Iberostar Grand Hotel Mencey
Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Our first 2 days on land in over a week. The Canary Islands are part of Spain and the name comes from Canis which is Latin for dog and not the canary birds. The islands are volcanic and the Tenerife is very steep and Lanzarote flatter and drier with more volcanos. We took the bikes off the ship for a test drive and discovered that Bob's bike needed a new front wheel as the rim was worn, which we knew, but now ...
We wakened very early this morning to see land in the distance after seven days at sea. It was Tenerife, one of the seven Canary Islands.
I couldn't help but think of the early explorers who crossed the Atlantic under very different conditions. What a thrill it must have been to finally see land after many months at sea.
We didn't dock until later in the morning and many of us were out on deck watching the heavy shipping traffic. ...
... the ship!! Some of the women are starting to complain about not having anytime to shop!! But i do agree with them, no time to pick up even a postcard!! After lunch, I went to the Palm Court, it is my place to hide, listened to the music & caught up with my email. Then the small band came, with a singer & they played old music but then the "dancers" came to dance with the ladies...waltz, cha cha cha, etc., music was great!! Then it was the same routine...dinner @ 8:30, ...
Booked a trip to Tenerife to get some much needed sun after England's winter! We stayed at Tropical Park in Callao Salvaje for 11 days of relaxing, food, beer, wine and sun! We went to Mount Tiede and climbed to the peak of the volcano- absolutely worth the wait for the gondola. Had a fun day at Siem Water Park- got a few bruises from the almost vertical ...
... feels noticeably more effortful. Above the treeline, the landscape is barren but impressive, with many different colours of rock and impressive structures such as the old caldera below the peak.
The coach stopped at several points for photos where there were particularly impressive views, and at ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center