N 28° 17′ 29.6340” W 16° 37′ 44.8644”
Tenerife is known for its 365 days of spring (Primavera) and you can surf well all year round. The combination of Spanish lessons, sun, meeting new people and surfing, sounded like music to my ears. At the end of October, I fled the beginning of the Dutch fall for the everlasting spring of Tenerife.
Learn Spanish and Surf in Tenerife
After a fairly long flight, including transfer in Madrid, I landed at Aeropeurto Tenerife Norte. I had no transfer but got on the local bus to my destination Puerto de la Cruz. By the way, the entire island is easily accessible by bus. After my first unintended sightseeing through the city, I arrived with a 10% battery in the street or the apartment block. On arrival at the apartment there was nobody home so I could unpack my things in peace.
After fifteen minutes I heard the front door and my roommate came in. He was shocked, however, because he did not know that I was getting company. Hey was an American who also lived in Germany, had been alone in the apartment for more than 2 months and thought it would stay that way for the time being. After he got over the shock, we talked about our lives and different cultures. The next day was Monday and my first
Spanish lesson was on the program.
It was raining cats and dogs but that didn’t spoil the fun. I was classified at level A1 (beginners), not completely crazy, because I had some basic Spanish in high school. Learning Spanish has been on my list for a while, but it has never been possible because of studies and other obligations. The main reason for my trip was that it
seemed useful and fun to be able to speak the second world language and I also wanted to stimulate my language skills.
Hablamos Espanol – De taalschool
Between lessons and surfing there was enough time for a number of trips to other places. Renting a car is handy for this, but that is also not expensive (€ 35 per day). Its also an extra fun to do that with new friends and to get to know each other in a different way. The tourist attraction of the island, volcano El Teide, is certainly worthwhile. It feels crazy to pay € 27 to go up a mountain with the Teleferico (cable car) but the view is crazy and the sun shines on top almost always. The Masca gorge is also spectacular if you survive the narrow motorway to it. There are also plenty of beautiful walking routes, bars and restaurants on the island. In short, plenty to experience and highly recommended! I will definitely come back so I say: Hasta luego Tenerife!