The resort of Playa de la Arena boasts one of the finest volcanic sand beaches in the region, as well as a stunning beachfront promenade with a great selection of restaurants and bars. Playa de la Arena is set against the dramatic backdrop of the cliffs of Los Gigantes and neighbours the nearby resort of Puerto de Santiago. The resort of Los Gigantes is just four kilometres away, set on a hill at the foot of truly awe-inspiring cliffs which drop steeply into the sea. There are a variety of restaurants, shops and bars clustered around the resort's small harbour where you can join various dolphin and whale-spotting boat trips. You’ll also find a little black sand beach that’s ideal for families.View villas in Playa de la Arena, Los Gigantes
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Tenerife is known for it's fish dishes, including Cherne (wreckfish), sama (red sea bream), vieja (parrot fish), dorado (gilthead sea bream), choco (cuttlefish), and pulpo (octopus) to name a few!
Aside from fish, a dish not to be missed is Cabra con papas, which translates as Goat with potatoes or fries!
Another main dish that you will often see is papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes), also known as Canarian potatoes. Cooked in salt with their skins still on, they are simple and flavoursome when served with mojos (dipping sauces).
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Los Gigantes is a small resort but still benefits from a variety of bars, restaurants and a few clubs and discos. For a livelier scene, head to the Costa Adeje region for Los Christianos and Las Americas, just a ten minute drive away.
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Puerto Colon, in Costa Adeje, is an idyllic harbour where you can stroll along browsing the pavement cafes and people watch over lunch. From here, you can charter a power boat, fishing boat or hop aboard one of the dolphin and whale trips on a catamaran.
Loro park, in the north of the island, is popular for it's dolphin and orca whale shows. It is worth making a day excursion for lovers of exotic animals and plant life.
Siam Park, in Costa Adeje, is a great waterpark which opened in 2008. It makes for a great day out for families; choose an adrenaline rush on the winding chutes or relax by the Siam 'beach'. You can grab a snack here in the cafe after surfing in the largest artifical waves in Europe.
La Gomera, an unspoilt Canary island off the coast of Adeje can be visited by one of the many boat trips which depart from most of the southern resorts of Tenerife. you can explore on your own or take a jeep tour with lunch and refreshments included.
Visit the famous cathedral Candelaria, the main temple of the Canary Islands dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Mount Teide National Park is home to the largest volcano in the whole of Spain, which last errupted in 1798. You can visit the area with a huge array of plant and insect species, surrounded by the colourful landscape created from the lava.
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