Whether you love the crowds or not, a visit and walk along the very long boulevard running from Los Cristianos through Playa de las Americanas to Costa Adeje is a must. Stop at one of the very many restaurants/shops, swim at any beach that takes your fancy, listen to some music long the way or be brave and take some surfing lessons! There are also parachute rides being towed by boats if that takes your fancy. This place is seriously built up and busy yet excellent for some exercise! We passed a Mime Man - dressed all in white as the Statue of Liberty, however, he had either made enough money or had just given up, because when we returned he had exposed his hairy legs, was sitting down in the shade! Can't say I blame him in 28 degree heat!!!
Drivers are courteous and we have not encountered any problems. The entire island is so mountainous that everything is either up or down and some of the building hug the cliff face in a spectacular fashion. The builders must be pretty good here - building is not an easy feat on these mountainous slopes.
El Marques offered a parrot show one night. These guys were from Loro Parque which is a major attraction in Tenerife. Unfortunately, we did not have time to visit so seeing these exotic birds do some amazing tricks was rather special. They appear in very good condition and the handlers seem in tune with them. Skateboarding, bicycle riding, ringing a bell the exact amount of times as instructed and putting shapes into their correct places were all handly with aplomb by these gorgeously noisy parrots!
Mojo sauce is served at most Canarian Restaurants and comes in red and green - the red has pepper and paprika and the green has parsley and coriander. Both are made with a healthy dose of garlic! These sauces vary in constituency - some quite thin and others more like a paste. But it is a must try.....!!
Tenerife is mountainous and no road is straight so it does take patience and extra time to get to most places so plan ahead and enjoy the wonderful views from high above the sea. The beaches are also begging to be explored - just be prepared for the black sand on them where the sand from the Sahara has NOT been imported!!! Sea temperatures are great and the weather here has been simply superb. Maybe it does get a little cooler during October - February but not by much.