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Special Feature: Five Fun Museums
From war games to zombies and snooping to tippling, these are five of the most fun museums on Tenerife... [Read More]
The Views: Birdwatching on Tenerife Part 1
Our house is actually a decent ‘hide’ for spotting a quite wide range of Tenerife birds. A metal bowl filled with water – until enthusiastic blackbirds empty it – acts as a sort of watering hole... [Read More]
Local Flavours: Guide to the most common Tapas on Tenerife
What is generally thought of as tapas comes in a variety of sizes and occasionally with different names on Tenerife... [Read More]
Life on Tenerife: The New San Telmo Promenade
The San Telmo project has been a controversial one. Misguided controversy in my opinion. Despite asking specific questions I’ve not read or heard anything that has convinced me otherwise.... [Read More]
Tenerife Talk: Why All Inclusive Hotels are sometimes used as scapegoats
There are a lot of businesses on Tenerife that wouldn’t last long in any location where the sun didn’t bring the customers through their doors for them... [Read More]
Restaurant Review: The Familiar Flavours of La Esencia
One look at the menu and it was immediately clear the name might be new, but with Angel y Diablo and Torre de Babel this was a menu we’d pondered over many times in the past.... [Read More]
Hotel Review: Out of this World, the Parador de Cañadas del Teide
The décor has an old-school traveller feel to it; the sort of place Holmes might lodge in pursuit of his nemesis. It’s also cosy with a huge fireplace... [Read More]
Now out in Paperback: Why The Real Tenerife Guidebook is Different
The Real Tenerife is full of unique information that comes from first hand experience of living, working and playing amongst the Canarios combined with hours of research in tiny town libraries... [Read More]
Top Tenerife Fiestas & Festivals in April
In some places Easter is fun in others it's traditional and sombre. Apart from people in hods and a local Jesus being nailed to a cross, April kicks off with a music festival. After that there's opera, tapas & wine routes, food fairs and blasting cheese with shotguns. These are our pick of events on Tenerife in April ... [Read More].
The Real Tenerife Guidebook – in Print & on Kindle
For visitors to Tenerife who want to experience the best of Tenerife:- The 'Real' Tenerife guide to Tenerife's resorts, towns and villages is written with insight and passion by travel writers who have spent years treading the streets of every town and village, trekking along goat trails in the mountains and revelling at fiestas until dawn... [Find Out More]
Real Tenerife Island Drives on Kindle – UK Version
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.
Real Tenerife knowledge comes from experience.
Town & City Walking Routes
Tenerife has some fascinating towns, yet many visitors miss out on the best bits of them. But not those who have our Town & City Guides. With routes to our favourite sights, museums, galleries, parks, plazas, restaurants and more, these guides are your key to Tenerife towns & Cities. Routes for Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz and La Orotava now available.
Real Tenerife Island Drives
People in over 30 countries have discovered the best of Tenerife by car with Real Tenerife Island Drives, scenic driving routes through the best of Tenerife's countryside. On sale in PDF and Kindle formats. [More Information...]
Real Tenerife Island Walks
Discover verdant valleys, plunging ravines, sweeping forests, remote corners, tiny hamlets and vistas galore with our series of detailed walking routes, Island walks . On sale in handy PDF format. [More Information...]
Real Tenerife Island Drives on Kindle – US Version