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Tenerife is the ideal sunny destination; varied both in landscape and holiday opportunities. In between long hours spent on the beach, there are picturesque mountain villages, gorgeous art galleries and, of course, fantastic eateries littered throughout the island.
Indeed, Tenerife has gained somewhat of a reputation for offering foodie families plenty of delicious local treats while on holiday. The Canary Islands are known for their excellent selection of seafood, including lobsters, crab, sea bream (aka dorada) and shell fish, as well as a rich variety of locally grown vegetables and tropical fruit. Rather than splashing out on three course sit-down dinners every night, there are a few cash-saving alternatives that are just as palatable.
"Guachinches" are pop-up stalls (particularly popular during fiestas) selling street food, barbecued meat, tapas and home-brewed wine all from locally sourced ingredients. Some are more sophisticated than others, with amenities ranging from basic alfresco seating to cloth draped tables. Either way, the welcome will be as delectable as the menu. Permanent guachinches can be found along the shore at Peurto de la Cruz and are well worth exploring for a thrifty alternative to a restaurant.
Treat the family to a wallet-friendly slap-up meal by keeping your eyes peeled for signs indicating a restaurant that has a "menu del día" - a set lunchtime menu. These budget-friendly banquets usually consist of a soup or salad starter and the choice between several delicious mains, followed by a desert. The best 'menu del día' will also include a basket of bread and a glass of wine, a beer or soft drink at very competitive rates.
Stock up on fresh tropical fruits such as bananas, papayas and mangos at a local farmers' market. Costa Adeje has a particularly well-loved farmers' market on Calle Archara. It certainly offers more than your average range of soil-coated fruit and veg: locally produced wine, fine cheese, breads and bakes, freshly caught seafood and a variety of meats and sweets tempt tourists and locals alike. Tenerife is also littered with free picnic spots ("zonas recreativas") that are perfect for families looking to enjoy their farmers' market spoils.
Grab a holiday bargain with Monarch and explore the wonderful island of Tenerife. Vacations in Tenerife are now available from £193, with scheduled flights departing from Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, London Gatwick, London Luton and Manchester airports.