So you may have seen from my Instagram that I have been majorly spamming about Tenerife. I was recently invited along with some other cool bloggers to the island by Jet 2 and I had an amazing time! While we were there we were given a crash course in amazing sights and scenes that anyone can enjoy when they visit Tenerife.
Here is a little run down of the best bits that you should definitely book up when you are planning your trip there.
Where to stay
We stayed at the fantastic Sol Costa Atlantis which is part of the Melia resorts group. The hotel is right on the coast in Puerto de la Cruz and is so fabulous. It is modern with an authentic twist and I love how the pool almost meets the sea. We all had beautiful balconies facing the sea and it was lovely working out there at night and listening to the waves.
Cities to visit
If you decide to stay at Sol Costa Atlantis or another hotel nearby, you will be able to experience the beautiful Puerto de la Cruz. A vibrant city alive with colour, friendly faces and cool street art, it’s the place for a relaxing yet cultured trip with fascinating stories and views of the sea. You can visit the city’s website here for more info.
La Laguna is also a beautiful city that is well worth visiting. With historic buildings such as the gothic Palacio de Nava and Casa Montañes with its stunning courtyard, it’s somewhere to stroll around and breath in the past.
Beaches to go to
You are spoilt for choice in terms of beaches in Tenerife but if you want something really different, the black sand beach of Almáciga is the one. With its stunning views, resident surfers and gorgeous blue sea, it’s a really magical place and well worth a visit.
Stretch your legs
If you fancy a little adventure then there is plenty to do in Tenerife. First up you should visit the cave house and their views in Chinamada. With tiny paths that cut into the hills, it is a very picturesque place and the traditional houses are idyllic and photogenic.
Another place to explore is the Teide National Park. This vast beautiful volcanic landscape was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007 and lies right in the middle of the island. It’s a great place to capture some iconic pictures and when the sun goes down, you can even do some stargazing with the lovely and funny José Antonio Paris.
Food and Drink
As you can imagine, we ate and drank a lot while we were in Tenerife and experienced some amazing restaurants. Restaurante Régulo is a fantastic place in Puerto de la Cruz. With a traditional menu and even private dining rooms, it is a fabulous restaurant to go to at the end of the day.
Another restaurant that is lovely is La Bodeguita de Enfrente. Situated in Santa Úrsula, you could easily drive past this place as it’s set against the road but it is really worth a stop. With a homely feel, it’s a great restaurant to experience and mix with the locals and best yet, it has a great family history and they even own the restaurant opposite too.
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DISCLAIMER: Jet 2 and the Tenerife tourism board invited me to Tenerife for an honest review.