Once blighted with the reputation of being nothing more than a cheap destination for chavvy stag parties, the tourist board has worked hard to highlight Tenerife’s unique charms of which there are many.
For those looking to relax there are natural and man-made beaches, some with beds and umbrellas to hire. The more adventurous will find coastal walks rewarded with coves and inlets in which to relax with a little less company from other tourists.
But not everyone wants to laze by the pool every day so for the more active or adventurous, there is hang gliding, windsurfing rafting bike, horse riding, golfing, rock climbing, hiking … and that is all in the daytime.
At night, Tenerife takes on another personality altogether. There are restaurants to suit every palette and every kind of pub and club you can imagine.
Coral Bar, in Coral Mar, Costa Del Silencio offers a delicious and very popular Sunday Carvery (reservations recommended), great breakfasts, homemade pies and Scotch eggs, fish and chips and more.
Chinatown Restaurant in Tre Bol may not be the most modern of Asian restaurants of the food is good, service is friendly and dishes are fairly priced. Home Delivery Available
Gastro Gallo Italian Restaurant in Costa Del Silencio is great for tasty thin crust pizza, a la carte and daily special pasta dishes, cold beer and lovely sunsets.
The Peking Garden Restaurant is one of the two Chinese restaurants in Costa Del Silencio. Food is not great but okay if you are just dying for a Chinese meal. It delivers which is a good thing because service in the restaurant sucks.
Restaurante Oriental Gran Familia is a popular Asian restaurant in Los Cristianos, serving Chinese and Thai food, dim sum, and veggie/vegan options. The vegan sizzling “beef” is pretty amazing.
Spanish and Mediterranean food, served by friendly waiters in this small lounge/restaurant near the seafront at Playa de Las Vistas, in Las Americas, Tenerife
Merlion Oriental is a vegetarian and vegan-friendly Asian restaurant in Las Americas. Meat eaters also well catered for. The Chinese crisy beef and Thai red curry is amazing.
First Love Italian Restaurant offers outdoor dining, a friendly and informal atmosphere and great service in Playa de Las Americas.
Bianco Italian Restaurant offers indoor/outdoor dining, modern Italian cuisine, a fun atmosphere and nightly entertainment in the Safari Centre, Las Americas.
The extremely popular Empire Modern elevates British pub grub to a new level. Good for steaks, chops, beef wellington, fish & chips and more. Reservations are recommended.
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