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Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Day 1 - 23 Nov 2019

Tenerife South Airport

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife South Airport
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife South Airport

Content: Our first day started early, cause our flight was at 6 am from Frankfurt International Airport. It was also a bit stressful because we had to catch a connection flight in Lisbon. Luckily it all went well, and we landed at Tenerife South Airport around 1 pm. We made a huge mistake, and we didn't rent a car before our trip. We decided we can do it as we get there, and we booked with our trip an organized ride with a bus to our hotel. Huge mistake! It took more than 2 hours to get to our hotel. So, I strongly recommend, if you are planning to rent a car, book it in advance and collect it directly at the airport.

Location: Puerto de la Cruz

Day 1 - 23 Nov 2019

Alua Tenerife

Puerto de la Cruz, Alua Tenerife

Content: (I've just discovered that hotel where we stayed was bought by someone, and now it's called Alua Tenerife) Around 3.30 pm we finally managed to check into our hotel. The staff was very friendly, and our room was clean, so I can't really complain. But if I ever go back to Tenerife, I will look for a hotel on the west side of the island (Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos, etc.). If you are visiting in late Autumn, like we did, you will get a lot more sun on the west side of the island. After checking in we were too exhausted to do anything, so we just went to rent our car and then to the hotel pool.

Location: La Orotava

Day 2 - 24 Nov 2019

Mirador de Humboldt

La Orotava, Mirador de Humboldt

Content: Our first stop was Mirador de Humboldt. If you have time, make a stop there and enjoy the view.

Location: Anaga Rural Park

Day 2 - 24 Nov 2019

Anaga Rural Park

Anaga Rural Park, Anaga Rural Park
Anaga Rural Park, Anaga Rural Park
Anaga Rural Park, Anaga Rural Park
Anaga Rural Park, Anaga Rural Park
Anaga Rural Park, Anaga Rural Park

Content: After our short stop at Mirador de Humboldt, we continued our drive to Anaga Rural Park. The Anaga Rural Park lies in the northeastern part of the island. The park has been protected by UNESCO since 2015. This park is home to mountains with sharp peaks and more than 800 endangered species of flora and fauna. In other words, Anaga Rural Park is a real haven for nature and hiking lovers. On your way, you can choose between numerous hiking trails of distinct difficulties and lengths. Every hiking trail will take you to different corners of the park. Some of the trails will lead you through villages like Chinamada and Taganana, where you can feel the rural life of the Canary Islands. Other trails lead to lovely volcanic black sand beaches. Because it was raining in the mountains that day, we didn't walk very much and as you can imagine the views weren't that great either. At some places, we couldn't see anything at all. So, we decided to go to the beach, cause as we learned, just because it's raining in the mountains, it doesn't mean it's raining at the beach too.

Playa de Benijo

Anaga Rural Park, Playa de Benijo
Anaga Rural Park, Playa de Benijo
Anaga Rural Park, Playa de Benijo

Content: The first beach we've visited was Playa de Benijo. This beautiful black sanded beach is probably one of our favorite beaches on the island. Just a little warning for you, if you are planning to go on wild beaches. The sea here can be really dangerous. So be careful, don't go very deep into the sea, and make sure that you don't go into the water if there is a red flag.

Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Day 2 - 24 Nov 2019

Playa de Las Teresitas

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Playa de Las Teresitas

Content: The second beach that day was on the other side of the island, Playa de Las Teresitas. Beautiful long beach, with golden sand. It's one of the busiest beaches on the island. It's also perfectly safe for swimming.

Strasse Beach

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Strasse Beach
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Strasse Beach

Content: Before heading to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, we decided to grab something to eat at the beach (Strasse Beach).

Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín

Content: We did a short walk around the city and after that, we went back to our hotel.

Location: Puerto de la Cruz

Day 3 - 25 Nov 2019

Loro Park

Puerto de la Cruz, Loro Park
Puerto de la Cruz, Loro Park

Content: We started our day at Loro Park. Loro Park is a zoo located in Puerto de la Cruz. It houses an extensive and diverse reserve of animal and plant species. Initially created as a paradise for parrots, Loro Park has become one of the most respected zoological institutions in the world. Several times a day park hosts dolphin, Sea Lions, and Orcas shows as well as an amazing Loro Show with parrots. How much time you should spend in Loro Park is hard to say. We spent about 5 hours in the park and were able to see all the shows except the one with Sea Lions (due to construction work shows were not held). The shows take place at different times, so if you plan your visit right, you may be able to see them all. Entrance 38€

Location: Teide

Day 3 - 25 Nov 2019

Teide Observatory

Teide, Teide Observatory
Teide, Teide Observatory

Content: After lunch, it was time for our tour to Teide Observatory. The bus picked us on a bus station just a few minutes from our hotel and we headed to the Observatory. The Canary Islands are one of the three best spots in the world to observe the sky, along with Chile and Hawaii. If you are a fan of astronomy or you just love to watch stars, Mt Teide is a perfect place for you. What do you think about how many days in the year is the peak of Mt Teide cloudless? Well, our guide told us the answer is about 350 days a year. Imagine now how “lucky” you have to be to visit this place on a cloudy day. Well, the day of our astronomical tour was cloudy, and we couldn’t do the stargazing. Apparently, I’m not the right person to talk about luck. Nevertheless, in situations like this, the stargazing takes place in a small planetarium. In the end, we’ve seen the stars above Mt Teide in a warm planetarium. So, that’s not so bad, don’t you think? Price from 40€.

Location: Costa Adeje

Day 4 - 26 Nov 2019

Tenerife Zoo Monkey Park

Costa Adeje, Tenerife Zoo Monkey Park
Costa Adeje, Tenerife Zoo Monkey Park

Content: Monkey Park, also known as the biggest little zoo in the world houses a great collection of monkeys, parrots, exotic birds, and reptiles. What differentiates this zoo from other zoos in the world is the fact that in some parts of the zoo, you can actually walk through the monkey’s cages and feed them. You will quickly notice how smart these little animals are and how they will, without a problem, still have some food if you are not careful enough. Entrance 10€

Siam Park

Costa Adeje, Siam Park

Content: Siam Park is a waterpark in Costa Adeje. This water kingdom is awarded as the number one waterpark in the world by TripAdvisor many years in a row. The Thai theme of the park is implemented in all rides, buildings, and restaurants. The park has something for everyone. Meandering rivers and beautiful beaches for relaxation, a magical water fortress for the little ones, and free-fall slides for adrenalin junkies. Tip: if you are visiting in the low season, I’m advising you not to buy a fast pass. We were there in November and the average waiting time was only a few minutes. Entrance 38€

Location: Los Cristianos

Day 4 - 26 Nov 2019

Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos, Los Cristianos

Content: After having a great time in Siam Park, we went to Los Cristianos Beach.

Location: Icod de los Vinos

Day 5 - 27 Nov 2019

Drago Park

Icod de los Vinos, Drago Park

Content: El Drago Milenario, or Drago de Icod de Los Vinos, is the oldest and largest dragon tree in Tenerife and one of its most famous symbols. You can take a nice walk through the Icod de Los Vinos and Parque del Drago, where the tree is located. Admission to the park is only 5 Euros. But if you only want to see the tree, you can see it (and take pretty good pictures of it) from the terrace of the coffee shop across the street.

Location: Playa de las Américas

Day 5 - 27 Nov 2019

Playa de las Américas

Playa de las Américas, Playa de las Américas

Content: After that, we went scuba diving at Playa de Los Cristianos. It was an amazing experience.

Location: Los Cristianos

Day 5 - 27 Nov 2019

Restaurante Agua marina

Los Cristianos, Restaurante Agua marina
Los Cristianos, Restaurante Agua marina
Los Cristianos, Restaurante Agua marina
Los Cristianos, Restaurante Agua marina

Content: We had an amazing lunch at Restaurante Agua Marina. If you have the chance, make sure to go there.

Playa de Los Cristianos

Los Cristianos, Playa de Los Cristianos

Content: We stayed at the beach for the rest of the day.

Location: Puerto de la Cruz

Day 6 - 28 Nov 2019

Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz
Puerto de la Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz

Content: On our last day, we decided to stay in Puerto de la Cruz. We strolled around the promenade, and it was a pretty amazing walk. You can overlook the ocean on one side and watch the mighty volcano on the other. Just a perfect combination. I love how despite being the most visited city in Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz has preserved the traditional Canarian charm.

Lago Martiánez

Puerto de la Cruz, Lago Martiánez

Content: The rest of the day we spent at Lago Martinez. Lago Martinez is a complex of seven seawater swimming pools of various sizes, shapes, and depths. It is also an open-air museum of Contemporary Art. Entrance 5,50€

Compostelana Club Café

Puerto de la Cruz, Compostelana Club Café

Content: We also stopped for some cocktails at Compostelana Club Cafe.

Tasca Ihuey

Puerto de la Cruz, Tasca Ihuey
Puerto de la Cruz, Tasca Ihuey
Puerto de la Cruz, Tasca Ihuey
Puerto de la Cruz, Tasca Ihuey
Puerto de la Cruz, Tasca Ihuey

Content: We decided to go for dinner at Tasca Ihuey.