Nestled in the heart of the beaches of Costa Adeje is the 5-star resort of Iberostar Anthelia.
Even though the resort offers 24 hour service with top of the range spas and Greek God themed restaurants, there is so much to see within local distance on the island of Tenerife.
So while taking a break from the chaos of working life in the UK or just need a change of scenery, here are 5 must see places while on your holiday on this one of a kind island.
Siam Park is less than a ten minute drive from IBEROSTAR Anthelia and is hailed as the most thrilling water park on the whole island! There is even a free bus that can take oh to the park if you look out for the Siam signs around the island.
There are plenty of options for the whole family, ranging from the Mai Thai River and the Wave Palace to the Lost City and the Jungle Snakes slides. There is never a dull moment in one of the most popular water parks in Europe and the world’s biggest green water park.
Pyramids at Güímar
The Pyramids at Güímar are ancient strongholds that are still a mystery for archaeologists to this day. It is suspected that these were built around 19 BCE and there are countless hypotheses on how they came about.
One study states that they were a transatlantic link between Egypt and Central America. The theory looks at how the pyramids were formed to give a a temporal and geographic stopping point on voyages between ancient Egypt and the Maya civilisation. These are a must see phenomenon and require personal research to conclude on the cause and reason for these wonders.
The pyramids now host a botanical garden. The gardens include the Canarian Botanical Route, which presents the main endemic plants of the archipelago, the Exportation Products Route, the Poison Garden, which includes over seventy species of toxic and even deadly plants and immerses the visitor into the world of poisons and poisoners; and the latest Sustainable Garden, which apart of assisting towards the declaration of Pirámides de Güímar as a Botanical Garden, was also a main reason for the Park’s recent nomination to the European Museum of the Year Award 2017, thanks to its message of sustainability and engagement with the conservation of nature.
Los Gigantes Cliffs
Los Gigantes is less than half an hour away from the Anthelia resort and is one of the most wonderful natural sights on the islands. Before propping up on the cliffs, they are best seen from a boat to appreciate the sheer size of these cliffs which are 500 to 800 meters high and drop almost sheer down to the ocean.
There are four beaches at the cliffs, which all have their own unique traits. El Laguillo is a great spot to lay down and relax in for its calming views while the neighbouring club oasis offers activities such s crown green bowls and watersports. Playa Los Guios embodies distinct black sand while Crab Island is an isolated spot to soak up the rays.
Playa Del Duque
Playa del Duque is one of Tenerife’s most popular beaches for its natural Saharan sand that takes tourists by surprise compared with the thicker man made beaches. Situated at the western end of Costa Adeje, this beach is separated from the rest of the area by a large rock formation that extends far out into the sea.
This wall acts as a natural barrier, giving the beach an air of detached exclusivity. Playa del Duque is cited as a premium beach as it is praised for its cleanliness, high standards and top notch facilities. The beach is popular with British holidaymakers, particularly those who enjoy a calm and classy environment.
Teide National Park
Mount Teide is not only the tallest peak on the canary islands but it is also on top of the must see list for any tourist. Surrounding the volcano is Teide National Park, which has an area of 18,900 hectares (47,000 acres) and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on June 28, 2007.
Teide was a sacred mountain for the aboriginal Guanches, so it was considered a mythological mountain, as Mount Olympus was to the ancient Greeks. The Guanches also believed that Teide held up the sky. Many hiding places have since been found in the mountains contain the remains of stone tools and pottery. These have been interpreted as being ritual deposits to counter the influence of evil spirits.
Teide is the most visited national park in Spain and Europe with some 3 million visitors yearly. In 2016, it was visited by 4,079,823 visitors and tourists reaching a historic record.
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