Day two on the ever warm island of Tenerife and we resided ourselves to a lazy day (again). Because of our limited days on holiday we had made a couple different plans to dedicate different specific days to – the first being to make sure we went to Siam Park. Siam Park is located in the same area of the island that we were staying on but still a considerable walk away, so we would be taking the free bus. No problems there then.
However, when we woke up, the day still seemed a little breezy and cloudy. So we decided to push the plans of the world famous water park back until the next day. This lovely warm weather wasn’t going to waste though, and we got dressed, had breakfast and started wandering back up the seafront that we had already partially explored the day before.Before long, we had made our way further than we had walked the day before. We hadn’t been shy about breaks though, and took plenty of opportunities to sit on the benches and black rock walls that lined the steeper slopes to the dark stretches of sand below. Just sitting still and looking out at the sea meant you were bathed in warm sun and undisturbed by the light sounds of the ocean in front and passersby behind.I was particularly happy when we reached an area where the storefronts and walkway veered off from the edge of the coast to make room for an obscure sculpture garden and large stretch of gravel filled sections. this meant we had met the furthest point that I had reached when walking from the hotel I stayed in the year before. This was the middle point between where I was (a year ago) and where I was now.
This also meant the marker of the wooden shack that served the best cocktails you might ever have! So it was definitely time for it to be 5 o’clock somewhere!Las Salinas (the cocktail bar/shack) sits at the headland of where Playa de Las Americas meets Los Cristianos. The name translates to mean ‘The Salt’, and with location almost sitting with one foot in the ocean, it seem pretty apt. And since the service mostly majors in alcoholic beverages – for most adult tourists – it’s the salt of the earth for a real relaxing vacation! The eco-friendly joint boasts the “best mojitos ever” – and to be honest, they’re right! Not my usual poison, but my drink of choice when drinking from this place with chill music blasting, comfy seating and a vibe that says good surfer chill time to be had. (The view’s not bad either!)
If you want to know more details about the short history of this water hole you can check out a small article I found from a Tenerife based blog, here!