You know how it is when everyone knows and says only positive words about the weather in Tenerife, that it’s really warm all year round and perfect for visiting and walking around whenever you want to. Looks that I wasn’t lucky enough to have great weather there, but just on my last day on the island, the sun came out.
I mention that I visited Tenerife at the beginning of June, and I also caught cold and rainy days.
My dresses were quickly replaced by jeans and a hoodie. Out of the whole week I was there, about 3 days were sunnier, so I could even hang out at the beach.
I wasn’t discouraged by the weather and chose to visit part of this island to experience its special charm.
I chose my accommodation in the most famous tourist destination in the Canary Islands, Playa de los Americas.
It’s known for shops, bars, restaurants, clubs, in a word: fun. The area is especially sought after by young people and the streets are non-stop hustle and bustle.
Belonging to Spain, Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean.
I would say that a week is not enough time to visit the whole island, but you can get an idea of what it has to offer in general.
Mount Teide is the symbol of the island, which can be seen from everywhere on Tenerife.
It is the third largest active volcano in the world located on a volcanic island and measures 3718 m high.
To get there, we set off early in the morning with another group of tourists to visit Teide National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007.
When you get there, you feel like you’ve walked on the moon. You are greeted by a barren and black landscape. I chose to admire everything from the foot of the mountain because I had to be properly equipped to climb the mountain.
Definitely take along the right equipment for the mountain routes and find out in advance about weather conditions or if the cable car works If you are passionate about such things.
Another day we booked for Tenerife’s most famous theme park, Loro Park which recreates the natural habitat of dozens of animal species and hundreds of bird species. It is also home to the largest collection of parrots in the world, some 4,000 of 350 species, some of which are endangered.
In addition to these, you can find a host of animals (gorillas, chimpanzees, giant tortoises, jaguars, tigers, alligators), birds, dolphins, whales, where, depending on the time you choose, you can take part in a show offered by them.
Although it was raining heavily, we were able to enjoy several performances offered by both parrots and a show with dolphins and sea lions.
I couldn’t miss one of the famous black sand beaches, Playa de la Arena, as it is considered one of the most stunning beaches in Tenerife. From above, near this beach, we admired Los Gigantes, some impressive rock formations. They are about 600 metres above sea level, located on the western side of the island.
Another spectacular place to be found on the coast is the municipality of Garachico. It is a beautiful site, with many old buildings that attract tourists from all over to visit it and enjoy the natural pools, formed by the eruption of the Teide volcano in 1706.
While Playa de los Americas is where most fun-loving young people stay, for families with children who want peace and quiet and are willing to pay higher prices out of pocket, there is Costa Adeje.
Here, we ate very well at a seaside restaurant called Maria del Mar, with the best oysters and fresh seafood we’ve tried on the island.
The rest of the remaining days, few in number, we took advantage of the sun and lazed on Playa de las Vistas in Los Cristianos. With this thought I was in mind when I left from home, It was with this in mind that I had originally left home, to stay at the beach all week. Therefore, I didn’t inform myself very well with the things you can do on the island.
Once I got here, seeing that the weather wasn’t helping me stick to the plan at home, I had to quickly reorient myself and pick out some of the best things to do.
In order to manage to discover all the attractions, the known and less known places on the island, I will definitely have to return to Tenerife with my homework well done,
The island is tax free, so you will be able to find many electronics, watches, perfumes at very good prices. Watch out for counterfeit goods!
Travel, live, love… in the spirit of eternal spring!