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Winter Vacation Rentals in Tenerife for Seniors – Enjoy a Long Low-season Break

Extended winter vacation rentals in warmer climates are ideal for those UK residents who have leisure time to spare and who enjoy some sun in the cold winter months. Why stay at home in the damp and gloom when you could be having a warm, sunny break abroad? Many senior citizens and retirees who want to take an extended break are looking for a reasonably priced getaway, but where to go? Where are the best places for winter rentals in the sun without having to take a long-haul flight?

One of the most popular places to book villa and apartment winter rentals in the sun for a long stay (over 2 weeks) is the lovely island of Tenerife, one of the Spanish Canary Islands. The Canaries have been part of Spain since 1479 and are a major tourist centre for senior citizens. There are plenty of winter vacation rentals available and you can often get discounted long-term winter holiday rentals in Tenerife if you book direct.  Tenerife is also a popular choice as a retirement destination and many people live on the island during the winter months and return home for the summertime. The over sixties can enjoy many discounts in the Canaries, including cheaper ferry travel between islands and public transport concessions. If you want to get around by bus, enquire about the 20% discount for EU citizens aged over 60.

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and has fantastic weather all year round.  The minimum and maximum annual average temperatures in Tenerife are about 15ºC (59°F) in the winter months and 24ºC (75°F) in the summertime and the island also has a variety of micro-climates depending on where you book your winter vacation rentals. The gorgeous winter sunshine lifts the spirits whatever your age, and there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you occupied and amused throughout your stay if you book long-term winter holiday rentals on Tenerife.

So, for retirees who choose long-term winter holiday rentals on Tenerife, what entertainment can be found on the island? Ballroom Dancing is very popular with local residents as well as visitors and there are plenty of places to choose from. Many of the hotels have nightly entertainment and ballroom dancing available. If you enjoy a game of Bingo, you will be pleased to hear that there are hundreds of bars that have their own bingo nights and there is a bingo hall in Las Chafiras which is open every night with a full programme of fast-paced, exciting games. There is even a branch of the Royal British Legion (the Tenerife Sur Branch) which serves the local ex-pat ex-Service community in South Tenerife and also welcomes visiting RBL members and their guests. If you book long-stay winter vacation rentals and want to attend the monthly meetings they are usually on the first Tuesday of every month in Las Galletas.

As far as outdoor activities are concerned, for those who book winter rentals in the sun, there are informal bowling greens which are open to all, Yoga on the beach, tennis, golf, cycling, hiking and various watersports. Many people who book winter vacation rentals also like to get out and about and do a bit of sight-seeing. Recommended places include the Cactus and Animal Park which is a botanical garden specializing in cacti and the animal park housing everything from marmosets to terrapins and the Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanico) which is a protected oasis with interesting and exotic plant life. 

If you book your winter vacation rentals in February or March, you will also be treated to the spectacle of carnival time in Santa Cruz and there is even a special Carnival Queen competition for the over 60’s ! Look online for websites which list apartment and villa rentals for a low season holiday in Tenerife for seniors. Remember that discounts are often available for retired people who want an extended holiday. Contact the owner direct and have a chat and you may find that you get can get a great deal!