About Tenerife

A Secret in a Tenerife Church

October 3, 2013 Jack 3

It was a Dan Brown moment. Why was there the crypt of a pirate in a church in La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site? There must be a story. […]

Taganana
About Tenerife

A Peek Into The Past In Tenerife’s Anaga Mountains

March 11, 2013 Andy 0

Spanning two climate zones, the Anaga Mountains spread across the hot, arid and windy eastern side of San Andrés and the island’s capital city of Santa Cruz, to the rain forest strewn north western face of the island where ancient laurel forests pre-date the ice age. […]

About Tenerife

Franco’s Legacy in Tenerife is Disappearing

November 19, 2011 Jack 0

One of the things that many people might not know about Tenerife is that General Franco plotted to overthrow the Spanish Republican Government from here, leading to the start of the Spanish Civil War. […]

About Tenerife

The Berbers & the Guanches on Tenerife

October 5, 2011 Jack 0

The sun didn’t so much as gently kiss my face as ravage it like an over zealous lover and my thigh muscles were bitching at me for neglecting them for weeks before masochistically subjecting them to… […]

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… […]