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The over 60s can enjoy many discounts in the Canaries, benefiting from cheaper ferry travel between islands and many other concessions on public transport. When using the bus for instance, enquire about the 20% discount for EU citizens aged over 60.

Tenerife is also a top choice as a retirement destination, with many people living on the island during the winter months and returning to their homeland over the summer. 

The beautiful sunshine and tepid waters encourage that ‘feel good’ factor whatever your age, although these attributes can be particularly important for more mature travellers looking to escape the grey, cold skies of home. 

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In addition, there are many events geared towards senior citizens in Tenerife. For instance, during carnival time in Santa Cruz (usually February or March, depending on the calendar) there is a special Carnival Queen competition for the over 60s, which is great fun. How about trying out some yoga on the beach as the sun goes down? Some of the beaches in the Costa Adeje area hold classes on the sand while the sun disappears behind the horizon. Many mature residents and holidaymakers love to join in.

Do you fancy a well-deserved break in a hotel that is all about peace and tranquillity? Check out the Spain-Tenerife recommendations for first class places to stay in luxurious settings at excellent prices, where all you have to do is enjoy and pamper yourself.