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I have visited this beautiful Island for the past 37 years and for me it still has the wow factor from its subtropical climate to the calimas from the Sahara Desert. When approaching the Island of Tenerife you are in awe of the highest mountain in Spain and the archipelago reaching 3,718-metres at the summit topped with glistening snow even in the summer and to the right La Montaña Roja ("The Red Mountain") shining bright red in the sun light standing a mere 171 metres stretching out from the Ocean as if trying to touch the sky. As you travel to your destination there are mountains rising up covered in different types of flora and fauna like a scene from of Jurassic Park – you could almost be there! To the South and West of the Island the landscape is dry with Palm Trees, Aloe Vera, Prickly Pear and other wild species pushing themselves out of the openings in the volcanic rock but somehow this vegetation seems to survive. There is very little rainfall in the South which makes it a haven for sun seekers and visitors wanting to escape the cold of the winter. As you head to the East and North you will notice a dramatic change in the landscape it is lush and green with the most amazing plants and trees. The climate is very different to the South due to the moisture in the air so everything thrives in these conditions. It’s like travelling in to a tropical garden! The North with it's architecture, food, history and culture gives you the real essence of Tenerife. Across the Island the sunsets are breath taking, the food is fantastic, the weather is hot in the summer and warm even in the winter and the sky at night is so clear it feels like you could touch the stars!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller

19 Places

4 City Tips

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19 Places

Terraza El Jable

Restaurants

Restaurante El Cine

Restaurants

La Romantica

Restaurants

Steak House Marguy's

Restaurants

Hotel Riu Arecas

Hotels

HOVIMA Altamira

Hotels

Blue Sea Callao Garden

Hotels

Cleopatra Palace Hotel

Hotels

Teide National Park

Mountains, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Volcanoes

Los Cristianos Harbour

Bodies of Water, Beaches

Siam Park

Water Parks, Theme Parks

Volcan El Teide

Volcanoes

Abeque Turismo Activo

Kayaking & Canoeing

La Caleta

Destinations

Puerto de la Cruz

Destinations

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Destinations

Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque

Shopping Malls

Tenerife Perla

Gift & Speciality Shops

Piramide de Arona

Theatres

Barbara O's City Tips

  • Try the Canarian cuisine it is delicious i.e. Pollo Frito (Canarian Chicken), Papas Arrugadas (Wrinkled Potatoes), Mojo Picante (Spicy Sauce) the list is endless.
  • Supermarkets stock all the major brands, imports are a little more expensive but local brands are really good value.
  • Taxis are very reasonable and the tariffs are clearly marked at each taxi rank.
  • The bus service is excellent on the Island buy a Bono card for discounted fares. There is no railway on Tenerife.
  • Terraza El Jable
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Spanish, European)
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    Barbara O Says:

    There is a 360 view of the mountains and ocean and the sunsets are stunning. It is conveniently placed by a taxi rank and bus stop.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The Pollo Frito (Canarian Chicken), Papas Arugadas (Wrinkled Potatoes) and Mojo Picante are fantastic.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #990 of 4,792 restaurants in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • nice man 19/01/2019
    • visited this with friends who use it as their local. 12/10/2018
    • Terraza El Jable
    Address:
    C.C. Apolo II, C/ El Jable Sur, 43A
    Callao Salvaje, Adeje, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 687 92 85 79
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
    Other:
  • Restaurante El Cine
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, Seafood, European, Spanish)
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    Barbara O Says:

    Tucked away up a small alley you could easily miss this little gem. Everything is cooked fresh and it is incredibly popular with the locals which speaks volumes.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Amazing seafood you will need to queue up to get a table as it is so popular.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #428 of 4,792 restaurants in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very fresh top quality seafood 22/01/2019
    • Genuine fish but Artificial queue! 22/01/2019
    • Restaurante El Cine
    Address:
    Paseo Juan Bariajo 8
    38650 Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 609 10 77 58
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$23
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • La Romantica
    Restaurants (Mediterranean, European, Spanish)
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    Barbara O Says:

    Great location you can sit outside and watch the sun go down.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • All the dishes are beautifully presented and taste fantastic.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #532 of 4,792 restaurants in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good food - entertaining maitre d 15/01/2019
    • Lovely 10/01/2019
    • La Romantica
    Address:
    Calle Lava
    38678 Callao Salvaje, Adeje, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 74 01 53
    Other:
  • Steak House Marguy's
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, European)
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    Barbara O Says:

    Very friendly restaurant tucked along a side street.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Fantastic fillet steak with peppercorn sauce cooked to perfection.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #694 of 4,792 restaurants in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food & entertainment 23/01/2019
    • Family supper 15/01/2019
    • Steak House Marguy's
    Address:
    San Fransisco. Local 21-22. Centro.
    Comercial El Mirador
    Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 636 31 78 86
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
  • Hotel Riu Arecas
    Hotels
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    Barbara O Says:

    Lovely hotel just off of Playa del Duque fantastic rooms, food and service.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Lovely breakfasts and evening meals.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 84 Hotels in Adeje
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Spot On 👍 20/01/2019
    • One week holiday in Riu Aracas 20/01/2019
    • Hotel Riu Arecas
    Address:
    Urbanizacion La Herradura
    38670, Adeje, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +1 866-845-3765
    Other:
  • HOVIMA Altamira
    Hotels
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    Barbara O Says:

    Lovely Aparthotel opposite Playa del Duque with great views.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 61 Hotels in Costa Adeje
    • Pleasant pool area, quiet location, needs updating 14/11/2018
    • Great base if you want to avoid the crowds 29/07/2018
    • HOVIMA Altamira
    Address:
    Urbanizacion el Beril
    38679 Costa Adeje, Adeje, Tenerife
    Spain
  • Blue Sea Callao Garden
    Hotels
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    Barbara O Says:

    Great Aparthotel with fantastic views towards the ocean.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Callao Salvaje
    • Christmas present to ourselves 23/01/2019
    • The worst hotel I have stayed at. 19/01/2019
    • Blue Sea Callao Garden
    Address:
    Avda. El Jable 39
    38678 Callao Salvaje, Adeje, Tenerife
    Spain
  • Cleopatra Palace Hotel
    Hotels
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    Barbara O Says:

    Directly opposite the Opera House fantastic rooms and service.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 58 Hotels in Playa de las Americas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Christmas trip 21/01/2019
    • Another Fantastic Stay 20/01/2019
    • Cleopatra Palace Hotel
    Address:
    Avenida De Las Americas
    Playa del Camison
    38660 Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    011 34 927 88 00 95
    Other:
  • Teide National Park
    Mountains, Geologic Formations, National Parks, Volcanoes
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    Barbara O Says:

    Breathtaking landscape just like the set of Star Wars.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 379 things to do in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just like on the moon 23/01/2019
    • Stunning views. 22/01/2019
    • Teide National Park
  • Los Cristianos Harbour
    Bodies of Water, Beaches
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    Barbara O Says:

    While away the hours watching the boats coming in and out of the harbour.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Los Cristianos
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • lovely beach 17/01/2019
    • Lovely place 16/01/2019
    • Los Cristianos Harbour
    Phone:
    25
    Other:
  • Siam Park
    Water Parks, Theme Parks
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    Barbara O Says:

    There is so much to do here very well designed and the tsunami pool is a must.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Adeje
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great day 23/01/2019
    • Good but expensive 23/01/2019
    • Siam Park
    Phone:
    +34 822 07 00 00
    Price range:
    US$45 - US$45
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Volcan El Teide
    Volcanoes
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    Barbara O Says:

    If you're brave enough to go in the cable car to the top the views are spectacular.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 379 things to do in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wear a coat, toque and gloves! 23/01/2019
    • Great place with stunning views! 23/01/2019
    • Volcan El Teide
    Phone:
    +34 922 92 23 71
    Other:
  • Abeque Turismo Activo
    Kayaking & Canoeing
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    Barbara O Says:

    The Cliffs are amazing sit in Plaza Bougainvillea and admire the views.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Acantilado de los Gigantes
    • Awful Experience 28/02/2018
    • Gladiator U - very good for whale and dolphin watching 26/06/2017
    • Abeque Turismo Activo
    Phone:
    +34 608 87 79 31
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • La Caleta
    Destinations
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    Barbara O Says:

    Lovely little fishing village the location is great sit at one of the local fish restaurants and watch the waves crash against the rocks.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • If you visit in mid to late January a must see is the Festival of Saint Sebastian patron Saint of Animals.
    • La Caleta
  • Puerto de la Cruz
    Destinations
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    Barbara O Says:

    This was the original holiday destination back in the 60's and 70's there are pretty little cobbled streets with amazing tapas bars serving the best quality food.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Visit Lago Martiánez you won't be disappointed.
    • Puerto de la Cruz
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    Destinations
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    Barbara O Says:

    A must for shopaholics visit El Corte Inglés you will spend hours there!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Head down to Plaza España where you will see the Guanche Warrior statue protecting the Spanish Civil War memorial.
    • Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque
    Shopping Malls
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    Barbara O Says:

    Luxurious shopping at its finest admire all of the stunning jewellery shops.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 15 things to do in Costa Adeje
    • Classy shopping Centre 21/01/2019
    • Fabulous place to meet friends 20/01/2019
    • Centro Comercial Plaza del Duque
    Address:
    Calle Londres
    Plaza Playas del Duque
    38660 Costa Adeje, Adeje, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 71 98 88
    Other:
  • Tenerife Perla
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Barbara O Says:

    Beautiful jewellery inset with pearls there is a free bus from many locations.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 16 Shopping in Adeje
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lots of pearls including some still in the shell you can purchase 20/01/2019
    • Best customer care 07/12/2018
    • Tenerife Perla
    Address:
    Ctra General Del Sur 12
    Armenime - Adeje
    38678, Adeje, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 74 17 59
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Piramide de Arona
    Theatres
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    Barbara O Says:

    If you are a fan of great opera this is a must the productions are amazing.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Playa de las Americas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Jesus Christ Superstar 23/01/2019
    • If you can afford it. Book the diamond tickets 13/01/2019
    • Piramide de Arona
    Address:
    Avenida de Las Americas s /n
    Hotel Mare Nostrum Resort - Las Americas - Sta Cruz de Tenerife.
    38660 Playa de las Americas, Arona, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 75 75 49
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Mon
    11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tue
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Wed
    11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Thu - Sat
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Other:
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