Winter Sun in the Canaries
We couldn't resist jumping in the hotel pool straight away! We had a great time practising our swimming and splashing around.
We also loved relaxing on the sun loungers, soaking up the warm sun.
We were so lucky that our hotel was situated just a short walk from Costa Teguise beach. We enjoyed our morning strolls along the promenade, browsing the lovely souvenir shops, too.
Down at the harbour the sea was glistening in the sun and some of the boats looked very impressive. We set sail and admired the beautiful scenery, eventually stopping near a small private beach.
The boat offered a variety of water sports and our thrill-seeking group grabbed the opportunity to ride the bouncy banana boat and paddle in the kayaks. The boat also had a glass bottom and we sat below and watched all the fish as the crew fed them from above.
Every night at the hotel we were entertained by some spectacular live shows. We sang along to the well know ABBA hits and laughed our socks off at the hilarious comedian.
Not to mention dancing the night away to the disco classics and enjoying a fabulous holiday cocktail!
Our day trip to the Timanfaya National Park and the lava fields, formed during the 18th and 19th century volcanic eruptions was incredible. We visited El Golfo, also known as the Green Lagoon. This lake is formed in the crater of an old volcano and owes its colour to a type of algae that grows there. It was an amazing sight to see.
We stopped at the Camel Park where we had a very wobbly ride through the most incredible landscape. We felt like we were in the desert.
In the centre of the Fire Mountains we learnt about geothermal energy as the hot volcanic hole had water poured into it and within seconds a huge powerful jet of steam blew out of the hole.
Throughout the week we participated in all the activities on offer. Mark came 9th out of 21 in the darts tournament! What a great achievement.
When we weren't exploring you would find us at the the fabulous beach. We had great fun splashing and jumping the waves.
We hopped on the bus to the local market which was a great opportunity for the group to buy gifts and souvenirs to take home. We sampled some of the local cakes, which were a delicious treat before admiring the beautiful church.
At the end of the week we were called up onto the stage and were presented with certificates and medals for taking part and winning the activities during our stay!