Tenerife Travels: Part 1

So as I mentioned before I went on holiday to Tenerife at the end of July/beginning of August this year. I’ve been there a few times before as it’s a favourite destination amongst my immediate family. However it had been 7 years since I had been back and I had been counting down the days since we had booked the flight. This meant it was also the first time I had been there when I could actually speak Spanish to some form of conversational level.

It was weird for me to be back and a lot of the places that I used to go had changed. Some had been closed down completely and others had just changed how things were done. It made it difficult to decide on what we were to do for going out for food and just relaxing but we soon found a couple of favourite destinations. Seeing how different things are now gives you a great appreciation for the lifestyle we have at home. Everything there is dependent upon the tourists and the economy that they bring to the area. This is even more evident when you work out just how cheap it is to eat and drink there.

We stayed in a hotel complex called Los Olivos which is in the Fañabe area of Costa Adeje. It is a couple of minutes walk to the beach and most of the apartments have a roof terrace where you can see the harbour and the beach. It really helps when you want to relax and unwind in the evening. We spent two weeks there which meant that we could have days where we sat around and did nothing but then we could have the action filled ones as well. We did the majority of the things in the first week though as my Nan had come to spend just the first week with us.

The first thing we did was to go on a boat trip from Puerto Colon to La Masca, it was a 5 hour trip to see the pilot whales that live around the coast but also to potentially get the chance to see the dolphins that feed off of the fish farms in this area. I’d only ever seen the dolphins once before on a trip like this so imagine my surprise when we spotted the dolphins 4 or 5 times. It was probably one of the better moments of my year, and I doubt I will ever be lucky enough to see that many at once again. This trip was also a little different as we also saw flying fish heading away from the boat. They are really weird creatures and it’s a little difficult to tell that they are fish once they are out of the water as they can go quite a distance before they submerge themselves.

I love going on boat trips and no matter where I go on holiday I try to find myself one to go on. I love the feeling of being on a boat, but I reckon I’m helped by my lack of travel sickness. My mum is often saying that we have sailor’s blood as the majority of my family love being in a boat, especially when the waves are quite choppy.

But as I don’t want this to go on for too long I shall leave it here and hopefully the next post will be up in a couple of days.

Hasta la fuego

Lauren 🙂 x

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