How To Spend A Special Day On Tenerife

Fri, May 30th, 2014 - By Andrea Montgomery

When a special day such as a birthday, an anniversary or a celebration coincides with a holiday, it’s nice to do something different to mark it out from every other day in Paradise, also known as Tenerife. What constitutes ‘special’ will vary enormously according to individual likes and tastes but most people enjoy doing something a little out of the ordinary and going somewhere special to eat. Here are a few suggestions:

Staying in the north of Tenerife


El Monasterio, Los Realejos


Get the day off to a bubbling start with a champagne breakfast and a table with a view at El Monasterio in Los Realejos. It’s not expensive but it makes you feel very special. From there, head along the lovely north west coastal road to Garachico for a morning pottering around craft shops; enjoying the rock pools and strolling the plazas and parks.


Lago Martianez, Puerto de la Cruz


Head back to Puerto de la Cruz where you can skip lunch to save yourself for later but indulge yourself in a mid-afternoon cake and/or ice cream at one of the many bakeries and ice cream parlours in the town before heading to Lago Martianez for a couple of hours sunbathing and relaxation.


Lucas Maes Restaurant, La Orotava


With appetite now honed, gourmets should head to Lucas Maes to experience a pre-dinner cocktail on the uber stylish terrace followed by the seasonal tasting menu. Not cheap, but definitely special.

Staying in the south of Tenerife

Make an early start and go Spanish with a breakfast of churros and chocolate at Churreria Marcos in Los Cristianos before heading off to Teide National Park and taking the cable car ride up Mount Teide. I defy anyone not to remember a special day that began on top of the world.


Cable car, Mount Teide


On the way back south, stop off in Otelo in Adeje for a traditional garlic chicken lunch – cheap as chips, which incidentally, are also delicious there. Recover from the excesses of the morning with a lazy afternoon on any of the beaches of Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos or Playa de Las Americas, leaving time late afternoon to nip to the Safari Centre for a spot of indulgent shopping.


Los Abrigos


Showered, shaved and dressed to kill, head to Los Abrigos for a romantic dinner at Los Roques and a moonlight stroll around the harbour.

Staying in the west of Tenerife


Dolphins, Los Gigantes


Indulge in a leisurely full English at The Funky Chicken alongside the marina in Los Gigantes before heading out on a whale and dolphin watching trip. Being able to see these beautiful cetaceans in their natural environment is one of the most amazing and special experiences you can imagine.


El Rincon de Juan Carlos, Los Gigantes


Back just in time for lunch, head along the coast and treat yourself to some wonderful Chilean tapas and indulgent puddings at Arlequín in Playa San Juan before heading to the beach to doze away the afternoon. After watching the sun set behind La Gomera, it’s back to Los Gigantes and the incomparable El Rincón de Juan Carlos for a friendly, family atmosphere and a gourmet treat to remember.

Posted : Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 11:48 am
Category : days out
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2 Responses to “How To Spend A Special Day On Tenerife”

  1. Belinda says:

    Arlequin was closed down in April, because Veronica’s husband was seriously ill. Not sure of the latest news.

    • Oh dear, that’s bad news. Thank you for letting us know, Belinda. We’ll check it out as soon as we can and post an update here but meanwhile, if anyone knows if they have re-opened, can you let us know? Many thanks.

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