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Will we like it??

Worthing Sussex
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Will we like it??

My Wife and I are visiting Tenerife for the first time in January, taking a break from Lanzarote. We have always been put off by tales of over commercialism on Tenerife hence we have selected Los Gigantes in stead of the more 'popular' resorts!

We are hiring a car and like to get out and about to explore and love natural beauty and the beach- usually later after a bit of discovering. I am confident we will find it but my Wife very pessimistic. Will I be safe??!!

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1. Re: Will we like it??

Safe ?

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2. Re: Will we like it??

I personally prefer Tenerife to Lanzarote.

We have holidayed several times in Lanzarote and I don't think there's that much to see ,there's only so much of Ceasar Manrique to see !

But if you have a car there's lots to do and see in Tenerife.

The North is completely different ,very green and full of character and very easily reached from Los Gigantes.

You are just beside San Juan ,one of our favourite resorts .Its really more of a town with a working harbour and lots of tapas bars ,most only with Spanish menus,

There is so much to see ,I would suggest you buy a tourist map (Marco Polo is a good one ) and it will have all the places of interst marked on it.

Los Gigantes itself has the most stunning mountain back ground and is very safe.

I don't know why you would think Tenerife wasn't safe?

The people are lovely and your not likely to encounter any lager louts other than the maybe an area like the strip in Las Americas in the early hours of the morning and every where has one place like that!. And I doubt if you would be there!

I think you'll really enjoy it .

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3. Re: Will we like it??

Thanks for that- I mean safe from my Wife!!! Thats very reassuring. I wont tell her and we will just drive out and especially up towards the North. Yes - we are a bit Cesar Manriqued out and you have hit the nail on the head.

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Well i'm like LA I've visited lanzaraote twice and that was twice too much for me.

Much prefer Tenerife so much we go back 3 or 4 times a year.

You will be safe in Tenerife, safe from the wife, well only you knows that....lol

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Sussexmick, how funny. Live in the same town, do the same holidays. Los Gigantes is really nice. Small though. The volcano / national park in Tenerife is very different to the one in Lanza. Worth a visit though. There's plenty of beauty to be found in Tenerife, head north and up the hill. Masca is another great place, but the drive there isn't for the feint of heart. Try walking along from Los Gigantes to the next resort, Playa de la Arena. It's got a proper black sand beach, which may entertain for half an hour or so too.

Definitely get the Marco Polo guide as stated above. It has some great ideas in it.

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Hi there

We went to Los Gigantes for the first time this feb , having visited Tenerife many times but some 20 years ago - and we were pleasantly surprised ..what a lovely resort, laid back, some great restaurants and beautiful views out to sea. Also a great base to discover more of the island of contrasts......from Teide to the green north of the island , we enjoyed our visit so much we are going again in February :-)

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That's funny we are from littlehampton and have a timeshare in puerto santiago near los gigantes for two weeks in feb we love it and find plenty to do . We always hire a car to get about .

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8. Re: Will we like it??

Hi, the west and north of Tenerife is very beautiful. And very different to Lanzarote. If you like walking head to the Musca Valley, there are lots of walking trails. North Tenerife, especially the Oratava Valley is lush and green, where banana plantation still provide a living for local families. Also consider driving to the historic towns of Icod, Oratava, La Laguna and the capital Santa Cruz. All easily reached by motorway.

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9. Re: Will we like it??

Nearly time to go- thanks all- maybe see my latest re route to drive from the airport? Thanks

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