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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Tenerife Talk

  • I signed up to Tripadvisor in 2007 for one reason and one reason only. Its Tenerife forum was rife with misinformation. The biggest culprit was connected to the weather. When people asked about the difference [...]

Hotel Review

  • We’ve lost count of the number of hotel buffets we’ve tried on Tenerife. The okay ones melt into one inoffensive blur, difficult to distinguish one from another. However, the really good ones stand out… as do ones which had me struggling to choose anything which looked remotely appetising. […]

Destination Tenerife

  • Every so often we like to do a round up of some of the more interesting questions we’ve been asked, or have seen being asked on travel forums such as Tripadvisor. Here are ten Tenerife questions from September which piqued our interest. […]

  • Los Realejos straggles its way up the Orotava Valley, the two mini centres of Realejo Alto and Realejo Bajo connected by steep streets which deter all but those with a curiosity to find out ‘what might lie along this road’. […]

Local Flavours

All About Tenerife weather

About Tenerife

What it means to get high on Tenerife

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Just over a decade ago I set up a Tripadvisor account for one specific reason. I was tired of the amount of misinformation about Tenerife being posted on the travel site, especially in relation to […]

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.

Walking Routes in Tenerife North & South

Now you don’t have to buy walking routes in a part of Tenerife you won’t be visiting. We’ve created two sets of routes; one for people staying in the south and another for those who stay in the north  – [Read more about these walking routes here].

Real Tenerife Town & City Guides

With our Real Tenerife Town & City guides, you don’t need to spend valuable hours searching for a town’s top spots. Detailed routes include the most popular attractions, parks, plazas, museums, art galleries, restaurants, bars, shopping areas and even toilet stops. Our unique info guide to the main attractions means that you can even customise your route to suit your preferences.  You can buy the full set, or break them down (La Orotava & Puerto de la Cruz/ La Laguna & Santa Cruz) [Find out more here]




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