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The Real Tenerife
The Real Tenerife is devoted to the parts of Tenerife that most websites gloss over. Most people’s holidays to Tenerife tend to involve heading to the sunny, purpose built resorts of the south. However much of the rest of Tenerife is where the Canarios live, work and play; a place where traditions and culture thrive.
In short, a lot of Tenerife remains a delicious secret with bizarre fiestas, gasp-inducing scenery and inhabitants whose sense of family and community bond is super glue strong. In the Real Tenerife Spain combines with South America and Africa to create a land and people that are quite unique and a million miles away from the image that many people have of Tenerife.
The Real Tenerife is for discerning travellers who are looking for a new travel experience when they jump on a flight to Tenerife.
Food & Drink: Tenerife Wines win top awards
The San Francisco International Wine Competition is said to be the largest and most respected competition in the Unites States so getting a medal there is a BIG DEAL and getting a gold medal there is a REALLY BIG DEAL... [Read More]
Now out in Paperback: Why The Real Tenerife Guidebook is Different
The Real Tenerife is full of unique information that comes from first hand experience of living, working and playing amongst the Canarios combined with hours of research in tiny town libraries... [Read More]
Tenerife at Night: The truth about Nightlife in Puerto de la Cruz
It’s true El Puerto in the north of Tenerife isn’t a centre that’s ideal for young Brits looking for other young Brits and familiar bars playing familiar music. But neither is it sleepy town... [Read More]
Life on Tenerife: Behaving Badly on Tenerife
A British TV programme about Tenerife screened this week, which has caught the interest of the usual tabloid suspects, illustrates exactly why, for nearly ten years, we’ve been banging on about another place, the real Tenerife... [Read More]
The Real Tenerife Guides to Tenerife: Driving, Walking & Destination Guidebooks
Although this site has loads of information about Tenerife it's not quite the same as having a guidebook to hand once you arrive. Luckily we've got that covered as well. Whether you want to embark on wonderfully scenic drives through the old Tenerife?; walk along trails that were once followed by merchants and before them the Guanche; or learn more about the towns, culture and traditionsand where to get the best authentic grub in the process, we've got just the guide for each.
- Sweet Doughnuts, Review of Öko in La OrotavaÖko teases us every time we walk past the place. As it's located in La Villa in La Orotava, where we do our weekly shop, we get teased mercilessly... […]
- Eating Cheaply on Tenerife Doesn’t Have to Mean Sacrificing QualityLooking back I realise that the culinary agenda we inadvertently put together covered quite a diverse range of cheap local eating, but not the sort of cheap... […]
- Sardines and Salsa, Sounds and Smells of the Real TenerifeThe truth is we didn't want to go to the Sardinada in Puerto de la Cruz. Two days of hiking in summer temperatures in the Anaga Mountains and then Teide... […]
- Sweet Doughnuts, Review of Öko in La Orotava
The Animal Fiesta in La Matanza
Top Tenerife Fiestas & Festivals in July
Summer's in full swing and everyone heads to the beach... as well as taking in some rock & jazz concerts, following tapas routes and throwing themselves into the sea in honour of a saint. To know what's happening where, check our best of fiestas & festivals listings for July. [Read More].
The Real Tenerife Guidebook – in paperback & Kindle
For visitors to Tenerife who want to experience the best of Tenerife:- The 'Real' Tenerife guide to Tenerife's resorts, towns and villages is written with insight and passion by travel writers who have spent years treading the streets of every town and village, trekking along goat trails in the mountains and revelling at fiestas until dawn... [Find Out More]
Real Tenerife Island Drives on Kindle – UK Version
What Makes The Real Tenerife Different?
We’ve watched sunrise from the summit of Mount Teide and bathed in midsummer waters at midnight; belted out This Sex is on Fire in bars in Las Américas and cried to Ave Maria at fishermen’s fiestas; downed mojitos in Cuban bars and shared vino del pais with caballeros in the mountains; slept in palatial hotels and under canvas in the pine forest; cross-dressed at carnaval and been spellbound at silent, religious parades; trekked to remote hamlets and followed tapas trails galore.
Real Tenerife Knowledge Comes from Experience.
Town & City Walking Routes
Tenerife has some fascinating towns, yet many visitors miss out on the best bits of them. But not those who have our Town & City Guides. With routes to our favourite sights, museums, galleries, parks, plazas, restaurants and more, these guides are your key to Tenerife towns & Cities. Routes for Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz now available.
Real Tenerife Island Drives
People in over 30 countries have discovered the best of Tenerife by car with our glove compartment friendly glossy guidebook Real Tenerife Island Drives. On sale in book and PDF format. [More Information...]
Real Tenerife Island Walks
And many more have discovered verdant valleys, plunging ravines, sweeping forests, remote corners and vistas galore with our series of detailed walking routes, Island walks . On sale in handy PDF format. [More Information...]
Real Tenerife Island Drives on Kindle – US Version