Tenerife Travel Blog

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We flew out to Tenerife from Birmingham on a Monarch flight. We were amazed at how quiet it was and that the flight was only half full. We left the rain and wind to arrive into a very pleasant temperature of 24 degrees. We hired a car from Auto Reisen to travel to the apartment that our friends let us have for the weekend in Callao Salvaje. Next morning we decided to take a drive to Playa San Juan, Alcala, Los Gigantos and Masca. Alcala was my favourite little town, it is a typical Spanish fishing village with narrow streets leading down to the sea. The was a lovely cafe in the main street called Havanas, the best coffee I'd tasted in a long time. Alcala also has a large hotel that has recently opened  it is a 5 star hotel and reputed to be the best in Spain. It is called Gran Melia Palacio de Isora. It has 4 poster bed style sun relaxers and a lovely pool to take a cool dip into. The interior is fantastic with water feature tables. It is worth a trip to this hotel if you are ever in Tenerife. We drove back to Alcala on Sunday morning where they hold a local market in the plaza close to the small beach. Los Gigantos was nice, but very touristy, we had a nice snack and I had a Baileys and Chocolate Milk Shake in a bar called Churchills which is by the marina. We drove up to Masca which was a narrow road that was also very windy. We stopped at a few view points and watched a few cars and buses below us battle to pass one another. I was too scared to go any further and so we turned back. Saturday we spent on the roof terrace of our apartment soaking up the sun, later going to a local Cuban bar for something to eat following on to a quiz night in another bar called the Bees Knees. Sunday we got up early and decided to make our way up to Mount Teide. The views as we were climbing were stunning. We arrrived at the point where you can take a cable car to the very top, to find it was freezing! Silly us we did not think to take any warmer clothes, so did not go on the cable car for 25 Euros each, but took off back down to the much warmer climate of 29 in Alcala for another delicious coffee. Time soon came for us to take our car back to the drop off point at the airport and catch our plane back home arriving back into Birmingham at midnight, wet and barely 5 degrees!
sylviandavid says:
Oh... what a milk shake! I love your travel days... adventure then coffee.... the perfect combination. sylvia
Posted on: Dec 04, 2009
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