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Special Feature: Why Visitors Who Walk are Good News For Tenerife
More than five million people visited Tenerife last year, the greater percentage seeking sunshine and beaches. But of that 5 million, 16% went for a walk on one of Tenerife’s hiking trails. That amounts to 775,000. [Read More]
The Views: The Secret Garden in El Sauzal
Parque de los Lavaderos isn’t your typical public gardens. The land here slopes down the hill as though being dragged towards the ocean... [Read More]
Local Flavours: New Rules Wont Make a Guachinche Authentic
Every couple of years there’s an attempt to try to control guachinches. All those who know guachinches will know these measures are only ever going to have limited success... [Read More]
Life on Tenerife: Baby It’s Cold Outside
On the facebook page for a shopping centre in the south of Tenerife they’ve just printed a photo of a model wearing a long suede coat with the caption ‘it’s getting colder outside’... [Read More]
Tenerife Talk: The Little Nun Who Performed Miracles
Lying in a sarcophagus in the Convento de Santa Catalina in La Laguna is the 284 year old body of a nun, and one day a year on the 15th February, thousands of people wait in line to see it... [Read More]
Restaurant Review: Tapas & Burgers at Tierra de Jamon
Places with rows of hanging hams always appeal. They’ve got that old school Spanish tasca look about them even when, as in this case, the décor is sleek and chic... [Read More]
Hotel Review: Hotel Villa Cortes in Playa de las Americas
If Baz Luhrmann designed a luxury hotel with a Mexican theme, the chances are the result would be something like the Villa Cortes. The look is Mexican Hacienda, all vibrant colour schemes... [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]
Top Tenerife Fiestas & Festivals in November
We've not had time to do a full round up this month but November is all about chestnuts and wine on Tenerife. Kiosks selling both are set up in some northern towns from the beginning of the month with Puerto de la Cruz having some great stalls around the harbour. The chestnut and wine season comes to an end on 29/30 to celebrate San Andrés when the wine flows and there are some quirky goings on in Puerto de la Cruz and Icod de los Vinos. Here's more information about what it involves... [Read More].
The Real Tenerife Guidebook – in Print & on 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, Puerto de la Cruz and La Orotava now available.
Real Tenerife Island Drives
People in over 30 countries have discovered the best of Tenerife by car with Real Tenerife Island Drives, scenic driving routes through the best of Tenerife's countryside. On sale in PDF and Kindle formats. [More Information...]
Real Tenerife Island Walks
Discover verdant valleys, plunging ravines, sweeping forests, remote corners, tiny hamlets 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