Couples looking to spend some time together should consider Canaries holidays. In particular, the island of Tenerife is a most romantic getaway. From its wild, rugged landscapes to its white sandy shores, there is plenty to entice, whether a couple on their first break away, or husband and wife on their honeymoon.
There are few things as romantic as stargazing, and Tenerife’s specific location in the northern latitude means that from here you can see all the constellations in the northern hemisphere. The government has even passed stringent laws to ensure light pollution does not spoil the incredible opportunities for astronomy on the island. Couples wishing to gaze at the stars should head to the Observacion de las Estrellas in Santa Cruz, which will give them a truly unspoilt view of the galaxy and beyond.
Tenerife is a volcanic island, and this seismic activity forms the foundation of the island’s incredible scenery. Hiking across the lunar landscape of Mt Teide National Park, and standing on top of a volcano is an unforgettable experience. Being the highest point in Spain, the view from here is unbeatable, and if you set out before dawn you’ll avoid the heat of the day – and catch the sunrise.
Holidays wouldn’t be holidays without some time on the beach, and for a truly luxurious experience, it’s worth booking one of the all-inclusive resorts which have their own private beach. This way couples won’t have to grapple the crowds for side-by-side sun-loungers and can have cocktails brought to them as they bask in the warm Canary Islands sun.
Couples who like the idea of diving but want to avoid the hassle of lessons and wetsuits can enjoy a submarine safari, exploring the beautiful world beneath the ocean in San Miguel. Watch schools of fish swim past, and take photos of coral reefs, all from the safety and comfort of the submarine.
Of course, the way to many hearts lies in a good meal, and here are plenty of romantic restaurants in Tenerife where couples can while away the hours over a glass of wine and some fresh seafood. One particularly special spot is Las Rocas Restaurant in the beautiful Costa Adeje. Its dining terrace juts right out over the ocean, for stunning sea views. Aim to arrive early evening to get a good table to watch the sunset as you enjoy your meal.