Friday, July 21, 2017

Tenerife Beaches

Of course, there's not only Siam Park or Viajes Teide excursions in Tenerife.  The island also has many wonderful and different beaches. Here's an overview:

Playa del Duque

The bright yellow beach of Playa del Duque is on the south coast of Tenerife, the Costa de Adeje. The sun umbrellas, the palm trees and beach cafes give the beach is a unique flair. The sand is golden and very clean. The beach itself is protected by a breakwater wall and safe for kids, on the eastern side stands a rock tongue pushing into the sea. Above on the cliffs, the imposing Castillo del Duque waches over all.

Playa Faņabé

Playa de Fanabe is one of the most popular beaches on the Costa Adeje Tenerife. The sand is light and about 700 meters long.On the Promenade palms shade you,Restaurants, cafes and bars invite you with cool drinks. Chairs and umbrellas can be hired. There were a breakwater before the beach installed. In the evening hours can be from the beach in Playa de Fanabe great sunsets experience. During the weekend,it can sometimes be very busy.

Playa de Las Vistas

Between the town of Los Cristianos and the tourist stronghold of Playa de las Americas, you find the beach, Playa de las Vistas . More than 2.5 km of yellow sand. The beach has Several jetties giving it protection against the waves .  

Playa de la Tejita

Playa de la Tejita Tenerife is a fairly bright natural sand beach at the foot of the Montaña Roja. This shimmering reddish rock is located west of El Médano and separates the Playa de la Tejita beach of El Medano. The naturist beach is located at the foot of the rock and is a small path so far. A small kiosk with beach rental property is located directly in front of the access to the nude beach.

Playa del Médano

In the south-east of Tenerife near the local airport is the place El Medano. The beach is about 3 km, the longest of the island, is also here because of its geographical position always an ordinary swell, the heart of surfers beat. Not for nothing is one of the surfers in this beach town just here to the world's most popular beaches.

Playa de las Teresitas

An absolute must for Tenerife tourists is the beach in San Andres, fairly far to the north-east of the island. The town of San Andres is one of several thousand inhabitants, but tourism has almost nothing to do. On the trip to San Andrés you pass through the capital of the island Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This trip rewards you with one of the most beautiful beaches in Tenerife.

Playa de San Marcos

San Marcos and the same beach reside in the Icod de los Vinos area of Tenerife. Surrounded by some hotels and apartment houses here is the quite beach protected by a bay.

Playa El Socorro

The beach is El Socorro especially known and loved among surfers , because here are ideal training and competition conditions. The waves and currents make swimming dangerous so extreme caution is needed. El Socorro is a beautiful, curved beach with black volcanic sand. Go and watch the action.

Playa Jardin

The Playa Jardín is equal parts work of nature and genius of Cesar Manrique, a well-known Canary artists, the landscapetakes his art into account. The beach is located in Puerto de la Cruz near the famous Loro Parque. The Playa Jardín offers all sorts of services and is equipped with bars and restarants.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Golf Las Americas

Golf Las Americas is situated in the south of the island near Playa de las Americas. Opened in 1998, it is set within a gently sloping amphitheatre, protected from the elements by the surrounding hills. Golf las Americas is situated in a gently sloping natural amphitheatre with commanding views towards the sea and Playa De Las Americas.

It's sheltered from the wind by a range of hills and features streams, ravines and the remains of some curious aboriginal cabins. The course provides a good test of golf, with water coming into play on no less than 8 holes. A little expensive compared to what's on offer elsewhere on the island, but definitely worth a visit. More fun activities and Tenerife attractions, click here!

Tenerife: Activities and Attractions

Loro Parque - Puerto de la Cruz

Loro Parque is one of Tenerife's most successful attractions. Covering over thirteen hectares, and receiving over one and a half million visitors a year, this world-class zoo houses some of nature's most exotic species.

Parrots - with over 300 species this is the biggest and most diverse collection of parrots that has ever existed in the world.

- the largest, penguin populated iceberg outside of Antarctica where 12 tons of snow fall a day. By means of huge glass panels you are able to observe 3 different species of penguin and other Antarctic sea birds.

Dolphins -  the biggest dolphinarium in Europe which is able to seat 1500 people.

Sea lions -  through transparent panels the show can also be observed under water.

Aquarium - take a walk through the 18m shark tunnel where sharks from 7 different species glide above your head close enough to touch. The aquarium contains over 20,000 aquatic animals and plants.

If this exotic selection isn't enough, then make sure you take a look at the park's sea lions, gorillas, chimpanzees, tigers, jaguars, flamingos, alligators, Tortoises, Orchid House, Gambian Market and a 'NaturaVision' Cinema.  There are also jungle trails for the kids, shops and restaurants, as well as a whole range of shows taking place throughout the day.

All these wonderful animals, birds and fish are treated in the most ethical way, with their natural habitat having been created down to the very last detail and specialist vets and nutritional experts on hand twenty-four hours a day.

Parque Las Aguilas - Nr Los Cristianos

This attraction is known by several names - The Eagle Park, Las Aguilas Del Teide and The Jungle Park. It is set high in the hills behind Los Cristianos in 75,000 sq meters of tropical gardens.

The park is designed to give visitors the feeling of wandering jungle pathways with the many exotic trees that are alive with parrots and other unusual birds. There are many animal enclosures including crocodiles, elephants, pygmy hippos and white tigers.

There are various shows and demonstrations throughout the day which include;
  • Flying eagle and birds of prey demonstration.
  • Penguin feeding time.
  • Parrot shows.
The park has several other attractions including a jungle trail for the children, shops and and restaurants.

Mount Teide - Teide National Park

Mount Teide is the highest peak in Spain (3718m) and is the first sight you see when flying in to Tenerife.

Only the coastal regions of Tenerife are inhabited with the center of the Island being entirely dedicated to the National Park. Declared a National Park in 1954, it lies at around 2000 meters above sea level and in winter snow falls, gale winds blow and the roads are sometimes closed off.  During the summer months the temperatures can rise above 40C.

The ascent through the foothills takes in an abundant variety of flora and fauna and offers spectacular views of the island. At the height of about 2,000 meters the vegetation starts to give way to the characteristic lava landscape. Its easy to see why parts of the Star Wars and James Bond films have been shot here.

By far the most comfortable way to climb the volcano (which last erupted in 1909) is by the cable car, which will take you to within 200 meters of the summit where stunning views of Tenerife and neighbouring islands can be enjoyed.  The peak was formed by eruptions in the late 18th century, which also moulded the surviving lunar landscape.

Balloon Experience - Playa de las Americas

For the perfect holiday photos take a ride with the Balloon Experience crew. As you are lifted 120 meters into the air  you will have a beautiful aerial view of the coastline.

Botanical Gardens - Puerto de la Cruz

With its protective oasis containing some of the most diverse and exotic plant life this is the most fantastic garden on the island.

Camel Park - Nr Los Cristianos

A ride on camel safari which lasts about an hour and takes you around the fields that surround the farm.  There is a small cafe selling the usual range of snacks and drinks.

Los Abrigos Divers - Los Abrigos

A PADI dive centre offering the full range of courses, excursions and experience dives. All equipment included and transport arranged.

Horse Riding (Rancho Grande) - Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf & Country Club.  Beginners classes, rides for children and pony trekking in the countryside.

Quad Biking - La Camella, Arona

The Quad Park offers a great day out in Tenerife, guaranteed to provide both adults and kids with the thrilling ride of a lifetime. Children from six to twelve can ride as passengers free of charge

Karting - between Golf del Sur and Los Cristianos

The Karting Club is situated just off the TF1 Motorway on the road to Guaza - Las Chafiras.  The track is of international standard and has 5 different models of kart for hire upon age and experience.  In addition for those not racing, you will find a bar, cafeteria and extensive viewing terraces.

Octopus Aqua Park - Playa de las Americas

One of Tenerife's great attractions, it features a superb selection of sun bathing areas, slides, tubes, pools, diving boards, dolphins shows and a relaxing 'lazy river'. Facilities include restaurants and changing rooms.

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The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is only a two-hour drive from the center Tel Aviv, and well worth the journey. The Dead Sea area has enormous historical and religious importance, and is also renowned for its therapeutic attributes sue to its high mineral content. These unique properties make it a favorite destination for relaxing spa treatments and mud baths, and the top Dead Sea attractions should not be missed during your stay.

The Dead Sea has played a vital role in history, and it’s great to spend a day visiting the old sites. Jericho is located to the north, and was the site of the cities destroyed in the Book of Genesis during the time of Abraham. Of the groups of Jewish people who took up residence here, some of the best known are the Essenes of Qumran. This community left behind the Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of documents that contains pieces from every book of the Old Testament and offers fascinating insight into the social and religious beliefs of 1st-Century Jewish people. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in the Qumran Caves, which have been turned into a very popular national park and are just one of many can’t-miss Dead Sea attractions.

As a destination, the Dead Sea is unique because it’s the lowest place on earth. According to Islamic tradition, the people who lived in the region were wicked, and Allah sent three angels to test their virtue. When they failed, the angel Jibrail raised the land and flipped it over, causing it to crash and collapse in on itself. Thus, the lowest place on earth was created as punishment.

In modern times, the Dead Sea is a fabulous place for its poignant atmosphere and relaxing activities. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer power of the Dead Sea’s religious and historical significance, calm your nerves by dipping into its healing waters. Visitors have many options, ranging from 24-hour public beaches to swanky Dead Sea resorts.

If you’re just passing through or you have many other Dead Sea attractions to visit, consider stopping by Mineral Beach for a quick dip in the high-salinity waters. The beach is well cared for, and it also features a freshwater pool for children and a spring-fed hot sulfur-water pool. The shore is lined with natural mud, supplying the perfect natural products for a rejuvenating mud bath. When you’re finished, you can rinse off in the showers that are provided for general use.

Naturally, the list of Dead Sea attractions includes many wonderful spas. The famous Ein Gedi Spa offers private beachfront access, indoor thermo-mineral pools, and a large bath filled with mineral-rich mud. The spa also operates a treatment center, where guests can enjoy massages and other relaxing luxuries. Neve Midbar is another popular spa location on the Dead Sea. Open 24-hours a day year-round (except Memorial Day and Yom Kippur), this location offers the usual beachfront access and therapeutic treatments, as well as a restaurant, lounge, and affordable lodging options. Neve Midbar provides 14 straw huts for overnight stays, as well as camping areas for people who bring their own tents. Because it is budget friendly, Neve Midbar is very popular amongst young tourists and locals.

Khamam Tse’elim is another great spa option, and it is unique thanks to its small, intimate size. It features a whirlpool, dry sauna, and a treatment facility. However, what really sets it apart is its tourist center, which organizes trips in the nearby area that allow visitors to experience the hospitality of an authentic Bedouin meal. Few spas are able to combine history and relaxation in such a pleasing manner, and Khamam Tse’elim is a great way to combine these fantastic aspects of the best Dead Sea attractions.

For visitors interested in enjoying the many Dead Sea attractions in style, there are numerous top-quality resorts from which to choose. Ein Bokek, located on the western shore of the Dead Sea, offers ten hotels, two beaches, and multiple therapeutic baths, as well as a solarium for skin treatments. Fattal, the largest hotel chain in Israel, provides a Dead Sea resort experience in the luxurious Magic Nirvana Club. This beachfront resort is all-inclusive, and it offers guests access to a private beach, onsite spa, health bar, and numerous other outdoor activities. If you’d like to experience the classiest aspects of the Dead Sea, a resort like Ein Bokek is the best option.

The Dead Sea has played a monumental part in religion and world history. Today, it is a natural marvel, whose benefits are enjoyed by countless tourists. Learn more about spas in Tel Aviv.

The South of Tenerife

In the south of Tenerife you can enjoy a summertime experience with different activities and attractions all year around. Beautiful beaches, amazing sunsets and the warmest welcome you can imagine from the local people of the island. It is also possible to visit the rest of the island with organized trips which will bring you to the most unique spots in the north of the island. Also boat trips are offered to take you to La Gomera, which is the island situated just in front of the south of Tenerife. The same boats will also take you to visit the areas where the dolphins and whale exists.

Along all the area of Fañabé you can find plenty of new and exciting activities that are offered by professional companies with a long experience in that field.

From all water sports to tennis, riding, cycling, fishing, golf. It is only up to you to choose the one you prefer. Also for a more quiet holiday just the pleasure of a long walk by the sea either in the beach of Fañabé or the avenue just nearby it becomes a relax activity that it will only improve your time there.

You can get to the avenue just one step from the house. Regarding supermarkets and other needs you have them all in walking distance so if you want to get rid of the car during those days this is the place to rent, only beach, sun and quietness. If coming with children, in the south of Tenerife you can also enjoy the new water park from the well known LORO PARK that has just been opened few months ago called SIAM PARK, it will give you a fun and unique experience as many local festivals all year around and plenty of gastronomic experiences awaiting for your visit.

Just to remind you the easiest way to get to the villa: there are two airports. The nearest one is Reina Sofia, in the south of the island. By car it takes 15 minutes to the Villa Resort.
The second one is Aeropuerto del norte, in the north of the island, at 60 minutes from the villa.
Can I make so much money by weekly rentals with my new house when I am away?

Based on our own experience we can garantee you a minimum of 40.000€ income in weekly rentals if you do at least 6 months of the the year. The minimum for the renting is 1.600€ per week.

It is a highly demanded area and villa and it will help you to maintain the property if you would like to or even pay your mortgage.

This is a unique occasion as life investment for a magnificent home and also a business investment that even in this period maintains completely its activity.