I went with my family to Tenerife, not expecting the best weather in early April, but we got pretty lucky. It was warm enough most days to lay by the pool, and while it was freezing, we even went into the ocean. We stayed on the south side of the island, and to be honest, we didn’t do much exploring. I had wanted to do some hiking while we were there, but it was nice to just completely relax and unplug.
One morning we went for a run along the water in Alcalá, which has gorgeous black sand beaches. The only other “activity” was going into San Juan town for really good dinners every night. The first night we went to Marsala, which is along the water and just opposite a pier. It was a gorgeous setting for dinner, and we ended up getting to watch the fisherman bring these enormous tuna from their boats to the pier. While the food was spectacular, watching cranes move these massive tunas from the boats was definitely the highlight. The second night we went to La Boca Rie, which is run by an adorable French couple and again enjoyed incredible, fresh fish. The last night we went to Jamón Jamón, which we were a little nervous about as none of us are huge meat eaters, but there was plenty of fish. I even had bacon wrapped dates, and they were delicious.
From London, it’s about a four hour flight to get to Tenerife, so it couldn’t be any easier. If you’re in need of a weekend of sun, I would definitely recommend it. I’d like to go back and do some hiking and paragliding. I’d also love to explore some of the other canary islands next time!
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