The Travel Lounge

Tenerife, an insider guide to the Island of Eternal Spring

August 31, 2021 Ed Finn & Sarah Slattery Season 1 Episode 5
The Travel Lounge
Tenerife, an insider guide to the Island of Eternal Spring
Show Notes

This week in our Ambassadors for Spain series we chat to Fiona McAndrew who has lived in Tenerife for over 34 years.   Fiona has worked in Tourism for many years in Tenerife and she tells us what a wonderful place Tenerife is and specially how friendly the people are there.  Tenerife is famous for its beaches of course, ( 72 listed on the tourist board website at least) on which to stretch out, switch off and get that gorgeous shade of bronze.   Tenerife however is a multi-faceted island and everywhere you look there are man-made and natural attractions to be had, from stargazing in Europe’s clearest skies to conquering the planet’s third-largest volcano, and from splashing around in the world’s most popular water park, to getting within touching distance of dolphins in the wild.    You can’t get to the very top of Tenerife’s omnipresent volcano, Teide, without a prearranged pass, but you can get to within 600 ft by cable car.   The views are spectacular, but it’s the sheer sense of scale that will really take your breath away. What you see above ground is only the tip of what is one of the three largest volcanoes on the planet.  Tenerife really has everything and of course is a golf lovers paradise.  I recently stayed in the Green Garden Resort and just loved it.  Fiona tells us her top tips for her favourite beaches and places to visit.  We spoke to Fiona last July and of course travel has fully opened up since then and travel to Tenerife is back with a bang.  For full details visit www.spain.info and for Fiona's hotel recommendations visit www.royalgardenvillas.com