Tenerife, the largest in the Canary Islands, dominated by Mount Teide, a sleepy volcano. The island is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as watersports and incredible places for hiking.
DAY 1: Our adventure started landing in Tenerife Norte airport, there our local friends Arnau and Amancia, last one, a former professional Bodyboarder, were waiting for us. First stop of the trip was Teide National Park, located in the center of the island, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the highest mountain in Spain. This place offers unique environment, challenging and exciting roads perfect for us and our surf-skates. Later that day we drove south, to Amancia’s house in Las Americas where we were planning to stay the next days.
Surfskate downhill in Teide
DAY 2: Our plan was to surf The Spanish Left, which refers to one the best left-wave known in Spain. The tropical weather from the island and this amazing wave, make this destination a perfect place for all surf lovers, coming from any place in the world and at any time of the year. This day we met our old friend Jota, a local guy, distributor from a pioneer renamed brand from the surfing industry and with a lifetime experience in big waves. Jota came with us to catch some waves and guide us on this majestic wave.
Our friend Jota ready to surf - Get your skeleton impact vest *here*
DAY 3: On terms of watersports, you can find everything in Tenerife. As Arnau and Willy are Kitesurfers, we went to El Médanos beach, is one of the best places to practice it. Los Medanos beach is located in the southern part of the island, 20 minutes driving from Las Americas and offers ideal conditions for kitesurfing and windsurfing, with steady winds and waves. Alisios were blowing strong, 30-35 knots allowed us to have an amazing day on the water.
Windsurfing gear in El Medano
DAY 4:Last day for us in the island, as our flight was flying overnight from the north of the island, we decided to go hiking the north shore, a must and a great way to explore the island's natural beauty. The north shore of Tenerife is home to several hiking trails that offer breathtaking views of the island's rugged landscapes. Driving up north we had some stops in Punta de Teno, El Tanque, Playa del Socorro, Bajamar and Los Dos Hermanos.
Dos hermanos - North shore
In summary Tenerife is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise offering a variety of activities. The island is known for its rugged terrain, varied landscapes, and consistent winds and waves, making it an ideal destination year-round.
We were blessed to experience a bunch of different activities in only 4 days, we will be back soon!