Tenerife holiday – what to see, eat and do (I)
Please take your time and come with me on a short holiday to Tenerife! I have so many things to say about my last holiday and so many beautiful photos to show you so I really hope you will enjoy them!
Holiday in Tenerife
First of all, choose wisely the “half”! As I was already introducing my journey in the other article (read it here), I spend one entire week in the South of Tenerife. The difference between North and South is very important (and almost obvious) when it comes to weather. If in South area, you can easily stay at the beach, when going to the Northern part you will need a coat, a scarf and even gloves. I had to go for a urgent shopping since I wasn’t prepared to the cold temperature in that area. Another time, we were on our way from North to South and the first half of the round was raining cats and dogs, and as we were getting closer to the South part of the island, the rain stopped and the temperature was increasing with each 15 minutes driving.
Secondly, for a complete Tenerife experience, rent a car! You can easily buy the all-inclusive hotel experience around one popular beach but why don’t you get a bit more … adventurous? Get outside of the comfort zone! The island is not that big and on the highway, in less than two hours you can go from South to North. You can easily explore it and discover its differences from one corner to another one; you can try different restaurants and enjoy the local flavor.
If you decide to rent a car, do it online before your trip. You can pick up your car directly from the airport and be prepare to wait at the queue more than 30 minutes. At least, this is what happened to me. Maybe it was because of the winter holidays, but I stood there almost one hour just to sign the contract and pick up the keys. Due to my (sad) experience in Ibiza, I would recommend you to pay the full assurance (around 84 euros). But believe me, it’s worth the money in case of an unlucky situation. We rented a Fiat 500 (and I fell in love) and luckily, this time we didn’t have any problems.
Where and what to eat
You have to try “patatas arrugadas con salsas“. There are typically from there. If you are looking for “tostadas con tomate“, the Spanish breakfast from the peninsula (and my first choice for breakfast everyday), you should ask for “Pan tumaca“.
I totally recommend the following places:
– Casa Odón Restaurant (Northern part -Carretera General del Norte, Km. 21, 38360 El Sauzal) – the food is absolutely delicious!! And if you are a white wine kind of person, as I am, ask for the wine called “Flor de Chasna”. Without a shadow of a doubt, it’s the best white wine I’ve ever drunk.
– Tea & Chocolat (North Tenerife, El Sauzal) – here’s the website. Amazing cakes and original arabic coffee!
– Friends’ Bar & Restaurant, playa Los Cristianos – great, delicious salads
– El rincon del pan – for breakfast. It’s just before entering on the highway T1 to San Blas urbanization.
However, if you want to plan your vacation for Tenerife and have any doubts, just let me know! Because I have many photos that I would like to share with you, soon I will write another article about the attractions and my trip to Mount Teide – the biggest point in Spain.
Hope you like these photos!
El Médano beach
Los Cristianos Beach
Loro Parque (in the North of Tenerife)
If you have any questions or comments about Tenerife, I would be more than happy to hear them!
To be continued…
Happy happy Joy joy, Andreea