Costa Adeje 2016, Part 2

Day 2

Our hotel is located on the right side of the motorway. Just a 2-minute walk from Gran Sur shopping mall. When we went out of the hotel on the second day, we didn’t take the cab because we wanted to take our time exploring the place. The picture below reminds me somehow of the place where I grew up in the Philippines because I grew up near a shopping mall and a motorway.

Anyways, the bf led the way since he knows where the beautiful places are as he has already been here one time before and besides he has a better sense of direction than me.

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The motorway.

Tenerife is more than its beaches. There is also shopping. Lots of it! So if you’re into shopping but at the same time wants to experience the island life then Tenerife is the right place for you. My bf knows me well so he took me to a shopping mall. After checking out the shops, I’m proud to say that I resisted the temptation from buying stuff here. Haha!

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Centro Comercial San Eugenio is one of the shopping centres in Costa Adeje

Then just around the corner, I found a fast food restaurant, Southern Fried Chicken or SFC for short. Is it me, or it’s just that it sounds like the famous American fast food chain? BF and I took a break here. I had one piece of chicken breast with fries and he had a sausage. The price is not bad considering the size of the menu. I ordered the smallest chicken meal they had. I only paid circa 3 euros. The chicken tasted good and yes SFC has satisfied my KFC cravings.

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Southern Fried Chicken.

The Beach!!!

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Palm trees

Moving on, the first beach stop is Playa la Pinta. It is a small beach but a lively one. There, we met my bf’s family, enjoyed the sun and found Restaurante El Puerto. The children got ice creams, the bf, his siblings and dad got drinks and I had a crepe with ice cream. This is one of the restaurants that I recommend here at Playa la Pinta because the service is really good and the staff are friendly and good at entertaining kids.

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Straw umbrellas and sunbeds.

What I love about the beaches in Tenerife is that using sunbeds and straw umbrellas is free of charge. All you have to do is to relax and have fun.

 

Ps. See part 3 for the continuation.

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Costa Adeje 2016, Part 1

First of all Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and New Year celebration. I had a hectic schedule before and during Christmas so I didn’t have time on my blog. Anyways, let me start my first post this 2017 with a travel post from my latest trip to one of the Canary Islands, Tenerife.

Two months ago, my bf and I went to Tenerife for a one week vacation. It’s my first time to travel to the Canary Islands and this was also my very first charter tour. A charter tour means that the entire trip is arranged by a charter agency and you book a package on your trip. A very common package/bundle is flight, hotel, tour guide and food and drinks are included. You fly on a charter plane from your city to your holiday place, directly! And also, the agency arranges the transportation to and from the hotel so all you have to do is to relax and enjoy your vacation.

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Onboard SAS

We flew with Scandinavian Airlines from Bergen at 7.15 a.m. and landed at Reina Sofia Airport in Tenerife at 12.00 p.m. The flight took 5 hours. After we got our luggage and took out some euros from the ATM, we went to the bus which took us to the hotel resort. Since it’s my first time in this part of Spain, I was very excited about the landscapes and what this island has to offer.

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The entrance to the hotel resort.

Dream Villa Tagoro is the hotel resort that we chose for our 7 days stay. It is located in Costa Adeje and just 15 minutes away from Playa de Las Americas. There is a shopping mall, a fast food restaurant and a grocery store nearby. I’ll write a separate post about the hotel later.

We just made it to the lunch buffet upon arrival at the hotel and from there we met my bf’s dad, sisters, brother in laws and nieces. They were there a week ahead of us and they had 14 days vacation while bf and I only had 7 days. I’m not complaining, though. On the first day, we only stayed in the hotel to relax and swim in the pool.

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This is a good life. Sunny all day!

The temperature during the day was 26 degrees Celsius, perfect for getting a tan and going out in shorts, bikini, miniskirts and etc. But during the evening I suggest wearing clothes with long sleeves as it is colder because of the wind.

When it comes to food, everything is just good. I don’t have any complaints about the food buffet in the hotel. Everything’s perfect! The locals are nice to us so I felt like I’m already at home even on the very first day.

 

PS: See part 2 for the continuation.

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