While Northern Europe chatters its teeth in the grip of an icy February, the Tenerife capital basks in a very pleasant average of 18°C (64°F) in the shade with a default setting of sunshine. What are you waiting for? […]
The natural side of Tenerife on the other had can hold its own with any number of destinations. The diverse landscape means you get a wide range of contrasting views within a small geographical area. […]
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… […]
We regularly say to enjoy a fully rounded flavour of Tenerife’s towns/resorts it’s important to experience them after darkness falls. We also urge people to research thoroughly before deciding where to stay on 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 February – Street Food
At the big carnivals there's a wide selection of kiosks selling all sorts of junk food. But our faves are the chalet-like ones you find in Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz. At California there are hanging jamóns, morcilla and chorizo as well as huge pans of paella. For a great carb hit try cataplanas, these are like montaditos (open topped sandwiches) for giants. California isn't cheap, but eating there is an essential carnival experience. You can find more about the Kiosko California here [San Abad on Tenerife].