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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: Lunch in a Cave in the Anaga Mountains
Eating underground sounds intriguing but only a small part of the restaurant is actually inside the hillside it backs on to. Nevertheless, it’s still an unusual lunch venue... [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]
Going Underground: Exploring Tenerife’s Volcanic Tube
There’s no tasteful lighting and soporific music, only silence and a narrow arc of light provided by head torches. Underfoot is surprisingly rough on the soles of the feet and decent shoes are required... [Read More]
Featured Tenerife Town: Taganana
The name ‘Taganana’ is derived from the original Guanche name for the settlement and means ‘surrounded by mountains’, a simple and indisputable truth... [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.
- The Best Fiestas, Festivals and Events on Tenerife in May 2013It is the Mes de Canarias which means that there is loads of events put on for the locals which also means that there's loads for the discerning visitor... […]
- Going Underground on Tenerife, the Cueva del VientoAnyone who has visited the Cueva de los Verdes on Lanzarote will find the Cueva del Viento quite a bit different... […]
- Paying the Price for Tenerife’s BeachesThe impact of the signs has lead to some people thinking that they'd have to pay to use the beach and others declaring they'd think twice about coming to Tenerife... […]
- The Best Fiestas, Festivals and Events on Tenerife in May 2013
Carnaval High Heels Marathon in Puerto de la Cruz
Top Tenerife Fiestas & Festivals in May
May is the month when Santa Cruz de Tenerife was founded way back when Tenerife's original natives were wondering who the funny people in breeches on the beach were. There's loads going on with Santa Cruz holding events throughout the month. Our favourite festival in May is the Mueca art in the street in Puerto de la Cruz. Bizarre and brilliant. Check out our pick of best events in Tenerife in May...[Read More].
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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