Sunset in Santa Cruz in the east of the island is generally a bit of a damp squib, it just gets dark. Further south west or north west, is where you want to be to bask in the last exuberant glows before the golden orb slips below the surface of the sea […]
To get a real feel for any destination it helps to experience it at various times of the year as the weather and local living patterns change with the seasons. Even with its year-round good weather, this applies equally to Tenerife… […]
Here’s how the conversation goes in our house when we’re planning a visit to any of our favourite restaurants where the cuisine is more of the imaginative kind. “I’m not having the degustación menu this [...]
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 January – Pinchos Morunos
We associate different Tenerife foods with various months. For example, January means pinchos morunos to us because the end of the month sees the Fiestas de San Antonio Abad, the animals' festival, and every time we go to the big livestock bashes at La Matanza or Buenavista del Norte we end up with a couple of delicios, savoury and spicy pork kebabs (pinchos morunos). These turn up at most traditional fiestas, so no need to confine trying one to January. You can find more about San Abas here [San Abad on Tenerife].