Tenerife, a privileged weather

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The weather in Tenerife is a real privilege. During the summer season a mild weather prevails, while in winter the warmth is noticed as a moderate continuation of the summer. The sun shines here all year round and temperatures range from 17ºC in winter to 25ºC in the warmer months. Many are the aspects that intervene in this privileged weather of Tenerife and that make this island an ideal place to enjoy a holiday in the open air all year round.

Many are the guests of Vanilla Garden who check year after year the privileged weather of Tenerife. The weather is usually refreshed by the sea breeze and the trade winds, which are responsible for compensating for the long days of sunshine. In addition, the island’s own orography makes it possible to find very different climates in one area and another, the so-called “microclimates”. In this way, it will be possible to enjoy the green forests and high mountain landscapes and, on the same day, sunbathe and swim in any area of the island’s coastline.

AN ISLAND OF CONTRASTS

One of the most striking phenomena of Tenerife’s climate is that during the winter, pleasant and warm temperatures are maintained at any point along the coast. Meanwhile, it is possible to enjoy the beautiful views of the Teide landscape from your hammock on any beach in the south or from the swimming pool in your hotel. The south of the island, where Vanilla Garden is located, has more hours of sunshine per year, while in the north the climate varies significantly with more humidity. This creates different landscapes and shades worth admiring when it comes to getting to know the island.

One of the phenomena worth admiring is the sea of clouds. This is an impressive effect created by the trade winds, which push the clouds against the northern mountain slopes of the island creating the illusion of a calm and spongy sea.

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There is no doubt that Tenerife can be enjoyed at any time of the year. With an average annual temperature of 23ºC, thanks to its ideal location near the Tropic of Cancer and the aforementioned trade winds. All this results in a pleasant and mild climate, which allows you to enjoy nature, sun, sea, gastronomy and the historical heritage of Tenerife 365 days a year.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING IN MY TRAVEL SUITCASE TO TENERIFE?

This privileged weather in Tenerife means that you should pack cool clothes to help you fight the temperatures at their highest peaks during the day, but also slightly less cool clothes for the hours when the sun goes down. You should not forget to your sunscreen because you risk burning your skin when exposed to the sun’s rays. For full protection, include sunglasses to protect the eyes and a hat to avoid direct exposure to the face and neck. All that’s left for you to do is to enjoy without worrying about the weather, because as we’ve been saying, it’s privileged!

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Trips to the Canary Islands at Christmas, a winter in the sun!

Trips Canary Islands at Christmas

Trips to the Canary Islands at Christmas have become one of the favourite experiences for those who want to enjoy this time of year at a different pace, getting away from the cold and the rush and approaching a privileged place to celebrate the holidays in a different way.

Do you need reasons to convince yourself? Here are some motives to spend your Christmas holidays in the Canary Islands!

THE BEST CLIMATE

Temperatures in the Canary Islands are stable and pleasant all year round. The average is 23-24 degrees, so even on these dates, where in other places it would be unthinkable, you can enjoy long days on the beach or activities in short sleeves. This is a summer vacation in the middle of winter where you can rest and recharge your energy. You might come back with a tan! So prepare to be the envy of the office.

DISCONNECT

You’ ll have numerous options to disconnect. You can spend your days relaxing in your hammock or practicing active tourism. Diving, surfing or hiking are some of the activities that can be done in a totally unique environment. The options are innumerable. You can make all kinds of trips, from excursions to Teide, to Anaga or other equally impressive natural environments, here nature is incredible. Choose what you prefer!

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CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

You may want to come looking for good weather, sun and beach, but you also want to live the true essence of the Island Christmas. Each municipality strives to ensure that its streets have the best Christmas lighting and decoration. Don’t miss the opportunity to try the delicious typical desserts such as sweet potato trout or to visit the many essential nativity scenes all over the island, even those made of sand on the beach!

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CHANGING THE YEAR IS SPECIAL

Many popular festivals and pyrotechnic shows are held together at the sea in many beaches and villages. But, for many residents and visitors, the night ends in the water just after eating the grapes. The first bath of the year is a custom loaded with symbolism that serves to renew energies for the new year.

FLIGHT AND ACCOMMODATION CONNECTIONS

Most of the visitors who come to the Canary Islands do so by plane. There are many companies that land at either of its two airports (Tenerife Sur and Tenerife Norte). This is a very good opportunity, you can find direct return tickets easily. It’s about a two or three hour flight. An ideal option for trips to the Canary Islands at Christmas. Once here, sleeping can also be an experience.

You won’t find a warmer, nicer place than Vanilla Garden. It is a place where you can relax, with a young and fresh decoration and, most importantly, has a policy of ‘Only Adults’, so that the disconnection and relaxation is total and you have nothing to worry about.

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It’s located in Playa de Las Americas, in Tenerife South, a privileged place. It is very close to a long avenue for walking, several nightlife places, restaurants, beach clubs and some of the best beaches in the whole archipelago.

Don’t miss the opportunity to spend a sunny Christmas vacation at the beach – book your vacation with us now! And, if you have any questions during the process, our team is at your disposal to help you with everything you may need.

Discover the best nudist beaches of Tenerife

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If you like to practice nudism to have a perfect tan all over your body, or to feel the water and sand as pure as possible, here is a list of the best nudist beaches in Tenerife. The island offers some of the best beaches with crystal clear waters and a beautiful natural environment

From Vanilla Garden, we want to share this list of beaches where you can enjoy nudism with total tranquillity and enjoy the nature of the beaches, during your holidays in Tenerife.

Diego Hernandez Beach

One of Tenerife’s nudist beaches par excellence is Playa Diego Hernández, perhaps one of the wildest beaches on the island. It is very quiet, virgin, with turquoise water and golden sand. It is a small beach, but very nice. We recommend you to visit it when the tide is low, because at high tide there is no space left in the sand, only in the rocks. Access is not easy; you have to reach the beach of La Caleta and walk about 20 minutes.

La Tejita Beach

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It’s 1 kilometre long, golden sand and fascinating beauty. La Tejita is essential for people who appreciate nature and want to enjoy it without noise and without a bathing swimsuit. On the beach you can rent hammocks and umbrellas, also has a parking ground. Walking along this beach, you can enjoy the views of Montaña Roja. We recommend that you take food with you because there is no restaurant on the beach.

Montaña Roja Beach

Visually the beach is magnificent, when there is no wind, its waters are crystalline and clear sand. It is located right next to the Red Mountain, near the beach of La Tejita. It is a small beach and easy access, it is perfect for a connection with nature. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful nudist beaches in Tenerife.

La Pelada Beach

This beach with wild nature, big waves and volcanic sand are located in Granadilla de Abona. Naturists love this beach because they can enjoy it without noise or interruptions, it is also easily accessible.

Las Gaviotas Beach

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It is located in the northern part of the island, where nudism is very common, although there are also people who frequent with swimsuits. The beach has many visitors during the summer and especially on weekends. It is a place to get lost and disconnect, because it offers a connection with nature and a feeling of freedom. It is composed of black volcanic sand and is surrounded by steep cliffs, so it offers an impressive landscape.

Los Patos Beach

This wide is one of the largest nudist beaches of the island, located in La Orotava, between the beaches of Bollullo and Ancon, with mountains full of vegetation that act as a beautiful and green backdrop. Its access is complicated and, in addition, it does not have any type of service. The waves can sometimes be strong, and you have to be careful with the tide, because if it rises too much, there is a risk of getting caught on the beach.

We hope we have helped you discover these wonderful nudist beaches of Tenerife during your holidays on the island. Vanilla Garden is an ideal hotel to visit many of these beaches due to the proximity to our hotel and the easy connections if you have decided to rent a car and explore Tenerife. Our entire team will be happy to help you with anything you need, we will make your holiday unforgettable! In addition, to make your holidays complete we also propose other activities from our blog.

The best places to go shopping in Tenerife

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During your holidays in Tenerife you can visit a shopping mall and go shopping to take some nice souvenirs.  Tenerife in particular is an unbeatable place to go shopping. So that you don’t get lost among so much offer we are going to make you a selection that you must visit if you want to go shopping in Tenerife. These are the most important shopping centres in Tenerife:

Centro Comercial Meridiano

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At the entrance to Santa Cruz is a shopping center with more than 100 stores. It is one of the preferred areas to spend time, either shopping, taking advantage of the gastronomic offer or enjoy the cinema. In addition, the most remarkable thing about this centre is that on certain occasions they do activities on the children’s terrace.

El Corte Inglés

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It is the only shopping center that can be considered as a department store. It is located in Santa Cruz, on Tres de Mayo Avenue. Here you can find anything you need, since along the 7 floors that offers beauty products, electronics, fashion, household appliances, music, travel, gastronomy. For its product offer has become a shopping center of reference on the island.

Siam Mall

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Located in the south of Tenerife, near the water park Siam Park. A shopping centre with large spaces that allow you to take a relaxing stroll while you do some shopping. It also has entertainment for the little ones. The range of establishments is very large, with restaurants, fashion shops, jewellery, a hypermarket and lifestyle shops. It also offers events throughout the month so that those who come to the mall have entertainment and can take a break from their shopping.

Calle Castillo

It is the commercial route par excellence in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, it begins in the Weyler Square and ends in the always concurred in the Plaza de España. The street is not only the ideal place to find national and international franchises, it also offers visitors a journey through the history of the capital. It houses buildings that belong to the traditional Canarian architecture.

Las Américas (Golden Mile)

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In the place where more tourists are concentrated in the island there is along a kilometer and a half of road plagued with shops. It can almost become a sanctuary for tourists in the south of Tenerife.

An endless number of bazaars, perfumeries, restaurants, shops, boutiques or luxury brands are the delight of all who visit the area for shopping. Another one of the claims of this zone is in its central square, where night shows with lights are carried out.

In addition, so that you can have a fantastic holiday, from our blog we propose other activities. For example, if you also want to immerse yourself in the nature of the island we leave a recommendation of the best trails.

We hope to have been able to help you get to know some of the best places to go shopping in Tenerife. Vanilla Garden is close to some of these centres, so it is a good option to visit it while you are staying with us. Our entire team will be happy to help you with anything you need, we will help you make your holidays unforgettable!

Trails of Tenerife

Trails of Tenerife

The hiking routes in Tenerife are the perfect alternative to spend a completely different day during your holidays. If you want to know 3 of the most magical trails you will find on the island, then we tell you here everything you need to know.

Although Tenerife is known for its beautiful beaches and tropical landscapes, the island also has other attractions that you may want to know. Enjoying a few hiking trails in Tenerife during your holiday can be a great opportunity to get to know the greener aspects of the island. Its contrast between very green and arid areas, and other mountainous areas facing extensive beaches, make enjoying the trails of Tenerife an unparalleled experience.

It is important that if you decide to do any of these walks in Tenerife wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, plenty of water and even food. Many of the routes we are going to talk about below do not have nearby places to stock up, so you must be prepared. Some trails in Tenerife lead to the beach, it will be advisable that in addition to the things we have mentioned above, you have at hand a swimsuit. It is important that, although we do a route on foot, the climate will remain sunny, so it is vital that we continue to use sunscreen to avoid burning.

Trails of Tenerife

‘El Infierno’ Ravine

The first path we want to share with you is the route through the ‘Barranco del Infierno’.  This is one of the most visited routes in the south of Tenerife, so it is important to book your assistance. This trail is a space where only 300 people a day are allowed to enter, in order to preserve the environment in the place. Access is open every day from 08:30 to 14:30. This walk is estimated to take about three and a half hours. The route is 6.5 KM and its difficulty is low.

The Masca Ravine

This other ravine located in the southern area of Tenerife will take us approximately 3 hours walk.  It starts from the ‘Caserío de Masca’ and its descent will take us to a magical beach that can only be reached through this path or by boat. Many people choose to return to the pier of Los Gigantes by boat or kayak. This will be one of the routes for which you will have to take a bathing suit and even a towel. If you are looking for a trail in Tenerife with beautiful scenery that you can combine with other water activities, this is the route you were looking for!

Las vueltas de Taganana

This hiking route in Tenerife North is located in the Parque Rural de Anaga. This trail will be where you can best appreciate the contrast between the greenest areas of the island and end up near one of the most magical beaches you’ve ever seen. The distance of this circular path of Tenerife is 11.3 KM, which is about 3.5 hours of simple travel. The end of this path is next to the beach of Los Roques, Taganana and Benijo, 3 black volcanic sand beaches that will leave you breathless.

We hope that these 3 trails in Tenerife have encouraged you to spend a completely different day during your holidays in Tenerife. Also, if you have any questions about these routes, you can contact the Vanilla Garden team and we will be happy to help you.

Why do we celebrate the Canary Islands Day?

All the places have a history and the one of our archipelago is very particular. Many will wonder why we celebrate the Canary Islands Day and here we leave you a few reasons.

This festival turns out to be special, not only for the historians but also for the inhabitants of the islands. And is that this holiday represents that longed desire of the Canaries to have greater representation and autonomy.

The 30 of May of 1983 was the first of the sessions of the Parliament of Canarias and was celebrated in Santa Cruz, the capital of Tenerife. This was the starting point to give greater voice and vote to the Canary Islands in the country.

Around this day there are endless activities to remember the devotion of the people for their islands, displaying flags and decorating balconies with flowers.

The children also become protagonists of the commemoration, dressing with their finest costumes of typical costumes and offering tastings of the most delicious dishes and wines of the islands.

The native flora and fauna are a primordial part of their exhibitions and highlight information of interest around the perfect climate of this paradise.

It is certainly a special day for all the canaries, but also for the thousands and thousands of tourists who visit us every year.

Thus our guests are well received, not only in our wonderful and unique beaches, leisure areas, hotels, parks and other tourist attractions. They are also invited to be part of the rich and varied culture of our archipelago.

Happy Canary Day!

Traveling Tenerife through its wines

The world of wine in Tenerife are in luck. Coinciding with the feast of St. Andrew, the wineries open their doors and give entry to new wine. If you like to discover the destination through its flavors and new experiences, this is an event.

To understand the history of the Canary wines would be interesting to start by visiting the Casa del Vino. An old farm seventeenth century, which houses a museum and a tasting area and a restaurant with views of Mount Teide prodigious.

Delve into the largest of the Canary Islands, where you can taste wines with Designation of Origin Tacoronte-Acentejo and Orotava Valley wine region. The fantastic thing about this region is that along its route will take contact with the heritage, nature and stunning landscapes of this area of the island. The ideal place to sample typical Canarian cuisine place.

Aim these cities within your route: Tacoronte Tegueste, El Sauzal, San Cristobal de la Laguna and La Orotava are some of the municipalities that can be found within this region. Here you will find everything from large wineries to smaller and family. No doubt this is a highly recommended option ecotourism and a different way to discover and experience Tenerife in a unique way.

A buffer zone with all the flavor of the history

A.O. Ycoden-Daute-Isora is located in the northwestern region of Tenerife and its wines are heirs of the ancient “Canary”, a wine made from overripe grapes Malvasia which was already appreciated by William Shakespeare or Giacomo Casanova, among many featured leaders of the history. Here you will find very aromatic white wines and rosé and fresh grapes flavored. Malvasia have sweet and sour notes. If you like more tropical flavors, try the rosé of this region. You will be amazed.

The AO at Tenerife South

In the region of Abona, in the south of Tenerife, white bodied wines are produced, but also fantastic red and rosé. The key to success of these wines is the sun and the volcanic soil that stimulate to growing excellent grapes.

The white wines are the star of the wine production of the AO “Valle de Güímar”, which are characterized by a fresh and fruity taste. Rosé wines are prized for their aroma of red fruits, while the reds are recognized for their earthy notes. Other varieties are sweet wine, with hints of honey; sparkling wines with very fine bubbles and persistent, slightly acidic crown; and sparkling wines with notes of dried fruits and slightly spicy.

Is not suggestive? November is a good time to discover the island and its stunning nature, interesting history and culture so personal and unique. Make it through their wines will help you to see Tenerife through new flavors that we are sure you will love them. Enjoy it!