Planning Summer Vacation in Tenerife & Ibiza

Things to Do in Tenerife

The island of Tenerife, with its near perfect climate and wide range of attractions, offers plenty of great things to do for all ages. From gorgeous beaches and soaring mountain peaks to ancient pyramids and quaint seaside villages, this sun-soaked island harbors a treasure trove of experiences.

There are also plenty of ways to escape the bustling crowds. Here are just a few of Tenerife’s many hidden gems:

Discover Tenerife’s Natural Ocean Pools

Vacationers flock to Tenerife’s pristine beaches, but there are plenty of other ways to get your toes in the sand this summer.

Charco de Isla Cangrejo is an historic landmark on the coast of Santiago del Teide. Steps lead down to a sea pool and sunbathing area but keep an eye out for high tide and strong waves.

El Caletón de Garachino lies beside a 16th century coastal fortress, Castillo de San Miguel. The natural pool was formed when lava reached the sea during the last eruption of the Trevejo volcano in 1706. This natural swimming pool is perfect for families. There are well-maintained step ladders and diving places, but no lifeguard.

*The castle of San Miguel, built as a lookout for incoming pirates, survived (mostly) the eruption of 1706. From the top of this historic structure you can enjoy great views of the town and bay.

Explore the Mysterious Cueva del Viento

Formed nearly 30,000 years ago, this volcanic cavity features a labyrinth of subterranean passageways, lava stalactites, terraces, and lakes. Known as the “Cave of Winds,” powerful draughts flow through the 12-mile long network of tubes and branches.

Expert guides offer tours of areas suitable for visitors.

 

See the Los Gigantes Cliffs Up Close

Towering over the harbor from a height of around 2,000 ft, these looming giants form a sight that is formidable to behold. The best way to experience the “Cliff of Giants” is from a boat. The local marina offers an array of sightseeing tours and water sports expeditions, including whale watching trips, snorkeling, diving, kayaking and more.

Where to Stay

Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife has all the ingredients for an unforgettable summer vacation. Some of the best places in Tenerife are located near this sophisticated holiday destination.

Ideal for families, couples, and thrill-seekers of all ages, accommodations feature luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, indulgent spa and fitness facilities, 3 sparkling resort pools, and a kids’ club.

Things to Do in Ibiza

Mega clubs, glitzy fiestas, world-class DJ’s—Ibiza’s nightlife scene can only be described as legendary. With dazzling white beaches and turquoise waters, this is the ultimate endless summer, party-all-night destination.

The nightlife is fabulous, yes, but there is so much more to Ibiza. For a reprieve from the tourist-filled clubs and beaches, head out to Ibiza’s rural areas where you will discover many more great things to do.

Explore San Joan de Labritja

Located on the north-end of the island, San Juan is a quaint, rural village surrounded by hills and pine trees. A whitewashed 18th century church towers near the center of the village.

S’Arenal Petit is a small, yet beautiful beach with clear, shallow waters ideal for little ones and activities like snorkeling.

Hike to An Isolated Beach

Cala Llentrisca is one of Ibiza’s most isolated and hardest to reach beaches.

How to Get There:

Drive to Urbanizacion de Es Cubells, park at the little plaza and carry on by foot. The path is rocky and strenuous, but the end-result is well-worth the hassle. The road veers around the back of a tiny house and onto the beach.

Surrounded by cliffs and cedar-covered hills, the shallow waters of this secluded bay are filled with reefs, making this unspoiled beach the absolute perfect place for snorkeling.

Where to Stay

Revel in the allure of Ibiza’s most popular resort. Located on the beach-bejeweled shores of Playa d’en Bossa, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is the ideal base to explore the island’s spectacular sights and attractions.

Combining boho glam style with indulgent amenities, accommodations come complete with everything you need for a fabulous experience. Unwind with indulgent spa offerings and kick back at one of 3 ultra-luxe pool areas, featuring underwater sunbeds and water fountains.

For the ultimate Rockstar experience, book one of the exclusive swim-up guest rooms and suites featuring private, river-style pools and terraces.

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