About Tenerife

The A to Z of Tenerife, Part 1

April 28, 2020 Jack 0

A couple of years ago A to Zs of travel destinations were all the rage so, even though I liked the idea, we kept away from doing one for Tenerife as, well, everybody seemed to be doing them. […]

About Tenerife

There is not a carnival on Tenerife

February 9, 2020 Jack 0

At this time of year there are articles galore about carnival on Tenerife and many either get something wrong, or don’t paint quite the full picture of what carnival means on the island. […]

Food & Drink

Gastronomic specialities in different parts of Tenerife

May 22, 2019 Jack 0

A while ago we ate in a restaurant which had one of those map place mats. It wasn’t the typical Tenerife map you find in quite a few trad and casual restaurants, it was more interesting in that it highlighted areas by their gastronomic specialities in jaunty, cartoon fashion. […]

Hotels

Picking at the good and bad of hotel buffets on Tenerife

January 21, 2019 Jack 5

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. […]

Food & Drink

An island tour of flavours of Tenerife

July 17, 2018 Jack 4

There are some general rules when it comes to traditional Tenerife cuisine, like coastal areas are better for fish whereas inland towns and villages are the places to go for grilled meats and hearty stews. But some areas have quite specific foods linked to them. […]

Food & Drink

Comparing Tenerife restaurant reviews

February 26, 2018 Jack 0

Over a two week period recently we ate at a number of restaurants in various areas of Tenerife. Did our findings match English language reviews on Tripadvisor? Here are the results. […]

Santa Cruz
Special Feature

Escape to the Sun on a Weekend Break in Santa Cruz

February 11, 2018 Andy 0

While Northern Europe chatters its teeth in the grip of an icy February, the Tenerife capital basks in a very pleasant average of 18°C (64°F) in the shade with a default setting of sunshine. What are you waiting for? […]