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San Blas Environmental Reserve, South Tenerife’s Secret Valley

San Blas Environmental Reserve, South Tenerife’s Secret Valley

I've journeyed back to the formation of the Canary Islands, when volcanoes, spewing lava from the bowels of the earth, formed the ground on which I now stand...

A Closer Look at Hotel Alta Montaña

A Closer Look at Hotel Alta Montaña

A quirky and friendly little boutique, rural hotel set on a hill with expansive views to the south coast. The perfect base for lovers of quiet and tranquillity and for walkers who want to explore Vilaflor and Teide National Park.

Mega Bowl Sports Bar And Lounge Racks Up The Family Deals

Mega Bowl Sports Bar And Lounge Racks Up The Family Deals

Were those ten pins laughing at me? Well my first few bowls tickled them rather than send them scuttling but once into my rhythm I was knocking nine over regularly...

The Best Tenerife Resorts for Strolling Along the Promenade

The Best Tenerife Resorts for Strolling Along the Promenade

There is something about strolling along a seaside promenade with the sun on your face and the smell of the sea in the air that is hard to beat. It simply has an 'off the scale' feel good factor.

Chill Out At Montaña Amarilla

Chill Out At Montaña Amarilla

At the top of the rocks was a small bar that looked as if it had decided that being a garden shed was simply not in its blood and had bought itself a cane roof and relocated to the seaside...

Rancho De Nino, More Than Just a Restaurant

Rancho De Nino, More Than Just a Restaurant

We ordered a mixed grill for two, although we were three, and our platter, piled high with beef steaks, pork chops, chicken and sausages, was easily enough to feed four. Not only that, but, the papas arrugadas were possibly the best I've ever had...

El Teatro Will Float Your Boat At Los Cristianos Port

El Teatro Will Float Your Boat At Los Cristianos Port

If you think of the Los Cristianos ferry port as the sea faring equivalent of an airport, you might avoid it for fear of steep prices and plastic food. Newly reopened as El Teatro Bar, Cafeteria Bar now offers a different delicious, imaginative, and filling menu each day for a mere €5.50...

Strolling around Fishing Harbours in Tenerife’s Resorts

Strolling around Fishing Harbours in Tenerife’s Resorts

There are some places where an early morning stroll around a sunny Tenerife harbour bustling with fishers of men are going about their daily business evokes the sort of emotions you'd find wandering about a fishing village in the Aegean.

Culinary Delights at La Bodega de San Miguel

Culinary Delights at La Bodega de San Miguel

The restaurant clearly has a liking for wrapping things in pastry. Chicken, vegetables and pork all finding themselves on the menu in a pastry overcoat. No stranger to the attractions of puff pastry, Jack ordered the hojaldre de cerdo, pork in pastry...

Pop into a Panaderia for Coffee and a Chat

Pop into a Panaderia for Coffee and a Chat

A craving for cake and coffee years ago meant a drive to Los Gigantes, now it seems that every street corner or previously abandoned nook boasts a panaderia...