In need of sun and sand, and thoroughly charmed by our days in Seville, we headed to Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago located off the coast of northwestern Africa. They are, in fact, closer to Africa than to Spain.
We chose to make Tenerife our island home for a few days due to its fairly predictable weather and its diverse topography. We touched on some of the island’s diversity in our latest post on Tenerife’s smallest village, Masca.
A large number of hotels and resorts are located right next to the water in Costa Adeje. And with views like this, it’s pretty obvious why so many of the island’s visitors chose to stay here.
You can stick your toes in the sand.
Take on the ocean’s powerful waves.
Or simply lounge by the pool with an easy read in one hand, and an icy beverage in the other.
If all that sounds like too much effort – which one day it did – an afternoon siesta with this view is good enough.
Doing so will leave you rested and refreshed to take in the evening sky, complete with oranges, yellows, and pinks hovering above the horizon.
You could easily while away the days repeating this routine. Or, if you suffer from a short attention span and need for constant stimulation (guilty!), you can head out on a mission…
Otherwise known as Teide National Park. Famous for its namesake, Mount Teide, Spain’s highest volcano.
Teide National Park is unique for its desert-like landscape that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to another planet, a remarkable feat considering it’s only an hour from the tropical coastline pictured above.
There are some easy trails for hiking around and getting better views, and a cable car that takes you from the base of the volcano to the peak.
If you’re ever in the Canaries, be sure to visit. It’s a real out of this world experience!