Colin’s Five Favourite Things About Tenerife

Mon, February 17th, 2014 - By Colin

Just five? That’s a tall order after 12 years of exploring from the heights of Mount Teide to the volcanic depths of Cueva del Viento. Here is my current hit list but it’s bound to change as I find new delights…


Tenerife Espacio de Las Artes


TEA – , Santa Cruz
Just standing outside looking at the amazing ultra modern design excites me, the teardrop lights, the vast library that opens 24 hours a day, the cafeteria, and the comfy cinema are a great start. Then the three main exhibition areas combine traditional portraits with modern sculptures and innovative displays. Best of all it can surprise, shock, and confuse in equal measure.

Las Vistas beach, Los Cristianos


Las Vista BeachLos Cristianos
A man made large crescent of golden imported sand, it has plenty of room for everyone. The fountain on the rocks separates it into the often livelier sea on the right and the left side that reaches up to the harbour wall where jet skis and small craft can be hired. I love to watch the ferries glide in and out, and by swimming out a little way I can look inland to the hills of Arona or across to Palm Mar.


CD Tenerife


CD Tenerife – Heliodoro Stadium, Santa Cruz
They have taken my football worship to another level. With crowds of 9,000 plus, the atmosphere is always special no matter what result. The CD Tenerife stadium looks old and run down outside but inside it’s a cauldron of passion and colour. I have made so many friends there including the Armada Sur fan club, my football family. Old school football at its best.


Roque del Conde


Roque del Conde – Spanning Adeje and Arona
Sometimes referred to as table top mountain but it’s not just the sheared off top that impresses me. I’ve hiked up to the peak of  several times for the fantastic views stretching from Playa Paraiso down through Costa Adeje to El Medano, a lovely walk. But more than that, I love the colours and shades that change with the time of the day, an early morning coffee in Los Cristianos with Roque del Conde looking over me is always a pleasure.




Titsa Buses – All Over Tenerife.
My jolly green friends have opened up Tenerife for me from walking in Anaga to exploring Buenavista del Norte, they get everywhere. The prices are cheap, especially with a trusty Bono multi ride ticket, and they run every day, even on the big holidays. Like the buses, the stations have a slightly outdated charm to them, the Icod mural and the Guimar café spring to mind. The drivers take the most demanding of roads and tight bends in their stride and they hate to turn anyone away.

Posted : Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 11:30 am
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2 Responses to “Colin’s Five Favourite Things About Tenerife”

  1. Sam mc Ewan says:

    is there transport from Los cristianos to game 3/01/2015 v gijon

  2. Colin Kirby says:

    Try Armada Sur on Facebook.Otherwise the 110 and 111 buses run to Santa Cruz regularly.

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