Sampling unfamiliar foods is one of the best things about travelling. With its range of traditional dishes, a visit to Tenerife doesn’t disappoint.
Typical food in Tenerife revolves around grilled meats and fish, with vegetable or salad accompaniments. While you’re visiting, try out some of the local specialties:Rancho canario — a soup containing chicken, pork, chick peas, thick noodles, potatoes, cabbage, and carrots.
Ropa Vieja — a stew of beef, chicken or pork, or a combination of these, mixed with potatoes and chickpeas.
Conejo al salmorejo — marinated rabbit cooked with white wine and spices
Mojo — this is a tangy sauce accompaniment. It can be orange, red, or green, depending on the main ingredients.
Queso de cabra — goat’s milk cheese. It has a subtle, smoky flavour. It is often served in salads, drizzled with honey, or wrapped with Serrano ham.
Bienmesabe — ‘Bien me sabe’ is Spanish for ‘tastes good to me’ and is a puree of ground almonds, egg yolk, sugar, lemon rind and cinnamon. It is usually served with cream or ice cream.
Tenerife offers a wide variety of places to see, and things to do, to suit all interests. Take a look at these options when you visit:
Costa Adeje — this newly-developed area has many chic hotels, boutique shops, and smart restaurants.
Los Cristianos — once a quiet fishing village, this is now a popular beach spot, with plenty of seaside hotels, lively restaurants, and bars.
Playa de las Americas — offers beautiful white sands, and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and hotels. Nearby El Medano is hugely popular for windsurfing. Other attractions include sailing and golf, but it’s the Veronica Strip nightlife which draws its thousands of visitors.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife City —On this open-top double-decker bus you can explore the main attractions at your own pace, hopping on and off as often as you like at any of 11 stops situated around the city. Headphones and a recorded on-board commentary are included.
El Caleton — this rocky outcrop has several naturally formed pools. These were formed by lava from the eruption of Trevejo Volcano in 1706. Take a cooling swim in these unique surroundings.
Barranco de Masca — a popular, but demanding, hiking route from the Barranco de Masca mountains down to the sea. It takes around six hours to hike there and back, so isn’t advised for novice hikers. However, you could hike down to the sea, and take a water taxi back to Los Gigantes.
Tenerife offers warm weather and no shortage of things to see and do. This makes it a perfect option for an enjoyable holiday with family or friends.
Related post: 6 Perfect Cultural Gifts to Take Home from Mexico