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Tenerife...a real gem of an Island !

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Visiting the small villages and mountain area's and not just doing the tourist things is a must. I didn't go to Tenerife for years as I went to PDLA in 1989 and thought the whole pplace was like that ! How wrong was I....

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12 Places

Rossini

Restaurants

The Pub-Tenerife

Bars & Clubs

Aqualand Costa Adeje

Water Parks

Monkey Park

Zoos

Masca Valley

Valleys

Harley's American Restaurant & Bar

Restaurants

Park Las Aquilas Jungle Park

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Playa El Medano

Beaches

Vilaflor

Historic Sites

Playa San Juan

Beaches

Centro Historico de San Cristobal de la Laguna

Points of Interest & Landmarks

15Roc's City Tips

  • Every market is the same. Don't bother travelling from one place to the other to go to them. What you saw on Saturday in Fanabe you will see in Los Chris on Sunday !!
  • Tell anyone that try's to stop you on the streets you live on the Island. They won't bug you trying to sell what they say aren't timeshare, but they are.
  • Anything you can get in England you can get in Tenerife !! Don't waste luggage space by taking heavy lotions, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste etc. Get it once your there !!
  • Seems obviously but go off the normal tourist route when eating. Food is so much better and of course cheaper
  • Take English money and get your euro's when your there
  • Rossini
    Restaurants (Pizza, British, European, Spanish)
    15Roc Says:

    Lovely staff...gorgeous food. went back a few times as there is so much I wanted to try !!! Calypso coffee is wonderful to end the meal !!

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Casual dress...try the specials menu
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1,380 of 5,022 restaurants in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Visited every night of our stay!!!! 06/03/2020
    • Called in on the way to the beach 28/02/2020
    • Rossini
    Address:
    Calle Loma 14
    38678, Adeje, Tenerife
    Spain
  • The Pub-Tenerife
    Bars & Clubs
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    15Roc Says:

    This has got to be the friendliest place on the Island. owned by an Englishman called Tony, it doesn't feel like your a tourist in Tenerife, but neither does it feel like an English pub. All I can say is try it and see !! Eat first then come up for a laugh, a quiz, a few games and generally a great time.

    Good for
    • Friends
    Tips
    • Be prepared for a good night out and maybe a late one !!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 22 Nightlife in Costa Adeje
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great spot 06/03/2020
    • If you visit wear earplugs!!! 21/02/2020
    • The Pub-Tenerife
    Address:
    Oro Verde Complex, Avenida Ernesto Sarti 14
    Torviscas Bajo
    38660, Adeje, Tenerife
    Spain
    Other:
  • Aqualand Costa Adeje
    Water Parks
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    15Roc Says:

    Siam Park is the big water park, but I prefer this one as you can always get on every ride very quickly and the dolphin show is great.

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • It says you can't take food and drink in, of course it will !!!...... take no notice, disguise it well and you'll get away with it. Big money saver !!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #274 of 460 things to do in Tenerife
    • Amazing Show 18/03/2020
    • Waste of money 09/03/2020
    • Aqualand Costa Adeje
    Address:
    Avd. Austria 15
    38660, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 71 52 66
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Monkey Park
    Zoos
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    15Roc Says:

    Just a lovely way of meeting the Monkeys. They are so cute, funny and friendly. Worth all of the 10 euro entry fee. Get some food to feed them with as you enter. Very friendly calm place, but watch out for the big chimps at the top...they have a surprise for you !!

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • This place can take as long as you want to be there to get round. Don't rush and play with and enjoy the animals.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Los Cristianos
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Brilliant 14/03/2020
    • Great for Kids 14/03/2020
    • Monkey Park
    Address:
    Camino Moreque-Llano Azul,N.17
    38627 Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 79 07 20
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Masca Valley
    Valleys
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    15Roc Says:

    OMG you must not miss this place !!! It's just beautiful, amazing and wonderful. If you can take the 3 hr. walk to the beach from the village and get the boat back to Los Gigantes.....awesome !!! Or go to Los Gigantes and get the boat to the bay and do it the other way round. Just magnificent !!

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Take it slowly and allow yourself plenty of time to take it all in.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 460 things to do in Tenerife
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great views and location 01/04/2020
    • Just wow 31/03/2020
    • Masca Valley
  • Harley's American Restaurant & Bar
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Diner, Central American)
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    15Roc Says:

    Food not fantastic, so maybe eat somewhere else and get there for 10pm. The live bands on every evening are awesome. Cocktails and listen to the music !!!

    Good for
    • Friends
    Tips
    • Try here for a special breakfast as not cheap but different !!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #893 of 5,022 restaurants in Tenerife
    • 2nd year here , this time the white car 10/03/2020
    • Great Band. 07/03/2020
    • Harley's American Restaurant & Bar
    Address:
    Avenida Espana 3
    San Eugenio, Costa Adeje, Tenerife
    38660, Adeje, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 71 22 90
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
  • Park Las Aquilas Jungle Park
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    15Roc Says:

    Lovely place especially if you have younger children, but still a good day out if your all adults. Good that they take in hurt or abandoned animals and make sure they are OK.

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Buy 2 ticket Aqualand and Jungle Park together and save money !!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 41 things to do in Arona
    • A real disappointment 09/03/2020
    • Absolutely great day out in a beautiful tropical setting 05/03/2020
    • Park Las Aquilas Jungle Park
    Address:
    Urbanizacion Las Aguilas del Teide s/n
    38640, Arona, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 922 72 90 10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
  • Playa El Medano
    Beaches
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    15Roc Says:

    Beautiful place, although very windy, which it would be because it's the surfing capital of Tenerife !! but that's what makes it so interesting as you can watch the activities. Amazing little fish restaurants and some great little shops !!!

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • walk ll the way around the bay, it's worth it !!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in El Medano
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wind/Kite Beach 11/03/2020
    • Great Place 03/03/2020
    • Playa El Medano
    Address:
    Calle la Gaviota S/N
    El Medano, Tenerife
    Spain
  • Vilaflor
    Historic Sites
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    15Roc Says:

    A long way up the mountains but worth it, what a wonderful little place. Drive right to the top and park next to the church, then get out and walk....so pretty.

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try to get there early morning before the clouds come down or you miss the views.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Vilaflor
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Quaint hillside village 16/11/2019
    • Lovely restaurant 17/10/2019
    • Vilaflor
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  • Playa San Juan
    Beaches
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    15Roc Says:

    If the sun isn't out where you are, it will be in San Juan. We go to this beach when it's cloudy in Costa Adeje and it's always warm here. Interesting little town and definitely worth a look around.

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Great beach bar. Walk past the expensive restaurant's and make your way down there. Good food, good prices !!
    • Get there early if you want a parking space close to the beach
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Playa San Juan
    • Lovely unspoiled 07/02/2020
    • Day trip 04/02/2020
    • Playa San Juan
    Phone:
    +34 922 13 89 87
  • Centro Historico de San Cristobal de la Laguna
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    15Roc Says:

    If your going up north go here !! It's like turning the clocks back hundreds of years and hardly anyone around. Lovely place, far away from the maddening crowds.

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Park on the outskirts and walk in
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in San Cristobal de La Laguna
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely historic and interesting town 26/03/2020
    • Beautiful place, like going back in time! 16/03/2020
    • Centro Historico de San Cristobal de la Laguna
    Address:
    Centro Historico de San Cristobal de la Laguna
    San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 609 93 86 89
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