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Seeking recommendations for which resort area over Xmas?

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Seeking recommendations for which resort area over Xmas?

For first time abroad over Xmas, we are grabbing six days in Tenerife over Xmas, Dec 23-29. We are 50+ couple, likes bars, restaurants, beaches, sightseeing. But not really huge all-inclusive hotels, nor mega-busy resorts. Character and atmosphere more important. Will hire car so can get around island. Any suggestions which area is best to stay?

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1. Re: Seeking recommendations for which resort area over Xmas?

Hi, there are two main resort areas in Tenerife. The south and west, where most of the hotels and tourist attractions have built up over the past 30 years. Or the more traditional northern local town and resort of Puerto. This is my favorite as it was my parents.

Puerto is a traditional town dating back to the 1600s with a number of shady squares, old buildings and churches. There is a large black sand (volcanic) beach with good facilities, and a smaller one used mainly by surfers. There is also a larger sea front lido complex.

The traditional northern Oratava Valley is lush and green, as such it can be more cloudy and the northern slopes does get more rain. However this has never stopped us having a great winter holiday, and always return with a lovely tan. It rarely rains for more than a couple of hours.

Puerto is a lovely place to celebrate Christmas, as many local people, and Spanish from the mainland come to Puerto during this time. There is a great choice of hotels bars and restaurants.

Others on this forum, will prefer their favorite southern resorts.

Once you have chosen your area let us know and we can help you with hotels.

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2. Re: Seeking recommendations for which resort area over Xmas?

I have to agree with R>Bear ,for what you are looking for is towards the North /West of the Island rather than the South .But i feel that the period you are going being the Festive season even though its more relaxed it may not feel this way with the hustle and bustle of everyone both celebrating ,shopping and dashing around.Restaurants will be full as expected as families come together and tourists flock for the best places .And remember there is a difference in the weather from North to South more so at that particular time of year

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