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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: Tapas Routes on Tenerife
Tapas routes are organised throughout the year in various municipalities and involve a number of restaurants and cafés competing with each other to create the best tapas dish... [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]
Mysterious Tenerife: Secret in a Tenerife Church
If you’re interested in history, then a visit to the church is an essential. There are plenty dotted around Tenerife, occasionally they throw up curious and unexpected surprises. Like the time we came across a skull and crossbones set into the stone floor of a church in La Laguna... [Read More]
Fiestas & Fairs: Experiencing Fiestas in Rural Tenerife
When we headed off the main road to Mount Teide and into quiet, rural farming country we realised we were heading deep into new fiesta territory... [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 December 2013December and Christmas on Tenerife means different things to different people. In the resorts it's Xmas party time in the sun whereas in traditional towns... […]
- Have You Tried Ropa Vieja on Tenerife?Ropa Vieja is probably the Canarian dish whose name I like the most. In Spanish it rolls of the tongue nicely and even sounds vaguely exotic. […]
- November is My Least Favourite Month on TenerifeNovember is my least favourite month on Tenerife. It has been since our first November on the island ten years ago when it seemed to rain for nearly... […]
- The Best Fiestas, Festivals and Events on Tenerife in December 2013
Roasted Chestnut Season on Tenerife
Top Tenerife Fiestas & Festivals in December
Things you really need to know about Christmas on Tenerife. Want a good Christmas Eve party? Find a Brit bar. Want a cracking New Year's Eve Party? Head into the streets. Apart from that there is festive fun galore with Tenerife's municipalities putting on lots of events throughout the month and into January. If you think Christmas on Tenerife isn't Christmassy, you're going to the wrong places. If you don't want to miss out you'd better check our best of December's fiestas & festivals listings... [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