If year round sunshine and lively nightlife is what you are looking for then Tenerife is the chosen one, the all year round stag do resort. Just off the coast of Africa, Tenerife averages 80℉ most of the year and is about a 4 – 5 hour flight from the UK, depending on where you are departing from.
Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Islands which are owned by Spain, so you can spend your Euros and expect similar food, drink and that all important Spanish resorts of where anything goes.
Tenerife’s liveliest resort, ideal for stag parties, is Playa De Las Americas or Las Americas, which is on the southern tip of Tenerife sitting in the shadow of mount Teide (which is pronounced bang tidy). Anything North of Mount Teide is apparently cloudy in the winter so stay clear of Los Gigantes, which is full of the smell of mothballs and old people from Britain escaping the cold.
If you are looking for no-nonsense, incredible nightlife with wild bars and clubs staying open until 5am (well you are on a stag do in Tenerife) then head to the Veronicas Strip, it’s 200m of clubs, bars and restaurants that don’t pretend to be anything else other than a magnet for crazy revellers. You must of heard of Bobby’s bar, Busby’s, Linekars, if you haven’t where have you been, on holiday with your Mum and Dad?
Las Americas has over 100 bars and clubs with a variety of music catering to all tastes. The average price of a pint is €1.50 however many of the bars and clubs offer promotions at different times of the night such as 2 for 1, free shots etc.
Adjoining Playa De Las Americas and linked by a pedestrian promenade is the resort of Los Christianos, which is approximately a 20 minute walk. Los Christianos has grown from a small fishing village into the second busiest resort in Tenerife and it’s hard to distinguish when Los Christianos finishes and Las Americas starts.
Los Christianos is slightly quieter than it’s neighbour and it’s centre is entirely pedestrianised and boasts loads of bars, cafes and restaurants with some overlooking the stunning beach.
There are lots of flights to Tenerife each week from the UK with all the major low cost airlines using and abusing this route including Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch and Jet2.
If you are organising your own flights and you plan to stay in Las Americas make sure you fly into Tenerife’s south airport (Reina Sofia Airport). The taxi transfer will take about 25 – 35 minutes and will cost approximately €20 – €30.
Size of the Island – 785 square miles
Population – 889,936 (2014) - most populated Spanish Island and the biggest of the 7 Canary Islands
Capital of the island is Santa Cruz de Tenerife
The dormant Volcano on the Island, Mount Teide is the highest elevation out of the whole of Spain and is the third highest Volcano in the world, definitely worth a visit. If you do plan to go take some winter clothing as it’s going to be cold up there; it’s almost 4km above sea level (3,718m). It last erupted in 1909, well over a 100 years ago, in the winter the summit is covered in snow.
The daily average temperature is 26.6℃
Over 4,000,000 non-Spanish tourists visited Tenerife last year
Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which is held in February in the capital, is considered to be the second most popular carnival in the world (after Rio, that is).
So whether it’s a winter stag do or somewhere to party anytime of the year, the boys should definitely tour in Tenerife.
Looking for some daytime activities to keep the boys out the bars, then look no further than our activity pages for Tenerife