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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  • It’s relatively easy to island hop in the Canaries, ferries and airlines linking the islands, all providing a good service. But choosing the best way to get from Tenerife to another island can depend on a number of factors. […]

The Views

Restaurant Review

  • Over a two week period recently we ate at a number of restaurants in various areas of Tenerife. Did our findings match English language reviews on Tripadvisor? Here are the results. […]

Tenerife Talk

Hotel Review

Destination Tenerife

  • The latest Tenerife location to suffer the Tripadvisor ‘not quite accurate’ treatment is La Orotava in the north of the island. A thread titled ‘Polluted streets & impossible parking’ drew me in because, well, it’s not exactly the way I’d describe La Orotava. […]

Local Flavours

  • Researching a piece about La Orotava recently, I saw some remarks online from visitors who had explored the island to some extent which made me ponder about other incorrect perceptions of Tenerife. […]

All About Tenerife weather

About Tenerife

Boots and and big jackets on Tenerife

November 2, 2017 0

We’ve got masses of walking gear, but most of it was bought for hiking in the Canaries where, even in the coolest weather, a light fleece under a light rain jacket is far too hot for me. […]

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 March – Chipirones

There's no specific local food I associate with March, unless it's a year when Carnival falls in the month. But something local to try which we love are chipirones, small squid which are usually, but not always, lightly battered. In our view they're tastier and more tender than calamari and a good introduction to squid for anyone who hasn't tried it. If you're under the impression all squid and octopus are rubbery, take a look at this on our Buzz Trips website - [Lovely not rubberry].




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