I’m back from The Canaries and missing it more than ever! As I mentioned in my previous post, I have so much more to share with you guys from the rest of our holiday 🙂
After some lovely relaxation for the first couple of days, we thought it was about time to venture out and explore the island a little.
Heading over to the famous town of Playa De Las Americas, we spent the day on the sandy beach. In Tenerife, the beaches’ natural sands come from the volcano, Mount Teide on the island, which gives the sand a slightly darker, more brown tint than normal golden sand, still very fine and soft.
Sunset in Los Cristianos
Playa De Las Americas
My cousins and I along the Marina
Making our way to the stunning Teide National Park we boarded a cable car to Teide Volcano, the highest point in Spain – towering the landscape at a mighty 3718m. As the car rises, the splendour of the landscape unfolds beneath your feet – it’s absolutely breathtaking! A definite must when in Tenerife!!
Mountain Range landscaping Teide National Park
View from above
Sunset view over Teide National Park
We made a few stops along the way up to Teide Volcano, one including a visit to an authentic Spanish Bodega or wine cellar called Zeverón, producing specialist wines for international export. I’m not usually much of a wine drinker but I have to say, some of the wines we tasted were delicious and freshly distilled adding to the smooth and rich flavour.
Viewpoint on Teide National Park
And of course we had to make the stop when we saw an authentic Churreria for some mouth-watering Churros con Chocolate! Also a must when in Spain, these deep fried dough pastries coated in sugar and cinnamon, dipped in a cup of hot, dark chocolate sauce, are to die for!!!
Churros con chocolate
The next morning started with a horse-back riding hack along the coastline of South Tenerife. I absolutely love horses and horse-riding! As I no longer have time to take lessons, I try to take every opportunity to go, when abroad 🙂
As we were living on the footstep of a golf course, we had to take the opportunity to play along the captivating coastline with views of Mount Teide in the distance, the warm sea breeze blowing through your hair…
Stables by Amarilla Golf
Stables by Amarilla Golf
Amarilla Golf Club
Hitting that shot after 100 attempts! LOL
Gorgeous sunset view
Mount Teide mountain range in the distance
Our second to last day had arrived, and we decided to take a trip up to North Tenerife, which took around an hour by car, to visit Loro Parque – a parrot paradise and dolphinarium. There was 4 shows which we saw; the Loro Show, Dolphin Show, Whale Show and Sea Lion Show. The best two, in my opinion, where the Whale and Dolphin shows – they were absolutely magical! A definite must see in the Canary Islands!!
View when we stopped over on our journey
Arrival at Loro Parque
Gorgeous Macaws upon arrival
Sea Lion Show
Orca Ocean – Whale Show
And that concludes the end of this little getaway! I had such an amazing time and starting to feel those holiday blues…
Sunset from the plane back to London
Have you been to any of the Canary Islands before? What did you get upto on your holidays?