Going on holiday to Tenerife

Going on holiday to Tenerife

Loro Park (Loro Parque)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Jctravel1983 on May 27, 2011

During our holiday in Tenerife we have visited the famous animal park, Loro Parque.

Literally translated Loro Parque is simply parrot park and reveals the original focus of the zoo. Meanwhile it’s much more than a parrot park, namely a large zoo with many animals and shows. It holds numerous world records for the breeding and protection of endangered species, was awarded the Loro Parque by the UNESCO.

The Loro Parque is located in the famous and popular resort of Puerto de la Cruz in north Tenerife. Coming by car you will have no problem finding the zoo for it’s well signposted. From many resorts, there are also free buses that go to the Loro Parque. There is also the very extensive bus network. As the park is very busy, it is advisable to arrive early. We arrived at about noon.

The Loro Parque has a large parking lot where you can park all day for a few euros. This was full when we arrived. We were waved to a private parking lot were the owners ask 10 euro per day. This is really very much but you don’t really have a choice. I recommend to either arrive early enough to still get an official place. Or you can park in the center of Puerto de la Cruz, using the free shuttle service, a small train, which departs daily from 9 to 18:45 clock every 20 minutes from the Plaza Reyes Católicos.

Adults pay 31 euros, children (6-11 years) pay 20 €. Children 0 to 5 years have free admission while, but children pay over 12 years as the full price, I find outrageous. After all all shows are included in the ticket, so at least there are no hidden costs.

You can pay in cash but also with card. Depending on when you arrive you have to expect a long time to queue at the checkout. We were unlucky, because just a great coach arrived at the same time with us and we stood at about 15 minutes although we were there on a weekday, on weekends it must still be full.

Entering at last the Loro Parque, one has only once on a large square. There is a souvenir shop, toilets and information kiosks. As the number of visitors was so great, you could see the line at the toilets from afar. It is recommended to use one of the other toilets. Way around the park is not a problem, as everything is well signposted and you also receives a map from the park with all the show times.

A bridge leads into the park itself and from which one can admire the koi carp and emus. Of course the crowds were large and many families with strollers were on the road, but so completely understand why it was so crowded we could not. Only when we left the bridge behind us, we discovered the reason. Here is a photo station by each visitor must pass through. As is common in many parks, you will be photographed with an animal and the image can then buy at the end for 6 euro. In our case there were parrots, later, when we still did a lap, there were other birds.

After you crossed the bridge you get at the gorillas. The enclosure is spacious and you can see the great apes through a window. Unfortunately here the crowd was very large, so you only had to wait a while before we saw something. I also found it impossible for many people knocking on the windows with their cameras or caused a veritable flurry of flashbulbs. So we went right here on quickly, because I did not want me to squeeze with the other visitors.

Behind the gorillas awaiting the first highlight of the park. It is the largest artificial Penguinarium of the world with the also the world's largest handmade iceberg. Here the endangered Humboldt penguins live in about 600 cubic meters of fresh sea water. But the planet also houses Penguin Puffin, which are well seen in the few zoos. The special feature of the system is that here the natural living conditions of penguins are imitated. More than 200 Antarctic penguins live on a big snowy cliffs and under the same conditions as in the Antarctic.

That is, when it is dark in the Antarctic, it is also dark. Light enough still, as that visitors see something, but yet close to reality. Once we entered the Penguinarium, we were surprised about a conveyor belt that moves slowly down the 17-meter-long glass. It is just on the tape and once drove around the pelvis. If you don’t use the tape, but goes on foot, although you can see many information boards at the edge, but nothing from animals. So were we too sometimes feel like on an assembly line, crowded with other visitors. The pace of the band and the idea in itself is not bad, for so many people see as something without coming too close or having to crowd in front.

It continues past various types of small monkeys and chimpanzees as well as the cockatoos to the Ara jungle. This very nicely built houses the jungle macaws and parrots in the park. The animals are always housed in pairs. It's amazing how many different and colorful species there are. Thought it was nice to have lost fewer visitors here now and you could sometimes enjoy a little peace and quiet.

Leaving the jungle again is through a cactus garden to the meerkats and from there, past the flamingos to the alligators. The alligators were remarkably active and swam about in their pool. They came very close to the glass, so that they could look up close. So far I did not even alligators from such a close and it's really impressive. Right at the alligators, there is the very remarkable Orquidario in which one finds more than one thousand orchids. Is it worth going very well and in any case. Continuing along the road you get to the Jaguars. Behind it is the entrance to the Children's country about which I have not much to say because I have not visited it because I'm finally no children. Here have to feel is a large adventure playground and a roller coaster.

Behind the turtles is the Tiger Island, where the crowd was very large and you got to see relatively little. Then you get to the dolphins and killer whales. The aquarium was very well attended, almost a little too full, but well worth seeing. In particular, the shark tunnel is already exciting. Finally, swims not an everyday occurrence, a shark around over his head. Unfortunately, many visitors were also ruthless, and have scared the animals with their flashes.

Included in admission, all five shows. The first show went like was the dolphin show. It takes five times daily. 1800 people in the stands shall have a space and a sun umbrella for shade. The show itself was really impressive. Dolphins are remarkable animals and have very intelligent. The art pieces that she made were just great. The basin is the biggest dolphin pools in Europe and that the animals feel at home shows, among other things, that there were already five times coming.

After the dolphin show was over, we left the grandstand on the same way we had come in, and came within one minute to the back entrance of the Orca show. Four times daily found in the Orca system a show instead of four whales. Generally, I am critical of killer whales in captivity, because I think that all the space they were not simply offers may be sufficient. The show was interesting, though not as spectacular, but entertaining anyway.

The Loro Parque is definitely worth a visit. Here the animals are humanely kept in attractive enclosures and everything is laid out very carefully. There are crazy enough to do, you should bring a lot of time it took us 7 hours and would also stay there longer, the park would not close. The shows are mostly very entertaining and worth watching and one can already enjoy a beautiful day. Disturbed me that prices for entry, but also in the restaurant were so extremely high and that it was so full part. I also find it unfortunate that we the visitors who ignore the advice not to take pictures with flash, does not prevent, because often personnel stood by, but has not said anything. Therefore, I awarded four stars and a recommendation.
Loro Park (Loro Parque-Parrot Park)
Puerto De La Cruz
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Masca Valley and town

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Jctravel1983 on May 27, 2011

Masca is a very nice and quite original mountain village with only 150 inhabitants. It is located in the Teno mountains and that in the northwest of the island. Until 1960 it was not possible to reach Masca than other to follow a mule track. Today there is a mountain road that connects the villages of Masca Buena Vista del Norte and Santiago del Teide. The road is very narrow and curved at the sides, there is often very steep precipices. Those arriving by car or the car should be taken so make sure that it is slow going. Particularly if one of the buses meets, for here a bus runs regularly. Moreover organized bus tours are offered in the cities. Since we were already accustomed from our holiday in Corsica to such roads and the mountain road also has a road in good condition, it was not a problem for us to travel themselves.

Masca as already mentioned is built into the slope. The roads are not designed for automobile traffic, that is, if you're not just residents, you must park your car outside the village. However since this is a small village it would be nonsense in any case to drive the car through. Above Masca there is a free public car park which was already quite full, as Masca is one next to the Teide National Park the most visited places in Tenerife.

Masca covers an altitude of 650 to 800 meters and is built into the hill so to speak. The village consists of several parts, spread it over the mountain slopes. From the highest point in the village, or from the street, you can see everything very well. After we parked our car, we went in on a narrow road into the village. Masca is partly built in terraces. There are very narrow and steep roads, but stairs. You can see the paths simply assume that you are in a hillside. In part, the paths so steep that you have to be careful, depending on what shoes you wear. Flip-flops, I would not recommend it now.

On display are mainly typical of Masca houses. They are mostly two-story built into the hillside and reached by wooden stairs. In between, extending gardens, but most of all fields, because in Masca, potatoes and wheat, as well as smaller amounts of fruits and vegetables. It is striking that Masca is a very green place, as is growing by an adequate water supply, and prospers everything here. Since the earning potential here, but not as large, over the years moved away some people. Some of the houses were turned into restaurants and now offer tourists the opportunity of a fabulous view over the adjacent Masca Gorge eat.
Center of the village is the small square at the church. Here, typical products are advertised, such as honey, as well as jewelry. Immediately adjacent to the Plaza, there is a small souvenir shop, offers products and the canary has a small juice bar. Here you can enjoy the shade on wooden benches freshly squeezed papaya juice for only 3 euros a glass. We have also established there and put in the shade overlooking the village has a refreshment to us. Compared to the shop, there are public toilets, where you have to ask the key in the store.

For our tour of Masca, we did not take long as there is to see not so much, but it's a nice walk with great views and if you then go drink some juice or dining in a restaurant, you can already two hour . spend

In Masca there are two restaurants, one of which was Friday, the other closed on Saturdays. Outside the village, in the direction of Buena Vista del Norte, there is now a restaurant with panoramic views, but we have not found. Another rather fine restaurant should be above the street as well. The restaurants usually have close to 18 or 19 clock.

Masca is a small ethnographic museum, which is signposted from the plaza. It is open from Monday to Saturday 11 bis 17 clock always. Since the day we had something else on the program, we have not visited.
The main reason for the visit to Masca is on most tourists but the walk through the Masca Gorge, which begins in the village. Since the path currently locked out and commit only at your own risk, we decided against it. Furthermore, does the 4-kilometer descent to the sea alone for 3 hours and then you have indeed returned. Other Ciao members have reported in the appropriate category, however, already have this canyon, if anyone has more interest ...

Masca is certainly worth a visit. In Tenerife you will not find another so original and more beautiful village. The view is magnificent and everything is nice and green. Depending on when you go, it is in the village is very quiet and you can relax, enjoy nature and have a snack or drink a fresh juice. I would come back any time. Since there is nothing negative for me, I give a full five stars and a recommendation.
Masca Mountain Village

Tenerife, Canary Islands

Drago Milenario (Parque del Drago)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Jctravel1983 on May 27, 2011

The Drago Milenario is the oldest and largest dragon tree in the Canary Islands. Since you can appreciate him for a long time for 1000 to 3000 years, it got the name Drago Milenario (thousand year old dragon tree). Today we know however that the dragon tree is "only" about 800 years old. They determined its age by the number of branches, and these occur very infrequently and thus it can only be estimated. The dragon tree belongs to the genus of the lily family and has a tall trunk and a fork-branched crown. The Drago Milenario is 16 meters high and its circumference is about 6 meters. The original inhabitants of the Canary Islands from the strain used the swelling resin, which turns red in the air and therefore "dragon's blood", was to make it ointments.

The Drago Milenario is in the wine town located in the north of Tenerife, Icod de los Vinos, more precisely in a park called the Parque del Drago. If you are in town, the park is well signposted, so you really can not miss him. There is parking on the street a few or in the car park. From the car park is just a 5 minute walk uphill until you reach the entrance to the site.

Once we were really surprised that you should pay for the visit of the tree. Then we were told however that there is a whole park and not just a dragon tree and we decided to visit the Parque del Drago. The park is open daily from 9.30 bis 18.30 Clock clock.

Admission is € 4 for adults and 2.50 € for children and students. The Parque del Drago is well signposted so you know every thing there is to see in which direction. First we were there of course for the highlight of the park, the Drago Milenario. This tree is very impressive for its size, if one stands in front of it, really long, you can not stop long here though. So we watched the rest of the park.

The roads were sometimes very narrow, but the park is maintained, so you get comfortable anywhere. There are a few steps, stairs and bridges and so is the whole somewhat labyrinthine. In addition to the highlight, the Drago Milenario, you can still look at other typical Canarian plants. In addition, you meet a lot of lizards that hide between the rocks. In the upper area of the plant there is a cave that is very dark and in which the bones are from someone whose name I said nothing, and is also abolished. It was so dark and I have all the words are not understood, I could not read the inscription on the stone as well. The cave was pretty cool, but also a little scary. Walking through the Parque del Drago, however, is very nice and if you go to one of the benches overlooking Icod de Vinos settles, you can even spend a little while. More than an hour you will be resident but not more.

Supposedly it in the system nor a Guanche exhibition. The Guanches, the original inhabitants of Tenerife, but we have not seen such an exhibition. Maybe the hidden but also in the adjoining visitor center, you have to go through when you leave the park. Here we are quickly going through because it was basically a large gift shop and we wanted to buy anything. A restaurant and the opportunity for the wine tasting are also available.

As already shows the length of my report, there is the Parque del Drago Drago Milenario not too much to say. The facility is nice and worth a visit as you can walk nice and rest while you look at the typical Canarian flora. The highlight of course is the dragon tree itself, where you will not see this for hours. I liked the park well and I would recommend it too, but I give only four out of five stars, having the normal admission price too high for whats offered.
Drago Milenario (Parque del Drago)

Tenerife, Canary Islands

the Jardín Botánico

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Jctravel1983 on May 27, 2011

The Jardín de la Orotava de Aclimatación is a botanical garden, which is also just called the Jardín Botánico (Botanical Garden). The garden was created in 1788 and was commissioned by King Charles III as tropical plants needed a more moderate climate and the main land of Spain wasn’t up for it. Today is the Jardín Botánico a botanical garden where you can admire more than 200 plant and tree species from around the world.

The botanical garden is in the neighborhood of La Orotava and not in Puerto de la Cruz, north Tenerife. More specifically the Jardín Botánico is in the district of La Paz, located at the Avenida Marqués Villanueva del Prado. To find the garden, you should get a map of Puerto de la Cruz and look for the road because there are few signs and are already in the vicinity of the garden, so it may be difficult without a map.

The Botanical Garden is open during the summer months (April to September) from 9 to 19 clock. In the remaining months it closes one hour earlier. On January, Good Friday and on 25 December, the park remains closed.

To visit the botanical garden adults must pay 3 € which I think is a reasonable price. When we visited the Botanical Garden, it was already 17:30 clock and we were initially unsure whether we should pay 3 euros, because we did not know how big the system or whether we prefer to come back another time with more time should. However since one and a half hours to the closure were before us, we decided to visit. Ultimately, we have spent an hour in the garden.

After paying his admission, you get a booklet (in Spanish), which touches on the history of the botanical garden and provides an overview of the found on such plants. In addition to some plants put signs with numbers in the soil, these numbers can be found in the booklet and can read their Spanish and Latin names. In the magazine there is also a plan of the park with all ways, the locations of the numbered plants and position of the administration and the like. If you're not just looking for certain plants, you need this plan, however, since not the botanical garden is very large.

The Botanical Garden is laid out rectangular. There are two main paths, one in the north-south and one in the west-east. From these paths branch off many small ways, which run mostly parallel to the main roads. Where is the main way to meet a large round lily pond. There is another, smaller pond is directly behind the entrance. At the southern end of the park there is a rectangular lily pond, which is accessible via a few steps and thus separates from the rest of the garden. There is also a greenhouse with orchids.

We went first to the main road to the south and have seen there very diverse plant species. By some very tall trees of the garden is pleasantly shady and cool. Since it already went to the evening, the park was visited only a little, there were more than 10 other people on the move. Whether this is different to other times, I can not say of course. Anyway, it was very peaceful and one is, depending on which way you are struck, even now and all alone. In addition to interesting trees like the strangler fig, and various species of cactus, there was to see many exotic and colorful plants. The byways are worth, because often you do not see these beautiful plants to the main road out, but only when you turn a corner. So we went back and forth across the garden, until we had walked every path once and had seen all the plants. Without rest, and all too long to remain at the individual plants, we have certainly seen in half an hour everything. As there is so beautiful but it's worth it to stay longer.

Even if the Jardín Botánico is not as great as that one would have to recover from a long loop, it's great to enjoy in such a setting a little rest and just sit down somewhere. In the garden there are several options in the form of benches. Especially nice is the southern water-lily pond. As you go up a few levels must, you can not see the bottom of the pond. Upstairs there are several benches on which we spent a while and enjoyed the rest. Unlike other botanical gardens, which I visited, there are no cafes or restaurants, not even a stand, so you really just enjoy the tranquility and biodiversity of exotic plants.

The Jardín de la Orotava de Aclimatación is really worth a visit for which you should spend an hour or longer, depending on whether you only see it all, or would like to dwell a little. Species diversity is truly impressive, and the plant is well maintained, so I think the price of admission justified, even if the garden smaller than I first thought. I am Jardín Botánico nothing wrong, so I give the full amount of five stars and a recommendation.
Jardin Botanico (La Orotava Botanical Garden)
Retama 2, La Orotava
Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands

Restaurante Otelo

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Jctravel1983 on May 27, 2011

Restaurante Otelo is located in the small town of Adeje in the south of Tenerife, where we had our apartment. Adeje is a few miles north of the popular resorts of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas. It can be reached from the south Adeje on the motorway (TF1) from the north on the highway (TF82). From South Airport is about 20 minutes on the road. The restaurant is located at the end of the village, namely the top of the slope. After passing the entrance, you have to power up the mountain. If it does not go higher, you get to the restaurant. It is best to follow the signs to the Barranco del Infierno because the entrance to the gorge is located directly next to the Otelo. The road which has a really extreme pitch is Calle de los Molinos. The restaurant is located on the right. There is also ample parking for guests.

From the terrace of our apartments you could see the balcony of the restaurant when the mountain looks up to the left. The restaurant was praised for its typical Canary dishes at reasonable prices. Furthermore since the terrace was always well attended and our landlady had recommended it we decided to go eat there. Because it was so good, we're on the last night then again there was the second visit and were not disappointed.

It is a large, yet cozy restaurant. Entering the Otelo, you're in a big hall. There is a bar and a few stands with postcards. Law leads to the inner dining area with panoramic windows. Since it chilly in the evening in Tenerife, it is certainly some guests prefer to dine indoors, especially since you do not have to do without the beautiful view. Continues one that leads into the spacious terrace. Here are many tables, loosely distributed, partly under umbrellas. During both visits, we ate on the terrace, overlooking Adeje and the Barranco del Infierno.

Restaurante Otelo is a simple restaurant. Here one can also appear in casual wear, as many hikers who made a trip to hell canyon behind flocking in here. Well it is visited for lunch and dinner. When the guests are couples of all ages and many families. If necessary the tables are compiled. To enjoy the sun a little at dinner, we were both times against 19 clock there, there's a few tables were free from 20 clock it is really crowded especially on weekends. Since the Otelo is great, but I think that you don’t have to book ahead.

Guests who do not speak the Spanish language or start despite knowledge with the typical Canarian dishes may be particularly happy about the fact that the menu available in addition to Spanish and in German and English. The menu includes only as many dishes as will fit on one A4 page, but the selection is still good. In addition, the Otelo is known for its delicious chicken and his rabbit.

At the beginning you get bread, butter and a red sause so you have time to nibble a little before the food actually is ready. Tenerife has however as in some other countries, common in some restaurants, that this service is not included. Man charged in Otelo about 1.20 EUR per person, which I find perfectly acceptable.

Now to the dishes. One can choose between several starters, as a potaje de verduras (Canarian Vegetable soup) and salads. The soup costs 3 EUR and is highly recommended. I have rarely eaten such a good vegetable soup. Since it is not served hot, but warm, they can also eat well in the summer. The salads cost 3-6 EUR. If you want an extra large portion, this is possible at twice the price. However, since already a small portion size goes down, I recommend as a starter to the small salad. The salad was fresh and crisp, the dressing can be at the table of vinegar, oil, salt and pepper to taste quite prepared.

How much the main course was, I do not remember exactly, I guess there were about eight. Mainly they consist of a piece of meat or fish with potatoes or French fries on the side. The courts have some solid supplements, in part, to set himself together somewhat. So I ate on my first visit to a fixed combination of six Mediterranean spiced roast chicken with home made french fries for just under 7 EUR, while my friend ordered the braised rabbit in a typical Canarian sauce and served with potatoes (about 8 EUR together). Since I do not eat rabbits, I have not tried, but my friend said that it was really very good. At the second visit, we both ate the famous pollo al ajillo (chicken with garlic - with a side dish per person about 7-8 EUR). This gives a nice bowl with various marinated in garlic very crispy chicken parts. This is comparable to any normal chicken fried chicken. While it is very crispy outside, inside it is extremely delicate and it is seasoned really very tasty. I do not know how many pieces were in the bowl, but we were really very well saturated. For the chicken we ordered the most delicious potatoes I've ever had, namely the papas arrugadas. These are small Canarian Potatoes cooked with shell in highly saline water. The salt is on the shell from a crust, so now the bowl is especially tasty. In addition there was mojo rojo, a red spicy sauce made from herbs, garlic, vinegar, oil, saffron and chili peppers. The sauce tastes delicious and is only slightly sharp. Alone for these potatoes with the tasty sauce, I would always go back to eat in Otelo.

In the Restaurante Otelo there are three dessert menu. The desserts and ice are not homemade, but will be supplied. Therefore, they are all packed. But it is not cheap products from the supermarket but to really fine and delicious desserts. Prices were only partly in the map. Our dessert (white chocolate mousse and flan Canarian) each have cost about 4.50 EUR.

However, the really cheap drinks. For 1.5-liter (!) Still water, you pay just EUR 1.80. The half-liter of wine cost 3.75 EUR and 0.3 liters Dorada (beer, brewed in Tenerife), not even cost 2 €. During our visits we paid two times between 30 and 35 euros including wine, beer and dessert and coffee. In taste and related to prices and quantities, there is absolutely nothing bad to say about Restaurante Otelo.

The service at the Restaurante Otelo leaves nothing to be desired. We were friendly and served very quickly. The staff was very attentive but not intrusive in terms of issues for further requirements. Although the card is also available in German, not all the employees speak German, but I do not expect. You can use the German card, so to speak as a translation for you and the courts still read in Spanish or English, or called the number, then you can really go wrong. Overall, there are the service no penalty.

For me, there is the restaurant really Otelo absolutely nothing wrong. The typical Canary dishes are really delicious, the portions large and the price is really very cheap. The service is very reliable and good. From the terrace you have a beautiful view while eating so I can only give full 5 stars and make a recommendation.
Restaurante Otelo
Calle los Molinos, 44
Adeje, Canary Islands, 38670
+34 922710294

Barranco del Infierno

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Jctravel1983 on May 27, 2011

Most tourists who fly to Tenerife have booked a package holiday and end up in one of the more or less large hotel blocks in the tourist resorts. We booked a flight and then made our way to find a quiet comfortable accommodation where we would be far from the tourist bustle to enjoy our vacation.

In the Barranco del Infierno Apartments are 8 apartments located in a large house in the small town of Adeje. They owe their name to the Barranco del Infierno (translated: Hell's Ravine). The road on which the house stands, has an extreme slope and the house is almost at the end of the road. This one has a magnificent view over the city, the coast and the mountains.

The external yellow painted house has three floors plus roof terrace and well maintained. Everything inside is still quite new. Entering the house, you stand in a large hall with sofas and a table. This huge area to get to the elevator or the stairs. There are six on each and every whole floor two apartments. The elevator does not stop at the half floors. Therefore, only 4 of 8 apartments are accessible without steps.

For all guests there on the 3rd Floor a large sun terrace with sun loungers that can be used free of charge. Thus, they are all but a solarium in the open. On the roof terrace, the highest point in the house, washing machines, you can also use for free. Sun terrace and roof terrace with utility room accessible only by stairs.

The 8 apartments are designed according to equipment for 2 to 4 persons and have either a view of the mountains or the sea. Two apartments have views in two directions. It is accessible only to homes with more than a bedroom, would return at full occupancy so if 2 people can sleep on the sofa in the living room. Four of the apartments have a separate bedroom as you sleep in each case on the sofa. Two apartments have a private terrace.

Apartment 1 and 2 and 5 and 6 are located on the intermediate floors are not only accessible by lift. They recommend, therefore, only for guests who make up a few steps (half a floor) nothing. The apartments 3 and 4 and 7 and 8 are on the first or second floor and can commit without climbing stairs. There are but 4 of 8 dwellings to achieve complete without steps, we can say that the apartments are very disabled friendly.

An apartment costs, depending on facilities and season 200-315 euros per week, which I do not think is too much, because the apartments are modern, clean and spacious. We paid 315 euros per week because we had chosen one of the larger apartments with private terrace. The price includes not only the use of sun terrace, laundry and garage, but also linen and towels, which is not at all the apartments of the case.

Upon entering the apartment you are standing right in front of the light quite well-equipped kitchenette. Although there is no oven, but a microwave oven. There is a kettle, coffee machine, toaster and a cooker with ceramic hob. In the cabinets there were dishes and cutlery for 4 people for more than 4 people. There were two smaller pots and a frying pan and a wooden cutting board and a glass bowl. Two sharp kitchen knife, a bottle opener and scissors were also present. Thus, in fact everything you need for cooking. Detergent was present, dishcloth and tea towel you get right after arrival. Like the rest of the apartment, the kitchen and everything in it was very clean, so they had no concerns, right to pour a glass of water. On the table was a bowl of fruit to welcome in the closet and there were two bags packed with tea, coffee and sugar. One feels equally well and could pour a drink first, before filling the already powered refrigerator. However, I advise on it with tap water, tea, coffee or what ever to cook because it is highly chlorinated and it tastes just awful. Water is available very cheap in 5-liter cans in the supermarket.

Before the kitchen table is a little brighter with 4 chairs. In general everything is very bright, modern friendly to us. From the walls of the floor tiles to the furniture. The predominant colour is white but with a few splashes of colour the whole thing does not sterile or boring. Just behind the table starts the living area. Here is a comfortable sofa, above a picture. A small side table with reading lamp makes the whole cozy. Opposite the bed is a dresser, on the TV, where you can receive all channels. At full length of the room, here is a window with patio door and a long, heavy curtains to sun or heat if necessary to banish. Through the patio door is reached via a small staircase to the spacious terrace with a garden table, 4 chairs and a parasol. Here you can enjoy breakfast in the morning. The high white walls look no one can enter, so that is undisturbed.

From the living room bathroom and bedroom both branch off. The bathroom has no windows but a good, not too loud ventilation. Everything here is new, white and modern. The shower curtain in front of the bath still looked like new again and everything was very clean.
The bedroom is large enough and has two single beds that can be pushed together. The beds were, as usual in the South, only with a sheet based on which one crawls when sleeping, but who is cold, place the warm, clean floors in spacious wardrobe. The mattress has been a little hard for me but still quite pleasant. prepared a few problems but my pillow. Although it was broad, but not very high, more of a role as a pillow. I always put an arm under their pillow, that was pretty uncomfortable. After I put a blanket under the pillow, the comfortable sleep was not a problem anymore. Although it was very hot during the day, the apartment has not heated up and as it gets cool at night too, you sleep really well here.

After a week, our apartment was cleaned. We got new towels and bed linen. Since you only get a large towel per person, plus one for the hands and one for the bidet, we have in between just stuffed the towels in the washing machine and drying in the drying rack (we were brought after a few days ago) hung, as it in the climate-daily showers and a towel would be a bit much. I thought that was not bad, for a few hours everything is all dry again. If anything were lacking, we could call at any time, our landlord would have cared. But because we lacked nothing, we had to not take advantage. Overall I am very satisfied with the service.

With our accommodation I am more than satisfied, because in the Barranco del Infierno Apartments We have found exactly what we are looking for: peace and relaxation in pleasant surroundings at a reasonable price. The service was really good, the place clean and extremely modern. There was enough space and so I did not stay a little something. So I give a full five stars and a recommendation.
Barranco del Infierno Apartments
Calle Los Molinos 38
Adeje, Tenerife


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