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Special Feature: 10 Ways to Experience the Real Tenerife
It doesn’t need to take much effort to get a taste of Canarian life on Tenerife. These are ten ways to have a real Tenerife experience... [Read More]
The Views: Discovering Belenes on Tenerife
Each year we go on a belen hunt on Tenerife. Hunt is maybe a bit of an exaggeration as there are hundreds of them across the island... [Read More]
Local Flavours: Moray Eel
The first time I ordered morena (moray eel) in a restaurant on Tenerife the waiter talked me out of it by saying it had an awful lot of espinas – little bones... [Read More]
Life on Tenerife: The Tenerife we Love
We needed a reboot for the soul and a reminder that Tenerife wasn’t just populated by thick oafs. In temperatures that were still summer hot we drove to the very end of the eastern road in Anaga... [Read More]
Tenerife Talk: Island Drives, End of an Era
When Jack and I first moved to Tenerife and discovered the beauty that lay off the beaten track that no-one was writing about or photographing, our first instinct was to share the secret... [Read More]
Restaurant Review: Quality Pub Grub at Empire
The Safari Centre in Las Américas is home to a few restaurants we’ve fancied trying for some time. On this occasion we had a yen for comfort food and we’d heard good things about Empire... [Read More]
Hotel Review: Grand Hotel Mencey in Santa Cruz
Simply put, we love the Grand Hotel Mencey. We love the style, the vibe, the rooms, the location, the food. It is a classy hotel yet one that has a typically down to earth Canario heart... [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 December
There's ballet, gospel, a musical, classical concerts, a DJ fest, traditional groups, carol singers, Xmas markets, nativity scenes, street parties and lots of pretty Christmas lights. Visitors to Tenerife can enjoy a traditional old fashioned Xmas or party their way through the festive season in the sun, depending on where they're staying. Check out our choice of the best events on Tenerife in December to find out what's on where... [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
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