Visiting Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

In this post we wanted to share a few images of a lovely town of Adeje where we stayed during our recent trip to the island of Tenerife, Spain.

Irene Shaland and Alex Shaland at Madrid airport

On the road again. After flying from Cleveland to Atlanta and then to Madrid, we were waiting for our flight to the Canary Islands. Also known as the Canaries, this archipelago consists of eight larger islands and a few smaller ones. As our base, we chose the island of Tenerife, the largest and the favorite of many visitors. And why were we going there? To celebrate Alex’s BIG birthday!  He was going to be 70 years young.

Hotel Iberostar Selection (adults only) Sabila in Adeje

Our hotel Iberostar Selection (adults only) Sabila in Adeje was a luxury resort. Adeje is full of top-tier hotels, most are trying to look like the Taj Mahal or a Buddhist Temple or whatever. We chose this tasteful, understated one, famous for its art hall, culinary arts, high level of comfort, and services. And we were very happy both with the Art Deco facade and with what we were surrounded with inside.

Irene Shaland inCosta Adeje

Here we are on the main boulevard in Costa Adeje, Tenerife, near our hotel.

Irene Shaland and Alex Shaland in Adeje
Irene Shaland in the ocean

Costa Adeje, Tenerife, the Canaries. Welcoming and heart (and body) warming ocean. Black sand beach. Volcanic peaks with hats made of clouds. What is there not to love?

Sunset over the ocean

Spectacular sunsets over the ocean.

Irene Saland and Alex Shaland in front of restaurant La Salitre

This is how we celebrated Alex’s anniversary at a  lovely and very popular seafood restaurant La Salitre.

I wanted to mention two dishes, known well to most of us and probably frequently cooked at home: gazpacho and paella. Both were done very differently from what we were used to, however, in a blend of the Andalusian and Canarien styles. Gazpacho was yellow: from yellow tomatoes and peppers; paella came with every seafood group cooked in a different sauce. All food was superb!

Irene Shaland eating soup
Irene Shaland eating paella

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