La Orotava’s flower carpets also benefits from having one of the most picturesque backdrops on Tenerife. Not only do you get those gorgeous colonial buildings, on a clear day Teide sits in the background. […]
Over the last two summers we have really come to understand why Spanish mainlanders escape Iberia for the Canary Islands. There’s a reason the Canaries are referred to as having the perfect climate. […]
Few hotels seem to be able to recreate that warm and fuzzy feeling that envelopes punters in ‘real’ bars. However, there are some hotel bars on Tenerife which buck the bland trend and come close to creating a buzzing bar vibe. […]
It was our friend Jo who first mentioned the word ‘bruma’ to us, long before we moved to Tenerife. We were visiting her on La Gomera, sitting on her terrace on the edge of the Garajonay National Park in the sun, drinking beer and marvelling at views… […]
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.
Top Tenerife Fiestas & Festivals in June
It's a flamboyant month for fiestas - from the Corpus Christi flower carpets to beach parties and goat bathing for Midsummer celebrations. Plus there are some top music festivals to look out for, including our fave Santa Blues to a brand new LGBT fest. [Real Tenerife Fiesta Guide] and the Real Tenerife facebook page for news and information on the best events taking place on Tenerife [Real Tenerife on facebook]