This time last year, after 6 weeks on the island, I did my first Tenerife bucket list. However, those 6 weeks didn’t give me anywhere near enough to time to get a taste for the island properly but let me tell you, 8 months definitely has no so I present to you the revised Tenerife bucket list.
A small little cove beach located between La Caleta and Playa Paraiso, El Puertito is also known as Turtle Bay. Mainly popular with locals, El Puertito is the best place on the island to snorkel and scuba dive, more often than not seeing turtles and even if you don’t, you still get to see plenty of fish and the likes of starfish and it’s a lovely little place to relax for the day.
Teide By Night
The most fantastic way to spend an evening with your loved one as it’s particularly romantic is to do Teide By Night. You get to kill a few birds with one stone as you get to explore Teide National Park whilst taking in the views of the volcano Mount Teide, followed by toasting an incredible sunset over one of the neighbouring islands before doing a spot of stargazing. Tenerife is one of the top three places in the world to do stargazing, you get a great view of the Milky Way and sometimes get lucky and see a shooting star.
Loro Parque has been voted the second best zoo in the world, the only one which tops it is San Diego zoo, and also the number one zoo in Europe. It’s easy to see why as the things to see there are absolutely endless. As well as the typical things you expect to find in a zoo, it’s famous for it’s parrots, hence the name Loro Parque (loro meaning parrot) and you can head up into the treetops to interact with parrots or watch a world famous parrot show. On top of this, it has a little bit of a Sea World aspect to it with dolphin, orca whale and sea lion shows, thankfully all of which are stopping come the new year. Even in addition to this though, you’ll find an aquarium, jelly fish centre, penguin encounter and you can even take a backstage tour to find out how the park is run.
This village was originally built as a place to keep lepers, however, halfway through building, the cure was found. The village was abandoned and left in fact to this day, a really cool but slightly creepy place to explore.
Tripadvisor’s number 1 water park in the world, Siam Park has everything. Big thrill-seeking rides, a fantastic wave pool, a unique lazy river and so much on offer. Singha is definitely my favourite which is a cross between a water slide and a roller coaster, very similar as Crush N Gusher at Typhoon Lagoon in Orlando. It’s a great water park for groups as a lot of the rides and slides are four person rings.
In contrast to a lot of the island, the very tip of the island is incredibly green and where you will find Anaga Rural Park. Anaga is an incredibly pretty location to go hiking with amazing scenery, views of the ocean, towering trees and deep ravines.
The only golden sand beach on the island, the sand of Las Teresitas is imported from the Sahara desert. Lined with palm trees and a backdrop of the Anaga mountain place, it’s a beautiful beach to relax on. Plus, with it being right in the North of the island, it’s not over run by tourists.
Just one of many ways to go dolphin and whale watching, Freebird lets you see them up close and in their natural environment which is amazing. Plus, Freebird treat you like royalty, especially if you choose the VIP option with welcome cava, cold buffet plus unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks.
Hippy Bay/La Caleta
One of my favourite finds on the island but difficult to explain it’s location, what we have dubbed as Hippy Bay is a little cove just after La Caleta. With a carefree environment where people have set up home, Hippy Bay is relaxing atmosphere with crystal waters and stunning views.
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