5 Easy Ways You Can Keep Cool and Safe in Tenerife this Summer

Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, is affectionately known by many as “The Island of Eternal Spring” because throughout the year you can almost be guaranteed gorgeous, warm sunny weather, that’s also not too hot. At almost any time of the year you can sunbathe by the pool, go for a swim in the beautiful blue ocean, or wander around in shorts and t-shirt. This is even the case during what are  technically the winter months, so you never need to worry about having to wrap up warm or hibernating at home to escape the cold.

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While it is certainly the case that Tenerife is renowned for its reliably pleasant climate throughout the majority of the year, including relatively mild summers and warm winters, this doesn’t mean you can become completely complacent about the heat of summer. While you will generally not face extremes of temperature, unlike many other destinations, there are often days during the summer months when temperatures can feel unbearable. This can be especially true if you are used to a colder climate, such as that of the UK.

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Average temperatures hover around 25ºC during July, August and September, but these can certainly get a lot hotter, especially during a heat-wave. While parts of the island can become fairly breezy at times, the winds are a lot less strong than some of the other islands such as Lanzarote or Fuerteventura, so you cannot rely on this to cool you down. Skies are generally clear and blue, with little in the way of cloud cover, especially in the South of the island where many of you will be enjoying your holidays. At times during hot summer days, the sun and heat can be almost unbearable!

Summer is a brilliant time to visit Tenerife, but so that you can enjoy the very best stay on the island, or even for those of you lucky enough to call Tenerife home, here are 5 easy ways you can keep cool and safe in Tenerife this  summer:

  1. Hire a Portable Air Conditioning Unit

One of the most effective ways to stay cool during the hot summer months is with air conditioning in your hotel room, apartment or house. After a hot day out on the beach, exploring one of the many sights of Tenerife, or shopping, it is extremely satisfying to be able to come back to a cool place to stay. Unfortunately many hotel rooms or holiday apartments do not have air-conditioning units, and many homeowners don’t feel like it is necessary to have air-conditioning installed because it is often not hot enough all year-round to warrant spending that much money. It is not just the days that are hot in Tenerife in summer though, the nights can sometimes can be unbearably warm making it very difficult to sleep.

Now, there is a great solution for this problem though! For a very reasonable price you can rent modern, efficient portable air conditioning units from Portable Air Conditioning Tenerife. These units are perfect for Holiday, Residential and Commercial Rentals and provide an affordable, excellent alternative to a permanent air conditioning installation. The unit is extremely quiet in operation, has a three speed fan, touch control and will keep you lovely and cool day and night during the summer months in Tenerife. So don’t worry about overheating on holiday, chill out and rent a wonderful portable air conditioning unit, then sit back and relax in cool comfort!

  1. Make sure to keep your sun cream topped up!

This is essential to avoid turning bright red like a lobster with a painful sun-burn, and even more importantly to prevent the harmful effects of the sun’s rays that can lead to skin cancer. This is especially true if you’re planning to spend an extended period of time in the sun such as sunbathing on the beach or by the pool.

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You should top up your sun cream regularly including after a swim, cover all exposed skin and wear the right level for your skin type. The paler your skin, the higher factor cream you should wear to stay well protected. It is important to cover up with sun cream whatever your skin colour though, as the sun’s rays affect everyone, especially at their most intense during summer.

  1. Stay cool with a Body & Face Cooling Mist spray

While readily available to buy in the UK and many other places across Europe, cooling mist sprays have been strangely absent from the shores of Tenerife. That was the case, up until very recently, as you can now purchase the Beauty Formulas Body & Face Cooling Mist directly in Tenerife. If you have never tried, or even heard of this before, you’re in for a cooling treat. Simple shake and spray this fine mist on your face and body to feel instantly refreshed. This spray is perfect for all skin types as it is preservative free and can be used regularly and as often as required.

It is absolutely ideal for use on hot days, humid nights, sunbathing, and during and after sports. Anytime you are feeling overheated during the hot summer days or nights in Tenerife, you can use this spray to feel cool and refreshed. The spray instantly stimulates and revives the skin and will leave you feeling ready to carry on enjoying the beautiful sunny days.

  1. Avoid too much time in the sun at peak intensity

Now we completely understand, if you’ve decided to head to Tenerife during the summer, then you probably want to top up your tan. After all, your friends and family won’t believe you’ve even been away if you don’t come back with a golden glow. While we can’t deny we also like a bit of a tan, we know how important it is to keep your skin safe. This is especially the case if you’ve just arrived on holiday from a northern European country, because quite simply you won’t be used to the intensity of the sun in Tenerife.

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It is highly advisable to avoid extended periods of exposure to the sun during peak intensity (10am-3pm). This is when the sun’s rays are their most powerful and can do the most damage to your skin and eyes, as the UV light is strongest. During these times, we would recommend not sunbathing, or if you do, only for a short period and with plenty of suncream. Try to stick to the shade and cover up with clothing, as you also risk becoming dehydrated and getting sunstroke which is extremely unpleasant. Don’t worry, there is plenty of tanning time outside of these peak hours!

  1. Make sure to drink plenty of water

Last, but certainly not least you need to drink a lot of water to avoid becoming dehydrated. Obviously when the weather is warmer you will inevitably sweat more, it is almost unavoidable, especially as the temperatures start approaching 30 degrees in the summer in Tenerife. While it is tempting to grab a beer or soft drink, this is certainly not ideal if you want to stay hydrated. You will feel momentarily better, but soon afterwards even more thirsty. This is the problem with alcohol or soft drinks that are full of sugar, so we suggest sticking to water if you really want to feel refreshed.

This is especially necessary if you find yourself wandering around in the hot sun, playing sport or even if you’re just chilling out at the beach or by the pool. If you’re not drinking enough water then you will more than likely start getting a headache and begin to feel ill, so stay hydrated!

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Why You Will Absolutely Love the Forestal Park Experience

We know that a lot of visitors heading to Tenerife are looking for some well deserved rest and relaxation. If this is what you are after then you have definitely picked the right place as you can easily while away a week or more here recharging your batteries. We can totally see the appeal of this, but on the other hand we also love an adventure. Variety is the spice of life after all!

For those of you who are looking for unique experiences to combine with all of the gorgeous sun, sand and sea, don’t worry as Tenerife is an amazing destination for adventure seekers. If you want an adrenaline boost, to add to all that vitamin D, then you definitely need a trip to Forestal Park Tenerife. We visited there recently and it was unlike anything else on the island, offering a totally unique and amazing experience!

Some people look at Tenerife (and the Canary Islands in general), as mainly a destination you head to if you’re looking for a beach getaway. Of course, we’re not going to deny that Tenerife has some sublime beaches which combined with almost guaranteed year-round sunshine make for the perfect beach holiday. What many don’t realise though, is that as well as a gorgeous coastline, Tenerife also has an abundance of natural beauty across much of the island.

While the extremely popular south is an excellent place to stay, it is not particularly green. If you want to see the incredible pine forests that exist then you need to head away from the coast to the higher altitudes, especially if you head to the north where you will find a rich array of biodiversity and a dense canary pine forest. For those who are used to relaxing poolside or being on the beach, you will not believe this is the same island; it is quite simply incredible.

Close to the town of El Rosario, on the edge of the stunning Teide National Park in the protected area of Las Lagunetas you will find Forestal Park Tenerife. Here you will discover an amazing array of climbing equipment consisting of ropes, cables, nets and bridges, in amongst giant pine trees. Following a safety instruction and brief introduction, the real adventure begins!

After a while you’ll begin to feel like Tarzan as you climb and swing among the trees and zoom down massive ziplines. It won’t be long until you’re clambering up ladders on the side of huge trees, crossing rope bridges high up in the trees and swinging into nets shaped like a spider’s web.

We’re not going to deny that in some places we felt more than a little afraid, as some of the routes are seriously high in places. Of course though that’s what made it all the more fun as you get a huge rush of adrenaline. You’ll be left with a big smile on your face and a real sense of achievement as you maneuver around the challenging circuits. Unless you a true adrenaline junkie who loves skydiving or other extreme sports, you will feel absolutely buzzing with energy as you cross one of the rope bridges or fly down a zip line!

If you’re looking for something a little exciting while you are staying in Tenerife then you should definitely try Forestal Park, for an epic experience that is way more than you can imagine. Even for those of you who are not feeling particularly adventurous, this is a great introduction to adventure sports and an excellent way to get back in touch with nature. Regardless of whether you are on your own, in a couple, family or group this should definitely be on your list of things to do.

 

This park has been built with all ages in mind and includes a section especially for families with kids, plus there are various difficulty levels to try on the main sections so no one will feel left out. This is also a superb place for bonding and having fun together, so is brilliant for a party or event. Overall if you want to get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself, head to Forestal Park Tenerife for what will very likely be one of the most unique and top highlights of your holiday!

For more information about the park head over to their website and follow them on Social Media:

 

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Siam Park Awarded No.1 Water Park in the World Again!

Tenerife has many amazing attractions including the awesome Mount Teide, the highest mountain in Spain and the stunning Teide National Park, one of the top ten most visited national parks in the world. Add to this the gorgeous year round sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and fascinating culture and history, and you can easily see why visitors from around the world love this incredible island.

Well if all of these reasons weren’t enough, Tenerife also has another big claim to fame; it has the no.1 water park in the world, Siam Park, as ranked in the TripAdvisor 2017 Travelers’ Choice awards!

Not only that but this is the 4th consecutive year that this stunning Thai-themed paradise has achieved this accolade, in the list of 25 Top Water Parks in the World. Clearly the team at Siam Park are doing something right!

 

Since the park opened back in September 2008 it has been a firm favourite for both tourists to Tenerife and residents of the island, offering an incredible and unique experience. Throughout the park there is a Thai theme including all of the rides, park buildings and restaurants, and it even contains the largest collection of Thai-themed buildings outside of Thailand. All of this is quite amazing in itself considering the park is located in Tenerife, a Spanish island in the Atlantic ocean.

What’s even more amazing are the rides! Siam Park has everything you could possibly want and more from a water park, with roller coaster like rides to get your adrenaline pumping, the meandering Mai Thai River, the world’s longest lazy river for when you’re looking for something more relaxing, a giant wave pool with the highest in the world from any wave pool and an  artificial white sand beach where you can watch the action while enjoying the glorious sun-shine.

You can tell you’re in for some action packed fun on the rides with names such as Volcano, The Dragon, The Giant and Jungle Snakes. One of the most memorable rides, the Tower of Power is a vertical, transparent slide, part of which goes through a giant water tank filled with sharks and stingrays. Even if you decide you’re not quite brave enough to zip through a shark tank, it is still an incredible sight to watch!

The park was built with all ages in mind, so for younger children there is still still plenty of fun to be had with smaller slides and other attractions such as Lost City, a giant children’s play structure. Overall, no trip to Tenerife is complete without a visit to the epic Siam Park, the world’s best water park! To find out more about the park including location, opening times, prices and about all the incredible rides then head to their website and follow them on social media:

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