I promise that this will be the last post about my summer vacation to Spain. After spending 10 amazing days in Madrid and the surrounding areas we flew to Tenerife in the Canary Islands for a few days of rest and relaxation. While I love sightseeing vacations that are go, go, go and non-stop, Geoff really prefers "relaxation vacations" where the most strenuous decision you have to make each day is what to eat. We were lucky enough to be able to do both on this vacation.
After a 3 hour flight from Madrid and a short cab ride we arrived at our resort - The Santa Barbara. Our first impression was that the resort looked like pictures we had seen of Greece.
The views of the ocean from our room and the cliff walk behind our hotel were spectacular!
There were numerous areas around the resort for sitting and relaxing or lounging by the pool.
Before we got to Tenerife we thought we might make a few excursions to explore the island - both its villages and its natural beauty. But once we got there, we decided to just sit by the pool and read and relax. And that is exactly what we did. It was on Tenerife that that I put my new Kindle to the test. I guess it passed because I read 6 books in 4 days. Maybe Geoff is on to something when he talks about preferring "relaxation vacations"!