Playa de las Americas might be better known as a clubber's hotspot, but holidaymakers who come here during the winter are generally after a different experience - and that's exactly what they get. During the cooler months, from November through to January and February, the resort is quieter and much more laid-back than during the bustling peak summer season.
Many visitors come during December to try a Spanish style Christmas, which is a wonderful alternative to the turkey and grey skies back home. Christmas in Playa de las Americas could be spent with friends and family in a holiday apartment, or dining in a swish hotel and enjoying the luxury of passing over the cooking duties on Christmas Day!
And speaking of luxury, Playa de las Americas is home to some of Tenerife's best four and five-star hotels. The fabulous Baobab Suites, Hotel Villa Cortes and the Las Madrigueras all offer luxury surroundings and a first-rate holiday experience. Enjoy their top-class facilities and the laid-back appeal of a winter holiday in this glorious part of the world, which retains a temperate year-round climate that often boasts pleasant winters - sometimes warm enough for t-shirts and shorts.
And one of the best things about a winter holiday in Playa de las Americas is that the local attractions are less busy. Of course, some will be closed until peak season - but those that are open are usually much quieter and easier to access. That includes the roads, too - so now is a great time to hire a car and explore the island.