Ah, Tenerife – where the sun and the sea are always shining. A truly amazing island that won’t disappoint – thanks to its diverse landscape, weather, and authenticity. Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the Canary Islands. Approximately 5 million tourists visit Tenerife each year, which has earned it the title of one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain and around the world. It is a place that exudes energy at every turn, with a non-stop vibrancy that is projected through its history, beauty, activities, and cuisine that make it a great option for every taste. Whether you enjoy sightseeing, golf, nature, outings, culture, restaurants or all of the above, it’s no wonder people are eager to experience today’s Tenerife – the “place to be” with such a wide variety of options – particularly for MICE travelers.
They say Tenerife is the “island of a thousand experiences.” And this statement holds true in every sense of the phrase. Enjoy a day on the beach, walk along one of the trails that explore the lush forests, discover impressive volcanoes and awe-inspiring landscapes, or just have a glass of Spanish wine under the stars.
Tenerife really preserves its beautiful history and great artistic value. You can visit museums and charming villages full of local traditions. If you are an art and architecture lover, San Cristóbal de la Laguna is a unique example of a colonial city with no walls, which inspired later cities in the American colonies. That, in addition to the fact that it has practically maintained its original 15th-century layout with no alterations, it has earned the accolade of being named a World Heritage Site.
If you are a sport- and nature lover, you can do just about any sport on the island, especially ones related to sea and golf. For the MICE traveler, all of these options can be created for groups as well. You can sail alongside dolphins and whales on a group sea excursion or schedule a group teambuilding day at Teide National Park, the most visited park in all of Europe. As well as being home to the impressive volcanic structure that is the Teide, the highest peak in Spain and a Natural World Heritage Site, people will simply be “wowed” by the exquisite views, not to mention the flora and fauna that live there exclusive to the area.
As far as accommodations go, Tenerife offers a wide variety of options to suit the preferences and budgets of every group and traveler. From 5-star hotels and resorts, to quaint little country establishments, you will have all the amenities you need for guests to create a memorable stay. There is an option for everyone (by the sea, in the city, rural, modern or classic), Tenerife has some amazing accommodations awaiting your arrival.
- For MICE groups, there is the Bahia del Duque, a beautiful oceanfront hotel rising from the shore of El Duque Beach, located in the southern part of the island. Boasting 354 rooms and 40 spectacular villas for your VIPs, your guests will have direct beach access from the hotel. You can do any kind of watersport or host an evening welcome reception under the stars on its lush subtropical garden landscape. With 29 meeting rooms, space for up to 600 attendees, and 9 restaurants, it is the perfect paradise for that exclusive event.
- Whisk your group away to the Barcelo Tenerife – another gem that combines exclusive services and facilities with the natural and cultural heritage of its beautiful surroundings, located right on the seafront and in the heart of a volcanic landscape. All 331 rooms boast the shapes, colors and textures of its environment. For groups that require green initiatives, the hotel blends into the landscape, reducing its environmental impact and maintaining its commitment to sustainable tourism.
- Check out the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife. A state-of-the-art hotel that combines the style and energy of the legendary brand with a young and vibrant atmosphere that the island continuously offers. Have an exclusive music-themed group dinner after meeting in its cutting-edge conference center onsite offering 5,000+ of group space.
As you can see, Tenerife is the clear choice for your next group event or incentive. And with the necessary health and safety measures in place, it is a guaranteed win with a focus on welcoming back MICE tourism in a safe way, all the while maintaining the very best total guest experience throughout the island. Tenerife is easily accessible by land, sea or air. United Airlines will be adding a direct flight from JFK to TFN starting in June 2022. Contact the Tourist Office of Spain for more information. Allow them to help make your dream visions in Tenerife a reality. There is no one better to create special moments and experiences that will last a lifetime. Whatever you might be looking for, Tenerife has the answer.
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