Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love taking landscape photos of tropical places – it’s probably one of my favourite things. If you follow me on Instagram (@theauburnagenda) then you’ll definitely have seen the many holiday photos I posted during and after my trip to Tenerife, and of course I couldn’t take a vacation without writing a travel post about it!
Although this was mostly a relaxing holiday where I spent most days around the pool rather than going out and exploring, I still got some pretty great photos of the island that I can’t wait to share with you guys. Since I didn’t do much exploring this will actually be a different style of post to my usual travel posts. It’s more a collection of photos rather than a chat about what I did and where I went – but I promise I will write about some elements of my trip. Nevertheless, I hope you guys enjoy!
In case any of you are curious, the resort I stayed in was the Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora – it’s a super beautiful hotel that’s right on the beach with the most incredible infinity pool (which is actually the largest in Europe). The stretch of beach it backs onto is a black sand beach – which makes for some pretty badass photos – but we didn’t really spend much time there because it was quite small and the pool was quieter.
One of my favourite things about Tenerife were the mountains that you could see everywhere. Tenerife is home to the famous Mount Teidi which, although we didn’t visit, sounds like a great excursion.
The island was made especially beautiful to me because of the barren landscapes with little more than sand, rocks, cacti and the odd palm tree wherever you went. I absolutely love deserts so I loved walking around the island and checking out the scenery.
There was an amazing promenade behind the hotel that was so gorgeous to walk along during the sunset. From here you could see both the mountains and ocean perfectly, and the addition of palm trees and cacti made the scenery completely idyllic (and perfect for golden hour shots).
Another great thing about the promenade was that it had things to do all the way along it. There was a basketball court, an outdoor gym and a kids play area, so it was definitely a really interesting place to be.
One thing we did do on this trip was take a bus into Costa Adeje, which was a lot of fun. It’s a really great place to go shopping or go to a bigger beach, and there are a lot of great restaurants and bars too. I would definitely recommend visiting Costa Adeje if you’re staying anywhere near it because it’s got a really good vibe and it makes for a great day out!
And that was my trip to Tenerife! I really hope you enjoyed this more photography-based post, let me know if you like this kind of thing and want to see more of it in the future! See you next time