Travelling in itself is a fun and fulfilling way to spend your leisure time, whether you seek out new and exciting adventures in faraway lands or you adore revisiting previous locations that have left you with many joyful memories. While the destination itself may be all you require to ensure a perfectly pleasant stay for you and your fellow vacationers, there is no doubt that any trip can be elevated with a selection of enticing experiences tailored to your desires.
A popular destination for its year-round sun, excellent water sports, on land activities, exquisite hotels and alluring landscapes, the island of Tenerife is a must-visit for those looking for a location that offers a wide variety of experiences. When planning your next trip, factor in some, or all, of the below 10 experiences and gift yourself the holiday of a lifetime.
Enjoy a fine dining experience
Fans of fine dining will be bowled over with the selection of highly rated restaurants available to dine in across the island. From the likes of M.B to Nub Restaurante, Kabuki, Brunelli’s, Restaurante El Rincon de Juan Carlos, and Kazan to Terrazas del Sauzal and La Cupula Restaurant, you won’t know where to begin your culinary journey.
Stargazing at Teide National Park
Speaking of stars, one such experience that you won’t want to miss out on is stargazing at Teide National Park. Why? Because Tenerife’s skies are believed to be some of the best on the planet for stargazing thanks to how clean and clear they are. The Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute has its headquarters on the island and visitors can take part in guided stargazing experiences.
Whale and dolphin watching
21 of the world’s 79 species of whale and dolphin inhabit the waters surrounding Tenerife and you only have to travel three miles out to sea to be able to spot the magnificent creatures, all year round. There are many companies that offer whale and dolphin watching trips, so find the one that best suits your style of travel and excursion and go for it!
Take in a luxury spa day
Nothing is more relaxing than spending the day at a glorious spa with all the treatments and facilities that you could only dream of. As part of many of the five-star hotels that grace the island, will you find luxurious spas that are well designed and offer the ultimate in relaxing retreats.
Take a luxury helicopter tour
Choose from a range of exciting routes and experiences and explore Tenerife in style with a thrilling helicopter tour. Take in some of the dramatic and beautiful coastlines or head to neighbouring island La Gomera while in the comfort and luxury of your very own helicopter.
Enjoy the local cuisine
Tenerife brings with it an array of delightfully delicious cuisine, so why not eat your way around the island and sample a wide selection of the local delicacies that are available to you? From fresh grown fruits including papaya, banana and avocado to fresh fish, cheese, wine, honey, potatoes, tomatoes, meats and more, there are a myriad of ways to enjoy your own Canarian culinary adventure.
With a selection of red, white and rose wines being produced on the island and finding success in prestigious international competitions, visitors with a love for the tipple will be pleased with the plentiful opportunities to enjoy a day at the vines. Wine tasting tours are an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon with plenty of time to discover new and exciting wines in a pleasant setting.
Stay in a luxury villa
To top off all of your adventures you will no doubt wish to reside in the very best surroundings. From 24-hour butler service to private pools and gardens, gastronomic experiences, privacy, exclusivity and the VIP treatment, in addition to the use of luxury hotel facilities, look no further than the variety of hotels, resorts and villas that Tenerife offers for your next lavish and fun-filled vacation.
Windsurfing is an exhilarating experience and if you haven’t given this water sport a go, then Tenerife is perfect place to do so. El Medano on the southeast coast offers a range of top-class windsurfing centres to get you started.
Shop until you drop
Make your way around the top fashion houses and designer boutiques that are available on the island and make your credit card stretch even further with the absence of VAT. There’s an average of 7% local tax (IGIC) here, so expect to come home with more than you likely bargained for!
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