Goats, Goats Everywhere at San Antonio Abad 2012

January 30, 2012 Andy 2

Attending the ganadera (a cross between an agricultural show and an animal pilgrimage) at La Matanza in the hills above Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife’s northern coast has been an annual outing for the past five years. […]

Food & Drink

Ten Things About Los Cristianos

January 20, 2012 Jack 0

With fishing village roots, Los Cristianos still has a Canarian heart. It feels like a town and not purpose built. And it tries very hard to be a ‘barrier free paradise’ by making its attractions accessible to everyone. […]

About Tenerife

The Complete Guide to Farmers’ Markets on Tenerife

January 16, 2012 Jack 4

Wherever you are on Tenerife there’s a good chance that there’s a decent market not too far away and they’re always worth a nosey. Here’s Real Tenerife’s complete (almost) guide to farmers’ and agricultural markets on Tenerife. […]

Food & Drink

Tenerife Restaurant Review, Jai Mata Di

December 27, 2011 Jack 1

The fact that it was an Indian Bar rather than restaurant intrigued. The interior is indeed bar like with booths rather than tables and chairs and a wooden bar whose Indian personality is revealed by the music, a small shrine and a neon Shiva… […]

About Tenerife

Chestnuts and Wine Season on Tenerife

November 7, 2011 Jack 3

A couple of euros buys you a poke of finger-burning sweet, roasted chestnuts and a generous cup of wine that’ll put hair on your chest. Together, with the smell of the sea air thrown in for good measure, it’s a winning combination… […]

Food & Drink

Turrón Means Christmas on Tenerife

November 4, 2011 Jack 1

In what is ostensibly the equivalent of sticking two fingers up at any pretence of a healthy diet, the vegetable and fruit section of the Al Campo supermarket in La Orotava has been invaded by an aisle filled with boxes upon boxes of turrón. […]

Food & Drink

Tapas With a Difference in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

October 27, 2011 Jack 1

Lizarran’s method of serving tapas was a first for me – you simply choose from rows of montaditos, or pinchos (small open sandwiches) costing a couple of euros each. Devour them with lip-smacking satisfaction and… […]

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Unexpected Treats in Puerto de la Cruz

October 17, 2011 Jack 0

Dinner takes around two and a half hours which means by the time we down the last of the wine at 11.30pm it’s a perfect time to hit our favourite bars. First port of call is Limbo which has been given a sexy… […]