Imagine a destination where you can enjoy the most relaxing break imaginable, complete with breakfast in bed and sublime massages, but where you also have the opportunity to lose yourself among ancient forests, to discover secluded beaches with your partner or embrace adventure on the open seas by kayaking along the coastline.
All this and a whole lot more are waiting to be discovered in Tenerife, a place where the sun always shines and where you’ll be greeted by friendly faces and warm smiles. Well known for its blue skies and sandy shores, why not take the time to discover the other side to an island that really does have it all: mouth-wateringly delicious cuisine; magical nature trails; a huge selection of water sports and many other surprises, too.
1. Magnificent beaches and hiking
If the idea of exploring and discovering something new appeals to you, head to the lush northern part of the island, where you’ll be met by landscapes that you would never have thought possible in a destination like Tenerife.
Delve deep into the laurel forests in Anaga to reconnect with nature or take advantage of the peaceful privacy found on the spectacular natural beaches. Nothing beats a revitalising dip in the cool waters of Benijo beach followed by a breathtakingly beautiful sunset; an experience made even more special when you’re sharing it with your favourite “someone”.
2. Not your usual culinary experience
For an intimate dining experience, but without sacrificing any of the magic of Canarian cuisine, a visit to one of Tenerife’s most charming towns, La Orotava, is a great place to start.
There you’ll discover several eateries that perfectly combine local gastronomy with a wonderful, warm atmosphere. Nearby lies one of the island’s culinary gems: El Calderito de la Abuela. Sample mouth-watering dishes such as grilled cheese with mojo sauces and cane syrup in this delightfully cosy restaurant while you take in the spectacular views of Mount Teide and out across the Atlantic Ocean.
3. Astronomy in Mount Teide
Talking of Mount Teide, if you don’t want to miss one of – if not the – most important must-sees in Tenerife, but fancy the idea of doing it in a more original fashion, what better way than by first enjoying an unbeatably romantic sunset from Spain’s highest point with a glass of champagne in your hand? Thanks to Volcano Teide Experience you’ll also enjoy a dinner buffet with delicious local products and then get to admire the stars in one of the clearest skies on the planet. Your guides will share with you all of their passion and vast knowledge on the wonders of the night sky, while lasers and telescopes will ensure that you won’t miss even the smallest of details. It’s an evening that will stay in your mind and your heart forever.
4. From surfing to paragliding
The south of the island offers a landscape that’s completely different but equally charming in its own way.
From a trek down the magnificent Masca gorge, where you’ll capture images of scenery that will leave you totally spellbound, to a fabulous boat trip to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat as you explore some of the south’s incredible hidden corners, you can be sure that your days will be packed with fun and adventure.
If holidays for you are all about living new experiences, you’re in luck: Tenerife offers you the chance to try an endless list of open-air activities. Whether it’s a gentle afternoon bike ride along the coast or something to get your adrenalin pumping like a paragliding flight from the mountains down to the beach, there’s always a way to turn a good day into an unforgettable one.
To soak up all those relaxed, positive vibes and try your hand at surfing, head to El Médano, south Tenerife’s lively surfing mecca, where bars, restaurants and cafes bring this picturesque coastal village to life.
5. Romantic Getaways for Adults Only
Well aware of the fact that no-one likes to feel as though they’re missing out on anything during their holidays, Spring Hotels has designed a product exclusively for couples that truly does offer you the opportunity to have it all. Nestled in Los Cristianos, facing out to the bay, the recently renovated Hotel Sensimar Arona Gran provides the perfect place to enjoy a romantic holiday in an exclusive and stylish environment where privacy is given the utmost importance, but where you can also experience the very finest gastronomy. Feel like a relaxing day of indulgence? Say no more. Your breakfast will be delivered to your room and your massage therapist will be waiting you give you the treatment you desire. Experience an adult-only hotel with a difference, a hotel that provides peace and harmony as well as all the other ingredients necessary for you to create some unforgettable moments as a couple.