Kate's Trip to Tenerife

By Kate McGillicudy

Kate's trip to Tenerife


I recently travelled to Costa Adeje and spent 7 days enjoying this popular destination in Tenerife, Spain. We flew with Ryanair from Shannon to Tenerife South. From the Airport we took a taxi straight to the hotel which only took 20 minutes and cost €15.

Location

Costa Adeje is a resort town on the south west of Tenerife filled with golden sand beaches, fine-dining restaurants, luxurious hotels and a charming seaside village. We stayed in the 4 star H10 Gran Tenerife Hotel.

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What I Loved

Gigantes Beach, also known as Los Guios Beach, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Tenerife. The tall cliffs, crystal clear water and the cute restaurants are just some of the reasons why you should visit this place. In my opinion, Los Gigantes is the most beautiful destination on Tenerife's Western Coast.

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Activities & Places to See

  • The Barranco del Infierno (Hells Gorge) is a lush green gorge, a walkers paradise, and one of the only places on the island where you can find naturally running water.
  • The busy and buzzing town of Playa de las Americas is just along the coast, and the pretty fishing village of La Caleta is just a 15 minute walk away.
  • Adeje is home to Siam Park, the largest water park in Europe.
  • The Casa Fuerte (Strong House), which is now mainly in ruin, is still an interesting historical and architecturally important monument worth visiting.

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Shopping

This is a fantastic shopping destination, there is a huge shopping centre called the Siami Mall it has all the Spanish brands, Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Stardivarius and many more.

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Food & Bars

There are some excellent restaurants in and around Costa Adeje; close by in the little fishing village of La Caleta, there is an outstanding seafood restaurant called Masia del Mar, serving some of the finest seafood dishes on the island. In nearby Playa de las Americas, try the Meson Castellano, which specialises in Spanish food from the mainland and has an exquisite wine cellar.

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