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Celebrate Christmas in style in Tenerife

Tenerife: perfect for a Christmas mini break

Not everyone wants to have a white Christmas - for some people the thought of the festive period in sunshine and warmth is much more appealing. If you’re thinking of escaping the UK for a short break at Christmas, consider Tenerife as an option.

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Top destinations for a last minute getaway this summer

Are you eager to escape the unpredictable British weather and jet off to sunnier climes? It’s not too late to get packing as there’s plenty of last minute villa offers and flights to make the most of, especially if you avoid the peak holiday weeks and opt for a break in late summer.

Be part of fantastic festivals in Tenerife

Tenerife's terrific summer festivals

Tenerife is a truly amazing place to visit for a short break. With the Spanish island benefiting from a daily average temperature of 22 degrees C, you can be confident that there will be ample opportunity to spend time outdoors. Come here in the summer, however, and not only will you discover that the weather is warmer but there are a great array of festivals taking place.

Great holiday destinations for July

Best places in Europe to visit this July

While the wet weather doesn't seem to be in a hurry to relinquish its grip on the UK, you can virtually guarantee that when summer arrives the sun will be shining elsewhere in Europe. If you're hoping to take a quick break in balmy climes this July, find out where to go with our guide.

Mount Teide dominates the landscape

How to see Tenerife's natural sights in 48 hours

If you're planning to jet off to Tenerife for a short break and want to experience the island's stunning natural attractions, you might be struggling to work out where to go because there is just so much to see and do outdoors here.

Tenerife's Santa Cruz is a terrific holiday destination

Enjoy a fun-filled long weekend in Santa Cruz

Going on holiday presents the perfect opportunity to recharge your batteries and forget about any stress you may have been experiencing back home. With that in mind, Santa Cruz in Tenerife is the ideal place for a short getaway.

Why choose Los Cristianos for a short break?

Los Cristianos: a terrific Tenerife holiday spot

If you're planning a short Spanish holiday, consider jetting off to Los Cristianos. Situated on Tenerife's south coast, it is the ideal location for couples keen to spend some quality time together while enjoying a little sun, sand and sea.

Enjoy a luxurious Tenerife holiday in the exclusive area of Costa Adeje

Enjoy a luxurious Tenerife holiday in the exclusive area of Costa Adeje

Beautiful beaches and glorious sunshine are just two reasons why people flock to Tenerife luxury hotels every year. If you're looking for somewhere a little more exclusive for your Canary Islands break, why not stay in the resort of Costa Adeje?

Ten best value city breaks

Ten best value city breaks

New research by travel money provider M&S Money has revealed the top ten most affordable city breaks. While some of the destinations on the list are to be expected, others have taken us by surprise.

waterparks are great for a family break

Feature: Waterpark mania at Europe’s biggest and best

With the sunny Mediterranean weather bathing the land in a golden heat wave, a day at the beach offers perfect respite. But sometimes a better option is a fun filled waterpark adventure! Fast flumes and crazy shoots are brilliant family fun.

The Isle of Fernando's aka Tenerife

Holiday on the Isle of Fernando's

What would your ideal short destination be? The Isle of Fernando's? If it is you are in good company as a leading independent travel agent has revealed the fantasy island is one of its top searches.

Become a fan of Tenerife and win a holiday

Become a fan of Tenerife and win a holiday

Tenerife is now using social networking to attract more visitors to the "Island of Contrasts" and users of Facebook can win a seven night stay, for a family of four, to the Sheraton La Caleta Resort and Spa just with the click of a button.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam


This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?