You might remember me mentioning our Easter holiday in Tenerife, but thanks to being super busy with my Fitness 4 Mamas and going on another holiday to Stalida in Crete, I had no time to share our favourite moments until now.
If you think about holiday at the end of April and are after hot and sunny weather, it might be too early for the Mediterranean Sea, but not saying you might not get some pleasant temperatures, just not super hot.
After our absolutely amazing Xmas holiday in Egypt we were a bit spoilt and could not decide where to go this time. Daddy suggested to go back to the same place, but I wanted to explore somewhere new.
We love the Mediterranean Sea, but at that time of the year you cannot expect summer temperatures so at the end after some research we booked a self-catering apartment in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife.
Neither of us has ever been to Tenerife, and we all were super excited.
Our apartment was about 15 mins walk from the beach, which wasn’t too bad as that way we did some exercise too.
The beach was very different to anything we have seen before, as Tenerife which rises 7,500m above the ocean floor is among the world’s largest volcanoes and the sand is black!
The first reaction of both my girls was almost ecstatic. They were rolling over in the sand and could not get enough of it. On the other hand, walking on the hot black sand was not very easy and they had to keepÃ‚Â wearing their Crocs otherwise their little feet would get burnt.
One thing I will remember for the next time we visit is not to bring their new swimming costumes as the black sand got absolutely everywhere and I did not manage to wash it out even after many washing cycles!
The weather during the Easter holiday was perfect. It was very hot, and the days were longer in comparison to our Xmas holiday in Egypt, so a perfect time of the year to visit.
Girls love animals, and a visit to the local Loro Parque was a must. You can get a free train from the town and can easily spend the whole day inside.
We actually went on a day when we had a bit of rain, which was pleasant as too much walking in the heat would probably not be the most enjoyable experience.
There are a few animal shows, and often they need children from the audience to help with the show. Isabelle loves dolphins, andÃ‚Â this time it was her time to enjoy the experience of being pulled by a few dolphins, stroke and kiss them too. She said it was her best birthday present ever. The only person who was moaning was of course Olivia…. but hopefully one day she will have a chance to do the same.
If you stay in Puerto de la Cruz in summer, I suggest checking the Lago Martianez Water Park too, which at Easter was empty as the water was probably too cold, but all the slides and things for children looked very tempting.
We had a great week in Puerto de la Cruz, and would be happy to go back one day. I think next time we need to hire a car and explore the Island a bit more. There is only that much you can do in a week, and we really loved spending time on the beach, walking and jumping in the sea, which by the way was freezing for me but there were people swimming in it or surfing.
Don’t forget to try some of the local food specialities. I loved their paella and the rabbit with some red wine sauce was delicious!