Time to relax and rejuvenate in Tenerife
Feeling more than a little exhausted after all those Christmas parties and excesses? Have you gone back to work after the festivities and found that you need another break? The January blues are something that happens to us all, and if you need to recharge your batteries, then why not head to Tenerife for some relaxing ‘me time’.
Tenerife is famous for many things; the culture, the cuisine and the many open-air flea markets that attract visitors and locals alike. But for many people the appeal of Tenerife lies in its beautiful white sandy beaches.
The picturesque beach in Playa Blanca in Puerto del Carmen is very popular with holidaymakers of all ages. Also known as Playa Grande by locals (there is another Playa Blanca on the south of the island) thanks to the white sand, this beach has showers, lifeguards, changing rooms and offers sun loungers, hammocks, boats and all manner of water sports equipment for hire.
If you’re looking for something that’s a little more secluded, then Tenerife has a selection of lesser-known hideaways that are just waiting be discovered. Playa Bollullo, on the northern coast of Tenerife is only accessible by a single-track road, but the beautiful black sand beach is definitely worth the journey. The waves on Playa Bollullo can be unpredictable, but they are usually very large, which makes this beach appeal to serious surfers and sunbathers.
After a long day on the beach, another way to unwind is to visit one of the island’s many excellent spas for an exclusive treatment. Some hotels do have a spa on site, but you don’t have to be a guest at the hotel to use the spa.
For true luxury, you can’t beat an algae wrap at the Mare Nostrum Spa at the Mare Nostrum Resort in Playas de la Americas. This luxury spa caters to men, women and couples so it can also double as a nice romantic retreat at the end of a long day sunbathing at the beach.
On the south of the island, Costa Adeje’s Aqua Club Termal offers Roman thermal baths, a toning pool, a hydro massage pool and eleven treatment rooms where you can relax, unwind and get a hot stone massage and any other beauty treatment you wish.
If you just need to unwind whilst getting some fresh air, then Tenerife offers a number of opportunities to go for a long walk to take advantage of the beautiful views near some of the island’s holiday locations. Varying in length and difficulty, Tenerife’s trails are diverse, reinvigorating and beautiful.
For a simple stroll, go down Geranium Walk; a palm tree-lined promenade that runs from Los Cristianos to La Caleta, passing lots of shops, restaurants and bars along the way. For a more advanced hike, grab a pair of hiking boots and drive to Cruz de la Carmen and walk through an ever-changing terrain of forests and ravines to Chinamada for an exceptional and breathtaking hike.
How do you like to unwind on holiday in Tenerife? Let us know in the comments!