Article by Lauren
This place took you to another world. Have you ever experienced a black-sanded beach, made with volcanic rocks?
The weather, on the other hand, was always hot in the 20 to 26-degree mark, and the island was absolutely gorgeous, with the towering mountains, beaches and ocean breezes.
This island is located just off the coast of Africa and is at the south-west end of Spain. With every towering cliff, you could stand and look out beyond the shores horizon, feel the breeze and take in the beauty this island had to offer.
The beautiful resorts on the island were very Mediterranean, with a greek-inspired design. The palm trees also never get old... they keep following me (ha-ha).
Below are some photos from the balcony of our villa, our street and the ocean view. The villa was also located on a beautiful golf course.
Now, I couldn't experience this place alone, and I had two amazing friends come. Alaa travelled from Abu Dhabi, Maria from Madrid and I came from Valencia. We all met in Tenerife and decided to go on an epic road trip across this volcanic island, and one of our excursions was to visit the third highest volcano in the world... El Tiede.
Say "Hola" to my friend Alaa, he is from Syria and we met in Toronto last summer (and is moving to Toronto). He happened to be travelling through Europe, so we decided to meet in Tenerife and plan the trip together.
Say "Hola" to my friend Maria from Washington D.C. She was staying in Madrid working as an Aupair and we decided to meet in Tenerife as well! We met through backpacker's Europe on Facebook.
We explored the 3rd largest volcano in the world, and had the most epic road trip together! This is something I will never forget, and I did it with some really amazing friends.
Here are a few more photo's of the islands! It was sooo beautiful.
This was an incredible experience! I will always remember these incredible memories.