Posted by: sunshack | October 7, 2016


A week on Tenerife to recharge me. It’s been a busy summer, and I wanted to focus on being well for the winter. I chose a traditional Spanish Hotel, instead of a modern resort Hotel, and it felt comfortable and quiet.

P1030589.JPG Beautiful stained glass Atrium. At the top, there was a Rooftop swimming Pool with great views.

I did a little sightseeing, probably the highlight of the trips out was Whale and Dolphin watching. There are Whales and Dolphin’s in abundance within 1 km of the Harbour of Los Cristianos.

P1030686.JPGGoing out on a small boat does have advantages, as I felt really close to these beautiful sea creatures.

P1030722.JPG The local weather seems pretty reliable, I saw no rain during my stay, just the occasional cloud. The main Tourist areas, are quite well organised, everything in it’s place!


I visited Tenerife, a couple of years ago, and aimed to reach the summit of the Volcano  Mount Teide. Last time around, there was too much snow, this time, no snow at all, and it was very warm. The Cable Car ride, stops short of the summit at around 3555m. You need a Permit to ascend on foot to the summit.



Looking across to the Island of La Gomera from Mount Teide.

I could have spent much longer at the summit of the Cable Car, unfortunately, there is a Ticketing system, which times ascent and descent from when issue. Due to delays on ascent, I had only around 10 minutes, before starting to queue for the descent.

Some parts of Tenerife are focused firmly on shopping and eating with Mall’s and big Restaurant chains.P1030712.JPG

Sensory overload!

Will I be back? Ask me in a couple of years time!