What Is The Best Place To Stay In Tenerife for couples?

So you’re going on a romantic trip to Tenerife, and the logical question arises: ‘Where to stay in Tenerife for couples’? You’re in the right place to get this information. If you’re thinking of visiting the numerous sandy beaches, ranging from golden to volcanic sand, dining on authentic cuisine, discovering Spain’s highest mountain, Mount Teide, or experiencing Tenerife’s party scene, read on to discover all that Tenerife has to offer for you and your partner. 

1 | Best Places In Tenerife For Young Couples

Santa Cruz de Tenerife 

The city center of Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Plaza de España
Plaza de España, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The island’s capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is a gorgeous city and a perfect place in Tenerife for couples. 

It features a lively port and a charming city with beautifully painted buildings, historic architecture, and a distinct Spanish flavor that most travelers overlook in their rush to the beach. 

If you’re looking for a sunny, beachy city break, this place might be ideal for a couple’s getaway. There are many art galleries, fascinating small museums, large plazas, botanical gardens, good local eateries, and sophisticated boutiques. Santa Cruz boasts a couple of good beaches in addition to cultural events that you and your partner can enjoy together. It’s also very easy to travel around the capital, which is another plus!

Some romantic things you can do as a couple in Santa Cruz de Tenerife include:

  • Take a walk around Rambla de Castro, a gorgeous coastal path;
  • Take a trip to the Auditorio de Tenerife, a uniquely built auditorium. This impressive landmark features a 58-meter-high curved roof and is well worth a visit.

The best place to stay in Santa Cruz de Tenerife for couples: Iberostar Heritage Grand Mencey. This is a chic romantic hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It’s perfect for honeymoons and for celebrating special occasions such as wedding anniversaries.

If you prefer apartments, take a look at this one: Casa exclusiva al lado de la playa. These are wonderful stylish apartments located near Tenerife’s most beautiful beach, Las Teresitas. View photos, read reviews & check availability of this apartment.

Costa Adeje

Costa Adeje is one of the best places in Tenerife for young couples. It’s home to a host of newly built hotels aimed at European tourists who come here to admire the epic sights just north of the famous Playa de las Américas.  

 Here young couples can:

  • discover unique beaches connected by an immense beachfront promenade;
  • refresh your wardrobe in the superb shopping centres;
  • eat and drink in sophisticated restaurants, some of the island’s best traditional restaurants, cafes, beach bars;
  • take a boat tour to enjoy Tenerife’s spectacular coastal scenery and, of course, see dolphins and whales;
  • and try a plethora of water sports. 

In terms of weather, this is paradise: temperatures are consistently about 23 degrees Celcius (75 degrees Fahrenheit), and the sun shines approximately 320 days every year.

You can go hiking with fantastic landscape views one day and enjoy beaches with turquoise water and a blue flag (a certification award for cleanliness) the next. Additionally, if you feel like joining a party, you can dance till late at night at the legendary San Juan and Playa Paraiso beach and resort parties, located just north of town.

The best place to stay in Costa Adeje for couples: The Royal Hideaway Corales Suites. This hotel has its own adults-only private beach and is highly rated amongst holidaymakers. It’s peaceful and is the perfect spot for romantic evenings in Tenerife.

Playa Troya Beach

the beach of Playa de Troya, Tenerife
Playa Troya beach

Troya beach is extremely popular among couples, with many shops, restaurants, and hotel resorts nearby. When you reach Playa Troya, you can expect dark golden sand and beautiful weather. Discover amazing rock pools at Troya Beach, where the water’s clear enough to view little fish, crabs, and seashells. If sun lounging all day isn’t your plan, don’t worry! 

There are plenty of activities for you and your partner, such as

  • water skiing, parasailing, water sports to ride the waves in clear water and get your adrenaline pumping, all at a reasonable price. 
  • The myriad of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs behind the beach will spoil you with choices. Troya Beach has a reputation for being the best nightlife spot in Tenerife. 
  • Also, if you choose Troya Beach as your base for your Tenerife holiday, you’ll have easy access to Siam Park, which is close by. Siam Park is the island’s main water amusement park.  It is one of the most extraordinary and huge water parks in the world. It has become the world record breaking water park in several categories at once. You can book your ticket to Siam Park here.

The best place to stay in Playa Troya for couples: Alexandre Hotel Troya. This wonderful hotel is located right on Troya beach. This location guarantees you a perfect beach holiday and rooms overlooking the ocean. The hotel is modern, with a large swimming pool, a gym and a restaurant with Spanish cuisine. Click here to check the price and to read more reviews.

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz is great place for couples in Tenerife - Lago Martianez
In Lago Martianez, Puerto de la Cruz

Another romantic town in Tenerife is Puerto de la Cruz. It is located in the north of the island and is surrounded by tropical greenery. Here, travellers who don’t like noisy parties and crowds can relax and enjoy each other.

Romantic things to do in Puerto de la Cruz:

  • Couples will have a great time at the botanical garden of Puerto de la Cruz;
  • the orchid garden;
  • the Lago Martianez outdoor pool complex;
  • and the romantic black sand beaches. 

Delightful scenery, amazing sunsets, and an abundance of great cafés and restaurants make Puerto de La Cruz the best part of Tenerife for couples. And if you rent a car in Tenerife, you can explore the charming villages, fjords and incredible scenery of northern Tenerife, combined with wine tasting and eating at guachinches.

The best place to stay in Puerto de la Cruz for couples: Hotel Botanico. Get a unique experience by staying at Hotel Botanico, truly the best place in Tenerife for couples. It offers a tranquil atmosphere with the surrounding nature and award-winning Oriental Spa Garden. This hotel will provide you with a luxurious and romantic holiday in Tenerife. View photos, read reviews & check availability of the Hotel Botanico.

El Medáno

El Medáno is the perfect place for young couples who love surfing, extreme sports and wind. El Medáno also attracts yogis, digital nomads, hippies and musicians.

If you’re coming for the beaches but don’t want to deal with the crowds, the southeast coast’s cities are a better alternative. El Medáno is a fantastic spot to start because of its beautiful, natural beaches that are well-positioned to capture the air currents. It’s a popular site for surfers and kitesurfers, but it’s less well-known and developed in general, giving it a bohemian, laid-back vibe.

It’s also a lovely area, with two of Tenerife’s greatest beaches. 

The best place to stay in El Medáno for couples: Kn Hotel Arenas del Mar Adults Only. This is a stylish hotel with a colourful design. As the name suggests, this is an adults-only hotel, and you won’t have to hear the squeals of children here. This hotel is all about relaxation. Which means it is the perfect place to stay for couples in Tenerife. The hotel has an outdoor pool as well as a heated indoor pool.

Read also: The Best Hotels With Heated Pools in Tenerife.

2 | Best Resort In Tenerife For Older Couples 

Los Gigantes

street art in Los Gigantes, Tenerife: a couple kissing
Los Gigantes beach in Tenerife, the best beach for couples

Los Gigantes is named after the massive cliffs that rise behind it on the western coast. It’s sandy, lovely, and somewhat peaceful, but it’s a fantastic area to consider if you’re searching for a fun beach getaway.

Tenerife’s Playa de Los Gigantes is a natural black-sand beach at the base of towering cliffs. When you see the rock formations that tower 800 metres above sea level, you’ll understand why the locals nickname it Giant’s Beach. While it may not appeal to every couple, there is no doubt that the scenery here is one of a kind.

It’s one of the most beautiful and most peaceful sunbathing spots on the island. Playa de los Gigantes is popular among locals because of its west coast location, which shields it from Tenerife’s notorious winds.

Los Gigantes is a historic fishing community on the island’s south coast, about a 25-minute drive north of Costa Adeje. Even if the town is becoming more popular among tourists every day, Los Gigantes is still not as touristic as other sections of the island. That’s why Los Gigantes is recommended to older couples looking for a unique Tenerife experience without the hustle & bustle of the bigger towns. 

Here are some of the things you can enjoy as a couple Los Gigantes:

  • Chill at Los Guíos beach; 
  • Swim in the open saltwater bathing pool Charco de Isla Cangrejo;
  • Enjoy the landscapes of Los Gigantes by taking a boat trip from Puerto Deportivo Los Gigantes.
  • Climb the cliffs of Los Gigantes for breathtaking views.
  • Embark on a little adventure by hiking through Santiago del Teide National Park. 

All this makes Los Gigantes the best resort in Tenerife for older couples. 

The best place to stay in Los Gigantes for couples: Top View Acantilados de Los Gigantes. This apartment overlooks the port of Los Gigantes and is within walking distance of the magnificent Los Gigantes beach.

Puerto de la Cruz 

a couple at a restaurant in Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz

Another best place in Tenerife for older couples is Puerto de la Cruz that I mentioned earlier in this article. It’s peaceful and relaxing and suits couples of any age. 

The best place to stay in Puerto de la Cruz for mature couples: H10 Tenerife Playa. This is a four-star hotel with magnificent ocean views. It is located right next to the legendary swimming pool complex and the artificial seawater lake of Lago Martianez. Click here for more information.


Alcala is a former fishing village that has retained its character. This place is ideal for couples in Tenerife who like less touristy areas.

There are 3 beaches near Alcala. One, Playa de Alcala, is located right in the centre of the village, steps away from the town square and the fishing port where you can enjoy freshly caught fish and seafood.

Despite its tiny size – only 30m long – the beach is very cosy and, more importantly, unknown to most tourists.

The beach area is located in a natural cove, surrounded by pointed rocks, ideal for sunbathing on the black volcanic sand. There is another beach nearby, Playa Méndez. A little further along, about a 10-minute walk along the magnificent modern promenade, is a third beach, Playa la Jaquita.

In Alcalá, couples can sunbathe, swim, dive, jog along the ocean and engage in water sports.

Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora in Alcala, Tenerife
Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora in Alcala, Tenerife

The best place to stay in Alcala for couples: Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora. In this hotel, you and your partner will feel like real VIPs. Everything about this hotel is perfect. Couples can relax in the first-class spa and pamper themselves with a variety of body treatments. Click here to view photos, read reviews and check availability.

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