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Tenerife’s Worst Disasters

Tenerife’s Worst Disasters

Blissfully free from typhoons, tornadoes and hurricanes, the Canary Islands don't usually suffer too many ill effects from meteorological conditions. But that's not to say they haven't witnessed some terrible disasters in their time. These are amongst the worst...

Behaving Badly or Having Holiday Fun on Tenerife?

Behaving Badly or Having Holiday Fun on Tenerife?

Even people who don't watch Channel 5 must have spotted headlines in the British tabloids about OAPs behaving badly on Tenerife. The Canary Island has been portrayed as a holiday hell where you're as likely to have a septuagenarian in a thong as a sun-scorched teenager, who's had too many shots, throwing up over your new shoes on their inaugural outing.

PWA Windsurfing World Cup Breezes in to El Medano

PWA Windsurfing World Cup Breezes in to El Medano

The PWA World Cup returns to El Cabezo beach (beyond the swimming beaches and pier, a few minutes walk around the headland) on the Granadilla coast, and the 32 men and 16 women have plenty of tricks to wow the public...

The Guachinches of Tenerife

The Guachinches of Tenerife

But if you want to know where the real locals, ie the Canarios eat, follow the signs to a guachinche...

International Water Polo Comes To Puerto Colon Beach 18th – 20th July

International Water Polo Comes To Puerto Colon Beach 18th – 20th July

Most visitors to Tenerife plunge into the sea to cool down but when the international water polo players take to their floating sea court in Puerto Colon, things will really hot up...

Ten Ways to Stay Cool on Tenerife in Summer

Ten Ways to Stay Cool on Tenerife in Summer

Why is Tenerife known for having one of the best climates in the world? Because it's warm in winter and rarely gets oppressively hot in summer. Saying that, the other night we fled our back patio to seek a triangle of shade at the front of our house to get out of the sun. When it's hot every day you sometimes have to escape the heat.

Why Choose Tenerife?

Why Choose Tenerife?

For someone looking to holiday in the Canary Islands, is Tenerife the best island? There are eight inhabited islands; do they have anything Tenerife doesn’t?

Lucas Maes Restaurant in La Orotava

Lucas Maes Restaurant in La Orotava

Lucas Maes is another Tenerife restaurant that doesn't have a Michelin star but so easily could, and should...

Scooters, The Little Bar With A Lot Of Soul

Scooters, The Little Bar With A Lot Of Soul

I thought maybe Los Cristianos had been twinned with Brighton when I first saw a couple of Vespa scooters outside this bar in Funchal but visiting on a busy Friday night I found that the music, memorabilia, and company are not just for My Generation...

Parties that Last for a Month on Tenerife

Parties that Last for a Month on Tenerife

There are so many fiestas and public holidays on Tenerife that we sometimes wonder when the local Canario population finds the time to fit in work. Most last from a couple of days to a week. However, the bigger traditional towns and cities (Santa Cruz, La Laguna, La Orotava, Los Realejos, Tacoronte etc.) throw shindigs that can last for almost a whole month.