Last minute deal: 7 days in Paradise. Tenerife. Final thoughts

Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

To be completely honest with you, I wasn’t really excited about my trip to Tenerife in the beginning. I never wanted to go there. I never even considered it as a bucket list material. Funnily enough, it was on my “never to go to” list, along with Turkey, Egypt and Thailand.

For some unknown reason I always thought that Tenerife and Canary Islands in general are overrated and overcrowded. I also used to roll my eyes every time when someone said, “Oh, I had such a great vacay in Canary Islands!”. I never could understand what was so great about it. “Palms, sand, ocean… so what? What makes it special?”, I sometimes wondered.

So, imagine my surprise when after a long internet search, I realized that Tenerife was the only affordable option for me. Of course, I could skip the trip altogether and stay in Finland… But I had absolutely no desire in staying home. I needed sun and warm weather. I was in desperate need for a real vacation, so I put my feelings aside and ordered the holiday package. And in that moment I was almost 100% sure I’ll regret making this decision.

But now, looking back I feel so happy that my limited budget led me to Tenerife. A beautiful and magical island that simply blew me away.

7 things I liked about Tenerife:

  • Incredible and unique nature
  • Delicious and cheap sea food
  • Delicious and cheap wine
  • Friendly people
  • Variety of beaches
  • Sunsets
  • Spectacular and breathtaking views

Would I come here again? Definitely! I’ve already started making a to-do list for the next visit:

  • excursion to palm plantation
  • winery experience
  • road trip to Mirador la Tarta
  • road trip San Cristóbal de La Laguna
  • trip to La Gomera

Hope you enjoyed it!


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