The last few days of my vacation in The Canary Islands consisted of a few of my favorite things; monkeys, snorkeling and sunsets.
We spent our day Saturday morning at the Monkey Park in Los Christianos where you have the chance to interact with all different types of monkeys on a very personal level. There were a few monkeys in zoo cages – but these were for the “more dangerous” monkeys. Me, being the rebel I am, fed the ones behind bars, anyways.
This little lemur below was my favorite.
I told you I’m a monkey enthusiast!
After our trip the Monkey Park, we took a taxi to one of the most famous beaches in South Tenerife; Playa de Los Christianos, where we suited up for snorkeling! I didn’t bring my camera out on the boat with me, for the fear of being clumsy and dropping it, but we took some group shots in our wetsuits and headed out on the water.
I’m definitely not the first one to say this, but getting a wetsuit on is probably one of the most uncomfortable, difficult, and awful processes you could ever go through. For those of you who have tried putting a wetsuit on – I know you’re with me on this one! For those of you who haven’t – prepare for your fingers to feel like they are going to bleed and fall off.
Okay maybe I’m being dramatic (yes, definitely), but it sucks and I hate it.
Otherwise, we snorkeled with a great company called Aqua-Marina Dive Center . They we’re extremely welcoming and helpful with getting everything coordinated. I contacted them in advance to confirm prices and they ended up offering us a 10% discount because there were five of us – which was awesome. With the 10% discount it was 27 Euros, and the price included a wetsuit, a snorkeling mask, flippers, candy on the boat, and a water bottle. They also spoke English really well, so I highly recommend them!
After snorkeling, we were exhausted and spent the rest of the night relaxing and walking the beach. The sunsets on Tenerife are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen.
I officially fell in love with Tenerife this exact Saturday.
If the sunset pictures alone don’t make you want to visit The Canaries, I don’t know what will!