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Around two and a half hours from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech is one of the most genuinely peaceful and pretty cities in Morocco: Essaouira, also known as Mogador. Essaouira has been included on the World Heritage List by UNESCO and its medina or old quarter is one of the most interesting in the country, for tourists and for people fond of water sports or culture.

Essaouira is currently a city of 70,000 inhabitants, with an economy based on tourism, fishing and artisan goods. The special charm of its historical ensemble, arising from its unique character and personality of its own due to its agitated history and the magnificence of its never-ending beaches, swept by the trade winds that are so coveted and sought after by surfers and other lovers of water acrobatics, have made it one of the Moroccan cities best appreciated by tourists. The beach at Essaouira is quite large; it is sheltered from currents and waves by the island of Mogador. The water is not too deep and it is safe for children.

But there is much more to Essaouira than the pretty walled historical quarter and beaches. The steady presence of joinery and painting ateliers, exhibitions, art galleries, musicians and many other art forms give it a special appeal. Mornings in Essaouira can be spent doing anything, even visiting the surroundings, while the afternoons and evenings call for a stroll by the walls and the port, which is accessed via the monumental Gate of Marina.

Essaouira is a very interesting city that is well worth a visit, for a couple of days or to spend a week surfing, roaming around the semi-desert surroundings, attending an African music festival or simply resting a few days away from the noise and heat of Morocco.
Caution: Essaouira is famous for the many small ‘restaurants’ facing the sea in the square by the port where you can eat fresh fish. Avoid those places if you don’t want to get scalped. It is much cheaper to eat at the classic Moroccan food stalls. For 3 to 4 euros per person you can eat quite well. If you want to pay 6 to 8 euros you can sit down in a restaurant and enjoy the service.



“The hotels that IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has in Morocco are 4 and 5-star oases of luxury and comfort, where guests will find everything they are looking for in their stay. They have welcoming rooms and cuisine, sport and entertainment services to suit every taste.”



Traveling to Tenerife? There is no better place to relax than on the shores of this wondrous volcanic island situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. And in case you´re looking for that little something extra to unwind you even more, here is a list of the top spas you can find there. Indulge in a spa day for couples set in a calm and romantic atmosphere or treat yourself to a couple hours away from the kids… For his and hers, some travellers schedule their golf and spa breaks at the same time so both can have their fun without spoiling it for one another.

#5: Green Thai Urban Spa – for the best Thai massage in Tenerife

SPA Green Thai Urban

Indulge yourself in the wisdom and sophistication of ancient healing all the way from the Far East. Set in a Thai theme, soothing traditional music plays lightly in the background, making it impossible not to feel tranquil and calm the moment you walk through that door. Aromas of oils and incense, evokes distant memories of wood and will mentally transport you to a tropical rainforest where time does not exist. Treatments combine relaxation, beauty and health and are especially designed to help you restore harmony between body and spirit, what oriental culture believes is the path to peace of mind.

We recommend: Thai Herbal Pouch Therapy – relaxing anti-inflammatory massage using linen bags filled with Thai herbs. Definitely one of the most relaxing massages in Tenerife!

  • Address: Palm Beach Shopping Centre, Playa de las America, Costa Adeje
  • Phone: 922 79 31 89
  • Opening hours: 9:30-20:00 Monday to Saturday, 12:00-1800 Sundays
  • Website: http://www.greenthaiurbanspa.com/    
  • Reservation: required

#4: Vitanova – for the best volcanic stone massage on the island

SPA Vitanova Tenerife

This Tenerife spa centre exclusively dedicated to relaxation, wellbeing and beauty will help your revitalize your mind and rejuvenate your body in an exclusive and welcoming atmosphere. It offers three distinct service areas: 1) a thermal circuit with waters brought in straight from the Atlantic Ocean, 2) a relaxing space for specialized treatments, massages and a hairdressing salon, as well as 3) a very well-equipped gym. The team is made solely of experts, always pleased to give you professional advice on any personal needs you might have.

We recommend: Vulcano Luna – a 90-minute massage with mild basalt-stone combined with a facial treatment of aromatherapy. A Tenerife massage that will take you to a whole new dimension of relaxation!

#3: Spa Sensations – for the most luxurious break

 iberostar hotel spa sensations tenerife

Covering an area of over 4,500 m2, Spa Sensation has everything you could be looking for when it comes to wellbeing and relaxation. It has an ideal area for sports with a fully equipped fitness studio offering revitalizing classes such as yoga and Pilates as well as two paddle tennis courts. An innovative spa area featuring 14 private rooms, offering the most relaxing treatments – all products are 100% natural and include aloe, roe, gold or oxygen alongside massages, foot reflexology and physiotherapy, all by the hands of professionals of course. Then there´s a hydrotherapy area of over 2,000m2 set in a relaxing and harmonious atmosphere, perfect to disconnect in. And the best part is, this Tenerife spa is located in an adults-only five-star luxury hotel surrounded by crystal clear waters of Santa Cruz. Now this is what relaxation is all about!

We recommend: The Balinese massage – utilizes an aromatherapy treatment to help you restore your blood, oxygen and energy flow.

  • Address: Iberostar Grand hotel Mencey, Doctor Jose Naveiras, 38
  • Phone: 922 60 99 24
  • Opening hours (spa): 10:00-20:00 Monday to Sunday
  • Opening hours (gym): 7:00-22:00 Monday to Friday, 10:00-21:00 Saturday and Sunday
  • Opening hours (hydrotherapy): 10:00-22:00 Monday to Friday, 10:00-21:00 Saturday and Sunday
  • Website: http://www.grandhotelmencey.com/en/spa
  • Reservation: required

#2: Aqua Club Termal – for the best thermal circuit

aqua club termal tenerife

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A 5-star Tenerife spa designed for supreme luxury and pampering. This spacious club boasts over 6,000 m2 of facilities and is one of the finest sports and leisure centres in Europe. Famous for its huge dynamic hydrotherapy pool with some 300 water jets, you can relax and treat yourself to a full thermal circuit. Sit back in the Jacuzzi, float through the jet streams, detox in the Roman thermal bath, Turkish bath or Sauna. Unwind in the hydro massage pool, float about in the Flotarium and take a walk through the foot deluge. You are sure to feel like as if walking on clouds when you leave this spa. You can also enjoy one of the many other treatments available such as massages, facials, pedicures and much more. The beauty and health area has 11 treatment cabins, a 400 m2 complete fitness centre equipped with a revolutionary modern system and 3 open-air paddle courts with artificial grass. This place is a true escape!

We recommend: the thermal circuit, of course! Two hours and a half of anti-stress and weight-loss therapies, with each step of the circuit supervised by professional spa guides.

  • Address: Calle Galicia, s/n, Torvisca Alto, Costa Adeje
  • Phone: 922 71 65 55
  • Opening hours: 8:00-22:00 Monday to Sunday
  • Website: http://en.aquaclubtermal.com/
  • Reservation: required

#1: Mayr Kur Space – for a healing experience

mayr Kur Space iberostar tenerife hotel

A spa only and fully dedicated to Mayr Kur, a preventive body detox and cleansing therapy that attracts followers from all over the world. Originally invented by Austrian Doctor Franz Xaer Mayr at the turn of the 20th century, this treatment is thought to amazingly cure conditions such as stress, hypertension, obesity and even type II diabetes. The spa is headed by Dr. Gustave Pezzini who fully dedicates himself to helping patients recover body balance and fight chronic disease caused by bad food habits and poor nutrient absorption. The treatment consist of abdominal therapies, along with a prescribed custom diet, fresh air, gym, body massages, baths and contact with nature.

We recommend: Go on a spa break for couples with the 7-day Mayr Kur Space Therapy. Good thing the spa is located in a charming 5-star hotel by the shore…

  • Address: Hotel Iberostar Anthelia, calle Londres, 15, Costa Adeje
  • Phone: 922 71 45 57
  • Website: http://www.mayrkurspace.com/
  • Reservation: required


To ensure you can easily find all of these spas in Tenerife, we created an interactive map of the island just for youDid you know you can save maps on your smartphone? Do it now here to use during your Tenerife holiday!  

Want to pamper yourself even more? You could always go after your spa break for some amazing Tenerife shopping and finish off with a succulent meal at one of the many excellent restaurants of the island. Remember, you are on holiday and you deserve it!

Looking for a hotel in Tenerife? These top spas are just a short distance away from IBEROSTAR Tenerife hotels, located north and south of the island. The hotels are a perfect spot for both a couple´s holiday and family holiday. Some feature in-house spas providing you with all the relaxation you need, while others are adults-only hotels, ideal for those looking for some serious peace and quiet.



You’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. Your suitcase, of course! You can’t deny that you ALWAYS take more than you need. The ‘just in case’ items are way too many and you have to be practical. Airlines increasingly restrict the size of the suitcases you can carry as hand luggage or they lower the weight of what you can take without a surcharge, especially the low cost airlines, so if you want to save a bit you’d better learn how to pack a suitcase just with the essentials.

Here are few tricks you might not know:

· Choose basic, neutral colors that combine with nearly everything. Plain garments without fancy prints are much easier to combine.

· Choose garments that you can wear during the day as well as in the evening. If you take an evening gown that you’re not sure you will use, there is a chance it will go back neatly packed in your suitcase untouched. It’s best to take T-shirts, shirts or blouses, pants, skirts, dinner jackets and other garments that can be used for casual wear.

· Save space by taking toiletries in small sizes. You can use samples or the soap they give you at hotels.

· Store your socks or other small items inside your shoes.

· Roll up your T-shirts and cotton pants and you will save space and everything will be well pressed anyway.

· Fill in the spaces around shirt collars with belts, scarves, etc. Besides keeping things in shape you will take up less space with accessories.

· If you have something delicate or bulky, for instance a purse or hat, try wearing it on your flight.

Do you know any other tricks to prevent too much luggage from ruining your vacation?


“Take your essential luggage with you and enjoy more than 100 hotels that IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has in 16 countries around the world.”



Brazil is always in fashion, and now more than ever. Praia do Forte is one of the most attractive destinations of this beautiful, huge country. Praia do Forte features beaches with white sand and crystal clear waters surrounded by coconut trees, all kinds of water activities and sports, luxury hotels, natural reserves with plenty of flora and fauna including turtles and whales, the exotic Brazilian culture and the history of the colonization of Brazil by Portugal, etc. What more can you ask for to spend a memorable vacation?

Located 70 km north of Salvador da Bahia, the fisherman’s town of Praia do Forte is one of the cradles of Brazilian civilization; the name comes from the castle or fort erected in 1556 by a Portuguese settler, being the only feudal construction in all of Latin America. Praia do Forte, always under the Atlantic breeze, features ideal conditions for surfers and windsurfers. When the tide is low, natural swimming holes are formed and you can swim in the transparent waters. It has a very lively commercial street crossing the city, which is full of bars, restaurants and shops. You should make it a point to visit the Tamar Project, an eco-museum where you can watch sea turtles swimming in huge open-air pools, as well as sharks. This museum contributes to the conservation of several species of sea turtles including the 2 meter long luth turtle. These turtles bury their eggs on these beaches between September and March. You might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this! In August and September you can see humpback whales crossing near the 12 km beach and its 100,000 coconut trees. The fishermen propose excursions to see the whales closer up. Wanna try?

The crystal clear waters washing the white sandy beach, the rich marine fauna and flora and the weather favoring visibility under water make Praia do Forte the perfect place for diving. The natural swimming holes such as Papa Gente and Lord that are formed when the tide is low are ideal for snorkeling, because they have plenty of fish to see. You can also go diving in places that are 35 meters deep and view the beauty of the underwater world. You should visit the coral reef when the tide is low, with its wealth of flora and fauna. The best time of the year for scuba diving, always with expert guidance, is from October to February depending on the weather conditions. The best thing is that the average water temperature is 26° C (79º F).


Souvenirs you can buy: Typical Brazilian or Hawaiian style flip-flops, a bottle of Cachaça, wooden sculptures, hippy jewelry and hammocks. Capoeira pants are light and comfortable to wear. If you find one, you should buy an original wooden samba whistle.



IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has two 5-star All Inclusive vacation complexes in Salvador da Bahia: the hotel IBEROSTAR Praia Do Forte and the hotel IBEROSTAR Bahía. Both these hotels provide visitors with a perfect vacation in Brazil in a beautiful natural environment. Here you can enjoy the luxury of comfortable rooms, a great variety of restaurants and bars, spas, swimming pools and a complete entertainment and sports activity program.”


Throughout the territory of Northern Africa we can find hundreds of thermal spas, with Tunisia and Morocco at the forefront of this custom. Water sprouts up in the most unexpected places. These waters have important medicinal benefits that have led Tunisia, for instance, to develop thermal tourism for people wishing to benefit from these mineral and medicinal waters that are good for treating an array of ailments, ranging from stress to dermatological and locomotive system maladies.

The most important spa resorts in Tunisia are located in the coastal town of Korkobous, near Hammamet, with its famous seven fountains, and the small town of Hamman Mellegue, between Le Kef and Mahdia, featuring magnificent Arab baths (Roman in origin), a genuine experience.

In Morocco, the name Moroccan hammam is given to a typical body treatment with spectacular results that has travelled around the world and can now be found outside the source country.

Besides therapeutic functions there is also the social element pertaining to the culture where this tradition was born. Of course there are hammams for men but for some reason this tends to be well appreciated by and popular among the female public. These thermal baths originated in Rome and subsequently expanded throughout the entire Ottoman Empire.

The secret lies in the black soap known as beldi, made from the oil of black olives, with important natural exfoliating properties. Beldi is applied lavishly on the skin, letting it seep in for 10 minutes, and then your skin is ready for an intensive exfoliation by way of the black glove known as kassa.

In short, no matter how healthy you may be, surely you will find in Tunisia or Morocco a source of health that will at least leave you relaxed and with a sense of well-being, which is quite a lot. It is a refreshing, renewing experience you can’t afford to miss.


The IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resortsin Tunisiaallow tourists to enjoy a unique experience when taking a vacation in this country. The excellent location of the IBEROSTAR hotels in Djerba, Hammamet, Mahdia, Sousse, Zarzis and Tozeur provides a great opportunity to get to know the great culture and natural beauty of this country.”



The Mayan Riviera, right in the Mexican Caribbean, is not only to be enjoyed during the daytime, with the huge beaches, the bright sunshine and all the water sports and parks. The Mayan Riviera has a wide variety of nightlife for the most demanding partygoers.

On the Mayan Riviera you will find small discotheques and bars in towns such as Tulum, Akumal, Puerto Aventuras and especially at the heart of the Riviera, in Playa del Carmen, a town that concentrates the largest and most varied offer of live music, but also beach celebrations and discotheques featuring well-known djs.

The Riviera provides you with long nights of bohemian parties on the beach, for instance at the Blue Parrot, with fire shows on the sand, tables on the beach and swings around the bar area—it’s something you won’t easily forget.  It is also worth your while to visit the Frida Bar, an open air place where the walls are decorated with images of Frida Kahlo and Pancho Villa, with music played by Mexican groups and soloists. You can visit Sr Frogs, a place of impossible cocktails, a never-ending list of drinks and plenty of fun. You can end up at the Bali Club, a discotheque with capacity for over a thousand people, featuring shows all night long and fun guaranteed till the end.

Another interesting place for those of you who like to dance is the Mambo Café (in Cancun), with orchestras playing salsa, merengue, mambo and other Latin rhythms to keep you going.

There are so many possibilities available on the Mayan Riviera for nightlife lovers that one night is not enough to try them all—so there will be no choice but to repeat. But the only thing you will be repeating is your destination, because every experience is unique!


“Climate, beaches and facilities have made the Mayan Riviera the most important tourist destination in Mexico and one of the places with the most international visitors. IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has 7 hotels on the Mayan Riviera, distributed between Playa del Carmen and Playa Paraíso, two of the most beautiful settings in the area.”




Even if Tenerife is an island in the middle of the Atlantic, do not underestimate the shopping experience you can have there. From modern malls with high-end brands to authentic Tenerife markets with Canarian arts and crafts, this island never fails to surprise visitors not only with splendid beaches and a list of exceptional restaurants but even when it comes to shopping. Keep reading through this list to find out where and how you can get the best out of your shopping in Tenerife.

Plaza del Duque

Plaza del duque Tenreife shopping

Thank you @___matt88 for sharing this picture with us from Plaza del Duque – Explore more of this mall on Instagram

Located in Costa Adeje, on the southern coast, the area is an upmarket recently developed by investors to attract tourists. Plaza del Duque, a well-known destination for shopping in Tenerife, as seen on Instagram, offers visitors a luxurious shopping experience in a distinct architecture setting. The mall hosts over 60 shops and restaurants, ranging from high-end names such as Cartier, Escada and Porsche Design to a variety of other more affordable brands such as Desigual, Esprit and Mango. There is also a beauty salon, Azabache, in case you´re feeling like pampering yourself with a hairdo or a manicure perhaps. For food and drinks, try Creperia famous for their homemade tortilla, or stop by Ganesh, a tobacco, liqueur and cigar bar for a more reserved crowd. Have to do some grocery shopping as well? No need to leave the building as you´ll find everything you´re looking for at Hiperdino Express, a supermarket inside the mall.

Shopping Tip: Download the Tourist Privilege Card before going and enjoy up to 20% discount across 22 shops

  • Address: Plaza Playas del Duque, s/n, Costa Adeje
  • Phone: +34 922 71 98 88
  • Opening hours: 10:00-22:00, Monday to Sunday
  • Website: http://plazadelduque.com/

Safari Shopping Centre

Safari Shopping Centre fountain tenerife

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This is where the best shops in Playa de las Americas are. Safari Shopping Centre is not only loaded with international fashion brand names such as Levi´s, Armani and Hugo Boss, but with top restaurants and bars as well. It is by far the classiest area for South Tenerife shopping. And if you happen to be there around Christmas time, make sure to go there even if you don´t want to shop. The decoration is magical!

After-shopping Tip: Look out for the dancing fountain show happening every evening. We recommend you enjoy the view over a cocktail at one of the bars with a terrace. No better way to celebrate the end of a great shopping day!

Centro Commerical El Mirador

El Mirador commerical Centre Tenerife

Looking for something more authentic? Then you must go shopping in Costa Adeje´s top-notch resort of Playa del Duque. This Tenerife shopping centre is a replica of a typical Canarian village with narrow streets leading to charming squares with a variety of restaurants and cafés you can relax in. Many of the shops do not belong to big commercial corporations, so you´ll be helping local artisans as well as purchasing unique items you know none of your friends already have.

Shopping tip: Make sure to check out the Sunday Tenerife market happening on the first and third Sunday of every month. Artisans will be dressed in traditional costumes and local musicians will be playing typical tunes from the island. A true Canarian experience not to miss out on!

Hotel tip: This area is one of the most charming on the island, so if you haven´t decided on a hotel yet, we recommend you take a look at the Iberostar Grand Hotel El Mirador for a luxurious stay. It is ideally located by the water, and connected to this excellent shopping destination! Guests receive a key upon check in, giving them special access to this shopping centre right from the hotel premises. There are of course several other access points through the promenade of the beach, open for the rest of the visitors.

  • Address: Avenida Bruselas, s/n, Costa Adeje
  • Phone: +34 922 71 48 06
  • Opening hours: 10:00-21:00, Monday to Saturday
  • Website: http://www.el-mirador.es/

Los Cristianos Market (Sundays only)

Los Cristianos Tenerife aerial view

Thank you Jose Miguel for this picture from beautiful Los Cristianos – View pictures from the Sunday market on Flickr

The largest open-air Sunday market in Tenerife. Located by the seafront in the south, this is a great place to walk around as there are over 400 stalls you can browse. The goods on display are usually cheap and you´ll find everything and anything from leather goods and handmade linens, lighters and toys, to souvenirs and tapas… Happy Tenerife shopping!

Shopping tip: Always bargain!

Abrigos Night Market

Los abrigos Tenerife at night

Thank you fabcom for this charming picture – View more of Los Abrigos at night on Flickr

Not an early riser but you would still like to visit one of the flea markets in Tenerife? No worries, you could still do exactly that and without having to get up early. Los Abrigos is the island´s only regular night market, located in the south of the island in a wonderful square in front of a church. Not overcrowded with stalls, you can browse at ease and still find anything from beach clothing, silver jewellery to island souvenirs.

After-shopping Tip: Finished shopping? Head down to the nearby seafront where you can enjoy a fresh seafood supper at one of the many lovely restaurants. We recommend the sea bass with a Spanish Chardonnay. Buen provecho!

Tenerife Pearl

Tenerife Pearl shop

Where else to shop for pearls than on an island located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? Tenerife Pearl, a renowned chain store in the pearl industry, is where you´ll be getting the best value for your money. From classic to contemporary, choose from a wide collection of designs made with the most careful selection of cultured pearls.

Shopping tip: Can´t find what you have in mind? You can even design your very own piece.

  • Address: Carretera General del Sur, Km 12, Adeje, Armeñime
  • Phone: +34 922 74 12 50
  • Opening hours: 9:00-20:00, Monday to Sunday
  • Website: http://www.tenerifepearl.com/

Prestigio y Tradición

Delicatessen Tenerife

Looking to take back home with you some Canarian gourmet products? Prestigo y Tradición is the best of all Tenerife shops when it comes to delicatessen. All you can expect to buy is either homemade or handmade, with secret ingredients and traditional recipes making these products stand out from industrial ones, as well as helping local cooks and artisans earn a living. From wines and cheeses, meats and olive oils to sweets and hampers, everything is irresistible!

Shopping tip: Tenerife mountain honey!!!

  • Address: Poligono Industrial Las Andoriñas, Calle Arujo, 2 bajo, San Miguel de Abona
  • Phone: +34 922 16 70 44
  • Opening hours: 9:00-18:00, Monday to Sunday
  • Website: http://pytcanarias.com/en/


To ensure you can easily find all of these Tenerife shops during your stay, we created an interactive map of the island just for you:


Looking for a hotel in Tenerife? Most of these shopping suggestions are just within short distance from the IBEROSTAR Tenerife hotels, a perfect spot for a couple´s holiday.



If you go on vacation to the beautiful island of Mallorca there is an excursion that you can’t afford to miss: a visit to Cabrera. The wonderful Cabrera Archipelago Natural Park in the Balearic Islands is one of the most incredible natural places in the world; its islands make up a wild natural park, one of the best conserved of the Spanish coast and of the entire Mediterranean Sea.

This natural park is made up by 19 islands and islets. The largest one is Cabrera, followed by the Illa dels Conills. The other larger islands and islets are Ses Rates, els Estels, l’Imperial, les Bledes, es Fonoll, na Rodona, l’Esponja, na Plana, na Pobra, s’Illot Pla, s’Illot and na Foradada.

Cabrera Natural Park can be visited without any formalities on one day excursions, taking any of the boats going there from the ports of Colònia de Sant Jordi and Porto Petro. A day is sufficient for a visit to the island and to bathe in its transparent waters. You might not want to leave, thinking that just one day is not enough—it sometimes happens!

If you want to visit the park on a boat of your own you will need an authorization issued by the park administration.

Scuba diving and snorkeling fans will indulge in the depths of this Natural Park. The seabed features large extensions of posidonia meadows and rocks, with a great variety of fishes and vegetable species, as well as dolphins and sea tortoises. Fishing is totally forbidden, for obvious reasons. The abundance of fish draws many different sea birds, making Cabrera a privileged place for observing and studying birds and their migrations.


Tip: Don’t forget to visit the famous Cova Blava (blue cave), a mythical place that can only be reached by sea, with surprising light effects that give its waters a magical turquoise hue, as if they were illuminated from below. It is a unique, unforgettable experience.


“The hotels in Mallorca of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts provide visitors with irresistible emotions that you can experience on the largest of the Balearic Islands. The excellent location of the IBEROSTAR hotels in Mallorca, distributed in different parts of the island, provides an incomparable opportunity to discover all its secrets.”



Whether you´re going to the Canary Islands on a family holiday or en tete a tete with your loved one, here is a list of the best restaurants in Tenerife both parties can enjoy. Canarian food is known to be remarkable. Many chefs from all over the world travel there just to feed the needs of picky tourists who consider food as one of the fine pleasures of life. We saved the best for last. So keep reading trough this list to find out where Tenerife’s best restaurants is.

If you´re planning to visit other islands as well, we´ve also got a list of the top 15 Lanzarote restaurants. 


#10: Los Roques, a romantic restaurant in Los Abrigos (3.5/5)

3,5 stars

Los Roques, restaurant in Los Abrigos, Tenerife

Thank you @drillinjourneys for sharing this image from Los Roques with us – Explore more of this restaurant on Instagram

This is definitely one of the very best not only in the Canary Islands but also in Spain – it was voted one of Spain’s top 10 fine dining destinations. Set in a romantic atmosphere, this restaurant in Los Abrigos serves sophisticated yet modern international cuisine with an interesting balance of local flavours. It has a great selection of wine and a wonderful view overlooking the village’s small fishing harbour.

Tip: Finish with the “Palta” dessert – an exquisite avocado and lime sorbet on an almond biscuit with a thyme scent white chocolate sauce

  • Atmosphere: suitable for couples
  • Opening hours: 13:00-16:00 and 19:00-00:00, Tuesday to Saturday
  • Reservation: required
  • Phone: 922 74 94 01
  • Address: Calle La Marina, 16, Los Abrigos
  • Website: http://www.restaurantelosroques.com/


#9: Portofino, one of the must-try Costa Adeje restaurants (3.6/5)

3,5 stars

Restaurant Portofino Iberostar, Tenerife

With many renowned resident chefs on the island, it isn’t surprising that one of the top 10 Tenerife restaurants specializes in Italian food. Portofino restaurant has the best of Mediterranean cuisine on its extensive menu. From fresh pasta, exquisite mozzarella to oven-cooked pizzas, every member of the family is sure to find their favourite Italian dish.

Tip: Don’t miss out on the live cooking show happening every night!

  • Atmosphere: Suitable for both families and couples
  • Opening hours: 19:00-23:00, Monday to Sunday
  • Reservation: required
  • Phone: 922 71 33 35
  • Address: Hotel Iberostar Anthelia, Calle Londres, 15, Costa Adeje
  • Website: http://bit.ly/rest-iberostar-anthelia


#8: The Oriental Monkey, the best of restaurants in Playa de las Americas (3.8/5)

3,5 stars

The Oriental Monkey, Playa de las Américas Tenerife

Thank you @vanesacabeza for sharing with us this image of the cool 3D table projections at The Oriental Monkey – Explore more of this restaurant on Instagram

Voted as a top Canary Island international restaurant, it is headed by awarded chef Nacho Hernandez. The menu offers gourmet Asian-inspired dishes such as tuna tataki and smoked eggplant with coucous. The décor is exotic with 3D projections of pink butterflies flying across your table as well as swimming fish that continuously change in shape and colour. This is definitely one of the most entertaining culinary experiences you can have in a Tenerife restaurant!

Tip: The marinated cod in miso is the juiciest you could ever have

  • Atmosphere: suitable for couples
  • Opening hours: 19:00-01:00, Monday to Saturday
  • Reservation: required
  • Phone: 922 78 92 91
  • Address: Avenida de Las Americas, Centro Comerical Oasis
  • Website: http://www.theorientalmonkey.com/


#7: Oliver’s With a Twist, one of the best restaurants in Los Cristianos (4.0/5)

4 stars

Restaurant Oliver’s With a Twist, Los Cristianos, Tenerife

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Feel like some good old fish and chips? None of the other Los Cristianos restaurants serves it better, as it is kept authentic but with an unexpected contemporary twist. You’ll also find the menu is filled with British favourites, all with an added Canarian touch that makes all the difference. Want to know what else is good? The affordable prices!

Tip: Leave room for their incredible homemade desserts. The Malteser cheesecake is simply to die for!!!

  • Atmosphere: a true family restaurant
  • Opening hours: 18:30-00:00, Monday to Saturday
  • Reservation: the sooner the better! This restaurant is almost always fully booked
  • Phone: 680 693 977
  • Address: Calle Hermano Pedro de Bethencourt, Edif. Cerromar, Los Cristianos
  • Website: Not available but here are some TripAdvisor reviews


#6: Zeus, the best buffet restaurant in Costa Adeje (4.2/5)

4 stars

Buffet Zeus in Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Looking for Costa Adeje restaurants with a buffet? This one serves the freshest and tastiest products you could come across on the island. Indulge yourself in an array of six local and international buffets: smoked and pickled, seafood, cheeses, pates, grilled meats and desserts. And if you’re the type to wake up hungry, you’d be happy to know the buffet is open for breakfast. Otherwise, you can always come at night and enjoy the fascinating live cooking shows.

Tip: The restaurant has night-themes so ask before going in case you´re into costume fun

  • Atmosphere: Suitable for both families and couples
  • Opening hours: 7:30-10:30 and 19:00 to 22:00, Monday to Sunday
  • Reservation: required
  • Phone: 922 71 33 35
  • Address: Hotel Iberostar, Anthelia, calle Londres, 15, Costa Adeje
  • Website: http://bit.ly/rest-iberostar-anthelia


#5: Lucas Maes, a fine-dining restaurant in Tenerife North (4.4/5)

4 stars

Restaurant Lucas Maes in Tenerife North

If you’re looking for fine dining, this is where you’ll have a true Canarian culinary experience. Run by Lucas Mares himself, a Canarian chef originally from Belgium, the restaurant is located inside a beautifully restored mansion with a terrace overlooking banana plantations and the Atlantic Ocean. The menu is a la carte and comprises of excellent traditional Tenerife food but with a modern twist. 

Tip: The five-course tasting menu is a delight!

  • Atmosphere: suitable for couples
  • Opening hours: 13:00-14:30 and 19:30-23:00, Monday to Sunday
  • Reservation: required
  • Phone: 922 32 11 59
  • Address: Autopista de la Crus salida 32, Barranco de La Arena, 53, La Orotova
  • Website: http://www.restaurantelucasmaes.com/


#4: Bar el Cine, the very best of Los Cristianos restaurants for fresh seafood (4.5/5)

4,5 stars

Bar El Cine, Los Cristianos, Tenerife

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Seafood is on the menu of almost all Tenerife restaurants, but this is definitely the place to go! Do not be fooled by its cheaper appearance (plastic tables and chairs), we can assure you it is finger licking good and affordable – a fulfilling dish averages at €7. Located in the back of an alley by the harbour, this is a true Canary Island experience not to be missed out on and you can only expect to be served fresh and daily catches.

Tip: the octopus with a side of salad or chips. Do not forget to ask for your Canarian mojo sauce!!

  • Atmosphere: suitable for both families and couples
  • Opening hours: 11:30-23:00, Monday to Sunday
  • Reservation: no reservations. Do not be surprised if you have to queue.
  • Phone: 609 10 77 58
  • Address: Calle Juan Bariajo, 8, Los Cristianos
  • Website: http://www.grupoelcine.com/en/bar-restaurante-el-cine/


#3: El Calderito de la Abuela, a combination of three restaurants in Tenerife North (4.6/5)

4,5 stars

Restaurant El Calderito de la Abuela, Tenerife North

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Literarily translating into “Grandma’s cooking pot”, its history dates back to 1926 when a woman opened a small supply shop. Today, four generations later, the business is still run by the same family with a culinary philosophy that strive to rediscover age-old traditional Canary recipes and adapting them to the tastes of 21st century customers. El Calderito de la Abuela is a combination of three gastronomic restaurants, all in one charming location with spectacular views of Mount Teide and the Atlantic Ocean. Their culinary vision is based on four principles: tapas culture, family and traditional recipes, quality fresh products (grown in their very own organic garden) and good vibes. They also have an excellent collection of craft wines.

Tip: If you’re having meat, their oak aged red wine is a must-have!

  • Atmosphere: More suitable for an adult crowd but children are always welcome
  • Opening hours: 13:00-16:00 and 19:00-23:00, Monday to Sunday
  • Reservation: required
  • Phone: 922 30 19 18
  • Address: Calle Provincial, 130, Sta Ursula
  • Website: https://www.elcalderitodelaabuela.net/


#2: Poseidon, definitely the best of restaurants in Costa Adeje (4.8/5)

4,5 stars

Restaurant Poseidon, Iberostar Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Headed by two awarded chefs, Jose Miguel Barrera and Laura Neito, creative French haute cuisine is what’s on the menu.  This Costa Adeje restaurant will exceed your expectations both in taste and atmosphere. Dishes are cooked only with the finest and most unique ingredients and the location is set in a prestigious dining atmosphere, where you can enjoy an impeccable meal on an extravagant terrace boasting grand views of the smaller island of La Gomera. Sitting inside is also as delightful, as the interior is elegant and luxurious.

Tip: We can´t get ourselves to pick just one favourite! Everything on the menu is just succulent!

  • Atmosphere: suitable for couples
  • Opening hours: 19:00-23:00, Wednesday to Sunday
  • Reservation: required
  • Phone: 922 71 33 35
  • Address: Hotel Iberostar Anthelia, Calle Londres, 15, Costa Adeje
  • Websitehttp://bit.ly/rest-iberostar-anthelia


#1: El Rincón de Juan Carlos, best restaurant of Tenerife in Los Gigantes (5/5)

5 stars

Restaurant El Rincon de Juan Carlos in Los Gigantes, Tenerife

The very best restaurant in the island, Chef Juan Carlos was voted second best chef in Spain. With a capacity up to 30 guests only, the décor of the place is humble and minimalist without a terrace or any ostentatious outdoor signs. You could easily walk past this restaurant in Los Gigantes without having the slightest clue of the gastronomic magic that happens inside. The menu offers true avant-garde Tenerife cuisine; every dish is as original as it gets, taking you on a mystery culinary voyage of traditional Spanish flavours.

Tip: Have you ever had a mushroom cappuccino?

  • Atmosphere: suitable for couples
  • Opening hours: 07:00-22:00, Monday to Saturday
  • Reservation: required
  • Phone: 922 86 80 40
  • Address: Acantillado de Los Gigantes, Pje Jacaranda, 2, Santiago del Teide
  • Website: http://www.elrincondejuancarlos.es/


To ensure you can easily find all of these restaurants during your stay, we created an interactive map just for you:

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