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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: The Price of Wine
In its heyday, Canarian wine was widely accepted to be the best in the world and its fame spread through the writings of such literary bigwigs as Shakespeare... [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]
Beautiful Tenerife: The Botanical Gardens
The history of Tenerife’s Botanical Gardens is fascinating, harking back to a time when the world was still shiny and new and explorers were returning from the Americas with species beyond the wildest dreams of most Europeans... [Read More]
Life on Tenerife: Why We Light a Fire in Winter
Since we returned from a festive visit to Britain we’ve been lighting a fire in the house most nights.Lighting a fire? But this is Tenerife where it’s warm and sunny all year round, why the need for a fire? [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.
- Designer Vegetables Fit For Tenerife’s Gourmet RenaissanceConsigning pesticides and fertilizers to the past, Tino and his dad are blazing a trail for high quality, low quantity, organic vegetables and have cultivated a new market in miniature designer vegetables. […]
- The Best Fiestas, Festivals and Events on Tenerife in March 2014March is the month there's a real feel of spring being in the air on Tenerife. The Northern European season is nearly at an end as temperatures start to rise and... […]
- Spotting the Stars in Santa CruzIt seems appropriate that a building as unusual and imposing as the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín should be in located in an area of Santa Cruz where... […]
- Designer Vegetables Fit For Tenerife’s Gourmet Renaissance
The Animal Fiesta in La Matanza
Top Tenerife Fiestas & Festivals in March
March on Tenerife this year still means carnival, carnival and more carnival with a couple of foodie events thrown in for good measure. If you think that carnival on Tenerife only means a big parade in Santa Cruz, you better check our best of fiestas & festivals listings for March... [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