Tenerife is gaining a reputation as a top walking destination with a diverse countryside that offers a range of hiking routes that most places could only dream about.
However, not everyone wants to scale Spain’s highest mountain, El Teide or trek for 20 kilometres through ancient forests. Some people just enjoy stepping outside of their hotel and going for a walk.
There was no missing the smiles aimed in the direction of the guys I was chatting to on the beach! This was one cute bunch of guys, and the girls giggling on their beach towel were clearly attracted to them.
Where exactly is Costa Adeje? It’s a question that still confuses even those who have been visiting Tenerife for years. In theory, as it means the coast of Adeje, it encapsulates every resort from the municipality’s border at Veronicas in Playa de las Américas all the way to La Caleta as well as Playa Paraiso and Calleo Salvaje beyond.
Pick a typically sunny Tenerife day and you can hardly drag yourself away from the beach even if hunger is calling. Chiringo Atlanticus solves that problem.
Beach art uses the materials found naturally on beaches; sand, stones and rocks and occasionally driftwood or seaweed, and perhaps its most famous form is the sandcastle, something most of us did as kids. Sand sculptors, however, take our childhood fantasy to whole new levels.
Just a musket shot from where Nelson was repelled and within earshot of the Santa Cruz auditorium, Parque Maritimo is a serene collection of vast pools to satisfy the swimming needs of Tenerife’s capital city.
I like to get prone on the beach and to soak up a few rays. However, after about an hour I get fidgety. If I’ve got a good book then I’m sorted, but if not the boredom soon creeps in.
Luckily, for people like me, there’s more happening on the beaches on Tenerife beaches than just rows of comatose people turning different shades of red and brown.