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.

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The Views

  • Over the last two summers we have really come to understand why Spanish mainlanders escape Iberia for the Canary Islands. There’s a reason the Canaries are referred to as having the perfect climate. […]

Restaurant Review

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Hotel Review

  • Few hotels seem to be able to recreate that warm and fuzzy feeling that envelopes punters in ‘real’ bars. However, there are some hotel bars on Tenerife which buck the bland trend and come close to creating a buzzing bar vibe. […]

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About Tenerife

What is bruma in Tenerife and the Canary Islands?

June 13, 2017 0

It was our friend Jo who first mentioned the word ‘bruma’ to us, long before we moved to Tenerife. We were visiting her on La Gomera, sitting on her terrace on the edge of the Garajonay National Park in the sun, drinking beer and marvelling at views… […]

About Tenerife

Scenes of winter on Tenerife

May 8, 2017 0

Rather than write another boring post about the reality of the weather across Tenerife I thought I’d just show you what walking on Tenerife has been like this winter. […]

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.

Top Tenerife Fiestas & Festivals in June

It's a flamboyant month for fiestas - from the Corpus Christi flower carpets to beach parties and goat bathing for Midsummer celebrations. Plus there are some top music festivals to look out for, including our fave Santa Blues to a brand new LGBT fest. [Real Tenerife Fiesta Guide] and the Real Tenerife facebook page for news and information on the best events taking place on Tenerife [Real Tenerife on facebook]




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