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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: Designer Vegetables on Tenerife
In the hills above the turreted, North African splendour of the Abama Golf and Spa Resort, a father and son team are getting their hands dirty trying to bring about a quiet, agricultural revolution... [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]
Tenerife in Photos: The Carnival Parade
My favourite part is the section before the official starting point of the parade. The place where coaches drop off the various carnival troupes; younger carnival goers congregate beside floats blasting out music and carnival queens are fitted into their elaborate costumes... [Read More]
Life on Tenerife: The Banana Workers
There’s a long road that leads from the top of our lane to the main road and it’s lined on one side by a large banana plantation bordered by a low, dry stone wall. We call it the banana road... [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.
- Tapas in the City, Review of Mirador de la Noria in Santa CruzWe've tried a few of these bars and are slowly working our way through the rest. The latest was the Mirador de la Noria which is at the 'quieter' end of the street. […]
- Our Top Ten Favourite Beaches on TenerifeTop ten beaches on Tenerife? It's a subjective and occasionally emotive subject. Everyone has their favourites. In many discussions I've read, these tend to be... […]
- Easter on Tenerife, the Sound of SilenceBrotherhood after brotherhood wearing capirotes of royal purples, midnight blues, scarlet, emerald and black, parade silently through streets that come with a... […]
- Tapas in the City, Review of Mirador de la Noria in Santa Cruz
The Animal Fiesta in La Matanza
Top Tenerife Fiestas & Festivals in April
April on Tenerife is a feast of fiestas, music and food. Easter parades are solemn (Adeje's is more like an open air play) but there are also oodles of concerts and cultural events covering all sorts of music from flamenco to jazz to dying swans. Plus there are tasty tapas routes galore. To get the low-down on the best, you better check our best of fiestas & festivals listings for April... [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