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

  • 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 […]

Restaurant Review

Tenerife Talk

  • 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. […]

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

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. […]

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… […]

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.

Something to try on Tenerife in November – roast chestnuts

As this is chestnuts and wine month of Tenerife, the thing to try to go local is a poke of freshly roasted chestnuts. Braziers appear in traditional towns across Tenerife during November, especially in northern parts where most chestnut trees grow. A poke of deliciously sweet hot chestnuts costs a couple of Euros and goes well with some robust red vino del país. For more information see our article about [the Noche de San Andrés].




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