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The Rebirth of Rural Tenerife

The Rebirth of Rural Tenerife

Head into the hills and you'll discover a growing sector of the tourism market which is rediscovering the rural Tenerife so loved by the Victorians...

Art And Inspiration At The San Isidro Sculpture Park

Art And Inspiration At The San Isidro Sculpture Park

The red mountain of El Medano is a familiar and welcoming sight to visitors as they pass through Tenerife South airport, but from Finca Los Cardones its place on the skyline is rivaled by the bold, fascinating creations that fill the sculpture park. Gernot Huber is the visionary who has combined art with nature and […]

Hay Lo Que Hay, a Vegetarian Restaurant on Tenerife for Non-Vegetarians

Hay Lo Que Hay, a Vegetarian Restaurant on Tenerife for Non-Vegetarians

Hay Lo Que Hay (there is what there is) is my favourite type of vegetarian restaurant; one where you can completely discard the vegetarian label and simply describe it as a restaurant that serves wonderfully tasting food.

Is Tourism Killing Traditions in The South of Tenerife?

Is Tourism Killing Traditions in The South of Tenerife?

In the 1960s as tourism rapidly became the main industry, countless numbers of people left the countryside to work in the new resorts. Abandoned terraces and barren hillsides can still be seen...

Riding the Boards for the November Fiesta of San Andrés

Riding the Boards for the November Fiesta of San Andrés

The action takes place over the evenings of 29th and 30th November where Calle Antonio Gonzalez Glez meets Calle San Agustín and where a large mound of tyres at the bottom of the street and several Red Cross vans standing by will denote that you've arrived at the right place...

The Cost Of Hiring Sun Loungers On Tenerife Beaches

The Cost Of Hiring Sun Loungers On Tenerife Beaches

Most beach services are put out to private tender by the local councils, hence the contrast in quality and cost. Here’s the latest prices around the main resorts...

Catching the Bus From Your Resort on Tenerife

Catching the Bus From Your Resort on Tenerife

The bus service on Tenerife is cheap and efficient but there's one thing that is essential to know about it. Like any destination where locals need to commute to work the network is mainly set up for the convenience of the resident population.

My Favourite El Médano Bar

My Favourite El Médano Bar

I’m spoilt for choice in my home town. El Médano is lucky to have several bars which I really like for one reason or another, but when I put all the elements that draw me to a place together, the one with it all is Veinte 04...

Spicing It Up At Habibi Restaurant in Los Cristianos

Spicing It Up At Habibi Restaurant in Los Cristianos

Festooned with decorative Moroccan lamps, pot plants and tiled tables set around a small fountain, the large terrace does an excellent job of convincing customers that they have left Tenerife to find themselves in Beirut...

Double Click For Safe Thrills At Climbers Adventure Park

Double Click For Safe Thrills At Climbers Adventure Park

A little wobbly, and definitely not dainty, but there I was, picking my way across a suspended pathway of moving wooden slats with just a thin metal rail to hold onto...