Tenerife offers some of the best golf in Europe and has 8 different courses from which to choose. Enjoy a round of golf at Playa de Las Americas, one of Tenerife’s most prestigious and beautiful courses, or Buenevista, known as “The Pebble Beach of the Canary Islands.” The Dave Thomas designed course at the Ritz Carlton- Abama overlooks the sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic and the island of La Gomera.
This tenerife vacation trip will include plenty of free time as well, but don’t get too relaxed, because you’ll also attend a flamenco show. Be prepared for a night of music, passion, soul, brightly colored costumes and striking choreography!
Arrive at Tenerife North and enjoy the ride to your all-inclusive 5-star resort on the south of the island in Costa Adeje by private car. Be sure to notice the difference in landscape between the tropical north and more arid south. Once you check in, you are free to explore the area or relax with a poolside cocktail. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy!
Enjoy 18 holes at Golf Las Américas, designed by John Jacobs, Golf Ass. Ltd.
Optional afternoon guided tour of La Laguna and Santa Cruz
La Laguna, a city with a buzz: San Cristóbal de La Laguna is a fascinating lively city filled with students thanks to its university. It was declared a World Cultural and Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999 for its non-walled colonial grid layout of which it was a pioneering city. The historical centre is pedestrianized. This is why it is great for calmly exploring the sumptuous, well cared for mansions and buildings that hint to it once being the island’s capital for many years. A guided tour is a good way to see it, with people who know the city’s history and nooks. You can buy wine with a volcanic spirit, handicrafts and the latest fashion at the pretty boutiques in the centre. Afterwards, head to the cafés and bars infused with a welcoming bohemian touch, order something to pep you up and relax whilst outside the pleasant hubbub continues to bustle along.
Then, explore Tenerife’s capital, Santa Cruz. Learn how its harbor developed into one of the Atlantic Ocean’s most important shipping ports in the 19th century. Also see the how the city’s shops, restaurants, art galleries, natural history museum, colorful buildings, and striking contemporary architecture of the Adan Martin Auditorium and the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes all contribute to a definitively Spanish cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On Day 3, you have the option of golfing the beautiful Buenavista Golf course, designed by Severiano Ballesteros, or spending the day at Mt. Teide.
Teide National Park is the third most visited volcano and national park in the world. One of the island’s protected areas, the park offers visitors a stunning volcanic setting with close-up views of Mount Teide. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, the park has been an iconic attraction and must-see for visitors to the island for many years.
Dinner is included at the Parador de Las Canadas del Teide, located over 2,000 meters above sea level and the only hotel located within the protected Teide National Park.
Following dinner, you will enjoy stargazing with one of the leading astronomy experts in the world. Tenerife is one of the best locations on the planet for stargazing because of its clear dark skies, low light pollution and a high altitude. Due to these exceptional conditions and the activities and guides available to educate visitors, Teide National Park was awarded in late 2013 the “Starlight Tourist Destination” and “Starlight Reserve” certificates by the Starlight Foundation.
Accommodations: Ritz Carlton Abama, Vincci Selección La Plantaccion del Sur (B, D)
Enjoy nine or 18 holes at Golf Costa Adeje, designed by Pepe Gancedo.
You have the option to play 18 holes at Abama Golf, designed by Dave Thomas.
Golf 18 holes at Tecina Golf, designed by Donald Steel and located on the island of La Gomera.
This excursion includes round trip transportation and ferry to and from La Gomera.
Today, you have the option of golfing up to 27 holes at Golf del Sur, originally designed by Pepe Gancedo and remodeled by Manuel Piñero, or enjoy a day in Garachico and La Orotava.
The town of La Orotava retains a perfectly defined historic center. Among its streets filled with charming buildings, there is a wealth of fascinating architecture, such as the Ermita del Calvario hermitage, the church of San Agustin, Constitucion Square, the street Carrer del Escultor Estevez and the church of Santo Domingo. From May through October, you can take in one or the region’s biggest festivals called La Romeria.
Explore Garachico’s natural lava pools in this colonial port that was once home to the American colonists. Garachio is a port town that served as the gateway for trade between Europe and the New World in the 16th centuries. It is known for its many wine shops and also home to the oldest living Roca tree, just one of the many species of exotic and unique flaura and fauna in this fertile Mediterranean climate.
Included lunch in Garachico.
Today is yours to enjoy however you wish! You may want to check out your hotel’s spa, gym, or perhaps spend the afternoon shopping in Adeje.
Time to return home from your Tenerife golf trip!