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Hidden Gems in Tenerife, Canary Islands

June 28, 2017

Boat Trip in Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainLet me start by saying that I knew nothing about the Canary Islands before we visited last month! I was intrigued by the name but arrived with almost no expectations. We visited the island to take photos and video for Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife to promote their international hotels.

Tenerife is a volcanic island that has a number of natural swimming pools, colorful pastel towns, and incredible views thanks to its winding mountain roads and active volcano “El Teide”. We split our days between lounging at the pool and exploring the island. The Canary Islands are part of Spain, so there was no shortage of delicious food there either!

One of the highlights of our trip was when we took a sailboat out along the coastline — we saw whales, dolphins, and hundreds of fish! The water is so clear, and there are some beautiful beaches around the island that you can only get to by boat.

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The colorful town above is San Cristobal de la Laguna, which I absolutely loved. On a sunny day it’s filled with people at outdoor cafΓ©s, and also has trendy boutiques with homemade items and endless beautiful architecture.

Now to visit the other six Canary Islands!

Have you been to the Canary Islands? Let us know in the comments below.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Flip Flop Wanderers June 29, 2017 at 7:04 am

    We have been to Tenerife in 2012 and we absolutely loved it! Especially the cute little towns around the island. It’s definitely a good island to drive around! I absolutely love your pictures from the island!

    • Reply - Selena June 29, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      I’d have to agree – I LOVED the towns. Thank you, we had a great time taking them. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses June 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Wonderful photos, guys! Your photo diaries have to be my absolute favourite!

    I hope you have a great Thursday,
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.co.uk

    • Reply - Selena June 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Ah thank you Michael! Made my week. xx

  • Reply Savannah June 29, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Wow!! I am definitely interested in checking this place out! Great pictures!
    Savannah

    • Reply - Selena June 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Thank you Savannah! Hope you do – it’s a gorgeous place.

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