If you want to enjoy an alternative holiday this summer, we present Tenerife as never before.

We know that during your holidays you want to forget about the stress of work and the madness of living in a city. That’s why we offer you a different holiday in 2019. Whether you’re one of those people who likes to take long walks on the beach, stay close to the Vanilla Garden swimming pool or if you like to experience new adventures. Today we offer you many different ways to live an alternative holiday in 2019.

Alternative vacations for adventurers

If you want the adrenaline to run through every inch of your body we propose some plans that you can’t resist.

Let’s cross Tenerife’s sky!

alternative holidays

How about a paragliding adventure watching from on high like you’ve never done before? Let yourself be carried away by the thermal currents and experience the adrenaline rush admiring the breathtaking views of Tenerife from the sky. Make the most of a very intense experience flying more than 1000 meters off the ground – this activity is designed for beginners and experts! In addition, some of these experiences will take you to know the Barranco del Infierno, one of the most beautiful places on the island.

Snorkelling among turtles

alternative holidays

Diving in Tenerife is a great opportunity to dive into the depths of an indescribable environment. The Canary Islands have a beautiful seabed that is worth visiting. In ‘El Bufadero’ a diving and snorkelling area near Los Cristianos, you will see several turtles and bishop-rays. In addition, the Puertito de Armeñime of Arona is a popular area for diving with green turtles.

Alternative vacations only for adults

alternative holidays

Another way to live a different holiday in 2019 is to stay in a hotel just for adults. Vanilla Garden is a boutique hotel just for adults that will allow you to live an alternative vacation. Our Only Adults Concept is based on offering a completely stress-free stay and is those looking to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere combined with parties. The best music, delicious and refreshing drinks, incredible pool parties, modern facilities, great chill-out area, private spaces filled the silence … The ideal hotel to visit in a couple or with your friends!

Alternative vacations to disconnect from the routine

Sometimes to be able to disconnect you need a little push, we make it easy! We want to make you feel completely renewed, what do you think about these methods?

Massage and beauty

Did you know that a hand massage is a quick and easy way to relieve stress There’s nothing wrong with pampering yourself! At the Vanilla Garden Hotel, we have a space reserved for people who like to take care of their bodies. That’s why you can enjoy our manicure and pedicure service outdoors, without leaving the pool!


There’s no better way to relax than with a yoga session. If you also add the sound and the sea breeze, you can enjoy a completely enriching experience. Yoga is based on three pillars: meditation, breathing and asanas (postures). In addition, to practice this sport you will not need material to bring from home since the two fundamental pieces that you need to do yoga is your body and your mind.

We hope we helped you to plan an alternative holiday for this summer! Our main goal at Vanilla Garden is to make sure you have a pleasant vacation staying with us. Our entire team is at your disposal for whatever you need and, we’ll help you make it possible!

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.

If you’re thinking of booking a well-deserved holiday in Tenerife, you might want to add some adrenaline to the equation by booking active tourism activities.

Many people visit the Canary Islands and after 3 days of relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Islands or in our vibrant swimming pool, they need to look for new experiences but that allows them to know in depth the place they have chosen for their holidays.

Tenerife is an island of contrasts, its volcanic sandy beaches are just a clue to the grandeur of its mountains, ravines, sea beds … Today we tell you some active tourism activities that you might want to add to your ‘things to do in Tenerife’ list.

What is Active Tourism?

Active tourism is that way of travelling that involves developing certain activities in natural environments. Most of the time, these are excursions with a certain amount of physical exertion but with a controlled level of risk. Without a doubt, this is a different way of getting to know Tenerife and it makes the visitor get involved with the environment and enjoy an adventure holiday.


Sports tourism

First of all, we propose you some mountain tourism activities that perhaps fit well with what you are looking for.

Trekking: One of the most classic aspects of mountain sports tourism is to enjoy the countless trails that Tenerife has for trekking. Discover the greenest and wildest part of the island by walking along the summits of Anaga to the coast in Las Vueltas de Taganana; enjoy the path that leads to the beach of Antequera, you will pass from a thick laurisilva forest to an almost deserted beach where you can enjoy the sun and sea; finally, another example that you should know is the path of Alto de Guajara, with some amazing views of Teide and where, on clear days, you can also see other Canary Islands.

Canyoning: Another way to do mountain tourism but that will trigger your adrenaline is to practice canyoning. Jumps into the water, rappel down, connect with the wild and adventurous side of nature… The ravine of Arcos, Los Carrizales or La Sabina are some of the best known but there are many places to practice this sport in Tenerife.

Active tourism in the water

It is possible that if you have arrived here, we have already met you to practice active tourism during your holidays in Tenerife. But you may still be reluctant to move from the beach to the mountains, don’t be afraid! You can practice sports tourism without getting out of the water, how?

Kayaking in Los Gigantes: How about spending the day kayaking on the cliff of Los Gigantes? It’s certainly a unique experience with incredible views of Tenerife’s coastline as you alternate it with bathing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Diving: We have talked about the great characteristics of the coast and mountains of Tenerife, but you can also practice sports tourism underwater. Reach the depths of our Island to know more than 600 marine species that inhabit the south coast of Tenerife.

Don’t doubt it! Get into the rewarding experience of active tourism activities during your holiday in Tenerife – you’ll get to know our island like never before! In addition, the whole Vanilla Garden team is at your disposal to help you organise as many activities as you want and, if you haven’t found it among our recommendations, please contact us!

We understand that vacations are for rest. But sometimes we need a little excitement and doing some activities that, in your day to day, you didn’t imagine you could do during your holidays in Tenerife.

Today we bring you a list of adventure sports, extreme experiences and activities that can make you go from a quiet vacation to an unforgettable one full of adrenaline.

Siam Park

First of all, you may have already heard about Siam Park, a water park located in Costa Adeje. In a paradisiacal environment, surrounded by vegetation, floats, slides and lots of water! You will find this park full of speed and fun. In addition, endorsed by TripAdvisor, was named by users as the best water park in the world between 2014 and 2017.


West Tenerife

If you are looking for water activities, enjoy outdoor and Tenerife coast, we bring you the unmatched tours of West Tenerife. You can enjoy a route on Zodiac, a trip on Jet Ski, snorkel with torpedoes…


Dare to do a tour in a helicopter! Helidream has different types of tours to know from the air all the secrets of Tenerife. Get ready to enjoy the breathtaking views and take off in the direction of the purest adrenaline.

Forestal Park

In Forestal Park Tenerife you will slide through the longest zip line in the Canary Islands with more than 230m length, you will climb 30m above the ground and enjoy more than two hours of fun, releasing adrenaline and surpassing each step with your family, friends, partner, co-workers, etc.

Nivaria Extremo

Finally, for the bravest, we invite you to immerse yourself in the heart of the most amazing ravines. Remember that canyoning is a very exclusive activity in Tenerife due to the orographic characteristics of the island. Live the adventure of canyoning on the Island with Nivaria Extremo!


We hope we have awakened your adventurous spirit! All you need is the desire to have fun and release adrenaline. We are sure that any of these options will make your holiday unforgettable.

Practicing Golf in Tenerife is to reach the paradise of this sport because you will find a great variety of places for your practice, among which you can choose your favorite.

There is no doubt that the Canary Islands is the perfect destination to enjoy your vacation and it is offering everything you could wish for. Beaches, mountains, forests, golf courses…

Each one with more spectacular views than the other to recreate your eyes, to lose the look between palm trees, the intense green of the lawn and the blue tones of the sky and the ocean.

To this adds the excellent climate of the island throughout the year. Wherever you go you will find a golf course in Tenerife; north, south… they are all over the island! We recommend some to the south:

  • Golf The Americas

It is one of the closest to our Vanilla Garden Hotel! And also one of the most famous south of Tenerife, in Playa de Las Americas. It has 18 holes scattered in a field in the form of an amphitheater, where you can walk among a variety of vegetation and lakes.

  • Golf Costa Adeje

In Finca de Los Olivos, Costa Adeje you will find 27 holes distributed in an immense land of one 5 thousand meters. Your days of relaxation will be perfect while having fun playing between beautiful palm trees, vegetation and stunning views of the ocean and the neighboring island of La Gomera.

  • Amarilla Golf & Country Club

San Miguel de Abona has two of the oldest golf courses on the island and also recognized for having hosted the European Tour in 1990. It has one of the most beautiful landscapes in comparison to other fields of Tenerife, where you will have 18 holes to play the ball.

  • Golf del Sur

Thousands of palms and volcanic black sand bunkers adorn the streets of this stunning course. Its 27 holes have been several times hosts of the European Tour! It was inaugurated in the decade of the 80 and until today it remains unchanged to the years. Its more frequent visitors recognize it as one of the most reputed fields.

These are just a small sample of the many options that Tenerife offers to practice this fantastic sport. Do you want to come?



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