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Golf del Sur, is it More Than Just a Golf Course?

Golf del Sur, is it More Than Just a Golf Course?

“Our complex was lovely, but there is nothing to do there if you don't golf.” “We like walking, and there are good walks along the coast from Golf del Sur. All the complexes have swimming pools, several have tennis courts, and there are plenty of shops and restaurants, so we never get bored.” Two very different reactions from friends I quizzed about their holidays on the San Miguel resort of Golf del Sur.

How to get to the Summit of Mount Teide

How to get to the Summit of Mount Teide

The ultimate trip on Tenerife is to go to the tip of Spain's highest mountain to gaze across a fantastical landscape often referred to as out of this world. It might be an overused term, but it's not an exaggeration.

Masca Deep And Teide High With Tamaran Jeep Safari on Tenerife

Masca Deep And Teide High With Tamaran Jeep Safari on Tenerife

A slipper, a dog, a giant’s head, and even a swan; we all had our own ideas of the volcanic formations 2,700 metres up in Teide National Park. It’s all about perspectives and our Tamaran Jeep Safari was giving us plenty of browsing time to assess the moods and wonders of Tenerife.

Six Tenerife Shopping Centres

Six Tenerife Shopping Centres

With the January sales now in full swing, it might be useful to have a quick look at six of the largest shopping centres on the island so you can plan where you're going to spend all the money you don't have left after Christmas...

Things to do on a Cloudy Day in the South of Tenerife

Things to do on a Cloudy Day in the South of Tenerife

The problem with coastal resorts developed with hot, sun-filled days in mind is what is there to do if the sun isn't playing ball? How do you spend your time in somewhere like Playa de las Américas or the Costa Adeje resorts when it's not warm enough to bask in the sun?

New Foodie Treats at Wonder Food Market in Costa Adeje

New Foodie Treats at Wonder Food Market in Costa Adeje

Future plans include transport from hotels on non-market days, cookery schools and live music, so I think I am going to enjoy going back to check on progress pretty frequently!

Ten Off The Beaten Track Tenerife Viewpoints

Ten Off The Beaten Track Tenerife Viewpoints

To date, we've shown you the best views of Mount Teide, the best viewpoints and the most panoramic cafés on the island. Now here are my ten tips for some lesser-known places from which to get cracking views...

Ten Tenerife Hotels with Unusual Quirks

Ten Tenerife Hotels with Unusual Quirks

Although we live on Tenerife we also stay in hotels around the island on a regular basis. What's interesting about Tenerife is that there are all types of hotels to suit wildly varying tastes: from budget to luxury and from boutique to rural.

Kissing Canaries

Kissing Canaries

Surfing the internet showed that January 21st is National Hugging Day. I had to smile, because it seemed to me that the Canary Islands have no need to elect a specific day, since hugs and kisses are seen on every street corner and supermarket isle...

A Closer Look at Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque

A Closer Look at Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque

Nothing at Gran Hotel Bahía Del Duque comes cheap, from the room to the a la carte restaurants on site but everything is top quality and you get what you pay for...