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Breaks In Tenerife, Spain

Posted January 25, 2011 by BookingBuddy

Tenerife-coast Tenerife is such a hit with visitors that you may find it near impossible to enjoy any elbow room at one of its more popular beaches. The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife offers eager holidaymakers white sandy beaches, as well as lush humid forests, craggy mountains and surreal volcanic vistas.  Hike up Mount Teide for panoramic views around the island – the volcano is Tenerife’s highest peak, and is surrounded by national park.

 

See

Masca – Masca is a tiny village perched on the northwestern tip of Tenerife. Located in the shadow of the Teno mountains, the little village is slowly becoming a popular sightseeing spot. Visitors traipse here for the splendid views – you can see all the way to the island of La Gomera from here. Explore the quaint little plaza, go for a walk and see the abandoned houses clinging on to the hillsides, or hike through the lush green forests here.

 

Stay

Hotel Tigaiga – Located within the lush confines of Taoro Park, the Hotel Tigaiga is a comfortable, family-run hotel that will have you feeling right at home. All rooms come with balconies that enjoy views to Mount Teide or over Taoro Park. Soak up some sun by the outdoor swimming pool, enjoy or stroll through the cactus garden, or test your brain power in a game of giant chess.

 

Eat

Los Abrigos – Los Abrigos have their very own fishing boats in order to ensure the restaurant serves up fresh, top quality seafood every day. The mixed grill is great for sharing – it’s filled with lightly cooked prawns, shellfish and squid, and served with lemon to help bring out the flavour. Fish is available grilled, lightly battered and fried, or steamed. You can also enjoy large plates of steamed and grilled shellfish, as well as a chunky seafood stew. 

 

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City Breaks In Tenerife – Tenerife Hotels

Posted October 2, 2009 by BookingBuddy

Playa-de-las-americas-night Escape to Tenerife for a short break this coming winter. This rugged, volcanic island has plenty of warm sandy beaches and imposing, scenic mountains to tempt visitors. However, there’s no need to worry about struggling for elbow space with the other tourists, as the island still has lots of secluded nooks and crannies for a peaceful getaway.

See
Black Pyramids – You don’t need to go all the way to Egypt to see some pyramids. Tenerife has its very own set of pyramids in the little town of Guimar. The pyramids were built from black volcanic stone, in a ‘stepped’ design similar to Mayan pyramids. Besides the pyramids, there are also a couple of exhibition areas dotted around the complex. One is known as the ‘Early Navigation Tent’ and provides an insight into ancient methods of sailing, with several replica crafts on display.

Stay
Vincci La Plantation del Sur – If you’re looking for the perfect place for a beach holiday, then look no further. This elegant hotel only 500 metres away from Bahia del Buque beach in the warm, southern part of the island. They provide a wide choice of rooms, ranging from cosy double rooms, to suites, to villas with their very own private gardens. If you’re not up for the 10-minute walk to the beach, there’s always the choice of lounging around the hotel’s pools, or pampering yourself at the spa. Room rates start from around £170.

Eat
Los Roques – This seafood restaurant in the fishing village of Los Abrigos is one of the most highly recommended dining establishments on the island. The food may cost more than at some other places, but at least you can be sure you’ll be presented with quality. Los Roques has its very own fishing boat, bringing diners seafood so fresh it’s practically still swimming. If you’re not a big fan of the fruits of the sea, the restaurant also does some delicious meat dishes. The ostrich carpaccio will surely be one of the more unusual dishes you’ll find.


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