Tenerife Journals

A Week of Sun and Fun in Tenerife

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A May 2004 trip to Tenerife by getawayguy

The Razzmatazz Bar Photo, Tenerife, Canary Islands More Photos
Quote: If you're looking for a week of fun and sun, this is the place to go. The people who live and work here are very friendly to tourists. The weather cooperated, and we were able to scuba dive and take a catamaran trip to see the whales and dolphins.

A Week of Sun and Fun in Tenerife

Overview

The Razzmatazz Bar Photo, Tenerife, Canary Islands
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Number one on my list is scuba diving. A member of Pearly Greys' staff named Laszlo arranged for me to make two dives with friends of his. We were able to swim with huge stingrays. Fortunately, they were also very friendly and allowed us to stroke their backs as they swam along beneath us. On another day, we took a boat ride with Freebird Excursions to see the pilot whales and dolphins frolicking in the ocean. The weather was beautiful, and the trip was very pleasant. The buffet lunch was delicious too. The area of the island where our resort was located is becoming crowded with even more resorts. Tourism contributes more to the local economy than anything else. The nightly entertainment was mostly fa...Read More

Perla Gris

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Perla Gris Photo, Tenerife, Canary Islands
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Our unit was a one-bedroom condominium with a kitchen, dining area, living room, bathroom with tub/shower, and a private patio overlooking the ocean. The kitchen was equipped with a very modern stove with a glass-top cooking area with four heating elements and an oven. The apartment-size refrigerator was more than adequate for two people for a week's meals, although we did eat out some. The triple sink gave us the ability to rinse off the dishes before placing them in the automatic dishwasher. The coffee maker, toaster, and microwave gave us all the convenience of being at home. To conserve space, the kitchen was conveniently built into a corner and behind the corner cabinet doors they had built-in la...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 27, 2005

Freebird Excursions Photo, Tenerife, Canary Islands
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About 11:15 am, we boarded a bus at our resort and were chauffeured to the picturesque marina of Puerto Colon, where we embarked on a relaxing and enjoyable sailing aboard their newest catamaran, Freebird One. At 30 meters long, it holds a maximum capacity of 195 people and features an upper and lower deck, as well as a spacious and luxurious salon that seats up to 70 people. We noticed that there were a few disabled people boarding. The crew offered assistance but would not lift disabled passengers onto the boat. They said they must have enough mobility to climb the boarding steps on their own. Wheelchairs could not be sat in, but were stored safely on board during the trip. We...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 31, 2005

Exploring Tenerife on Our Own.

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Santa Cruz marina area. Photo, Tenerife, Canary Islands
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One of the things we like to do while on vacation is go exploring on our own whenever possible. After talking with the resort staff and finding out that we were in a very friendly and safe area, we decided to see Tenerife on our own. We boarded the local bus about a block and a half from the resort. As the driver made his rounds, we visited with other tourists on the bus and soon discovered that most were from the United Kingdom. That explained why English is predominantly spoken by the natives, who go out of their way to make the tourists feel welcome. When we got to Los Cristianos, we had a half-hour wait for the connecting bus to Santa Cruz, the capital. That gave us enough time to find the ...Read More

Pearly Grey Ocean Club

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Pearly Grey Ocean Club  Photo, Tenerife, Canary Islands
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This RCI resort of International Distinction has a heated pool with a hot tub for adults and a separate pool and a playground for kids. The on-site health club has a sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, and gym. The restaurant serves great food at very reasonable prices. Razzmatazz, the on-site nightclub, has family oriented live entertainment nightly. Nearby are two uniquely beautiful beaches, Playa de las Americas and Playa Los Gigantes each easily accessible by local busses. The rugged coastline at the resort is not good for swimming but at night the waves crashing on the rocks will put you in a restful mood to sleep. Add the incredible sunsets and you have a very romantic destination. There are two food ...Read More