Considering a great vacation or holiday in Spain? Thought there are so many choice, Tenerife is home to many wonderful beaches, naturally-formed pools and water parks, giving you lots of options when you want to cool off. However, I’m finding it hard to work out where I’d like to go because there are just so many choices.
So, before I jet off on my holiday, I’ve put together with a list of a few of Tenerife
‘s more unusual spots for a dip, as I think going for a swim in any of the following places will be truly memorable.
Punta del Hidalgo
My first selection is Punta del Hidalgo, a village on the north coast of Tenerife that’s home to a series of saltwater swimming pools that are dotted along the coastline.
These pools are the perfect place to cool down in the heat of summer and one of the best things is that they’re always calm, so even if it’s too rough to swim at the beach you can still jump in the water. As they look out over the Atlantic Ocean, they’re also incredibly scenic.
Charco de la Laja
Also in the north of Tenerife is Charco de la Laja, which is similar to Puerto Hidalgo in that it’s a saltwater pool that’s separate from the ocean. What makes this spot really stand out, though, is that the pool has been formed by rapidly cooling lava during a volcanic eruption, with the rocks forming a natural, teardrop-shaped basin.
This looks like a really spectacular place to go for a swim and I love the thought of floating in the water and listening to the waves crashing on to the rocks that stand between the pool and the sea (image courtesy of johnbecks
Parque Maritimo Cesar Manrique
Moving on from the natural to the manmade, I came to Parque Maritimo Cesar Manrique. This is a huge leisure complex located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife that boasts several swimming pools, recreation facilities, restaurants and plenty of spots where you can soak up the sun.
The special thing about this place is that it was designed by famous architect Cesar Manrique (hence its name), who took great pains to make the buildings within the complex work with the natural Canarian landscape.
This is the ideal place to cool off and enjoy an adrenalin rush at the same time, as Siam Park is a water park with plenty of thrilling rides and fun things to do. I’m thinking of staying in a hotel in Tenerife’s Playa delas Americas resort
, which means I’ll be within easy reach of this attraction and can even walk to it (although there’s a bus service if you don’t fancy stretching your legs).
Among the water slides in the park are the terrifying Tower of Power that features a 28 m drop, the Dragon that allows you to experience zero gravity before you plunge into the water and the more sedate Mekong rapids.
It’s worth being aware that entry to Siam Park is €33 (£28) for adults and €22 for children aged between three and 11 years old, so make sure you allow for this in your holiday budget if it’s somewhere you’d like to visit.
These are just a few of the many options for cooling down while on holiday in Tenerife. If you’ve visited the island let us know where your favourite spot to take a dip is.
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