Island living is the ideal way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Creating your home under the sun—your own slice of paradise, is a truly wonderful and prestigious thing to do. With so many locations to choose though, it can be hard to pick the right place for your new property. There are so many things to consider when selecting your destination, with the weather being one of the most important. If you’re looking for a property to visit regularly, or even to live permanently, you’ll prefer somewhere that you know if going to provide beautiful, warm, sunny scenes all year round. Along with this, you’ll want clear, calm waters, and relaxing, soft-sand beaches.
The Island Of Tenerife
The subtropical Spanish Island of Tenerife provides the perfect balance of these requirements. Avoiding the harsh, overwhelming heat of tropical or equatorial destinations, but steering clear of the temperate zone further north, Tenerife benefits from a stabilised, and constant climate, with warm sunshine every month of the year. You’ll find many people choose to visit even during November and December to escape the cold months at home. Whilst it does rain, downpours are few and far between, and no rainfall lasts particularly long either and it will be extremely rare to experience a day with no sunshine. Alongside this, the ocean temperatures are perfect for a refreshing swim, and the temperature changes between summer and winter are almost unnoticeable.
Guía de Isora
Tenerife is home to some phenomenal locations and the luxury, exclusive spot you choose to live will come down to your personal preference of the surrounding area and scenery. A top choice for us is Guía de Isora, a South-Western municipality of Tenerife. Made up of 17 small villages and quiet towns along the coast and further up into the hills, there is a truly authentic feel to this area. The relaxed tourist spot of Playa de San Juan boasts idyllic vistas of the Atlantic Ocean from its soft, comforting sands. There are plenty of places to visit in this area that will both inspire and relax you. A pleasant walk along La Jaquita promenade in Alcalá is perfect for a romantic evening. You’ll experience great sunset views and complete your evening at some of the welcoming bars dotted around the area. There is also the historic quarter of Guía de Isora, which was recently declared as an Asset of Cultural Interest in part due to its appealing architecture and unity with nature. The historic quarter is home to the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Luz, a quaint and beautiful 16th century church.
Finding Your Exclusive Home
The nearby Abama resort portrays an extremely desirable VIP lifestyle, with ready-constructed villas designed with ultimate attention to detail. As well as luxury apartments and standalone homes, there are plots available to construct your unique villa, customised to your very needs. Choosing one of these villas for sale in Guía de Isora may be one of the best decisions you make. Placing you, not only in the middle of the most gorgeous locations in the Atlantic, but a stone’s throw away from some of the most prestigious cities in the World, especially due to the short travel times to the island’s airports. Utilising one of these villa plots, you’ll have the ability to construct a two-storey, luxury estate, complete with a private garden and swimming pool. You’ll be able to manage the design and building process yourself, and you can even get access to the resort’s own architects to match the aesthetics of the area.
Abama is also home to one of Spain’s most exclusive golf courses, where you can play 18 holes on one of the world’s most well-crafted courses. But be careful not to get too distracted by the incredibly sights of both ocean and mountains—it can be hard to focus whilst being surrounded by such majesty. As well as golf, the resort contains several high-quality tennis courts that have even been host to ATP and ITF Tour matches. No matter your ability level, you can find a mentor to help you improve your game. To recharge after all that exercise, the resort’s Michelin star restaurants and private beach can give you the respite you need.
With 9 restaurants offering something different for every occasion, from breakfasts at La Veranda and light lunches at the Club House after your latest round of golf, to a romantic meal at El Mirador complete with ocean views. Nothing exudes prestige more than this.
Tenerife’s Natural World
Living somewhat in harmony with nature, this island paradise is home to some wonderful species of flora and fauna. Thanks to the island’s specific weather conditions, it’s home to a wealth of plant life across the island. Microclimates from warm coastal areas to temperate forests, all the way to snowy hills and mountains make for some very interesting expeditions and hikes. In one day, you can see arid plant life such as the sweet tabaiba, mountainous pine trees, tropical palm trees, and eye-catching foxgloves and red bugloss.
It’s quite common for islands, especially those in warmer areas of the world, to be solely arid and dry, making the variety boasted by Tenerife wonderfully exciting. For avid birdwatchers, there is over 200 species of birds in the skies of Tenerife. You may spot the canary bird which shares its name with the islands themselves. Or you might be lucky enough to see a Tenerife blue chaffinch or perhaps an osprey snatching fish from the water.
Due to the wonderfully warm waters of the coast, Tenerife attracts over 21 species of aquatic mammals from all across the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and is therefore a truly exceptional place to spot dolphins and whales. Take a boat out from one of the many marinas and your chances of spotting bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, and even turtles are high.
You can also find professional diving schools so you can explore the underwater world. The waters around the Canary Islands are some of the clearest in the world, with visibility being exceptionally high. This, combined with the warm temperatures and the huge number of different marine creatures such as stingrays, cuttlefish, angel sharks, parrot fish, seahorses, and octopus make for a truly unforgettable experience.
Cuisine Of The Canaries
Fresh food, especially that of local fruit, vegetables and seafood, is the main focus of Tenerife’s delectable dishes. Whilst you can find something to suit everyone, due to the influence of tourists from around the world, it’s imperative that you try some of the mouth-watering marvels of the region. The locals of the Canary Islands have a remarkable palette and that is shown in their cooking. Whilst you will find Spanish dishes such as seafood paellas and tapas, the Canarians have developed their own unique and irresistible delicacies. Papas arrugadas is a popular choice, for example. Potatoes grown in this volcanic region have developed a unique texture and flavour that you can’t really find elsewhere. Boiled whole and served with a traditional garlic, red pepper and cumin sauce called mojo, this dish is undoubtedly a must try.