The Real Tenerife is an online magazine and guide devoted to the parts of Tenerife that most websites gloss over. It is for discerning travellers seeking a new travel experience on Tenerife.

Special Feature

  • The Midsummer’s Eve San Juan beach parties on Tenerife act as the green light for summer to start in earnest. From that point there’s a noticeable change in atmosphere. […]

The Views

  • La Gomera and Gran Canaria are best for stepping from the door of rural hotels and onto walking trails, whereas La Palma remains the purest Canary Island as far as we’re concerned – Tenerife offers the most diversity. […]

The Restaurant Scene

Tenerife Talk

Hotel Review

Destination Tenerife

Local Flavours

  • There are some general rules when it comes to traditional Tenerife cuisine, like coastal areas are better for fish whereas inland towns and villages are the places to go for grilled meats and hearty stews. But some areas have quite specific foods linked to them. […]

All About Tenerife weather

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. Our Real Tenerife knowledge comes from experience and, as a result, all the photos accompanying articles have been taken by us.

Something to try on Tenerife in June and July – sardines

There's a saying which goes along the lines of you should only eat sardines in months with no 'r'. Although the sardinadas take place in July in Tenerife, sardine season in southern parts of Europe start in earnest in June, so it's worth looking for some simply grilled sardines now. During the sardinada they tend to be served with a chunk of aniseed bread and a cup of wine or beer - [Sardines and salsa on Tenerife].




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