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Gods And Mortals Ready For Fun At Arona Carnaval

Gods And Mortals Ready For Fun At Arona Carnaval

Mount Olympus will pull rank on Mount Teide from 6 to 16 March as Arona Carnaval celebrates an Olympus theme in Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas...

Signs of Spring on Tenerife

Signs of Spring on Tenerife

By Tenerife standards it's been a long and unusually cool winter in the Canary Islands. I know visitors are used to expats and locals telling them 'it's not usually like this' when the weather isn't behaving. But in this case it really isn't usually like this.

Spend a Night With the Stars in Teide National Park

Spend a Night With the Stars in Teide National Park

A month or so ago, I spent a night in the Teide Parador and it turned out to be so much more than I could have imagined. So what makes spending the night in Las Cañadas so different from simply visiting Teide National Park?

A Chill Out Surprise at Bahia Beach Bar, Palm Mar

A Chill Out Surprise at Bahia Beach Bar, Palm Mar

The Bahia Beach Bar is no beach bum chiringuito. Its Asian inspired décor, sitting on a small area of specially imported, white sand reeks of what the Spanish call “relax.”

How to Eat Local on Tenerife by Eating Familiar Food

How to Eat Local on Tenerife by Eating Familiar Food

There's a way to impress folks back home by telling them that you tried lots of authentic local dishes on Tenerife without ever having to set foot outside of your culinary comfort zone.

Does All Inclusive on Tenerife Offer Good Value for Money

Does All Inclusive on Tenerife Offer Good Value for Money

My research took me to six hotels in total, four of them five star hotels and two of them four stars, and it blew some of my assumptions and previously held beliefs about all-inclusive, right out of the water...

Dial 112 For A Quick, Efficient Response To Your Tenerife Emergency

Dial 112 For A Quick, Efficient Response To Your Tenerife Emergency

Don’t worry about cost, don’t worry about the language barrier, and don’t doubt their excellent response, a call to 112 Canarias will access fire, ambulance and police in the unlikely event you have an emergency while in the Canary Islands...

Where Do All Those Tenerife Ferries Go?

Where Do All Those Tenerife Ferries Go?

I was enjoying an ice cream close to the beach in Los Cristianos with a visiting friend. “Where on earth do all these ferries go?” she asked. “I thought this port was for fishing boats.”

Five Surprising Scenes of Tenerife

Five Surprising Scenes of Tenerife

The first time we walked in the remote north east of Tenerife we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscape. The scenery was not what we expected from Tenerife at all.

Six of the Best Tenerife Romantic Hotels for Valentine’s Day

Six of the Best Tenerife Romantic Hotels for Valentine’s Day

If you plan on whisking your beloved somewhere extra special in order to pop the question this Valentine's Day or it's a special anniversary year, here are my suggestions for one night to remember...