Remember I told you I previously had prejudices about Gran Canaria? Well, it wasn't really about Gran Canaria, but the Canary Islands in general. I quickly learnt that I was so wrong, but because of those stupid prejudices I wasn't expecting too much from Tenerife either, as I have never really bothered to learn much about it. In fact, the main reason for the trip was a ticket to see Cirque du Soleil's Alegria. A huge fan of Cirque du Soleil could not pass up on the opportunity to see them now that they were "so close", right? Oh well, if nothing else, it was a great excuse to plan a trip and go see another island!
Having incredible beaches right off my door step in Las Palmas (and Gran Canaria in general), beaches were not on the menu for Tenerife. So, just like in Gran Canaria I wanted to see if I could find unexpected things, stuff that most tourists don't find or know exist. And I think I did!
Like this beautiful magical forest, El Bosque de las Mercedes. More on this later, it was a little bit like a forest out of a fairytale. Beautiful!
.... and a pretty old town, La Orotava, with lots of the typical wooden Canarian balconies (reminds me I have not written about them yet!) They are all over Gran Canaria as well. And I will get back to this town later too, because of a wonderful event celebrated there.
And going to the National Park of the highest mountain of Spain, Parque Nacional del Teide. Spectacular!
(What you sometimes can see from Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas)
...and more... I am so full of impressions (and new photos, or well my computer is) and I need some days to digest it all! Wish you all a wonderful weekend!
Have you ever been to Tenerife, and did you see any of these things?