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Five Things to Instagram on Tenerife

Five Things to Instagram on Tenerife

For newbies and old Instagram hands alike, here are suggestions for five things with a Tenerife flavour which are ideal subjects for an Instagram photo.

A Closer Look at Tigaiga Hotel in Puerto de la Cruz

A Closer Look at Tigaiga Hotel in Puerto de la Cruz

If you like small, friendly hotels in tranquil, leafy surroundings away from the bustle of resort centres, then you'll go a long way to find one nicer than the family run Tigaiga Hotel...

Do You Need to Hire a Car if Staying in Puerto de la Cruz?

Do You Need to Hire a Car if Staying in Puerto de la Cruz?

Do I need to hire a car if I'm staying in Puerto de la Cruz? It's a question which is regularly asked by people planning on visiting Tenerife. Not just about Puerto de la Cruz, but about all the resorts. In this case we're looking specifically at Puerto de la Cruz

Five Tenerife Coastal Paths to Escape the Crowds

Five Tenerife Coastal Paths to Escape the Crowds

Blessed with 238km (148 miles) of coastline, Tenerife has a wealth of lovely coastal walks on which to stroll with just a handful of other people and the sound of the ocean for company...

Winter is Coming on Tenerife

Winter is Coming on Tenerife

On the first weekend in January we booked into the Hotel Bouganville Playa in Costa Adeje, arriving at the hotel's reception at the same time as a group of holidaymakers who's just flown in from Scotland. By the time we dumped our stuff in our room and headed to the pool, whilst I was wearing a polo shirt, long trousers and socks, everyone else was in swimwear...

FIMA To Serve A Musical Treat For Arona

FIMA To Serve A Musical Treat For Arona

For the seventh year, Arona council are staging FIMA International Music Festival in Los Cristianos. Most of the orchestral concerts are in the Auditorio Infanta Leonor just down from the bus station and a short walk from the beaches...

Resorts on the Rise on Tenerife in 2016

Resorts on the Rise on Tenerife in 2016

On an island visited by millions each year there's not really going to be any new resorts as such. But there are constant developments, renovations, hotel changes and new initiatives which mean that places can change their personality and rise phoenix like from their outdated ashes.

Ten Tasty Tenerife Restaurants to Try in 2016

Ten Tasty Tenerife Restaurants to Try in 2016

Way back in 2012, I wrote a blog about my 10 favourite restaurants on Tenerife. I thought it might be timely for those planning their Tenerife holiday this year, to give some more up-to-date recommendations...

Better Than Ever, Tenerife’s Great Northern Resort of Puerto de la Cruz

Better Than Ever, Tenerife’s Great Northern Resort of Puerto de la Cruz

I read a report in a Tenerife English language rag about declining tourist figures in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife's main tourist resort. As the date I read this was 28 December I wondered if it was a 'fake' news story, especially as the report contradicted official statistics. 28 December is Día de los Inocentes, the Spanish equivalent of April Fool's Day.

A Closer Look at Costa Adeje Gran Hotel

A Closer Look at Costa Adeje Gran Hotel

A five star family favourite offering comfortable surroundings, beautiful swimming pools, exceptional customer service and excellent value for money in the heart of Costa Adeje...