Costa Adeje 2016, Part 3- Last Part

Day 3

I woke up to the sound of the pouring rain. First, I thought that I was just dreaming. Then I looked outside our balcony. Our towels and our swimming attires were soaked and the sky was grey. I thought that I’d never see the sun for the rest of the day and that we’re stuck in the hotel. I went back to sleep and when I woke up it’s already almost 11 a.m. It means that my bf and I should move our ass out of the bed right away if we want to eat breakfast in the hotel restaurant. This time the rain stopped and the sun was up. My bf and I had no plans but you know Norwegians when the sun is up there is only one thing in their mind, to get a tan. I almost forgot that the weather in Tenerife is way different from home. Rain doesn’t have to last the whole week. We spent our day at the hotel with the bf’s family and enjoyed unlimited foods and drinks by the pool. How cool is that?

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The kind of blue that keeps my blues away.
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Took a dip into the pool with this little one.

 

Day 4,5,6 and 7

Even though our hotel is almost perfect, I didn’t limit myself from just staying on the hotel’s premises. Tenerife has a lot to offer and staying at the hotel for the rest of the trip would be a waste of vacation days. Anyways, here are some of the things that I did during my stay at Costa Adeje Tenerife.

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Visited Playa Fanabe

 

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Walked by the beach alone.

 

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Drank tequila sunrise while watching the waves.

 

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Appreciate the stylish straw umbrellas.

 

Chased waves.

 

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Checked out hotels, bungalows and houses.

 

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Watched the sunset.

 

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Went hiking.

 

I also met some amazing people when I was there. I usually don’t talk to strangers or initiate a conversation with someone I don’t know but I’m quite friendly and talkative when people start talking to me. So, the first one that I met is a Chinese waiter from Taiwan. He’s working at Intercontinental restaurant at Playa La Pinta. He asked me where I’m from and I told him I’m from the Philippines residing in Norway. From there we exchanged stories. The second one is a psychologist from Berlin. I met her at the same restaurant, same evening I met the Chinese waiter. She was too sitting alone in the restaurant. She too asked me when I’m from and since we’re both alone that evening, I’ve decided to join her table.

I hope you all  enjoy my Tenerife posts. Thank you and have a nice day!

“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”
Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon

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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