different amounts. Families on a budget will be pleased to learn that ticket prices for some events cost as little as €1.

Tenerife is of course famous for its watersports, with parascending a particularly popular option in recent years. However, the miles of stunning coastline also offer some excellent swimming conditions, meaning that visitors need little more than a bathing suit and a bottle of sun-cream in order to enjoy themselves thoroughly.

Fañabe, Las Vistas and La Teresitas are the beaches that the Cheap-Holidays-Tenerife.com team particularly recommends. Other essential spots to visit include Puerto de la Cruz, Mount Teide and Los Gigantes, all of which can be enjoyed on a shoestring.

For shoppers, the markets at Fañabe on Saturdays and Thursdays, and at Los Cristianos on Sundays, are a lovely way to explore the tastes of Tenerife without handing over too many euros.

When it comes to accommodation, Cheap-Holidays-Tenerife.com has some excellent options available, with holidaymakers able to choose anything from self-catering to half board, depending on their whims and budgets.

The company promises to beat the price of any other genuine accommodation-only seven-night holiday by a minimum of £100, with the average customer saving £146 – perfect for families facing costly half-term flight prices.

One final tip for those looking to enjoy Tenerife without breaking the bank is to book items such as car hire and airport transfers through a company like JiveHippo.travel, which offers great travel experiences at discounted rates. Those kind of savings quickly add up and can make all the difference when it comes to having spending money left over for the holiday. To get the best possible prices become a Jive Hippo Member, visit www.JiveHippo.club for more information on how.

“Tenerife doesn’t have to cost the earth,” concludes Cheap-Holiday-Tenerife’s Jodi Beard. “If you’re on a budget and in need of some winter sun this half-term, a little careful planning can go a long way towards getting you the holiday you deserve!”

For more information, please visit www.Cheap-Holidays-Tenerife.com  or call Cheap Holidays Tenerife today on 0800 0124 300.

Notes to the Editors

Cheap-Holidays-Tenerife.com offers flights from UK airports, and accommodation in the popular tourist resorts of Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas in south Tenerife. Their team scours the web for the most competitive holiday prices on the market… and then beat them*!

The UK and Tenerife-based call centres are staffed by British advisors, all of whom are dedicated specialists in Tenerife holidays. What’s more, their Tenerife-based advisors have lived on the island itself for an average of ten years, which means they have the ultimate first-hand knowledge to offer great advice to travellers!

Now for the serious bit: The discounts available via Cheap-Holidays-Tenerife.com are subject to qualification criteria relating to the traveller(s). Please be sure to read this criteria, which can be found in point 4 of the Terms and Conditions. A holiday consultant will then contact you to arrange a Personal Orientation Meeting during your stay, which will involve showing you how to receive similar discounts on all future holidays (not just to Tenerife).

Of course, no customer travelling with Cheap-Holidays-Tenerife.com is under any obligation whatsoever to accept or to buy any holidays or offers during their Promotional Holiday to Tenerife with Cheap-Holidays-Tenerife.com. However, to qualify for the discounted prices, you’ll still have to meet the qualification criteria mentioned above.

All bookings are subject to availability, and are specific to hotels and/or apartments in these areas of Tenerife.

*subject to Terms and Conditions