Looking for a quiet place to stay in Tenerife? Finca Munay is just that! It's located between Tajao and Arico, and it's exactly where you need to go if you want to escape from it all. Pure bliss, let me tell you.. Especially after staying in hostels with some strange people!
The finca is beautifully decorated, has a big garden with lots of veg growing, and even some chicken! It's so peaceful there.. You'll sleep like a baby after it's had its milk, haha!
Here are some of the gorgeous painted stone decorations I loved so much :-) 🐥🐧
If you're in El Médano, you might bump into @mercedescasart's beautiful jewellery stall. I just love love love her colourful and multifaceted designs, especially the bigger earrings and rings you see in the first photo - so gorgeous!!
Mercedes is from Barcelona and has been making jewellery since she was 12 years old. She's a very energetic woman, talks very fast and has a warm and welcoming energy. She also paints bold portraits of happy women; you can check them out on her IG account!
Thank you for the lovely moments, Mercedes! 💍🎨
It might be cute and fun finding stuff like this, but in the end it's all waste. There are so many beautiful places on these gorgeous islands (and everywhere else), but many of them are littered with many tissues, cans, all sorts of plastic, and and and.. Respect nature and people and take your rubbish with you. Same goes for cigarette butts. Don't think, "Well I'm not the only one leaving their stuff here". If we all just left our stuff behind, we'd be walking in garbage 24/7! Do it for yourself, the planet, and others! 💥🌏
Some photos of Montaña Roja today..
I climbed up there and it started to drizzle, didn't expect that! Loved all the dark clouds though! Later I went back down to the area where the kitesurfers practise and lied down in the sand dunes, hiding from the slight wind.. But then I got up anyway and cycled back to the hostel.. One of the owners told me that today was the second day of the year were it rained. Crazy. Wasn't even proper rain!
I also liked the very green plants on the small mountain! So nice against the red soil. 🌋🌿
Any suckers for artisan gelato out there (pun intended)? I found the best ice cream I've had so far, and I've had more than all of you've had together!
The little shop Il Gelato del Mercato is in Los Cristianos and the reason of some of my trips to the town.. #notashamed .
There's so many awesome things about the gelato - the wonderful and rich flavours, their texture (slightly runny and so creamy), the ever-changing flavours of the day, the good places all the produce comes from (local, fresh stuff), and the most awesome fact that the owner, Christian, also offers sugar- and dairy-free flavours! I already took my gluten- and lactose-intolerant friend there, and she loved it!
There should be more places like this.. But then it wouldn't be so unique anymore..
My recommendations are: dark chocolate (beyond!), dulce de leche (insane!), coconut (mmmm!) and mango (freshnfruity!). Some other flavours I've had are kaki (I took the bus there just to try it - I loooove kaki so much!!), rum and raisins (so wonderful and sweet), berries (good good good!), and something with ginger (interesting!)..!
So, if you like ice cream in the slightest of ways, you'll be missing out - and I rarely say that - if you don't head to Los Cristianos and order three scoops of the finest gelato you'll ever have!! And then spread the word!! @ilgelatodelmercato_loscristian 🍦💖
You like crazy high waves? Black sand? The thrill of a dangerous destination? Then I got a beach for you, my friend! It's called Playa Bollullo and will swallow your sunglasses if you forget to take them off THAT ONE TIME (don't ask.. Or do.. Whatever..)!!
Only go into the water if you can deal with big waves.. And please, please, just visit that playa during low tide, otherwise it can be life-threatening! Very important!!
Always put your safety first guys, no matter what others are saying. Don't do anything you don't feel like doing that will make you seem "cool" (nothing dangerous and life-threatening ever is cool). You are the only person who really can protect you, so look out for yourself. Because no one else will..
Other than that, happy wave-jumping!! 🌊🐳
If you're in the south of Tenerife on a weekend, make sure to check out Matinal Beach Club in Las Galletas! Especially if you're a fan of rock, you'll love the live band playing most Sundays. Even if you're not that much into rock (like me), it's worth a go! It's very nice for a walk on the beach at night, some dancing in the sand or just for sitting around and people-watching.. 🌑🌌
Made it to Tenerife!! Will be exploring the biggest island for some time! But first, lemme dig in!! We had awesome awesome pizzas made by Italians from Napoli! So you know it'll be something special - and let me tell you, it was!! I had the Bacon and Mascarpone pizza - what a dream!! The sweet cheese just melts in your mouth, about to send you to paradise while the soft bacon keeps you grounded, giving you the knowledge you're still on earth and not on a heavenly food planet somewhere far far away..
So, if you feel like eating a proper pizza, and I bet you do, head to La Piazzetta in Los Cristianos and plan in an extra fifteen minutes to properly peruse the vast pizza menu - choose wisely! 🍕🌈
Fuerte, you are awesome!! I had a great great time on this wonderful island!! So many genuine people and breathtaking places.. Especially those beaches! Playa de Sotavento, I want to see you again soon!! If you're thinking if you should go to Fuerteventura, don't hesitate, just book your flight already! Especially watersport lovers and beach enthusiasts HAVE to experience this special spot on earth! Nowhere else in and around Europe you will find waves that strong, climate that springtastic and beaches so beautiful than on Fuerteventura! Go and see for yourself!! Let me know if you need any recommendations on where to stay, what to do and what else you might need! 🏄🌊
In Puerto del Rosario there are lots of murals too! There the city also holds an annual wall painting competition.. It's a great way to further creativity, communal spirit, and introduce fresh ideas and new details to the city. I wish there were much more murals on walls.. So much more interesting than a plain wall!!
So go to Puerto and see how many murals you'll count :-) 🖼🖌
What I really really like about these islands is that you constantly bump into all the people you've met, and friends you've made throughout your stay here.. I went to La Pared for example and took this photo (I really liked how the two surfboards where positioned and how the guy at the beach was standing). So then I went down to the beach and had a closer look at the guy, and turns out it was my surf instructor friend! Just days earlier we had been on a roadtrip.. How cool is that? We actually met in Las Palmas.. There I also was constantly running into everyone.. Originally you pop out for some groceries and end up meeting people along the way and arranging future plans.. I love it!! 🌞💪