Along he promenade, just before reaching playa del las amricas (if coming from la caleta) you can sea some very siggestive rocks that have been mounlded and levigated by the sea.. in one place, when the sea is rough, there's an interesting sight that "comes to life". the ojo soflador.Basically it's a natural hole found in the rocks that, when the...more
In costa Adeje there are two lovely churches that are standing one next to the other - the oldest one dates back to the 16th century and is dedicated to the virgin of the reincarnation. Some people also know this little church by the name La enramada.The reason is simple: the first appearance of the “Viergen de La Encarnación” took place in the...more
The new church in Adeje, next to the 16th century church of the Viegen de la Incarnacion, was built in the 20th century and is dedicated to San Sebastián. The cult of Sran Sebastián made sure that people and animals were protected against infections and illnesses. The reason I mentioned animals, too is that you'll notice several railings with hooks...more
let's face it. the the Adeje coast is very touristy and developed... especially in terms of huge hotels. Still, there's one really good thing to be said about it: there is a long and wide traffic-free promenade running along the coast, from Los Cristianos in the east to f La Caleta in the west. It's several miles long, very scenic, all paved and...more
It's a very popular walk in the harsh and arid south Tenerife landscape, that takes 2-3 hours and is approx. 5 km. The town of Adeje is the starting point, along the path you will find interesting vegetation, the walk ends at a waterfall that is not particularly exciting in it but it's quite unexpected in such a dry landscape. I will not recommed...more
On our last night we had thought to have a really nice dinner in one of the restaurants in in the mirador "shopping centre"... We wanted to eat outside but there was a really bad smell of sewage, so we decided to walk on... and found nothing to our taste until we reached trattoria portofino. The location of the trattoria, to the side of the paris...more
This Japanese restaurant is located inside the Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa... the night we wanted to eat there was fully booked and it took us a few days to find a night when they had a table for us, so because of this we had high expectations... A total disappointment: I ordered a mix sushi and got 6 nigir with salmon and 6 with tuna. My...more
Every time we are in a new location, we go check out the local Sheraton hotel, just because hubby used to work there so many "ceturies" ago. While going there we spotted this Italian restaurant - recently opened and tucked away in a corner. We were not sure that we wanted to eat there. all those TV with large screens broadcasting football matches...more
One day, when we walked to La caleta, we stopped at this fish restaurant to have lunch: it looked really simple and seemed to be one of these places where locals go for excellent food. In fact, they have a menu in several languages and all the people eating there very tourists, while the men at the bar were possibly locals. This restaurant is open...more
This great simple place is located in one of the tiny establishments located along Playa de Fañabe: it's run by friendly Italian people and serves delicious illy coffee an home-made ice-creams The coffee - of course - is superb... but what really got me was the freshly-squeezed passion fruit juice... Really to die for.more
We stopped one night some days after new year's eve at this small cafe bar and sat outside, in comfortable armchairs near a little "fuente" (fountain). The location, along the promenade, is very scenic - and the place itself quite cosy. Mhh hard to tell: what we had wanted to drink wasn ot available...twice! Officially it was because they had used...more
The region offers Nightlife for every taste. Next to the animation programmes of the Hotels there are lots of bars, pubs a casino and discos to be visited.
If you're not up to things like that you can have a nice walk along the beach promenade and enjoy the lights and the moon over the sea.
Dress Code: go as you like...
Teneriffe has got a good bus network. The firm runing the busses is called "TITSA" Transportes Interurbanos de Tenerife S.A.
Nearly every village can be reached by bus, even if there's only 3 busses a day. On the more important routes busses run frequently.
From the south Airport there is a Express bus wich runs to Los Cristianos, Las Americas and Adeje. Several local lines connect the places.
The busses are modern, mostly air conditioned and run mostly on time.
Papas arrugadas are a local speciality of the Canary islands and their name means wrinkly potatoes - because when they are served they have "wrinkles". To create these wrinkles is quite simple: they take very small new potatoes and boiled them with their skins in very little water and lots of salt (originally seawater was used). Some people even...more
622 Reviews and Opinions
Just for tourists...but, in an island that's a massive tourist trap (but with great weather and a stunning vegetation), sand artists are a welcome sight: this one dug out of local grey sand the head and hands of a man emerging from deep down underground. An excellent artist...
The Aloe Park, before being a tourist attraction, is a very large organic aloe farm. Once you get there you will be taken around in a guided tour and they will explain you all about aloe farming and its therapeutic uses. You can also see many cacti from all around the world, tropical and endemic flowers, a banana plantation and some (sad) animals, including a camel.
The aloe park is closed at weekends. During the week it's open from 9 am to 4.30 pm. Address: Autopista del Sur, salida 26 Ctra. de Guaza - Buzanada Valle San Lorenzo. It's basically in them iddle of nowhere, so it's worth going there only if you have a car.
Massive development reigns here, in playa de las Américas everything reminds you that you are a tourist and that you are there to 1) spend money 2) have fun. The beach is very long, with grey sands and lined with everything you might need to spend the day (and night). I did not like it: built in the late 1960's, it shows its age and is too grey...more
This lovely beach is located in Costa Adeje - to be more precise in one of the newest areas - next to the very posh Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque. It's a 700 metres long beach with calm waters and has some fine grey sand. There are changing cabins, toilets and you can rent sun beds and parasols. Moreover nearby there's a good selection of restaurants...more
Tenerife is called the island of eternal spring - and, aside the most perfect weather - is rich in simple natiral beauties. I'm talking about three things:
- the mountains
- the rock formations
- the vegetation.
Fondest memory: What I really adored - and what the ever-present concrete could not destroy - was the wonderful trees and flowers - in particular the bougainvillea with its five colours: lilac, red, pink, white and yellow.