2 Nights and 3 Days in Tenerife

Tenerife is a well-known holiday destination and the most visited Canary Island. It is also famous to be a honeymoon destination. Since it’s a 15 min flight from Gran Canaria we thought well why not visit it.

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We made a huge mistake by booking a flight that lands in the North and the apartment we booked was located in the South. There are two airports in Tenerife and we kinda missed that information.

Our apartment was in Costa Adeje so we rented a tiny car and drove South. It was a 1 hour drive. Regretfully, I forgot my driving license in UAE so Tim had to drive the entire trip. We landed early in the morning and arrived at Costa Adeje at 10AM.

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The Landlord can only arrive at 4PM to handover the keys so we kept our luggage with a gentleman who was guarding the compound and we were picked up at 1PM to quad bike. The tour picked us up and introduced us to our group and we all drove to Mount Teide. We stopped at one of the villages for snacks and later that day, we went to the beach for a walk and to explore the area and had a proper Spanish dinner.

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The next day, we woke up quite early in the morning, bought few items from the supermarket and drove to Jungle Park. We saw a lot of animals and actually enjoyed the Exotic Bird Show and the Seal Show. Afterwards, we drove around the island and checked out other resorts and hotels. As it got darker, we decided to head back to Costa Adeje for dinner. We ate at an Indian Restaurant which was packed with people, we actually had to wait for an hour to get a table. The restaurant is called Delhi Darbar and the food was delicious. We later went for a walk around the area and did some shopping.

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We got back to the apartment quite late, so we packed our luggage and woke up early the next day to handover the keys to the landlord and drove back to the Northern Airport of Tenerife and flew to Alicante.

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It was quite a short trip and we kinda wanted to stay a little longer because there were other activities to do on the island but we wanted to explore mainland Spain together.

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are under the Spanish rule. The Islands are very close to west Morocco. The Canaries are volcanic islands and have 7 main islands. I’ll rank them from largest to smallest. The islands are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.

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Tim and I visited 2 of the 7 Canary Islands. We stayed at the Gran Canaria to celebrate Tim’s Dad’s 70th Birthday and afterwards, we travelled to Tenerife.

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Things that I have noticed about the islands are that it is a holiday destinations for Europeans and especially the Brits. So, you’ll find British food served everywhere. The canary food is different from mainland Spanish food and their spices and sauces are unique. They’ve got something called Cactus Sauce/ Jam. The fruits and vegetables are so delicious because they are grown locally and the islands are volcanic soil. Canary Islands are so cheap compared to mainland Spain so you won’t be spending much and the islands offer amazing holiday packages.

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I think Gran Canaria is much more beautiful than Tenerife. Yes, they may have the same nature like any Canary Islands but they are so different. Gran Canaria is an amazing place to visit to relax and have a great time sunbathing on the beach. They have amazing restaurants to try and is more of a chilled island. Tenerife on the other hand is more of an activity place and a party island and just filled with tourists.

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I will write about both trips on separate blogs. Lucy, my sister-in-law has been to 4 Canary Islands and she said the Gran Canarias is the best one so far and that the vibe of the islands are different from each other.

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