If you’re a football fan, you’ll want to make sure that you don’t miss out on any important matches during your holiday. There are plenty of bars and hotels that screen international matches, so if you want to keep abreast of your favourite team, you should encounter few barriers to watching football in Tenerife during your stay.
You’ll find plenty of options for watching international football in Tenerife in many of the major resorts, for example, for those enjoying Playa de las Americas holidays. This is particularly so at sports bars or in some of the larger hotels. The residents of Tenerife are just as passionate about the beautiful game as tourists, so you should also find that even smaller towns screen international football matches, so you won’t need to miss out.
Tenerife is also home to some impressive football teams in its own right, so during your stay on the island, why not become acquainted with a local match? It can prove a rewarding experience to watch a local team play, and it is not expensive to get hold of tickets. In some cases, it can be free for children, so it makes for a fun, family day out for football fans.
Local fixtures are not always published in advance, so you may need to keep your eyes peeled and check the local, daily newspapers; ask at a nearby sports bar; and even hotel staff may be able to help you to find out what is on and where. The most famous local football team in Tenerife is the Club Deportivo Tenerife (or CD), who are based in Santa Cruz. The team has been around for a while, with a history spanning around 100 years. Matches usually draw crowds in excess of 10,000. Regular buses from the south can quickly transport you to Santa Cruz, so watching a football match is still an option, even if you haven’t hired a car. CD San Isidro is another popular football team in Tenerife, although it has only been around for the last 40 years, and is by no means as famous as CD. It is based in Granadilla de Abona. CD Marino is a good choice of team for anyone staying in the south of the island, as the club is based close to Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos.
Playing Football In Tenerife
If you fancy getting active on your holidays in Tenerife, why not have a kick-around yourself? There has recently been significant investment in football pitches, so you can expect to find good quality conditions, floodlighting, changing rooms and showers. There are several pitches from which you can choose. For anyone staying in the south of the island, the CD Marino football ground, located between Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos is a popular choice. There are also other pitches close to these destinations.