Tenerife – is it worth visit?
Tenerife was a surprise for parents. We chose Tenerife, due to the fact that parents can only communicate in Spanish. They do not speak English at all. As they live on Majorca on a daily basis, we have chosen a place that is relatively close to them. Which is Spanish-speaking and the most affordable. Tenerife is one of the Canary archipelago. The Canary Islands lie close to Africa and have a similar African climate. We went there in January, we were afraid we would not get the weather … but what we found on the spot shocked us.
Where did we stay?
I can not boast of a long list of places that I have visited, but when it comes to Tenerife, it is one of the most beautiful ones. You will not forget for the rest of your life. The island is quite diverse. I was surprised that many people described the north of the island as unattractive. So we went to the south, according to indications. More precisely, we located ourselves at Playa de la Tejita, which is located near El Medano.
I heard that Tenerife is very windy.
That’s true, very windy. El Medano is a mecca for surfers. If you go there at the right time, you’ll have amazing ocean views full of kitesurfers or windsurfers. The town where we stayed sometimes was unbearable when it comes to the wind. You could not walk, and at times the sand from the beach covered our eyes. Despite the fact that the wind could tease, it was enough to drive 20km further. 20 minutes by car so You would not feel the wind at all.
The weather in Tenerife in the winter
The Canary Islands are a good tourist destination throughout the year. Whenever you go there, you will always find the sun and heat. Being there in January, temperatures reached 26 degrees. However, the day was much shorter than in the summer. Evenings and mornings were very cold. If you can say that about 16 degrees at 6 in the morning. The amplitude was high, hence it felt cold at breakfast. We managed to hit the cloudless sky throughout the entire stay. The water in the ocean was arctic cold, for the brave;) it did not stop people from bathing. As I mentioned earlier, El Medano’s neighborhood is very windy. So if you do not like sand in coffee and breakfast, we recommend staying a bit further. For example to Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas or Los Gigantes.
Is Tenerife expensive?
I did not check prices carefully before our arrival, because prices are more or less similar when it comes to the Spaniards, England or the rest of Europe. For us Poles, this is a huge difference. When you earn in Euro or Pounds, you do not feel it as much as in earning in zlotys. We ate half and half in restaurants and home. We did shopping in a roadside store where prices were not excessive. What surprised us was the prices of cigarettes – very cheap :).
When it comes to restaurants, it’s only up to you.
If you sit in a restaurant where you pay 5 euros for coffee, this is your choice. You can find one where you pay 1.5 euros. You have to look, look around. Just because a restaurant is crowded does not mean that eating in it is the best. Sometimes it is these small taverns, small cafes, small booths with food are the best and the cheapest. And if you are not ashamed, who says you can not go to one of the painters or dancers on the promenade and ask for the recommendation of a good restaurant? Locals know places where you eat cheaply and tasty.
Is it worth going to Tenerife?
Sure, it’s worth it! Countless hectares of banana trees, beautiful views of Los Gigantes. The amazing Teide volcano, which you can see while taking off by plane. The beautiful Anaga national park, the wonderful sunset at Playa de las Americas. Show of the dolphins, parrots and seals in Loro Park. Tenerife is a place that has a special place in my heart. It is beautiful, there are many attractions. Not only those for which you have to pay, but also natural, which you can enjoy for free. If you want to see more and find out more about this beautiful place, then I invite you to the next articles about Tenerife!