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Thinking of a budget summer holiday with your mates? Is sun, relaxation high on everyone’s wish list? Yes you could do the predictable thing and go to Malia, Kos, Zante, Ibiza but why not try Tenerife?

Booking a holiday on a student budget can be fairly stressful…thankfully nowadays we have plenty of options when it comes to cheap budget holidays, even to places abroad! I love a holiday where I can enjoy the sun, sea and sand whilst also having a bit of an adventure – I found Tenerife the perfect place to do that and the great thing is you don’t have to break the bank to go there.

I stayed in Playa de las Americas, which is a considerably lively holiday resort with plenty for people to do. However if relaxing on the beach and having a chill-out holiday is what you fancy then you can also find this here with beautiful beaches that stretch on for miles. The lovely, clean beaches in Tenerife, including some black sand beaches, are fantastic for a nice afternoon stroll after a long lunch with a view of the seafront.  The clean waters are an ideal place to cool off in the midday sun and refreshments are never far away.

There is ample nightlife in this resort with lots of nightclubs, bars and restaurants along the Veronicas Strip. Although if you want a good night’s sleep I suggest you choose a hotel that is further away from this strip as the party goes on until the early hours in the morning – failing that, take earplugs! A quieter alternative in Tenerife is Los Cristianos, which is a fifteen minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Playa de las Americas,  great if you prefer to spend your holiday unwinding in a calmer environment.

If you love to be a little adventurous and take part in new activities while you are on holiday then you can also choose from a wide range of different things to try. I managed to try a few water sports whilst I was there as I went scuba diving and jet skiing. These are highly popular in this area and not too expensive to try out. A definite highlight of mine was swimming with and feeding a sea turtle, at particular times throughout the year it is almost certain that you will spot one whilst taking a dive.

There are also numerous excursions you can go on, with boat trips to see the whales and dolphins and a trip to a water park being just a couple of them. If you go to tourist information places you can often find great deals on these excursions – for example they frequently offer a deal of entry and travel to two attraction parks (e.g. Siam Park and Loro Parque) for a special price. Although you should be careful and take your time to see whether these places are legit and ask your holiday reps which ones they would recommend. Sometimes some things are too good to be true!

Tenerife is a great all-round holiday destination which you can travel to and really take pleasure in – whatever you most enjoy doing. On top of all that it is affordable and appeals to all generations, with something on offer for everyone. Is Tenerife your ideal destination to travel to in 2012?

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