Sunday, 28 August 2016

Why you will love a week in Tenerife

Recently I was invited on an amazing media trip with +John Dale Beckley  to Tenerife by GoTimeshare and RDO, to stay at Pearly Grey Ocean Club timeshare resort in Costa Adeje. The trip involved a week at the resort, and a host of exciting excursions. This was the view from my room!


While I have both holidayed and lived in Lanzarote on a number of occasions since 2012, and visited Fuerteventura and La Graciosa, I had not yet reached Tenerife. This all changed with an amazing week long trip that I hope will inspire you to go!



While for many who have not yet experienced Tenerife, but have merely glanced at a typical photo, it could appear that all that's available is sun, sand and sea. In other words, the typical beach holiday spent roasting in the sun and sipping cheap lager by the pool. Don't get me wrong, if that is what you are after then you can easily spend a week doing that.

If you are reading this post though, I'm sure you are more discerning than that, and looking for a much more exciting time. Well the good news is that Tenerife is so much more than beaches, even though you will find some incredible ones there.


The first thing you will likely notice about the island, especially if you have only previously been to some of the other Canary Islands such as Lanzarote or Fuerteventura, is how different it is to them in terms of landscape, size and overall pace of life.

Tenerife has a population of over a million and in parts is very built up with a huge array of shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and other amenities such as theatres and cinemas. Tenerife is full of life and there is plenty to do from morning until night. A week will speed by with absolutely no chance of feeling bored!


There is some amazing beauty on Tenerife and an incredible diversity of landscape. Around the coast there are of course stunningly beautiful sandy beaches with palm trees, blue skies and amazing views out to the Atlantic ocean.

View from The Edge at Pearly Grey Resort, Tenerife

As you travel inland though you will be struck by how green and verdant the island is. In the same way that the island is full of human activity, it is also full of natural life with an array of palm trees, cacti, and other plants.

As part of the #GoShareTenerife media trip, John and I were invited on a number of different exciting excursions by the companies that Pearly Grey works with. This meant we had a diverse week with many different experiences. This included:

Aqualand Costa Adeje:



Teide by Night Stargazing Experience:




Jungle Park, Tenerife:

Jungle Park, Tenerife

Whale watching with Freebird One:


A visit to Teide Observatory:

Tenerife


Incredible Trekking Teide Experience:


This is just a selection of some of the amazing experiences I had in Tenerife and this was just during one single week of staying on the island. If you are planning a holiday to Tenerife, as you can see there is more than enough to do to fill a week long stay there. In fact a week is not enough so you'll either decide to extend your stay, or start planning your next trip back as soon as you arrive home!

It would be great to hear what you got up to on your holiday to Tenerife and what suggestions you have for what to do while there! Let me know in the comments section or via my social media channels. Also if you enjoyed this post please share it on social media and subscribe to my channels.

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