Culture

Discovering The Guanches in Tenerife

September 7, 2011 Jack 8

Following the conquest of Tenerife in 1496 the Guanches were, like many conquered indigenous races at that time, more or less decimated and their existence on Tenerife gradually dwindled away until they simply ceased to exist. Ironically in recent years, the Guanches have been elevated to superstar status… […]

About Tenerife

Eating in Tenerife, Going Native in a Guachinche

August 25, 2011 Jack 8

Guachinches are rough ‘n’ ready makeshift restaurants that are often set up in someone’s garage, but they can pretty much turn up anywhere – in the middle of banana plantations, in someone’s courtyard, in gardens. […]

About Tenerife

Ten Fascinating Facts About Tenerife’s History

August 16, 2011 Jack 2

Much of Tenerife’s history is the stuff of adventure stories – legends, pirates, epic battles between primitives and a European army, adventurers, sea battles, eruptions, plagues, floods, hurricanes, beautiful princesses, gallant soldiers, explorers, Nelson, Drake, love, betrayal and bravery. […]

Life

Bread Deliveries on Tenerife

August 6, 2011 Jack 0

This is one of those little things that always makes me smile whenever I see it. You tend to find it in the more traditional towns around Tenerife… […]

Tenerife

Welcome To The Real Tenerife

July 29, 2011 Jack 2

To launch The Real Tenerife website, we thought it might be interesting to share why we felt the need for a website about the ‘real’ Tenerife. It’s for one very simple reason and all we need is a picture of a map of Tenerife to illustrate it. […]