I am writing this 2 days after coming back from Tenerife, Costa Adeje and I am SO SAD to be back in rainy England. My anxiety is at it’s high because I start uni again in 2 weeks so I am writing this as soon as to distract myself. I am still getting the hang of travel blogging so bare with. This is a little post about my holiday in Costa Adeje, touching upon my favourite aspects of the holiday and the beautiful area where I stayed.
So I stayed in Costa Adeje which is the South of Tenerife, if you did not know, then Tenerife is one of the beautiful islands that makes up the Canary Islands.
Hotel Best Jacaranda
The hotel we stayed in is called “Hotel Best Jacaranda”. We got a 4 star hotel for a 3 star hotel price. Bargain. Thanks Jet2. The staff were so nice and helpful. The food was decent, it could have been better for a fussy vegetarian like me, but it was decent. As you can see from the images, the decor of the hotel was stunning, full of plants, flowers and trees. There were multiple pools, for adults and kids, heated and not heated. It was a beauty. I miss waking up in the morning and having a wide range of breakfast food to chose from haha! Jacaranda is really a beautiful hotel, in a great location, only a 5-15 min walk to the beach, restaurants and shops. If I went back to Costa Adeje, I wouldn’t try another hotel, I would go straight back to this beauty.
I love these pictures because you can really see the difference between a ‘sunny’ day and a ‘cloudy’ day, believe me or not, the cloudy day was the hottest at 32 degrees.
The closest beach to our hotel was “Playa Fanabe” and it was lovely, plenty of sand, sea, sunbeds, space. Surrounded by restaurants too. Me and Reece loved sitting on this beach, I wish we would have relaxed on the beach more! The sand wasn’t golden, but it was still very pretty. We also visited other beaches, we stopped at “Playa Del Duque” for a little while. We walked past beaches “Playa De Torviscas” and “Playa De Puerto Colon” too. If I am honest with you, all the beaches are pretty samey samey. I feel super sad writing this, I just want to be back on a beach as they are so beautiful in Costa Adeje!!!!
Food and Drinks
Around the area where we stayed, there were so many different types of restaurants, most places served food and drinks. On our first full day, we found this little bar/cafe called El Makami. I had the nicest Mango Mojito and Cheesy Pizza, so we always went back there for food and drinks. Another place we kept going back to was a cafe called The Pantry. I had a “vegetarian breakfast” from there and this is when I realised that I liked fried egg! Madness! They also do a very rich hot chocolate. Down the road from there was a desert shop, I had a Nutella and Coconut Crepe. YUM.
Me and Reece really wanted to go on a boat, swim in the sea, see animals(in their natural habitat) and go snorkelling/scuba diving. After doing some looking around, we decided to go on the boat called Lina Yacht. Whilst this experience wasn’t what we got sold, we weren’t too disappointed because we ended up having the entire boat to ourselves without paying for a “private tour”. I was hungover and ended up being sick, one of my biggest fears is being sick around people so I was so glad it wasn’t a full boat. I felt fine after being sick and enjoyed the rest of the trip! We ended up seeing quite a few Pilot Whales, which I loved!!!! We had the opportunity to snorkel in the water, without a guide, using naff snorkelling equipment, I took one look under the water and freaked out haha!
Another day, Reece went Parasailing, you go up into the sky with a parachute off of boat. He really loved this and said you could see so much of the island from so high up. I decided not to do this so I stayed on the boat, enjoyed the trip and took pictures. In Costa Adeje, there are plenty of boat trips to choose from.
Swimming in the Sea
I managed to overcome my little fear of swimming in the sea. On our first boat trip, we went into the sea for a good 30 mins. It took me a while at first to get myself in, but after a while it really wasn’t that cold. I felt much more comfortable with a life jacket on, just floating around on my back. We had a go pro and hoped that when we watched it back there would be loads of sea life around us- you are going to have to wait to see the video though ;). Me and Reece swam in the sea together from the shore a few times, we honestly had the best time, swimming in the Atlantic Sea is something to tick off our bucket list!
The views in Costa Adeje were absolutely stunning, words really cannot describe!! I also climbed Mount Teide and went to Siam Park, I have got lots to say so I am going to write separate blog posts about those experiences soon. Holiday outfit blog posts are also coming soon!
Let me know if you would like to know any more information about going to Tenerife, or booking a holiday through Jet2.
Have you been to Tenerife before? Let me know in the comments.