A Roadtrip on Tenerife: Interns from s-w-e-p, practical training on Tenerife
Last weekend we decided to see something new from the island instead of lying at the beach. The trip during our practical training on Tenerife was definitely worth giving up our much loved beach day! – We have started with a self-prepared picnic at the beach of the surfer village El Medano. While enjoying our meal we watched the surfers and walked afterwards through the small town with various beautiful little restaurants and alternative shops. Among all those restaurants and bars we found our new favourite place – a little Crepería with a wide range of sweet and savory Crepes.
The next morning started early with a visit in a German bakery and the vegetable market in Las Chafiras, where we bought our fresh, regional and healthy things for the coming week. Afterwards we drove to San Juan, had our first chill-out-break on the dark sandy beach and ate delicious fresh fish from the Canarian region in a small and relatively tourist-free restaurant in the middle of the town. The second beach we went to was in Puerto de Santiago and was black, sandy and sparkling – amazing! Due to some unexpected big waves in this small bay all of us had a lot of fun in the water.
Of course we also went to see Los Gigantes – which is, even from the land, an incredible view but the next time we want to see these amazing cliffs directly from a boat!
To give the day a suitable conclusion, we went again to the Crepería in El Medano 😉 At the very end of this wonderful day we have had tea, nachos and dates with bacon in a nice tapas bar.
After a second vegetable market on Sunday (this time in Adeje) we went to the highest village on Tenerife – Vilaflor. There we have found the most delicious self-made Lemon cookies in a little Supermarket – that was amazing! Vilaflor is a small and quiet village with many ´senderos´ (hiking routes) starting from here. It is the last village before the National Park. A very good option if you want to have a relaxed day with lemon cookies :). Our secret tip – there is a big open barbecue place called Las Lajas. There you only need to bring coal, drinks, meat, vegetable and some friends and have a great day among the nature!
Good music and interesting unknown places made our weekend perfect for exploring more of Tenerife.
If you have also had some great experiences or you know must-see places – let us know!