During the Easter weekend we went and visited Tenerife. The visit ended up being a very Spanish event because we had only arranged the crossover by boat. We did not arrange any place to sleep on the island. Getting lodgings was done on a very Spanish way. First be would be traveling all day long, being the tourist and seeing the sites. Then, at night, at the last moment we went and search for some place to stay. To my surprise this did not result in problems, except for one day.
We had arrived is a small town where we wanted to spend the night, but there was no hotel in the town. We continued our trip to the next town, and after talking to the locals we visited some homes that could potentially house us for the night. We were not so lucky. There was no place anywhere. In the next town a Easter parade blocked our way and we asked a local police men for some advice and this started our real adventure. The police men turned out very helpful.
First we went to the police station. The police officer called about 8 locals he knew would sometimes rent out apartments. In the mean while he told us there was a hotel in town, but it was a bit expensive. Eventually we went in the police car visiting a couple of places where they might be able to shelter us for the night. We were driving through town with the cop calling and using his communication devices. The police men even gave us some tips about places to eat and things to visit. Eventually we found a place.
The only bad thing was the next morning. No breakfast but we did get a wake up service. From 8:30 till 10 we were forced to enjoy the song ‘Shout‘ that was being listened to by some big fan, and who repeated the song over and over.
It was a very nice weekend in Tenerife.